Learning anything requires effort and dedication. Depending on what you learn, you may occasionally be able to learn something quickly. Learning and memorizing something becomes more complicated when it is not in your native language. One of the reasons why it’s challenging for kids to memorize the Quran is because of this. They cannot memorize a surah quickly.
As a result, several students quit their aspirations to become Hafiz. But I assume that you are not one of them.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it to others.” (Sahih Bukhari: 4657)
We’ll provide some of the most practical advice on remembering the surahs quickly.
You will find these suggestions very helpful and will make it much simpler for you to Hifz Quranic Surahs.
Table of Contents
Ikhlas or sincerity:
Purifying and correcting the intention is the first condition for memorizing the Qur’an. It is more like I will memorize the Qur’an only for Allah SWT. To achieve success by attaining Jannah in the Hereafter. In addition to attaining all the rewards that have been declared for those who recite and memorize the Qur’an.
اِنَّاۤ اَنۡزَلۡنَاۤ اِلَیۡکَ الۡکِتٰبَ بِالۡحَقِّ فَاعۡبُدِ اللّٰهَ مُخۡلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّیۡنَ ؕ﴿۲﴾ اَلَا لِلّٰهِ الدِّیۡنُ الۡخَالِصُ
Meaning: Indeed, We have sent down to you the Book, [O Muhammad], in truth. So worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion. Unquestionably, for Allah is a pure religion. (Surah Al-Jumar: 2-3)
And those who recite and memorize the Qur’an only to show off will not get any reward but will be held accountable for it. There is no doubt that memorizing the Qur’an only for worldly gain is a sin.
Proper pronunciation and recitation:
Pure recitation is the first and most essential step in memorizing the Qur’an after sincerity. This is not possible without listening to the recitation of a good reciter. This is why Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the best in eloquence among the Arabs. He also learned face-to-face with Jibraeel (as). He (PBUH) recited the Qur’an to Gabriel (as) once a year and twice in the year he passed away.
Similarly, the Prophet (PBUH) taught the Sahabah (RA) by word of mouth. And those who came after the Sahabah (RA) learned from the Sahabah (RA), and so did the subsequent generations. So learning from a good reciter is mandatory. Similarly, even if one has mastery of the Arabic language and its principles, it is not right to memorize the Qur’an on one’s own. Because there are many verses in the Qur’an that contradict the general rules of the Arabic language.
Set a certain amount of portions per day for memorization:
It is an essential task for every student to set a certain amount of portions of the Qur’an to memorize daily. For example, a certain number of verses or one or two pages. It can even be an eighth of a para (1/30th of the Qur’an). So work should be started only after determining the part of recitation and memorizing. Recitation out loud while memorizing is very important. First of all, it will follow the Sunnah. Second, memorization will be firm and permanent. Recitation out loud is good for listening and also helps in memorization. Moreover, the tongue returns to a particular tone every time, becoming familiar. As a result, mistakes can be easily identified from tone variations. The main reason for all this is the command of the Prophet to recite the Qur’an with a clear voice. And it is impossible to disobey this order.
Not starting another section without memorizing a particular section perfectly:
It is never right to start another section without memorizing a particular section perfectly. You can practice what you learn while praying or while waiting for the prayer. And thus, your memorizing task will become easier. If it is impossible to finish a part after starting it within the specified time, then it should be completed in the required time.
Using a specific Mushaf (copy) of the Qur’an while memorizing:
Materials that help a student memorize the Qur’an. Among them, the most important is using a specific Qur’an mushaf. Which should never be changed. This is because viewing is equally essential in memorizing the Qur’an in addition to listening and reading. Recitation using a particular Mushaf creates an imaginary impression on the student with its writing style, structure, and placement of verses. If a student uses different mushafs while memorizing, the writing style, number, and position of the verses will also vary. It makes memorizing difficult. And this is why a student should use a particular Mushaf and never change it.
Reciting to others:
It is not suitable for a student to rely only on himself in memorizing the Qur’an. Instead, you should recite to Hafez what has been memorized. This will make your mistakes clear. And we all know how difficult it is to find our own mistakes.
Regular recitation of what has been memorized
Memorizing the Qur’an is entirely different from other memorizing materials such as poems or stories. And this is because the Qur’an is quickly erased from the human brain. And this is why the Prophet (PBUH) said, “The example of a person who memorizes the Qur’an in his heart is like the owner who ties a camel.” If he ties the camel, that camel is under his control. But if he loosens the bond, it goes out of control.” (Sahih Bukhari: 4661)
This means that after memorizing the Qur’an, a regular recitation is an obligatory act.
Beware of the (almost) similar verses of the Qur’an
There are similarities regarding words, meaning, or structure in different parts of the Qur’an. In this regard, Almighty Allah says, “Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver from that place of those who fear their Lord; their skins and hearts relax at Allah’s remembrance.” [Surah Al-Jumar: 23]
There are about 6,500 verses in the Holy Quran. And there are about a thousand verses, some similar to each other. Sometimes only one or more words differ between them. So a student should be extremely careful in this regard. A student’s memorization’s highest beauty depends on carefully memorizing these similar verses.
Therefore, every person should involve himself in memorizing the Qur’an at the beginning of his life. We all should take advantage of the golden times of life and encourage others to do so.
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