It is not befitting for the one who understands the Qur.aan and what it contains of halaal and haraam, and thereby act accordingly, to…
…and smart study of a topic for an hour is more beneficial than to read and memorise for hours, rather days.
A man embraced Islaam, and the time for prayer arrived – but he had not [yet] memorised any of the Qur.aan, and needed some time to do so. So is it permissible for him to pray as he is, or is he required to memorise some [verses of the] Qur.aan [first]?
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.
He says that he has a desire to memorise the [well-known] texts in fiqh and hadeeth while he is young; he then plans to study them when he is older and apply [that knowledge]. So what do you advise the students of knowledge regarding that [approach]?
Very mistaken is he who thinks that encouraging children to memorise the Qur.aan preoccupies them or delays their achievement at school.