Which is Better: To Memorise All of The Quran or Contemplation – Shaykh b. Bāz
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Q: Which of the two is best, that a person memorises (the whole or significant portion of the) Quran whilst not contemplating on it, or he memorises a little whilst contemplating and pondering on its meanings?
A: Memorising and contemplating (together) is best, the one who memorises and recites, even if only by looking and contemplating this is knowledge.And if it is easy for him to memorise it completely, this is good upon good, however giving importance to contemplating on the Quran, even if he had to look and recite from the Mushaf, is better than merely memorising without contemplation.
Shaykh ibn Bāz’s Sharh Kitāb at-Tawhīd min Sahīh al-Bukhāri pg 411