The Holy Quran, a divine book, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) as a source of guidance and reference for humanity. This sacred book is preserved in the hearts of Muslims through memorization, and Allah Almighty is the guardian of this glorious book to the end of this world.
Learning Quran automatically attaches a Muslim to Allah anywhere and anytime since memorizing Quran is a great spiritual and physical quest that enlightens the heart, mind, and whole life and helps to distinguish between truth and false. Memorizing the Holy Quran makes the person worthy of diverse rewards, benefits, and virtues in this world and hereafter.
According to the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), the best Muslims learn and teaches the holy Quran. Memorizing the Holy Quran is a way of giving honor to Allah Almighty, and Allah takes nothing from his beloved people but returns the honor in a much greater form.
The Time Frame for Memorizing the Quran
Despite the unlimited virtues of learning the Quran, most Muslims postpone this marvelous task by complaining that they can’t manage time from their busy routine to memorize Quran and consider it an impossible task.
Those who find Quran memorization difficult can take the aid of the Muslim pro app, where the audio recitation of a complete holy Quran is easily available. Listening to a few verses of the holy Quran while performing your daily chores will surprisingly boost your learning process.
If you consider memorizing the Quran, one question that may pop into your mind is: How long would it take to memorize the Quran?
The best answer is that there is no exact time duration and age limit specific to memorizing Quran. The Holy Book comprises 30 sections, each containing approximately 20 pages. The average students take 1 hour to memorize 1 page. Studies show that the approximate time duration to memorize the Quran is 1 to 5 years. Quran memorization depends upon several factors like; age, Arabic speaking and non-Arabic speaking learners, good or bad memory, tips and tricks used, and most importantly, time allocated for memorization.
Tips to start your Quran journey
This article will equip the new Quran learners with helpful techniques toaid and boost their memorization process. Let’s dive into the steps;
The most fundamental obligation while memorizing Quran is to purify one’s intentions that concern with memorization is to please Allah Almighty and to seek his blessings and rewards in this world and hereafter. The purpose should not be to boast in front of family or friends that you have memorized the whole sacred book.
The one who memorized the Quran to be praised by others is sinful. Without a pure and firm resolution, a person will be easily tired during this virtuous journey and will not achieve his/her goal of Quran memorization.
2. Seek Allah’s help:
When you plan to recite, memorize, revise, and even when you lose understanding and motivation, turn to Allah Almighty and ask for His help. Never underestimate the power of Dua (prayer) with firm intent.
The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said that the best deeds are done consistently, even if small. It is crucial to set a timetable for Quran memorization, be consistent, and not skip even one day. When it comes to worship, there is no weekend.
4. Profound Rehearsing:
The first practical step towards Quran memorization is to correct one’s pronunciation which is only fulfilled by listening to and reciting to a precise Hafiz(memorizer) of the Quran since the Quran cannot be learned without a good teacher and one should not depend upon himself for memorization and testing.
And when the Qur’an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that you may obtain mercy [The Noble Qur’an 7:204]
5. Define a Threshold:
One who is determined to memorize the Glorious Book should specify a daily limit of Quranic Verses, like 10 to 20 verses that he or she can bear daily. Refraining from jumping to a new Quranic portion without mastering the current portion that agrees with your set limit is vital. Always start to memorize from the back as the shorter Quranic Surahs like Surah-e-Kosar are easily and quickly memorized.
6. Continual Revision:
Once you have corrected the daily routine and limit of Quran memorization, the most important tip is to recite and revise the daily portion of verses continuously. This can be easily practiced during 5-time prayers, free time, and before sleep.
7. Find a Learning Environment:
Learning something in a place that continuously receives distractions from people and devices is very frustrating. Therefore, to memorize Quran, it is essential to cut off all electronic devices and find a secluded and quiet place to sit and memorize Quran.
One should choose the same place and start at the same time with the same Mushaf since this familiarity will boost one’s memorization process.
9. No shortcuts:
Every student should understand that there is no shortcut to memorizing Quran. The more frequently you recite and repeat, the easier it becomes to memorize.
10. Understanding is a Key
Remember that understanding meaning is key to memorization. When greater importance is placed on understanding the meaning of what you are reading, memorization becomes easier and lays down the means of attaining Allah’s pleasure.
To all the Muslims who wish to memorize the Holy Quran, let’s end our words with this beautiful thing once you have made up your mind to learn the whole Quran but die after memorizing a single verse, Allah Almighty will bless him as an equal as the one who memorizes the entire Quran.