Praise be to Allaah.
We ask Allah to make you steadfast in adhering to goodness
In the answer to questions no.
20803 we have discussed the
reward for memorising the Qur’aan and the status of its bearers. We ask
Allah not to deprive you of any of that.
There is no text in Islam to suggest that the one who
memorises the Qur’aan with the numbers of its verses will attain a greater
reward or a higher status than the one who memorises it without that.
Our advice to you is not to do that and not to focus on it,
because it is a kind of showing off and time is too precious to spend it on
something in which there is no point and will not benefit you in your
religion or bring you closer to your Lord, may He be exalted.
You should pay attention to perfecting your recitation and
memorisation, and striving to understand the verses and ponder their
meanings, as well as paying attention to acting upon what it says in it,
regarding as halaal what it permits and as haraam what it forbids, and
following its commands and avoiding what it prohibits. Acting in accordance
with the Qur’aan is the greatest aim behind reading it and memorising it.
It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be
pleased with him) said: When one of us learned ten verses, he would not move
on from them until he understood the meaning and acted upon them.
Abu ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sulami -- one of the Taabi‘een --
said: Those who used to teach us the Qur’aan, such as ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan,
‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas‘ood and others, told us that when they learned ten verses
from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) they would not
move on from them until they learned what was in them of knowledge and
action. And they said: So we learned the Qur’aan and knowledge and action
And Allah knows best.