A nice poetry written by and recorded by Ash Shaykh Zakariyah Al Yafiee regarding his son who got killed by the houthies in Yemen.
In it is mentioned a bit about his son that he memorized the Qur’an at the age of 8.
And by the age of 13, he memorized Riyadus Saliheen and 12 texts in different fields.
His memorization was strong and his memorization of Mabadiul Mufeedah of Shaykh Yahya was so strong, he finished reading it in 3 minutes from his memory.
The year he got killed in, he finished memorization of Saheeh Muslim. He died at the age of 19, may Allah have mercy upon him
It’s a nice benefit for myself and others and a reminder for myself and others that if we are not serious about this knowledge and don’t give it time, then it doesn’t affect Allah in anyway. There will always be from his creation whom he blesses with his bounties and are learning this religion day in and day out.
Thus, we should humble ourselves and benefit and learn this knowledge little by little. There are people younger than us who are far more knowledgeable then us and have memorized more. Thus, never think of yourself as the most knowledgeable and one who precedes those who are more knowledgeable than you and have more experience than you.
May Allah make it easy for us to humble ourselves and know our own level and not exceed it.
Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee