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Weak memory

By: Moulana Qamruz Zaman

Source: http://qa.muftisays.com/?1793

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

Improving ones memory, one must:

1) Keeping away from sin, because the bad effects of sin result in a bad memory and the inability to retain knowledge. The darkness of sin cannot co-exist with the light of knowledge. The following words were attributed to al-Shaafa’i, may Allaah have mercy on him:

“I complained to [my Shaykh] Wakee’ about my bad memory, and he taught me that I should keep away from sin. He said that knowledge of Allaah is light, and the light of Allaah is not given to the sinner.”

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