Memorizing the Quran

Memorizing the Quran

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Nowadays, many Muslims wish to learn how to memorize the Quran. In fact, at the time of the Noble Prophet, Muslims used to memorize the Quran. There were over hundreds of people at that time who knew the Quran by heart. Then these people would recite the Quran for others to write. To memorize the Quran is not quite easy. However, there are certain steps one needs to make in order to do so. In this article on, we will take a look at:

How to Memorize the Quran: Listening

The very first step to learning how to memorize the Quran is listening to the recitation of the Quran recited by a good reciter. Those who do not know how to read the Quran yet can use this method to memorize the Quran. This method is especially practical for children who have not yet learned how to read and write.

How to Memorize the Quran: Reading

Learning how to read the Quran will definitely help one memorize the Quran. The combination of reading and listening to the Quran works best for knowing the Quran by heart. That is, one reads the Quran while listening to the recitation of a reciter at the same time and trying to memorize the Quran while at it. Of course, one has to repeat a verse or part of a verse several times so that one memorizes it. The key to memorization of the Quran is repetition. The more you repeat, the more the chances of you memorizing the verse.

How to Memorize: Recitation

As a rule of thumb, you must recite what you have memorized on a daily basis, otherwise, you will forget all that you have memorized. However, if you have memorized more than one juz, you can divide your time in such a way that you read all the juz that you have memorized throughout the day.

The Simple Steps to Knowing the Quran by Heart

Follow the following steps to memorize the Quran:

  1. Open the Quran and read the verse or part of the verse you wish to memorize.
  2. Read the verse several more times so that you memorize it.
  3. Close the Quran and recite the verse you have memorized.
  4. Check with the recitation of a famous reciter to see if you have memorized the verse correctly.
  5. Move on to the next verse and repeat steps 1-4.
  6. Try to recite the verses you have memorized in your daily recitation.
  7. If you have memorized a lot and cannot recite all the verses in one day, recite the verses you have not recited in the second day, third day, fourth day, etc.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to know the entire book of God by heart. The key to remembering the things you have memorized is repeating them on a daily basis.

Checking to See if You Have Memorized Correctly

One of the ways of checking to see if you have memorized correctly is reciting the verses to someone who follows your recitation from the Quran itself. Another way is for them to ask you to recite a specific verse. Even better than that is having a partner who is also trying to commit the Noble Book to memory and checking on each other.


Learning to know the Holy Scripture of Islam by heart is not rocket science. However, it takes a lot of practice, time, and effort. The golden rule for memorization of the Quran is repetition. Of course, being able to read the Quran correctly off the text is very important, too, because if you recite incorrectly you will memorize incorrectly as well. So these were some tips for learning how to memorize the Quran. Hopefully, we will all become ḥāfiẓ (حافِظ) and memorizers of the Quran.

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Abu Mahdi
Abu Mahdi
I'm Abu Mahdi, one of the writers of this blog. I have a BA in English literature and an MA in English language teaching. I am also a teacher and reciter of the Quran in the field of reading the Quran, tajweed, and maqamat. Currently, we are working on a course for learning tajweed of the Quran here on Islam4u.

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