Islam is one of the only religions that actively promote learning its own liturgical language. In fact, memorizing several verses from the Noble Qur’an is a prerequisite to praying (Salah). Learning the Qur’an by heart and reciting it aloud in Arabic has numerous positive effects on the mind, heart, and spirit.
Effective Methods to Memorize Quran
Using the following methods, many people find that they are able to memories passages from the Noble Qur’an far more quickly.
Provide context and motivation for the learning
This is the Book of Allah, there is no doubt in it, it is a guide for the pious. [The Noble Qur’an 2:2]
Remembering your mother’s birthday is significantly more likely than recalling the clothes you wore three days ago. The stakes are higher on a final test than in a poll that is completely optional. Because of this, we only use more of our willpower to focus and remember when necessary. Linking new information to preexisting information strengthens its encoding.
Memorizing the Qur’an becomes more manageable when we learn to appreciate its significance. Following its rules and regulations is the way to earn Allah’s approval and enter heaven.
- It clarifies where we came from and why we’re here.
- It explains how Allah actually is and how things really are.
- It portrays morality, spirituality, and social progress as the pinnacle of human achievement.
- It uses reason and logic to have an effect on our lives every day.
Read aloud and practice
University of Waterloo researchers showed that reading aloud to oneself improves short-term and long-term memory retention. The research looked at four different approaches to reading and writing:
- Silently reading
- To take in another person’s read
- Reading along with a recording of one’s own voice
- Real-time reading out loud
Reading aloud to oneself improved recall by a significant margin in an experiment with 95 participants. The combination of hearing and speaking seems to unleash a potent dynamic.
Prophet (pbuh) received the Qur’an verbatim from God in the Arabic language. Twenty to thirty years after Muhammad’s (pbuh) passing, the first codex of the Qur’an was compiled. Uthman ibn Affan (ra) pieced together the text from several manuscripts and the recollections of people who had memorized it during the Prophet’s (pbuh) lifetime.
To sum up, the original intent for hearing the Noble Qur’an was as a live, interactive, and aural event.
The Noble Qur’an was most commonly disseminated by memorization, recitation, and oral delivery. For this reason, reading it loud is an effective means of committing its contents to memory. It is better to get enroll in online hifz classes for proper guidance and better learning.
Acquire an in-depth familiarity with the text
Knowing the context in which Allah uttered a verse might help immensely in committing its verses to memory.
The Qur’an has an elliptical structure and frequently recycles the same phrases or ideas. These phrases and thoughts should form the backbone of every recitation of the Quran. This is why acquiring a command of the Arabic language is so essential for Muslims. The best method to learn something is to drill the simple parts over and over again, until you can recite them by heart even if your mind has wandered from the meaning.
Without actually reading every word, our brains can process a full sheet of data. That’s because our native languages have established patterns that our brains utilise to fill in the blanks. The Quran is no different in this regard.
The more we study and recite Allah’s Book, the more familiar it will become, as long as we know what to look for and expect (words and phrases having to do with tawhid, the Prophets, and the Day of Judgement, for example).
Constant revision and try teaching other:
If you want to improve your own memorization and comprehension, try teaching what you’ve learned to someone else. Even if you have already moved on to new chapters, it is important to regularly review all of the passages you have memorised.
Seek Allah’s help and patience in your endeavour to memorise by saying the appropriate duas. It’s important to keep in mind that memorising isn’t without its difficulties, but that sticking with it ultimately pays off.
Learning the Quran by heart is as much about the process as it is about the final product. According to ilmibook, Have patience with yourself and make it your primary goal to develop a deep and profound connection to the Quran as you go. I pray that Allah facilitates your recitation and helps you memorise. Ameen.