Can a person be a Haafiz if he makes mistakes?

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Q: If a person memorizes the Quran, but makes a few mistakes while reciting it by memory, can he still become a Hafiz? Just to clarify can a person still pass his hifz test and become a hafiz if he makes mistakes?


A: Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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