59. Supplication for Memorizing the Holy Quran

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ تَغْلِبَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ تَقُولُ اللهمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ وَلَمْ يَسْأَلِ الْعِبَادُ مِثْلَكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَإِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِكَ وَصَفِيِّكَ وَمُوسَى كَلِيمِكَ وَنَجِيِّكَ وَعِيسَى كَلِمَتِكَ وَرُوحِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِصُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَتَوْرَاةِ مُوسَى وَزَبُورِ دَاوُدَ وَإِنْجِيلِ عِيسَى وَقُرْآنِ مُحَمَّدٍ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) وَبِكُلِّ وَحْيٍ أَوْحَيْتَهُ وَقَضَاءٍ أَمْضَيْتَهُ وَحَقٍّ قَضَيْتَهُ وَغَنِيٍّ أَغْنَيْتَهُ وَضَالٍّ هَدَيْتَهُ وَسَائِلٍ أَعْطَيْتَهُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى اللَّيْلِ فَأَظْلَمَ وَبِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى النَّهَارِ فَاسْتَنَارَ وَبِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى الأرْضِ فَاسْتَقَرَّتْ وَدَعَمْتَ بِهِ السَّمَاوَاتِ فَاسْتَقَلَّتْ وَوَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى الْجِبَالِ فَرَسَتْ وَبِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي بَثَثْتَ بِهِ الأرْزَاقَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي تُحْيِي بِهِ الْمَوْتَى وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِمَعَاقِدِ الْعِزِّ مِنْ عَرْشِكَ وَمُنْتَهَى الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتَابِكَ أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَنْ تَرْزُقَنِي حِفْظَ الْقُرْآنِ وَأَصْنَافَ الْعِلْمِ وَأَنْ تُثَبِّتَهَا فِي قَلْبِي وَسَمْعِي وَبَصَرِي وَأَنْ تُخَالِطَ بِهَا لَحْمِي وَدَمِي وَعِظَامِي وَمُخِّي وَتَسْتَعْمِلَ بِهَا لَيْلِي وَنَهَارِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ فَإِنَّهُ لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِكَ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ قَالَ وَفِي حَدِيثٍ آخَرَ زِيَادَةُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي دَعَاكَ بِهِ عِبَادُكَ الَّذِينَ اسْتَجَبْتَ لَهُمْ وَأَنْبِيَاؤُكَ فَغَفَرْتَ لَهُمْ وَرَحِمْتَهُمْ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كُتُبِكَ وَبِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي اسْتَقَرَّ بِهِ عَرْشُكَ وَبِاسْمِكَ الْوَاحِدِ الأحَدِ الْفَرْدِ الْوَتْرِ الْمُتَعَالِ الَّذِي يَمْلأ الأرْكَانَ كُلَّهَا الطَّاهِرِ الطُّهْرِ الْمُبَارَكِ الْمُقَدَّسِ الْحَيِّ الْقَيُّومِ نُورِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأرْضِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ الْكَبِيرِ الْمُتَعَالِ وَكِتَابِكَ الْمُنْزَلِ بِالْحَقِّ وَكَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّاتِ وَنُورِكَ التَّامِّ وَبِعَظَمَتِكَ وَأَرْكَانِكَ. وَقَالَ فِي حَدِيثٍ آخَرَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يُوعِيَهُ الله عَزَّ وَجَلَّ الْقُرْآنَ وَالْعِلْمَ فَلْيَكْتُبْ هَذَا الدُّعَاءَ فِي إِنَاءٍ نَظِيفٍ بِعَسَلٍ مَاذِيٍّ ثُمَّ يَغْسِلُهُ بِمَاءِ الْمَطَرِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَمَسَّ الأرْضَ وَيَشْرَبُهُ ثَلاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ عَلَى الرِّيقِ فَإِنَّهُ يَحْفَظُ ذَلِكَ إِنْ شَاءَ الله.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from those whom he has mentioned (in his book) from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan from Aban ibn Taghlib from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) has, when pleading for help to memorize the Holy Quran, said that one should say, ‘O Lord, I plead before You and Your servants have never pleaded before anyone who could be like You. I plead before You through Muhammad, Your prophet, and messenger, Ibrahim, Your friend and chosen one, Moses, the party to Your conversation and whisper, Jesus, Your word and spirit, I plead before You through the books of Ibrahim, the Torah of Moses, Zabur of Dawud, Injil of Jesus, the Holy Quran of Muhammad (a.s.) and through every inspiration and revelation that You have made, determinations that You have approved, the right that You fulfilled, those whom You have made rich, the straying that You have guided, the beggars to whom You have given charity, I plead before You through Your name that You place on the night to become dark, through Your name that You place on the day to become bright, through Your name that You place on earth to settle, in the heavens to hold as pillars and in the mountains to stand firm. I plead before You through Your name with which You spread the sustenance, through Your name with which You bring the dead to life, I plead before You through the bond of majesty of Your Throne, the limits of Your mercy and kindness from Your book, I plead before You to bestow al-Salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family, to confer upon me memorization of the Holy Quran and varieties of knowledge, to establish it firmly in my heart, my hearing, and my sight and mix it with my flesh, blood, bone marrow and make me benefit thereby in my nights and days, through Your kindness and power; there are no means and no power without You, O the Living, the Guardian.’” In another Hadith additionally it is said, “I plead before You, through Your name with which Your servants whose prayer is accepted prayed and Your prophets, then You forgave them and showed them kindness. I plead before You with everyone of Your names that You have revealed in Your books, with Your name with which Your Throne stood up in place, with Your one name, the only, the single and the sole one, the Most High that fills up all corners, the purifying, the pure, the blessing, the Holy, the Living, the Guardian, the light of the heavens and earth, the Beneficent, the Merciful, the Great, the Most High, and Your revealed book with the truth, Your perfect words. Your fill light, with Your greatness and strength.” In another Hadith the Messenger of Allah has said, ‘Whoever wants Allah to make him a container (proper follower of the guidance) of the Holy Quran and knowledge should write this supplication in a clean pot with white honey then wash it with rain water before reaching the earth and drink it for three days before breakfast, it will help him memorize the Holy Quran by the will of Allah.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل 1 - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (2/446)



2ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عِيسَى رَفَعَهُ إِلَى أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ الله (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) أُعَلِّمُكَ دُعَاءً لا تَنْسَى الْقُرْآنَ اللهمَّ ارْحَمْنِي بِتَرْكِ مَعَاصِيكَ أَبَداً مَا أَبْقَيْتَنِي وَارْحَمْنِي مِنْ تَكَلُّفِ مَا لا يَعْنِينِي وَارْزُقْنِي حُسْنَ الْمَنْظَرِ فِيمَا يُرْضِيكَ عَنِّي وَأَلْزِمْ قَلْبِي حِفْظَ كِتَابِكَ كَمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَارْزُقْنِي أَنْ أَتْلُوَهُ عَلَى النَّحْوِ الَّذِي يُرْضِيكَ عَنِّي اللهمَّ نَوِّرْ بِكِتَابِكَ بَصَرِي وَاشْرَحْ بِهِ صَدْرِي وَفَرِّحْ بِهِ قَلْبِي وَأَطْلِقْ بِهِ لِسَانِي وَاسْتَعْمِلْ بِهِ بَدَنِي وَقَوِّنِي عَلَى ذَلِكَ وَأَعِنِّي عَلَيْهِ إِنَّهُ لا مُعِينَ عَلَيْهِ إِلا أَنْتَ لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ. قَالَ وَرَوَاهُ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ وَلِيدِ بْنِ صَبِيحٍ عَنْ حَفْصٍ الأعْوَرِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام).


2. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from his father from Hammad ibn ‘Isa in a marfu ’ manner from Amir al-Mu’minin, Ali ibn abu Talib (a.s.) who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, T like to instruct you with a supplication to help you not to forget the Holy Quran when you say, “O Lord, favor me to avoid, for ever, disobeying You, as long as You will keep me alive, favor me from being burdened with that which does not concern me, grant me beautiful appearance in that which pleases You from me, hold my heart on memorizing Your book as You have taught me. Confer upon me the opportunity to read the way it will please You with me. O Lord, give light with Your book to my eyes, open thereby my chest, enlightened with it my heart, free up with it my tongue, make my body work for it and strengthen me thereby, there is no helper in this task except You, no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah.’” Certain individuals of our people have narrated it from Walid ibn Sabih from Hafs al-‘A’war from abu ‘Abd Allah , recipient of divine supreme covenant.”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرفوع وآخره مرسل - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (12/448)