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The easiest 3 ways to memorize the Quran

It sounds hard until you start. It's like disciplining your memory to grasp more information whenever you memorize new verses of the Holy Quran. It's believed that people who train their brains to remember things have a better memory than those who don't. Besides the scientific benefit of memorizing the Holy Quran, it has a lot of spiritual and religious benefits as Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "One who is proficient in reciting the Qur'an is associated with the noble, pious (angel) scribes. As for he who stammers when reciting the Qur'an and find it difficult for him, he will be granted a double reward" (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Check this article if you want to know more reasons why you should learn the Holy Quran.

In this article, I will tell you three top-secret ways to memorize the Holy Quran efficiently.

Seek a professional tutor

It's always better to have one person that can grant you his experience and make it easier for you without having to search a lot and get lost between the various resources on the internet.

However, you shouldn't trust anyone, only people who hold Ijazah (a certificate that admits that they are fully capable of reading and teaching the Holy Quran) will help you understand every word you read, hence, you will be more equipped to digest every single Ayah and memorize it correctly because you are not only keeping some sentence in mind, you understand what you're doing. They will also teach you recitation and the proper ways of pronouncing the characters whether they're connected or separated, in all the different cases.

If you're considering this option, we recommend checking our plans as our tutors are not only Ijazah holders, but also they're Al Azhar graduated with 10 years of experience in teaching the Holy Quran.

The 8 by 20 rule

If you are willing to memorize the Holy Quran all by yourself, then you should consider trying this way of practice:

1. Pick 8 Ayahs (verses) that you want to memorize.
2. Repeat each one (separated) 20 times.
3. Repeat from verse 1 to verse 4 (sequentially) 20 times. 4. Repeat from verse 5 to verse 8 (sequentially) 20 times. 5. Repeat from verse 1 to verse 8 (sequentially) 20 times.

This methodology has been proven to be so effective especially with the Surahs that have few verses. However, you might find it a bit difficult if you start with Surah that has more than 150

verses. Start with the 30th part of the Holy Quran, as it includes so many short Surahs. By the time you reach the long Surahs, you probably will be able to memorize many verses in less than 20 times of repeating because after all, memorizing the Holy Quran is a matter of consistency and good practice.

Relate every piece of verse to the big picture

Recalling information from your mind is hard when the knowledge you have is solid. By solid, I mean that you don't understand what you kept in your memory and why you're keeping it. We advise whoever is trying to memorize the Holy Quran to do two things:

  1. Every time you start memorizing the Holy Quran, look for Hadith and Islamic supplicants that implies its benefits and importance, then renew your intention and your determination.

  2. Look for the meaning of each verse and the situation when and where it's been revealed, try to comprehend why Allah has sent this specific Ayah (verse) before you begin memorizing.

Each part of any verse has a reason why it's been chosen, and I will give you an example...

"But whoever repents after his wrongdoing and reforms, indeed, Allah will turn to him in forgiveness. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. {39} Do you not know that to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth? He punishes whom He wills and forgives whom He wills, and Allah is over all things competent. {40}" Surah Al-Ma'idah

These two Ayahs end with varieties of characteristics of Allah. When you try to memorize them, you might get confused about which verse ends with what? but when you comprehend each one, you'll discover that Ayah {39} is implying asking for God's forgiveness, so it's kinda normal to end with telling us the traits of Allah that is around accepting our repentance. Ayah {40} is implying God's ability to forgive and to punish, so it ends with reminding us of how Allah can do anything.

Remember that reading and memorizing the Holy Quran boosts your balance of good deeds and raises your station in heaven. Uthman ibn Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The best among you [Muslims] are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

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