Every Muslim desire to learn and memorize the Qur’an properly and follow it. The reason behind this desire is that in the Qur’an Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala gives proper lifestyle, all the ways to live, and instructions to live a happy and prosperous life. These are the benefits of this mortal world, the rewards that Allah promises to give those who learn, memorize, understand, and follow the instructions which are given in the Qur’an are Countless.
When Allah gives so many rewards here in this life and the hereafter just because of learning and memorizing his book which is Qur’an, so who wouldn’t want to learn the Qur’an.
Being a Muslim, from the very beginning I also had a keen desire to learn and memorize the Qur’an. In the beginning, I went through so many difficulties and phases but later on, I found a method that helped me to memorize the Qur’an quickly and easily.
Here in this article, I will share with you guys that method to help me memorize the Qur’an easily and quickly.
First I want to tell you something that I memorized the Qur’an, especially with the help of Almighty Allah because without the help of Almighty Allah I could not have memorized the Qur’an by heart.
My Journey to Memorize the Qur’an
My journey to memorize the Qur’an is very intrusting because in my journey I faced so many ups and downs, and the other thing is when I started memorizing the Qur’an I didn’t even know how to memorize the Qur’an which was wasted ( I don’t tell it wasted because it spent on memorizing the book of Almighty Allah who will never let my time go to waste) of my time.
In short, I went through 2 stages in my memorization of the Book of Allah.
To begin, my first step in this beautiful journey was when my parents taught me the short Surah of the Qur’an in my childhood which develop my desire to memorize the whole Qur’an. I start going to Masjid and begin to memorize the Qur’an. I memorized the Three Chapters of the Qur’an but as I went further, I started to forget the back part little by little, whenever I went ahead and memorize new verses and pages I slowly began to forget the last verses and pages.
This process went on for a long time, then I realized that something I’m doing wrong but the problem was that I didn’t know what I’m doing wrong because I was memorizing constantly.
Later on, after putting in some effort I found some Steps which I will share with you one by one to help you just like me to memorize the Qur’an quickly and easily.
1. Recite out loud
When I start to memorize the Qur’an, I used to recite it silently (literally in my heart) Which, I think, was the biggest reason I forgot.
Recent research in a university about memorization founds that speaking texts aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. This research tested four methods for memorization: reading silently, hearing someone else reading, reading aloud yourself, and listening to a recording. The result showed that 95% of the participants (who were reading aloud) had the best remembering.
Reading aloud helps me a lot in memorizing the Qur’an.
2. Focus on meaning when memorizing the Qur’an
Understanding the meanings of Allah’s words is extremely important for memorizing the Qur’an. In the Qur’an, Allah explains one story in different places with different aspects because the Qur’an is arranged elliptically, which means it often repeats the same idea over and over again.
If you don’t familiar with Arabic, you will face many difficulties in memorizing the book of Allah because you won’t be able to pronounce the words of the Qur’an correctly nor understand its meaning. That’s why it is very important to have some knowledge of the language of the Qur’an to pronounce words well and understand their meanings. Memorization needs repetition and repetitions when the tongue can recite them properly.
3. Clean up your heart and ask Allah for help
To memorize the Qur’an it is very necessary to clean your heart because the book of Allah does not accumulate in a dirty heart. Qur’an yourself is pure and clean and needs pure and clean hearts too, who wants to memorize it.
To memorize the Book that has 30 chapters and over 6000 verses looks impossible, but it is just possible because of Allah’s will and help. That’s why it is necessary to clean up your heart and ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to help us memorize His book.
When I look up these steps, understand, and follow them properly, I’m able to memorize the Qur’an in 4 Months with the help of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
I hope if you want to memorize the book of Allah but face difficulty in memorizing, these steps will surely help you if you follow them sincerely.