how to memorize the Quran?
Quran is a Muslim spiritual and material guide that monitors every aspect of their life. Since it is such a central aspect of their lives, many parents want their children to memorize the Quran before getting into any other sort of education since they consider it their moral duty. Not just parents, but the new reverts and other Muslims, no matter in what phase of life, the dream of memorizing the Quran.
It is a mercy and miracle from Allah that humans can absorb the Quran, and He has made it easy for us to learn it.
Every Muslim has once in his/her life dreamt of being a Hafiz or Hafizah. It is normally a hectic schedule or busyness of life that becomes a hindrance in the way of memorizing the Holy Quran.
Firstly, it’s never too late to memorize the Quran, there are no age restrictions. Secondly, as long as you are willing to make time to memorize the Quran and make your time flexible enough to fit it in, you’ll be able to do it with ease.
There are a few simple things that you can do to memorize the Quran and do it the easy way. We will be discussing some of the things that can make memorizing the Quran easier for you.
memorizing the Quran with ease:
Here are a few simple steps that can help you memorize the Quran.
1. setting your intention
The first and the foremost step to memorizing the Quran is to set your intention that you are doing this only for the sake of Allah. The intention that you are memorizing the Quran for the sake of Allah and that you will be rewarded by Him in the hereafter.
This sincerity of intention pushes you to memorize the Quran in the hope of being rewarded for it In Shaa Allah Taala.
2. Being Consistent
The more frequent you are, the better it is. It is crucially important for memorizing Quran that you are consistent and don’t miss out on a single day, even if it means a little every day. The best way to memorize quickly is to take about 3 to 5 lines for memorization each day without missing out any day.
With such consistency, you will be able to memorize the Holy Quran in about 5-6 years In Shaa Allah Taala.
3. Setting the time
Other than being consistent, you need to allot a particular time of the day to memorizing of the Quran. The best time to memorize the Quran in the early morning hours even before your breakfast since these serve as your spiritual breakfast.
Hence, the ideal time of the day for memorization will be after the Fajar namaz since your mind is sharp and efficient at that time. What better way to start your day than with the recitation and memorization of the Quran.
4. Distraction-free atmosphere
When you aim to memorize the Quran, it is crucially important that you find a secluded place that is quiet and free from distractions. With no distractions around, you will be able to maintain your focus and remain committed to the Quran.
As mentioned earlier, early memorization is the best option because that time has the most minimum of distractions. If you have your phone and laptop around, make sure to shut them off so you can fully devote your time to memorizing the Quran.
The more focused you are, the easier it will be to memorize. Hence, to keep your focus, choose a distraction-free environment.
5. memorizing the quran with meaning
Another thing that counts when you are memorizing the Holy Quran is that you know the meanings of what you are learning.
You should read the meaning of the verses and then try to match the meaning with the Arabic words. This not only makes memorization easier, but you can understand Allah’s message to mankind.
6. Reciting your memorized part in the salah
To further commit the Quran to your memory, its best to recite what you have memorized in the five daily prayers. When offering each rakah, you can alter and choose between ayahs that you have learned that day or in the previous days.
Similarly, if, in case you forget any portion of the memorized ayah, you should rush and find your mistake in the Quran to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
7. memorizing in the three chunk method
This method implies the memorizing of the Quran from the back. Why do you want to do that? This is a better way because the last ayahs are short and serve as a big boost for new learners.
Learning the Quran in this way makes it easier to learn and makes the process quicker. As you begin with the smallest, the fact that you memorized it, becomes a motivation for you. Based on this, the division of the Quran is in three parts, and as follows:
- First is Juz 28, 29 and 30 or simply just Juz 29 and 30
- Second is Surah Al-Kahf till 28 Juz
- The third is Surah Al-Baqarah to Surah Al-kahf
8. tracking and meeting your goals
Setting your goal and then following it is an important element in memorizing the Quran. If you have goals set, as to how much you should have learned by the end of the week, you can see how well you can meet them. Meeting them well will serve as a good motivation.
Like one page of the Quran has, let’s say 15 lines, you aim that you should have memorized two pages by the week’s end. This pattern will let you stay committed to memorizing the Quran.
Concluding, we have seen that the Quran is the first thing that Muslims feel that they need to memorize and learn since it is their foremost duty. While Allah has already made it easy for us to learn, there are a few ways, as discussed above, to make this learning easier!