How do you memorize the Qur’an?

How do you memorize the Qur’an?

My Brother. My Sister:

We want to memorize Quran because we love to memorize it, Because the Qur’an is life for the hearts and light in the chests of people and purification for ourselves and guidance for our Minds  and it is the secret of happiness in this life and the hereafter. Furthermore we know that every letter recited, Allah rewards us for this. and we hope from Allah to be from the closest people to him, because the prophet muhammed  said: The best of you are the ones who learn the Qur’an and teach it.

when you learn  the quran your hearts feel alive and you can change your live for the better.

But how you can memorize it:

Follow these points:

  • Alikhlass (Sincerity):

You must make sure that your heart is pure, and your intention to do  that for Allah the Sublime and Exalted, and to correct the desire.

and for gaining success in the hereafter with His Paradise and obtaining His pleasure.

Also for obtaining those mighty rewards which are reserved for those who recited the Quran and memorised it. Allah the Exalted said:


So worship Allaah, making the Deen sincerely for Him. Is it not to Allaah that sincere worship is due? [Zumar 39:2-3]

He also said:

Say: I have been commanded that I worship Allaah making the Deen sincerely for Him. [Zumar 39:11]

And the Messenger of Allaah (sas) said: “Allaah the Exalted said: I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus, he who does an action for someone elses sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me.” [Bukhaaree and Muslim]

Therefore, there is no reward for the person who recited the holy Quran and memorised it to show off and to be heard of. There is also no doubt that the person who recited the Quran desiring by it the world and seeking some sort of worldy reward for it is sinful.

  • Correction of the Pronunciation and Recitation:

The second step in memorising the Quran after Ikhlaas is the correction, So the Muslim should correct All his mistakes In the pronunciation and the recitation of the Quran. So he should listen to a good reciter, and he should study with him, because the good reciter will correct all the mistakes for you. The Quran is not learned except by acquiring it from another. Thus, the Messenger (pbuh) who is the most eloquent of the Arab people in speech, took it from Jibreel (pbuh) orally. The Prophet (pbuh) himself used to recited the Quran to Jibreel once in every year, but in the year that he died he recited it to him twice. [Reported by Bukhaaree]

Then the Messenger taught it to the Companions orally and they did that for who came after them, and so on.

So you should take the holy Quran from a good reciter, that is obligatory and not depending on oneself in its recitation even if you have knowledge of the Arabic language and its rules, because some verses in the Quran has exception and special rules.

3- Set a daily limit for saving:

If you are serious about starting to memorize, you should set a daily limit for yourself.

A small number of verses at the beginning, then you can increase to one or two pages or more as much as possible, and you can listen to the verses that you want to memorize from a good reciter, then try to recite with the same way, and try to imitate him in Tajweed rules and to improve the sound and performance, then you should repeat these verses in front of the Sheikh, then with yourself a lot until you are assured of memorizing them.

  • It is better to master the daily limit than to increase it:

If you have more time for the Qur’an, it is better to review what you have memorized until you master it well, than to memorize new verses while the old verses have not memorized well, and you can repeat those verses in the supererogatory prayers (Annawafil) when you pray alone, and in night prayers, as well as in the obligatory prayers

if you do not go to the mosque for congregational prayer.

  • Don’t change your book as much as possible:

Whoever wants to master memorizing must use one type of Qur’an, and if he is able to use only one Mushaf for memorizing, that will be better, because the places of verses may change from one Mushaf to another, and this makes memorizing more difficult, but using one Mushaf helps memorize verses in their places. Fixed it makes memorization better.

  • Study the meanings of the verses and the reasons for their revelation

When you study the meanings of the verses of the Qur’an, your memorization of the Qur’an will be better, and you will feel the benefit of what you are doing, instead of memorizing without understanding or realizing, just as memorizing without understanding will quickly forget it, but memorizing with understanding will be constant, and you can remember what you forgot by remembering The meaning, and your pronunciation of the words will be better because you understand the meaning, but if you do not understand their meaning, you may change some letters and pronounce the words incorrectly.

  • Reciting to Sheikh

Many people think that they are reading the Qur’an well, and they cannot discover their mistakes, because they cannot tell the difference well between right and wrong, and they cannot discover those mistakes except when they read to a sheikh.

Therefore, one who memorizes the Qur’an must read to a sheikh to ensure the correctness of what he has memorized from the Qur’an.

  • Continuous revision of the Qur’an

If you are able to memorize the Qur’an, then know that this is a great blessing from God and you must preserve it, because he who does not review the Qur’an regularly will quickly forget it.. So the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said: “By Him in whose Hand is my soul, it is faster in escaping than a tied camel.” Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim.

And he Also said: “Verily, the example of the owner of the Quran is like the example of the owner of the tied camel. If he keeps it tied (commits himself to it) he will hold it back and if he lets it loose it will escape from him.”

  • Review the Resembling Parts of the Quran in particular:

The Holy Qur’an includes many Resembling verses, and these verses may reach to one thousand verses. It is known that the verses of the entire Qur’an are six thousand two hundred and thirty-six verses, And some verses are Resembling, especially when these verses relate to presenting the stories of the Qur’an in a different way from their presentation in other places, and it may be difficult to distinguish between those verses if you do not memorize the Qur’an well.


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