1. Niyah (intention) for Allaah:

This is making a sincere intention of memorizing the Qur’an to only gain the pleasure of Allaah ‘Azza Wa Jall. If this is not your intention, then your whole plan of memorizing fails and there will be no barakah in your memorizing.

2. Start practicing Islam to the best of your ability:

It is important to keep an Islamic habit and trying to abstain from sin. Be in the company of good people who will encourage you to do good practices rather than those who take you away from the path of Allaah ‘Azza Wa Jal.

Imaam Shafi’ee once complained to his teacher about poor memory, and this was obviously a great concern for the great Imaam of one of the four schoolss of thought. The teacher of Imaam Shafi’ee advised him to abstain from sin. So this is indeed great advice for us to follow as well since abstaining from sin will eventually make us focus more on the ‘ibadah (worship) rather than the Duniya (worldly matters).

3. Learning tajweed from someone who has Ijaaza:

This is to learn from a teacher who knows how to pronounce the words and vowels correctly in order to recite the Qur’an in its correct manners.

4. Make a habit to memorize every day:

Do bit by bit every day, even if it is little as memorize 5 small ayahs from the AlQuran. Do your best to make this a consistent effort, so that you will not fall back on your goals. If you memorize even a small amount day by day, you will be one step closer to the end of the bridge insha’Allah.

5. Memorize at the early stage of the day:

I know this is difficult for a lot of us, especially for me. I must admit, I love snuggling with my nice comfy pillow, however, for those who are really determined in memorizing the Book of Allaah, it is best to memorize right after Fajr/ early in the morning when the mind is fresh and when the beautiful Sun is bright.

6. Recite to somebody on a consistent basis:

Have a friend, family member, or a teacher who you can recite to consistently. This is an amazing tip when it comes to reviewing because you will have someone catch the small mistakes you won’t notice while you are reciting the surah from memory.

7. Compete!!:

It is best to have a buddy that you can compete with. At times you may feel unmotivated. This is true for a lot of students and due to this reason, you may see people actually quitting on their goal. That’s why a little competition won’t hurt. Try finding a friend who you know wants to memorize the AlQuran and knows nearly the same amount as you. Both of you can race towards attaining good deeds and keep each other motivated by sharing how much each of you has memorized at the end of the day and how much you reviewed. And Allah says:

“So hasten towards all that is good.” ( 2:148 )

8. Divide the relationship of Qur’an into four categories:
  • New memorization: No matter what, memorize after Fajr, bright and early since this is the best time to do it.
  • Linking last 7 days memorization: What this means is, that everything you learned in the last seven days, revise it completely. This is essential since it is easy to forget your past lessons if you don’t consistently review, and this is believed to be a good methodology for memorizing the Qur’an and keeping up to date with your revision.
  • GO OVER OLD STUFF: I capitalize on this because this is important advice to myself. Sometimes you will get lazy to review stuff that you learned so long ago. It is easy to forget your old stuff, and this is really the hardest part when it comes to memorizing the Qur’an. Ask yourself, what is the point of memorizing, when you will forget what you learned in the past. Therefore, try to revise your old juz, or Ayaat you memorized from before on a consistent basis during any time of the day, and if you can, do your best to keep it to a minimum of 1/4 – 1/2 Juz insha’Allah.
  • Read what you will memorize the next day before you go to sleep: I am currently a hifdh student, and this something I added. Personally, I find it easier to memorize when you read what you are going to be memorizing the next day, the night before. I just think it helps because you will have some words and phrases stuck in your mind which helps you to learn the lesson faster.
9. Brain Food and Health:

“A daily run, a diet rich in almonds and other healthful foods and a stimulating environment — all may keep aging brain cells in shape, according to research out Monday.” (Kathleen Fackelmann, USA TODAY) To increase your memorization capacity, I guess it’s advisable to eat some almonds and be a little more active (Shoot, I actually have to get off the couch to memorize!!).



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14 Responses to Easy steps for Memorizing Quran

  1. Nawal says:

    Thank you so much for all the tips brother Yasir, jazaka allah kheiren.

  2. HamzahSulong says:

    I ask الله to help me to memorize HIS holy book ال قران as I have been struggling to memorize it.

  3. SHAKA KARGBO says:

    I thank you for the good job done for mankind which i am a beneficiary

  4. Radziah says:

    Alhamdulillah, I was here. Asalamualaikum. Please make dua that I will finish memorizing by end of the year 2014.

  5. Amna Farooq says:

    wa alikum slaam 🙂 our prayers and best wishes are with you 🙂 do tell us when you finish memorizing Quran. keep visiting our blog.

  6. Amna Farooq says:

    JZAKALLAH 🙂 keep visiting our blog.

  7. Amna Farooq says:

    our well wishes are with you 🙂 keep visiting our blog.

  8. Irfan Alam says:

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  9. Sidra Kaukab says:

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  10. Khalid says:

    Subxanallah, my question was actually not memorizing the quran for the first time, rather getting it back in my heart. I have memorized the entire quran at the age of 9 and i haven’t took care of it. Now i am 15 and i really regret it. So i need the easiest way to get it back asap if you had any suggestions for me. Jazakallahu kheir

  11. Sidra Kaukab says:

    Assalamo Alaikum Khalid brother.
    Masha’a Allah you’re a lucky person to have memorized Quran at such an early stage. We as human are prone to slacking and being forgetful. but memorizing Quran and then forgetting is cited as a major sin in the Quran
    “Whoever forgets the Qur’anic verses after memorising them will be raised blind on the Day of Judgement. “(Maakhaz: Para 16, Taha 125.126)

    But Allah is oft forgiving and kind. The best thing is Allah has given you the ability to realize that you’re at fault and that you’re willing and enthusiastic to recall it.

    I am not an expert but I think you need to start reading the Quran with the help of a teacher (or without). Start re-memorizing Quran and it would be only half the effort as it was the first time Insha’a Allah. and once you get your hold back on it.
    Try not to slack and forget it again. what you can do for that is you can recite a certain portion of the Quran on daily basis every morning after your fajr Salah. or before you go to bed each night. (make it a habit. do not start or end your day without reciting a portion of Quran even if it is a very small portion.) Also what you can do is that you can recite your daily portion of Quran (that you learnt by heart that day) in that day’s Salahs. Distribute it in 5 salahs if its a big portion. or recite the whole portion in each salah to make it last in your memory better.

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  13. Nuhu Osman Manish says:

    Dr. Thank you for your good work.May Allah reward you

  14. Amna Farooq says:

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