Hafiz is an Arabic word that means to protect or to memorize and is used to refer to someone who has memorized the Quran from Suratul Fatiha to Suratu Nas. If the person who has memorized the Quran is a female, she is referred to as Hafiza.
The rewards for becoming a Hafiz or Hafiza are very much. They are the protectors of the Quran. There are a lot of hadiths that emanated from the Messenger of Allah Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him that talked about many rewards that Hafiz and Hafiza will get in this world and hereafter. Even there are lots of rewards for parents of hafiz as well in Islam.
“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”
“A person who has nothing of the Quran in his heart is like a ruined house” (At-Tirmidhi)
6 Rewards for Becoming a Hafiz
In the afterlife, Hafiz is honored. In this world, they are respected and may lead prayers or teach. But the primary motivation should be for Allah’s pleasure and understanding of the Quran’s teaching deeply. Hidayah Network has shared the 6 rewards that Allah and his Messenger Peace and Blessings be upon him promised the memorizers of the Quran in the world and hereafter.
1. He Supersedes Others in the Appointment of the Imam
There is no doubt that the position of an Imam is a very great position in Islam. To become an Imam, it is compulsory to have a very good knowledge of the Quran, hadith, and Fiqh.
It was narrated that Abu Mas’ood al-Ansari said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: ‘’The people should be led in prayer by the one who has the most knowledge of the Book of Allah (Quran), then by the one who has the most knowledge of the Sunnah.
Imam Muslim in his book said what is meant by
‘’the one who has the most knowledge of the Quran is not the one who can recite it most beautifully, but rather the one who has memorized more of the Book of Allah.”
It is clear from this hadith that when choosing an Imam, a Hafiz is the first person that is considered.
2. Intercession on the Day of Qiyama
The Day of Judgment is a very frightening day. It is a day that everybody will be looking for a favor wherever he or she can find one. One of the ways to find favor is being a Hafiz.
Abu Umamah narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allah peace and blessing of Allah be upon him saying,
“Recite the Quran, for it will come on the day of resurrection to intercede for its companions. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqarah and Suratu Al-Imran, for they will come on the day of resurrection like two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Suratul Baqarah for taking recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.”
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3. Attainment of High Rank in Jannah
Our goal in this world as Muslims is for Allah to admit us into Al-Jannah on the day of resurrection. Some verses of the Quran and some hadith about hafiz e quran have made us realize that Al-Jannah has many levels. The Jannah of an individual will be determined by the rewards of good deeds he or she was able to accumulate while on earth. One factor that can guarantee a high rank in Jannah is to be a Hafiz or Hafiza while on earth.
Abdullah ibn Amr narrated from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that, it will be said to the companion of the Quran (i.e., the one who memorized the Quran and studied it): ‘Read, advance in status and recite as you used to do in the world, for your status will be commensurate with the last ayah that you recite’.
4. Monetary and Hereafter Rewards
The rewards for becoming a Hafiz are not limited to the day of Qiyama alone. A Hafiz or a Hafiza can earn a decent wage with his or her knowledge of the Quran.
A Hafiz or a Hafiza can set up an online or offline Quran memorization school where he or she can teach people who also want to memorize the Quran and earn good money. By doing this, they can earn good money from doing what Allah and his Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) instruct and they can also earn rewards from Allah.
5. Special Status in Cases of Mass Burial
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) practised this when he was burying the slain Muslims after the battle of Uhud. Jabir ibn Abdullah said the Prophet would wrap two of the men slain at Uhud in a single cloth, then he would ask, “Which of them knew more Quran?” if one of them was pointed out to him, he would the Hafiz in the Lahd (a niche in the side of the grave) first. And he said, “I will be a witness over these people on the day of resurrection. The prophet instructed that they should be buried with their blood, without being washed, and that no funeral should be offered for them.’’
6. Attain Tranquillity When Standing Long in Solat
There is no better place to find tranquillity than in the remembrance of Allah.
Allah said in Suratu Rad verse 26,
‘’ Those who believe and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction?”
The best way to remember Allah is while standing in Solat. For someone who hasn’t memorized the Quran, he or she wouldn’t be able to stand for too long in Solat even if he or she is willing because of the limited knowledge of the Quran.
In the case of a Hafiz or Hafiza, he or she can stand as long as they can because they can recite long Surahs like Suratul Baqorah, Suratu Al-Imran, Suratu Nisa, Suratu Al-Araf, Suratu Anam, Suratu Tawba, Suratu Hud, Suratu Yunus, Suratu Yusuf, Suratu Ra’d and other long Surahs.
By doing this, a person is assured of finding tranquillity and fear of Allah.
The rewards for becoming a Hafiz are more than this, but we have been able to list some that will motivate every Muslim out there who is not thinking of memorizing the Quran. Being a Hafiz or a Hafiza should be every Muslim’s dream. May Allah make it easy for us. Hidayah Network is the platform where we provide the best online hifz classes under the supervision of male and female hafiza Quran tutors.