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15 Huffadh share their advice on why and how you can memorise the Qur’an

15 Huffadh share their advice on why and how you can memorise the Qur’an

1. The one who has memorized the Qur’an more and acted upon it more is better than the one who has memorized Qur’an less and acted upon it less.
– Salaf

Narrated `Uthman radiallahu anhu : The Prophet ﷺ said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”

2. Gadgets and technology are good but one needs to have personal attachment, love and respect for their own Mushaf. The barakah that your mushaf brings is unparalleled with the technology.

3. Allah does not want you to lose the physical relationship with your Mushaf or Qur’an – after becoming a hafidh you need to take this relationship to a higher level.

4. Beginning matters – memorize properly with tajweed in the beginning. Memorize at a slow pace – changing your style after completing the hifdh of Qur’an is difficult.

5. Avoid Music –
Abdullah Ibn Masud radiallahu anhu, a companion of the Prophet ﷺ said, “The love of the Quran and the love of music cannot combine in the heart of a believer.”

6. Revise-Revise-Revise! As if you are reciting in the taraweeh. Memorizing is not a challenge – keeping it memorized is the challenge.

Narrated Ibn `Umar radiallahu anhu: Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “The example of the person who knows the Qur’an by heart is like the owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away.”

7. Joy is beyond explanation of knowing the entire Qur’an by heart. Of reciting it whenever you want without having to cross-check it.

8. Productivity – Set a goal, DATE IT and be consistent with it.

9. Read it where ever you are – Even when you are in the car.

10. Get a learned Teacher – Someone who’s been there and done that. For guidance, support and motivation. Tips and tricks you would not have known otherwise.

11. Always listen to the advice of your teachers.

12. Why memorize the Qur’an? Because Qur’an becomes so much more enjoyable – HAQQ!!

13. Its interesting – It engages the body and soul. You need a teacher, Qur’an memorization is not like riding a bike! Qur’an comes with the “talaqqi” – you receive it from somebody. It was from the very beginning received from somebody.

Wa-innaka latulaqqa alqur-anamin ladun hakeemin AAaleem,
And indeed, [O Muhammad], you receive the Qur’an from one Wise and Knowing.
{Surat An Naml 27 : Verse 6}

14. Clarify your intention – Abdullah ibn Abbas radiallahu anhu said “the portion of the Qur’an that a person has truly memorized is the portion he or she has memorized for the sake of Allah”. SOLELY FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH heart emoticon
Don’t memorize for;
a) Fame
b) Family Tradition or any other reason.

15. Its all about respect – Show respect to knowledge and the sources of that knowledge. Greatest source of knowledge for us is OUR TEACHER.

16. Never accept loss – Try as long as you have soul in your body. Allah will reward you for your struggle – You will be guided, the path will be made easy – bi’ithnillah.

Wallatheena jahadoofeena lanahdiyannahum subulana
And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways.
[Surat Al Ankabut 29 : Verse 69]

17. Look and read! (SubhanAllah personal reflection – this seriously helps a lot in memorization – you can literally see qur’an infront of your eyes when you recite). Spend majority of the time looking and reading it.


18. Those who make attempt yet fail (meaning they die before completing the memorization) will be resurrected amongst the huffadh on the day of judgement.

Notes by Shamsiya Noorul Quloob
Edited by Ibtahal Minhaj

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Written by Qari Mubashir Anwar

Qāri Mubashir began reciting the Holy Qur’ān to admiring audiences in public since the tender age of 10. He began memorising the Holy Qur’ān when he was around 12 years old, struggling down the path to successful completion over several years. He eventually completed memorisation in Cairo, Egypt (2006) where he was authorised in recitation. He sought knowledge and counsel from many legendary reciters at the time including the Chief of Reciters Shaykh al-Qāri’ Ahmad Muḥammad ‘Āmir (May Allah grant him mercy) and Shaykh al-Qāri ‘Abdul Rāziq Ṭahā ‘Ali from the Masjid Imam Hussain and Khikhiya Mosque (Cairo). Qāri also studied the Arabic language at with Ustadh Rabi’ in Cairo.

He then began studies in Law (LLB/LPC) at the University of Liverpool and the University of Law. Whilst doing so he also began teaching and studying the Deen. Formally beginning studying the Islamic Sciences (Dars-e-Nizami) in 2007 under the guidance of Shaykh Muhammad Ramadan al-Azhari (Australia), Shaykh Muhammad As'ad Sa'id as-Sagharji (Syria) and other world-renowned scholars gaining Ijāzah in various Islamic sciences, disciplines, and texts. Qāri has always dedicated his time towards educational, social, business and charitable organisations/projects since 2007. He has been teaching Qur'ān, Hifdh, Tajwid, Arabic and Islamic Studies in one way or another for 16 years.

In 2011, he was recognised as being within the most highly creative 6% of the population by a market research agency. He has channeled his creative talents into writing, graphic design and video editing, singing, and teaching. He is the author of “The Promise of Ten” with other books on their way. The founder of How To Memorise The Quran, The Blessed Hub, The Homeless Hub, and is involved in other initiatives and companies within the UK such as TODAYSMYDAY, a creative agency. He was also a founding trustee at The Urban Sanctuary, former Chief Product Officer and now Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and teacher at Quran Academy. Currently, he is also a lecturer in Tajwid at Minhaj College, Manchester and Imam, and Khateeb at Minhaj-ul-Quran Int. Mosque, Manchester.


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