How to Memorize Ayahs From the Qur'an
The Quran is a magnificent holy book recited by billions of Muslims across the globe, it has been memorized by hundreds and thousands of Huffaz (people that have learnt the complete Quran, able to recite letter by letter from memory) in every Muslim society.
It is the word of Allah, and Allah say’s in the Quran:
Tips to Memorize Ayahs from the Quran
Memorizing the Quran is easy and as Allah says in the Quran:
What does it mean when Allah says “made the Qur’an easy to understand”?
Just listen to someone recite the Quran, pay attention and you will come to realise how rhythmic the verses are and how easily you can retain the verses in your mind. To put it simply it means that a reader of the Quran can easily learn, retain and understand the Quran and it’s meaning without much difficulty. The more a person learning the Quran contemplates its Verses, the more one learns and appreciates finer nuances of the message it portrays.
The words used in the Qur’an have been joined together in such a perfect style and with such beautiful flow that it is easy to memorise.
Allah has made it easy not only to understand or to read the Qur’an, but also to learn lessons from its teachings, which is not unexpected considering the fact that it contains in it all wisdom and guidance for those who seek it.
One of the best ways to memorise Ayahs from the Quran is to use the following method
Like almost everything in life there is a process to learning and memorising the Quran, I have divided this process into 4 areas:
The most efficient ways to memorize the Quran video lecture
In the following section I will give a brief introduction to each area and then provide details on how to properly memorize. It is important to mention here and for you to understand that memorizing the Qur'an is a lifelong process which takes time and dedication. Just like an athlete or a sports person needs to dedicate time and effort to the pursuit of excellence, a person wanting to read, understand and memorize the Quran also needs to apply that kind of zeal.
After you first memorize an ayah from the Quran, it will not be sound until you apply the repetition method on a regular basis and practice the newly memorized ayah a number of times until it enters the deeper part of your brain, sometimes referred to as long term memory.
(1) Visual Review Lesson
I am assuming that you have already completed reading the Quran and are able to fluently read the verses or ayahs. If not then I suggest that you start now and learn to read the Quran first at least to the point where you are able to read the ayahs at a slow pace and pronounce the words correctly preferably with Tajweed.
You then select the particular Surah or page you are thinking of memorising, break it into smaller sections. Depending on your proficiency in reciting the Quran while looking at the ayahs you can select between 4 – 8 ayahs to review.
Assume you select 8 ayahs, read these 8 ayahs by looking at the Quran, do this 2 to 3 times making sure that you pay attention to each and every word.
Once the review is done you can move onto the next step to memorising the Quran.
(2) Begin New Memorization lesson
This is where you will be memorizing a new surah, page or set of ayahs. If you are sincere about memorizing, you will need to follow these tips:
You have done step above and reviewed the 8 ayahs we shall now look to memorise those 8 ayahs:
Having completed memorisation of the 8 ayahs, stick to this method of memorising the Quran, avoid increasing beyond 8 ayahs in a single memorisation session so as not to loose the flow and pattern. Maintaining this pattern will help your memory quickly learn new ayahs and allow it to quickly assimilate the new information.
(4) Recall Old memorization.
This is anything you've reviewed consecutively during the last thirty days. The amount you review from old memorisation depends on how much Qur'an you have memorized. My best advice here is to set aside a few hours at the end of every month to carry out this activity, the time allocated will increase as you learn and memorize of the Quran during the course of your study.
Say for example you have memorized one whole juz during the last thirty days and you have also completed the daily reviews. At the end of the thirty days, read the juz to yourself then recite to a teacher another person able to check your recitation for errors.
This process will continue until you finish memorizing the Quran. When you complete memorizing the whole Quran, you should maintain this continuous recitation and review process for as long as you live.
(3) Practice New memorisation.
This is the last 8 new ayahs of the Qur'an you've memorized. This part is important especially with new memorisations. During your practice and review session, you must recite the newly memorized ayahs to someone who has either memorized the ayaats or is well-versed in reading the Qur'an and can check your recitation.
If you've memorized say two pages in the last week, you must recite them to yourself until you are confident that you have no errors. Then go and recite it to a teacher or someone else who can check your recitation.
You need to establish a daily routine for reading or reviewing to yourself without mistakes those ayahs you have memorized.
Continue this process until you complete one juz of the Quran, this juz then becomes your old memorisation which we discuss in the next section below.
Reviewing in this manner is of utmost importance in memorising the Quran. I agree it can be time consuming and often new learners tend to ignore it till they have memorized a juz of the Quran before doing any review. This is not advised and you must establish a daily routine which allows you to practice and review what you studied in the previous session.
Online Quran Software to Memorize the Quran
I have also found that the following site provides an online Quran memorization tool which is free and is very easy to use. It is also very effective at helping you to memorize the Quran or selected ayahs. It has features like setting memorization lessons, number of repetition of each verse, the verses to memorize and show or hide translation.
MIRACLE OF QURAN MEMORIZATION
Concluding remarks on memorizing ayahs from the Quran
If you wane somewhat in the review of old memorization, it's ok. Just don't miss too many days at once. Reading the Qur'an is a lifetime endeavour and you should try not to go too many days without reading it.
Reviewing what you have memorized is more important than memorizing new ayahs. Focus on sharpening your 'new lesson' and 'new memorization' more than moving onto the next lesson. If you think a part you are reading isn't strong, give preference to reviewing that part rather than memorizing something new.
I pray that Allah expedites the memorization of His book for you all, and blesses you with a positively unforgettable experience while you study the Quran.