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How To Choose A Method For Quran Memorisation

You might find yourself constantly reading about methods for memorisation and revision of the Qur’ān. But you find so many and feel overwhelmed by the choices. You feel lost and overwhelmed by choice. What’s the best Hifdh method? Just tell me one thing I should do! This often leads to a type of analysis paralysis…

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9 Benefits You’ll See By Memorising The Quran

We all hear about the benefits in the hereafter, but what about today? A good and well-rounded ḥifẓ journey, in general, may lead to experiencing many benefits in this world too. I share this as a means of some motivation and to get you to think about things from different perspectives. Let’s take a look….

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7 Fast Ways To Memorize The Quran

A lot of you want faster methods to use to memorise the Qur’ān. Perhaps you’re busy, a full-time mum, or working full time with little time outside work. Whatever the case, there are methods that have been used successfully by many people that use less repetition and time. Today, I’ll share some of these for…

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The Best Books To Learn Tajweed [2022]

I don’t know of any Islamic discipline that has as many books dedicated to it as Tajweed does. There’s always someone writing one. I’ve even been asked to produce one myself.But there are far too many, like the Qa’idah books. One of the possible reasons for this is that Tajweed had taken a dip in…

How To Memorize Surah al-Baqarah

286 verses long, 43-65 pages long, and with the longest verses of the Qur’ān, many feel overwhelmed with the Sūrah. It’s a chapter that has great excellence and virtues, including: There are numerous experiences from people that have witnessed these blessings firsthand in their lives. A sister that was inflicted with great affliction, depression, stress,…

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Memorize Qur’an Using The Ummul-Qur’an Method

What if you could use the Fātihah as a model for memorising the Qur’ān? This question gave birth to the ‘Ummul-Qur’ān’ method. Another name for the Fātihah is Ummul-Qur’ān literally meaning the Mother of the Qur’ān. We all memorise the Fātihah and we know it better than any Sūrah (chapter). It’s approximately 5 lines, 1…

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12 Reasons That Make You Forget Sabak

This is a non-exhaustive list of some common reasons (in my experience) why you might be forgetting after having memorised a new portion of the Qur’ān.⁣First things first, know that you’re not broken if you keep forgetting! Memorising the Qur’ān requires lots of repetition and patience. You are building something. You cannot build without resistance….

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How A University Student Memorised Qur’ān

A few years ago during the lockdown, I caught up with Hafiz Ziyad Asghar (UK) who recently memorised the Qur’an in 4 years. At the time he was in his final year at university while also studying the Islamic sciences. Here’s our discussion: How did your memorisation journey begin?  I started memorising when I was…

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How Bilal Memorized Qur’ān And Then Forgot It

A few years ago I caught up with Hafiz Bilal Memon (USA), the founder of Quran Academy, and we had a live chat about his memorization journey. Here’s how it went. How did your memorization journey begin? It began in 1999 when I was 10 years old. When I was a 5th grader in elementary…

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Can You Memorise The Qur’ān On Your Own?

Do you need a teacher? Can you memorise the Qur’ān by yourself? These are questions that I am always asked. In this article, I want to share the answer. In 2020, I asked over 1000+ people if they were doing hifz with a teacher or not. The overwhelming majority at the time responded with a…

Memorize The Qur’an By Writing

The Qur’ān was revealed to be recited by the heart and to impact the heart. It was heavy and needed to be revealed with ease. This means the process of revelation itself shows us a method of memorisation that is not only easy but is built for long-term retention. Many of you struggle memorising a…

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What Does It Mean To Be A Hafiz?

If you ask Google, it will tell you that a Hafiz is a “Muslim who knows the Koran by heart”. And that the origin of the word is Persian, from Arabic ḥāfiẓ ‘guardian’, from ḥāfiẓa ‘guard, know by heart’. The reality is that it means so much more. We can learn many lessons from the…