“How to Memorize Quran – 8 Tips for Busy People” by Lisa Zahran


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“Hifz” or simply memorization of the Quran is a dream for every Muslim. However, most brothers and sisters complain that due to their daily hectic schedules, they don’t have the time to devote to the memorization of the Quran.
We spoke to several Islamic scholars, many of whom had committed the Quran to memory and asked them for effective tips on how to master Quran memorization in spite of being busy with both work and household duties.
The tips they gave (specifically targeted at busy individuals) include the following:
1- Rise Up Early In the Morning
Be the first to wake up and if possible first offer Fajr prayers in the mosque. When you are done with the early morning prayers, instead of dedicating your time to frivolous activities like watching TV or surfing the internet, spend a several minutes memorizing the Quran.

2- Set Realistic Goals and Memorize Less Than You Think You Can
You may be tempted to memorize one or two pages per day as this seems to be a realistic goal. However, you may soon give up due to lack of time. Instead, lower down your expectations and start by memorizing three to five lines daily.
Dedicating at least 20 minutes to this kind of memorization technique will work for even the busiest folks.

3- Use the Familiarity Technique
Initially, as you are starting out to memorize the Quran, you will naturally come across unfamiliar verses. Therefore, in order to commit them to memory, you can write five verses onto a piece of paper and learn them by heart.
Read those verses over and over again over the course of the next few weeks in order to retain them to memory fully.

4- Keep Daily Verses Close at Hand
Use every spare moment throughout the day to read and memorize the lines of the Quran that you are committing to memory. For example, you may have several free minutes during the time you are waiting for a bus, an appointment at a doctor’s clinic etc.
You can keep the list of the verses of the day in your handbag or pocket for easy access and refer to them whenever you are struggling to remember what you’re learning.

5- Recite What You Memorize In Every Salah
To further cement what you are learning into memory, you can recite everyday verses in the five daily prayers. In each raka, you can alternate between the five verses you learnt the same day or the previous days.

6- Track Your Goals
If one page of the Quran contains at last 15 lines, by the end of the week you would have memorized two pages of the Quran and the pattern would continue until you have fully committed the Quran to memory.
Additionally, you can learn verse by verse with translation and ponder over the meanings of the same.

7- Distraction Free Environment
It is best to memorize the Quran in a secluded place with little or no distraction at all. By ensuring that the environment is quiet, you will be able to increase focus and thus be able to retain what you memorize.
For example, as we have earlier mentioned, early morning memorization sessions are very effective because of the minimum distractions at that time.
Additionally, you can turn off your cell phone and laptop and focus solely on the Quran so as to increase attention.

8- Review What You Memorize as Many Times as Possible In a Single Day
In order to memorize the Quran, it is important to revise every verse you learn. You can use the following 3 method technique to ensure that you retain everything you have learnt:
Begin a new memorization at the start of the day

Revise the lines you learnt in the previous week before you embark on beginning new memorization. The logic behind this arrangement is that the newest memorization is the one which is often forgotten first. Therefore, revising the previous portions of the Quran before will prove to be a good warm up exercise for your brain.

Moreover, you will be able to build connections between the previously memorized material and the new one you are about to memorize.

During the same day at another time, revise the material you learnt before the previous seven days.
Additionally, you can make use of Quran memorization apps to keep yourself in line with your memorization goals.
In conclusion, you will find that it doesn’t matter how busy you are, if you try and implement the tips mentioned above, you will be able to memorize small bits of the Quran and eventually complete memorization over a period of time.
Nevertheless, the key to memorizing the Quran is consistency, dedication, and hard work. Moreover, the blessings of doing so are immense, not only will your imaan and taqwa increase, but so will your self-esteem and confidence.

Author Bio:
Lisa Zahran is a writer and copywriter who has worked with New York Times bestselling authors and personal development organizations such as Productive Muslim and Mindvalley. As CCO at Quran Academy, she’s authored a transformative ebook that can help make Quran memorization easier and more meaningful in your daily life. Experience this ebook plus a 14-day trial of Quran Companion for free today.

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.”

24 Commentaires

    • May Allah makes it easy for all of us, as we make our little efforts to put the Holy Qur’an into memory. I am a victim of the challenges in memorizing the Qur’an, so I seek Allah’s guidance and your prayers too.

  1. Assalamualaikum, please memorise sura Ya Seen, Dukhan, Sajda and Mulk and recite them over 4 rakats and make a dua as recommended by Hazrat Mohammad SAW. Pls google this Hadith and you would know what I am trying to say. JZK

  2. Thank u sooo much for these tips.I am a child that is 10 years old and i am in a hifz program.So these tips are great but i already do them all and still have some difficulty.So can u people whoever veiws my message please make dua for me and also give me some tips.Barrakallahufikum.

  3. The Quran is the greatest guide on how to structure your life. No other book presents such a complete system involving all aspects of human life and endeavor. The Quran also points out the way to secure everlasting gladness in the afterlife.

  4. Jazakallah khairan, great tips for busy people
    Memorizing the Quran is easy, if we can keep our obligations to Allah
    “So recite what is easy from it (Quran) and establish prayer and give zakah and loan to Allah a goodly loan” (73:20)

  5. Asalam o ailikum

    My daughter is facing difficulty in memorizing she ia use to say mujhay (khuch samajh nahi araha )i cant understand..she lost her confidence in front of her teacher …what to do couldnt understand…


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