Question 108: I love to recite and memorize the Qur’aan but whenever I remember Riyaa’ (showing-off), I fear to commit it, so I stop memorizing for fear of that. Could you kindly advise?
Answer: Seek Allaah’s Help, be sincere to Allaah, and start memorizing the Book of Allaah without hesitation. Resist and ward off Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan), for they are tricks that frustrate and drive people away from doing good deeds... read more here.
Question 107: Is it permissible for a Muslim not to memorize anything but Soorahs Al-Faatihah and Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (two Soorah Al-Falaq and Al-Naas) without any attempt to memorize more Soorahs?
Enlighten us with your Fatwaa’, may Allaah reward you with the best!
Answer: A Muslim should recite the Qur’aan frequently with contemplation and act according to its teachings. A Muslim should also memorize as much as he can of the Qur’aan and regularly revise the memorized portions in order not to forget them. Indeed, this contains great benefit... read more here.
Question 5: Is it permissible to recite the Soorahs (Qur’aanic “chapters”) in an order other than that of the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan), for example, Soorah Al-Falaq before Soorah Al-Naas or something like that?
Answer: It is better to recite the Soorahs in the order of the ‘Uthmaanee script of the Mus-haf starting with Al-Faatihah, then Al-Baqarah, then ‘Aal-‘Imraan, and ending with Soorah Al-Naas. Accordingly, reciting Soorah Al-Falaq before Soorah Al-Naas is in agreement with the order of the ‘Uthmaanee script… read more here.