How To Memorise For The Long Term (Hifz Method)
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How To Memorise For The Long Term (Hifz Method)

How do you be the best you can in memorising the Qur’ān? Deep encoding or purposeful practice has long been used by elite performers. Deliberate practice is considered the best technique for achieving expert performance in any field. There’s a Qur’ān memorisation method that uses the same process. Repetition has a major part to play…

A Poem On How To Memorise The Quran
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A Poem On How To Memorise The Quran

In a beautiful poem, Shaykh Muhammad Abul-Hassan al-Kurdī gathers advice on how to memorise the Qur’ān, its conditions, etiquettes and how to revise it. It is known as the “Qalā’id al-‘Iqyān” which can be translated as The Golden Necklaces or The Golden Pendant. Here’s the poem with a rough English translation: Introduction الحمدُ للهِ الذي…

The Inspiring Quran Memorization Of The Blind
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The Inspiring Quran Memorization Of The Blind

The memorisation of the blind is extraordinary. Dr Yahyā bin ‘Abd al Razzāq al-Ghawthānī when speaking about the method of memorisation that the blind use says: The sense of sight is a great bounty from Allāh. Those who have been deprived of this blessing are often granted by Allāh a strong discernment, special faculties, and…

The Ibrahimi Method For Memorising The Quran
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The Ibrahimi Method For Memorising The Quran

This method for memorising the Qur’ān comes from Shaykh Ibrahim as-Saq’ūb which is why I have named it the Ibrahimi method. Hundreds upon hundreds of students have completed the memorisation of the Qur’ān using this method. The following is according to what the shaykh himself has conveyed. The eventual result of this method is that…

The Successful Repetition Methods for Hifz in Mauritania
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The Successful Repetition Methods for Hifz in Mauritania

I have come across many variant methods of memorisation from Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan and other places that are very similar. You will have come across many. I’m sharing a popular article here written by Abu Umar Abdul ‘Aziz that does a good job of explaining one of these methods. Introduction Al-Hamdulillah, we praise Allah…

The Man That Memorised Quran At Age 100
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The Man That Memorised Quran At Age 100

Can you imagine starting your journey to memorise the Qur’ān when you reached the age of 80? Probably not. Why would you leave it that later in life? Why would you take on such a task when you can’t learn things like you used to? When you truly love the Qur’ān and have a relationship…

Using Flashcards For Hifz (Quran Memorisation)
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Using Flashcards For Hifz (Quran Memorisation)

Using flashcards for your Hifz (Qur’ān memorisation) can be very helpful and for many other use cases. Students use them for revision. Students use them to memorise languages. Whether you’re using an index card, a flashcard, a flashcard maker app, cardflow, or any note paper, it has come in useful for so many. How can flashcards…

The Badrani Hifz Repetition Method

The Badrani Hifz Repetition Method

The first ingredient to memorise the Qur’ān is to be patient and determined. Sticking to your memorisation capacity is essential. It could be anything and at any level. Reciting and repeating until it is solid is the foundation of the Badrānī method. What makes this system unusual is the system of repetition it uses over…

The Five Fortresses Method For Memorizing Quran
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The Five Fortresses Method For Memorizing Quran

Al-Husoon al-Khamsa – The idea of this method is to protect your memorisation of the Qur’ān with five specific layers. This method was developed and popularised in Egypt by Dr Sa’eed Abul ‘Ulā Hamzah. Subhān Allāh, it’s been so popular that it’s also recommended by teachers in Masjid an-Nabawiy, and even books, apps and commentaries…

The Listen-Repeat Hifz Method (And Using The Tasbeeh)
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The Listen-Repeat Hifz Method (And Using The Tasbeeh)

Listening and repeating is the most natural pattern of learning. This is the most tried and tested method for memorising the Qur’ān. Suitable for young children and adults. In this article, I share the ‘repeat after me’ method. Ibn ‘Abbās narrated that “The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) used to teach us Tashahhud (the testimony of…