Can I Start Memorizing A Surah of the Qur’an From its Middle?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Is it bad to begin to memorize a surah starting from its middle?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

I asked Shaykh `Ali Hani this question and he commented that this is fine for the purposes of memorization.

See also: Ghazali on the Inner Manners of Qur’an Recital

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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