…and smart study of a topic for an hour is more beneficial than to read and memorise for hours, rather days.
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer informed me about our Shaykh, Muhammad al-Gondalwi that he would not read the newspapers or magazines – so as not to [inadvertantly] memorise them! That is because if he were to read anything, he was [instantly] able to memorise it.
Yahya ibn Waththaab read the entire Qur.aan to ‘Ubayd ibn Nudhaylah – a companion of ‘Alqamah, and with him he memorised an aayah every day.
Very mistaken is he who thinks that encouraging children to memorise the Qur.aan preoccupies them or delays their achievement at school.