Qurâan is the last book sent by Allah, the almighty, to guide the human beings from darkness to light.
ââ¦(This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness into light by their Lordâs Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, The Owner of all Praise.â [Ibrahim: 1]
It is therefore very important that a Muslim have to strive hard to recite, study and even memorise this Holy book of Allah. There are abundant rewards connected to recitation and memorisation of this book. Â Indeed memorising Quran is also Sunnah since it is unarguably agreed that it was the habit of the Prophet and his companions to memorise the words of Allah (Qurâan).
As I was checking references on this topic I came across a book written by Mahmood al-Misri (Abu `Ammaar) and I have taken some of the summary from this book. Be informed that I have omitted some points from this book because some of these points were based on unauthentic narrations (weak hadeeth). I have also added some views of one of the great shuykh (scholars) of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Muhammad S. Al Munajjid.
Without more ado, below are the ways which can help us memorise this precious book;
1 â Establishing the Tawheed of Allah (`azza wa jall)
2 â Sincerity in Intention (must be done for the sake of Allah only)
3 â Duâaa (seeking help for memorisation from Allah)
4 – Cleansing of the soul from bad akhlaaq (from bad behaviour)
7 – Dedicating a specific time for Hifdh
8-Start with that which is easiest to read and memorize
9â Have a companion to assist you in continuing the hifdh (Reciting to Others)
10 â Do not become over preoccupied with memorisation such that it leads you away from recitation (recitation of Qurâan from Mushaf is the fuel for hifdh)
11 â Reading the Tafseer (explanation) of the verses you wish to memorise (this makes it easier for the memoriserÂ (to) remember)
12 â Gradual progression in hifdh (do not let any day go by without memorising something new and reviewing the old.)
13â Adhering to one mushaf (one copy of the Qurâaan)
14â Pray with what you have memorised (e.g. during naafil prayers like Qiyam al-Lail (the Night Prayer) e.t.c)
15-If you know that you will touch the mushaf (Qurâan copy) when memorising, then it is compulsory to have wudhu (ablution).
16-The other best way is that if a person memorizes something on one day, he should read it again early the following morning
17-Try to listen from good reciters on tapes or computer for good pronunciation and good recitation (that is the easy way of learning tajweed)
âAnd We have indeed made the Qurâan easy to understand and remember, but is there any that will remember?â [al-Qamar: 17]