Reciting the Soorahs order in backwards, from al-Naas onwards

Question 113: I am a teacher of Qur’aan in a circle for memorizing the Qur’aan in a Masjid (mosque) in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. I have a question whose answer I would like your Eminence to send to the Islaamic Propagation Office in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. The question is: I teach children the short Soorahs (Qur’aanic Chapter). They recite to me what they have memorized in the following order: Soorah Al-Naas then Soorah Al-Falaq then Soorah Al-Ikhlaas and so on until Soorah Al-Duhaa, for example. Is there anything wrong with reciting the Qur’aan according to this order?

Answer: There is nothing wrong with doing so... read more here.

I was advised not to memorize the Qur’aan without the assistance of a shaykh

Question 112: One of my teachers advised me not to go far in memorizing the Qur’aan without having a shaykh in order to avoid making mistakes. Is this true?

Answer: It is better to learn and memorize the Qur’aan at the hand of a good reciter who can recite well, if this is possible. If it is not, you should try to recite the Qur’aan according to you ability, because Allaah (Exalted be He) says: Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: The person who recites the Qur’aan with difficulty and falters in it shall have a double reward.... read more here.

Is it permissible to memorize the Qur’aan without learning Tajweed or Tafseer?

Question 111: Some young men and I have started to memorize the Qur’aan, but some of us do this without knowing the rules of Tarteel (slow recitation of the Qur’aan) or Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan). Is this act permissible?

Answer: Muslims are required to memorize the Qur’aan in a way that is free from Lahn (incorrect recitation due to mispronunciation of letters or grammatical mistakes). However, memorizing the Qur’aan according to Tajweed (reciting the Qur’aan following the rules of recitation) is one of the complementary factors that contribute to perfect recitation, which is to be applied as long as this is possible... read more here.