Quran is the greatest gift of Allah Almighty to the human race. By developing an affiliation with Quran, a Muslim is able to understand the instructions from Allah Almighty and find the right path to live life and be among those who are under the blessings of Allah Almighty in this world and in the world hereafter.
Pertaining to association with Quran, Muslim associate with it in different ways, some recite it, some study it with meaning, while there are others that go beyond everyone else and learn to memorize Quran. Therefore, for every type of affiliation, Muslims opt for a respective way. The lines below discuss the major and most effective tips that can help in memorizing Quran in the most effective manner.
Memorizing Quran involves both mind and heart. When both of them work in combination, only then can one memorize Quran. The mind incorporates the techniques, while the heart brings the reverence for memorization. The major factors required for effective memorization of Quran are as follows:
Sincerity- The first factor that needs to be present in order to effectively memorize Quran is sincerity. When you are sincere about memorizing Quran, only then will you be able to pay full attention to the lessons and consequently you will memorize it. You need to sincerely believe that Quran is the word of Allah, and your attempt of memorizing it is nothing but an effort to seek blessings of Allah Almighty. When you have such sincere intentions, your heart keeps you motivated towards the efforts required for memorization of Quran.
Consistency- The other major factor without which learning or memorization of anything is impossible, let alone Quran memorization is consistency. If you aren’t consistent, you won’t be able to memorize anything. Therefore, in order to memorize Quran you have to be consistent with your approach and take new and revise the old lessons regularly. The more consistent you are the better will you memorize and move forward in your Quran lessons.
Timings- Further to the factor of consistency, you need to allocate a special time or different times in the day for memorization of Quran. Therefore, regardless of whether you memorize Quran in the morning, in evening or after every prayer, you need to make sure that that particular time is only dedicated to Quran memorization and on daily basis. Hence, before committing to any Quran memorization time frame, sit for a while and see the time that is best for it in your routine, and then give that time to Quran memorization only.
Familiarity- When it comes to memorization of Holy Quran, you need have a particular Mushaf to familiarize yourself with the images of Quran. The using of a single Mushaf ensures that the memorization is assisted with pictorial memory, thus helping you in better memorization of Quran.
Atmosphere- Another important thing pertaining to memorization of Quran is the atmosphere in which you memorize Quran. In order to memorize Quran, you need to memorize it at a place that is secluded and where all your attention is on Quran and nothing is there to divert your attention.
Repetition- There is no magic trick for memorization of Quran, therefore, all you have to do in order to memorize it is keep on repeating your lesson, and once you move to the next lesson, memorize it along with the previous lesson. Therefore, there is no shortcut in memorization and you have to work hard and keep on repeating your lessons.
Meanings- Another thing that can help in better memorization of Quran is memorizing it with the help of meanings. For an Arabic speaker, memorization is easy because he/she is familiar with the meanings of words. Therefore, for a non-Arab speaker, the best way of memorizing Quran is by understand the meaning of words that are being memorized.
Listening Recitation- Besides giving special time to the memorization lesson, another tip that can effectively help in memorization of Quran is listening to the recitation of the lesson, which you are trying to memorize. When you keep on listening the same ayahs over and over again, it is quite natural that you will start memorizing it. Therefore, have the recitation of verses recorded in your iPod and keep on listening them.
Find A Partner- Another good way of memorizing Quran is by finding a partner with whom you can memorize Quran. You and the partner can both help out each other by having the other person listen to your recitation, thus this way you both can memorize your lesson daily. Hence, find a partner and memorize with him.
Recitation in Prayer- The most effective way of utilizing your memorized lesson is by reciting it during the prayers. You have to recite some part of Quran during the prayer, therefore, what better option can be there then to recite the lesson during the prayer, thus helping you in performing prayer and memorizing the Quran at the same time.
In short, memorization of Quran is one of the biggest honors that a Muslim can have; therefore, following the aforementioned tips can help a Muslim in this Holy cause.
May Allah Almighty give us all the chance of memorizing Quran as much as possible. Ameen!!