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I read Quran, hadeeth and books to acquire knowledge about our religion but i forget.

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I have been checking this website from past few weeks and i really appriciate your efforts to help Muslim brothers and sisters by giving them answers to there questions with reference to Quran and Hadeeth, May Allah reward you for your beautiful service. I have a question, I read Quran, hadeeth and books to acquire knowledge about our religion but i forget what i have read very soon i feel like sharing what i have read with my friends but can hardly recollect, is there any Duwa which can help me not to forget or please advice me how can i overcome this.


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Dua to increase knowledge

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.


Your Statement: I read Quran, hadeeth and books to acquire knowledge about our religion but i forget what i have read very soon

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.552 Narrated by Abu Musa

The Prophet (saws) said, "Keep on reciting the Quran, for, by Him (Allah) in Whose Hand my life is, Quran runs away (is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their tying ropes!"


Dear and beloved sister in Islam, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to recite and revise the Glorious Quran as often as they can or is easy for them, for it is caused to be forgotten sooner than one can even imagine. Thus the only long term remedy for remembering knowledge is to constantly use and revise it as often as one can, or is easy for them.


Your Question: ….is there any Duwa which can help me not to forget

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Ta Haa verse 114:

114 High above all is Allah, The King, The Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee (O Prophet (saws)) is completed, but say "O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge."



Upon waking up from his sleep, the Prophet (saws) would make this supplication: "There is no God but Thee, Glory be to Thee, I seek forgiveness from You for my sins, and I ask for your mercy. O Allah, increase my knowledge and let my heart not swerve after You have guided me, and bestow mercy upon me from Thyself. All praise be to Allah who has given us back life after our death and unto Him is the resurrection."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2482 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) used to supplicate thus: "O Allah, grant me benefit in what Thou hast taught me, teach me what will benefit me, and increase my knowledge. Praise be to Allah in all circumstances. I seek refuge in Allah from the state of those who go to Hell."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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