Marhoom Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel [RA] said: “The Quraan is not given (to the Hafiz/a) through election, but rather through Allah’s selection.”
Huffaz are chosen by Allah to protect His Kalaam. We know that Huffaz are exceptional people. As an added extra, science has just now found out that those who study and become Hafiz comprehend things faster and more competently than those who aren’t Hafiz. Alongside their improved comprehension, their IQ is higher than that of non-hafiz due to the expansion of the brain for further knowledge integration.
Marhoom Hazrat Moulana Badre Alam [RA], buried in Madinah Munawwarah, never faced his feet towards a Hafiz. Alhamdulillah, my father and all 3 brothers are Huffaz. Let me tell you, I’ve perfected finding that angle right in between two of them when I stretch my legs. And they say you don’t use Maths after school.
Becoming a Hafiz isn’t effortless. Accordingly, they are awarded special privileges and rewards. [http://islamqa.info/en/14035]
1 – The status of the one who memorizes Quraan will be commensurate with the last Ayah he memorized.
It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that Nabi (S.A.W) said: “It will be said to the companion of the Quraan (i.e., the one who memorized 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.’”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2914)
2 – He will be with the angels, accompanying them.
A’isha (R.A) says Nabi (S.A.W) said: “The one who recites the Quraan, and learns it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Jannah) and the one who exerts himself to learn the Quraan by heart and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4653; Muslim, 798)
3 – He will be given a crown of honour and a garment of honour to wear.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that Nabi (S.A.W) said: “The Quraan will come on the Day of Qiyaamah and will say, “O Allah, adorn him.” So he will be given a crown of honour to wear. Then it will say, “O Allah, give him more.” So he will be given a garment of honour. Then it will say, “O Allah, be pleased with him.” So Allah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him, “Recite and advance in status, and for each verse you will gain one more Hasanah (reward for good deed).”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2915)
7 – The Quraan will intercede for him with his Allah.
Abu Umaamah al-Baahili (R.A) narrates that: “I heard Nabi (S.A.W) say, “Recite the Quraan, for it will come on the Day of Qiyaamah to intercede for its companions.”
(Narrated by Muslim, 804)
8 – Honour will be granted to his parents.
Buraydah (R.A) narrated: “Nabi (S.A.W) said: “Whoever reads the Quraan, learns it and acts in accordance with it then on the Day of Qiyaamah his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will ask, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learnt the Quraan.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756)
Remember, you take one step towards Allah, Allah takes ten steps towards you.
May Allah protect us all and grant us the ability to overcome our Nafs.
Love and Duas,