Do you want to memorize the Quran but don’t know where to start? Memorizing a whole surah can be intimidating, and many people like yourself are looking for the right approach that works for them.
Memorizing the Quran is one of the best ways to learn and understand the Quran, as it helps you develop a strong relationship with Allah (SWT). it also helps you deepen your faith and become knowledgeable about Islamic teachings.
1- Break the Surah into smaller parts
One of the best ways to memorize the Quran is by breaking it into small parts. The smaller and more manageable the surahs, the easier it will be for you to memorize them all.
How do you do this? There are two ways:
If you have access to a digital version of the Quran, then you can divide your Quranic learning into small units by downloading one surah at a time. For example, if you want to learn Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow), then download it from your digital library and divide it into smaller portions for memorization purposes.
If you don’t have access to a digital version, then you can use the physical copy of your favorite translation. Divide each page into four equal parts horizontally and vertically so that each part represents one fourth of the total number of verses in that surah (which should be equal in length). You can also use dividers or tabs as markers so that they don’t get lost while learning or reciting a particular portion. This way, when learning any given portion, either recite it aloud or say it silently as many times as needed until you’re confident that you’ve fully memorized it before moving on to the next portion.”
2- Memorize it in the language you understand best
Memorizing the Quran can be a daunting task for new Muslims and converts. The Quran is a long book, with 114 chapters or surahs, each of which contains anywhere from three to 200 verses (ayahs).
The first step to memorizing the Quran is reading it. Read it as much as possible. Read it aloud if you can. When you read, try to understand what you are reading. If there is an ayah that you don’t understand or if there are words in Arabic that you don’t know, look them up in a dictionary or on the internet and learn their meaning. This will help you better understand what you read and will help you remember what you read later on when trying to memorize it.
After reading for some time, try writing down some of the surahs that you have learned so far. Writing helps fix the words in your mind more than just reading them does and makes it easier for us humans to remember things we have written down than things we have only read or heard spoken aloud by someone else (or ourselves).
3- Use a mnemonic device to remember the meaning of each word
The first step is to get a list of all the words in each surah and their meaning. You can use a computer program called “Quran Majeed” (which you can download for free here) or go online and find one that already has this information compiled. You can also look at other sites like www.quranflashcards.com or www.islamicflashcards.com if you don’t want to do it yourself (they both have all of their flashcards available for free).
Once you have all your words, start grouping them into categories based on what makes sense in English (“the” being one category, “people” being another). Then, use a mnemonic device to remember the meaning of each word, so that when you hear it, you remember its relation with another word that is easier for you to remember (e.g., “the people” would be something like “the people who stand up”). It’s important not only that you remember the meaning of each word, but also how it relates with other words in its category or other categories.
4- Understand the structure of the Surah and how it's organized
Surah is a word that means ‘chapter’, but it is also used in the Qur’an to mean ‘a portion of the Qur’an’. It is a collection of verses that make up one complete unit of the Qur’an. The surahs are not arranged in chronological order, but they are arranged according to length and topic. In other words, the longer surahs come first and then shorter ones follow. The longest surah (chapter) in the Qur’an is Al-Baqarah (The Cow) which has 286 verses. The shortest surah is Al-Kawthar (Abundance), which has 3 verses only!
The structure of each surah is usually similar:
There may be an opening verse (called ‘bismillah ir rahmanir rahim’) stating that the scripture belongs to Allah. Some scholars say that this should be recited before every chapter except for Al-Baqarah since it’s repeated at the beginning of this surah anyway.
Then there will be an invocation asking Allah for forgiveness, mercy and guidance before starting to recite the actual text of a chapter. This part is called ‘ikhlas’.
5- Memorize it in chunks and then join those together
It’s very easy to memorize Quran online, but you need to understand how to do it. Ideally, everyone should memorize the Quran once in their lifetime. This is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your life, and there are many benefits associated with it.
A good way to start memorizing Quran online is by taking small sections at a time and repeating them over and over again until they become part of your life. There is no need to learn Arabic if you don’t know it yet; however, if you do know Arabic then this will help speed up the process of memorizing the Quran.
Once you have learned a few verses or chapters, try joining them together so that they flow as one big piece of text instead of separate parts. It will be easier for your brain to remember it this way rather than just having several disconnected pieces scattered around in your mind.
6- Learn the Surah by heart
Once you have memorized the surah, recite it aloud. Then listen to it again and again, until you can say it fluently.
As you continue to practice this exercise, you will be able to recall the words in precise order without hesitation. The aim is not to learn the meaning but to learn the words and their order.
Once you are able to recite a surah without any errors, repeat it as many times as possible so as to achieve perfection in recitation
7- Review your memorization regularly
By reciting (memorizing) it from memory, or listening to audio recordings of yourself reciting it from memory, or reading or listening to translations of your memorization at least once every few weeks if possible.
There are a number of ways to memorize the Quran. The most common way is to review it regularly by reciting (memorizing) it from memory, or listening to audio recordings of yourself reciting it from memory, or reading or listening to translations of your memorization at least once every few weeks if possible.
Another way is to review your memorization regularly by reciting (memorizing) it from memory, or listening to audio recordings of yourself reciting it from memory, or reading or listening to translations of your memorization at least once every few weeks if possible.
8- Make sure that your memorization is correct
Make sure that your memorization is correct. If you have any doubts about the meaning or pronunciation of a verse, then it’s best not to memorize it until you’re confident that you know what it means and how to recite it correctly.
It’s good to start with short surahs (chapters) such as Al-Fatiha or Al-Ikhlas, which are only three verses long. These are usually easy to memorize because they contain many words from Arabic root letters with similar pronunciations e.g., lam & raa’, mim & thaal & yaa’. You can also try reciting with someone else so that both of you can check each others’ recitation.
Choose one surah per day for a week or two and then move onto another surah afterwards. Make sure you don’t mix up your surahs!
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