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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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Make Your Hifdh Solid With These Schedules

How can a Ḥāfiẓ make his Qur’ān stronger once memorised? Today I share with you three methods for strengthening what you’ve memorised. These are for those that have memorised a large portion of the Qur’ān or memorised the entire Qur’ān (the Ḥāfiẓ). The Akhdari Method This is a method taught by Shaykh Ibrāhīm al-Akhdarī al-Madanī….

Here Is A Method That Is Helping Busy People Revise Quran

Review. Revision. Recall. It’s the maintenance of your Hifz. It’s the oxygen of your journey. It’s memory management. You have got to engage with it. As I always say, doing Hifz gymnastics every day will keep the memory in stay! You will have seen from my revision posts that there are many ways to go…

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The Ottoman Hifz Method

This is a unique Qur’an memorization method and is widely used in Bosnia and Turkey. You can even find it being used in schools as far as Malaysia. The Stacking System It uses what I call the stacking system. When you’re building something, you start from the bottom. Say, you’re building a lego block, you’d…

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Revision Methods You Can Use In Ramadān

After learning about how you can approach Ḥifẓ in Ramadān and preparing for the Tarāwīh, it’s time to learn about revision methods. Whether you’re going to be leading the Tarāwīh or not, these are some quick tips for you to consider. Plan ahead Are you going to be leading the Tarāwīh? Are you going to…

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A Beginners Guide To Ḥifẓ Revision Methods

This might just be the most important guide you read. There are a lot of words that are used to describe the process of recalling our memorisation. So let’s start with understanding them. Review, revision, or recall? You will notice that I use all of these different terms across my work. Recall is when you…

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Imam Suhaib Webb: How I Memorized the Qur’an

People ask me what method I used to memorize the Quran. I’ll answer this in two parts. The first addresses memorization. The second addresses review: Teachers in al-Azhar used to say to me, “whoever memorizes five verses, rarely forgets them.” So, when memorizing, start with five verses. I had a classmate who memorized four pages…

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Why You Are Revising The Wrong Way

This article comes at a time where I’m feeling annoyed. I’m not good like that because my students have to listen to my rants. Annoyed at something that I keep seeing time and time again. Way too many of you are making this mistake. Too many of you are ‘lazy’ about your Hifdh revision. What…