(IP) The Holy Qur’an, a Divine Revelation sent to all mankind, contains over 6,000 ayat, or lines which have been preserved for all time without corruption or change of even one letter, as promised by the Almighty Creator. In November, at the age of 13, Muhammad Tahir A. Sabur, son of Abdul Jabaar and Aisha Begum, became Hafiz, or one who has memorized the entire Holy Qur’an. Muslims from the East have produced many Huffaz (plural of Hafiz), but it is very rare –a miracle of Almighty God, Allah– that Hafiz Tahir, an indigenous American Muslim, is able to memorize all of the ayat in correct order with the proper punctuation and diacritic marks of each and every word at such a young age. In celebration of this blessing Hafiz Tahir, a member of Muslims of the Americas community, will be joined by family, friends and neighbors as the honored guest at a special recognition ceremony later this month.
Innumerable persons in every Muslim community have memorized the entire Holy Quran- the first being the blessed Holy Last Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace of Allah on him forever), followed by his righteous Companions, may Allah be pleased with all of them. In fact, the Holy Qur’an is the only divine Book of Allah memorized by its followers. Allah assures the protection of the Holy Qur’an by making its memorization an easy task for the Believers, for He says: “And indeed we have made easy Qur’an to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember?” (Holy Qur’an 54:17)
Muslims hear the proof of the preservation of the Holy Qur’an once every year, when the entire Holy Qur’an is recited in the prayers of Taraweeh during the month of Ramadhan. Due to the presence of hundreds of thousands of Hufaaz throughout the world, the preservation of Holy Qur’an is assured forever; completely independent of written copies and without threat of burning.
The Imam and Spiritual Guide of The Muslims of the Americas, His Eminence El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani sends congratulations to Hafiz Tahir and his family, “This is Allah’s response to those who thought they burned Holy Quran. Holy Quran cannot be burnt as it lives in the hearts of Muslims everywhere for all time!”