Memorising the entire Qur’ān is undoubtedly a challenge. However, retaining it is acknowledged by all as a somewhat greater one. The dedication and commitment required to retain one’s Ḥifẓ and the ease with which it can be lost. A busy lifestyle, sins, laziness, a lack of motivation, not being able to formulate a realistic and effective routine or simply not recognising the value of what one has been blessed with are just some of the reasons a Ḥāfiẓ may lose connection with the Qur’ān and ultimately forget it.
This booklet is a transcript of a lecture delivered by the respected Shaykh in Portugal in 2010 on the occasion of a Ḥifẓ completion ceremony. The Shaykh has, with great eloquence and heartfelt persuasion, set out to tackle all of the reasons mentioned above which lead to neglecting one’s Ḥifẓ. He looks to instill recognition of the value of the blessing bestowed upon a Ḥāfiẓ, to acknowledge one’s responsibility towards the Qur’ān and thereafter to devise a realistic and practical method through which one can re-learn what has been forgotten and ultimately fulfill this responsibility.