Gathered by Abu Mardiy Kewdirôrun At-thaqoofiy
Praise be to Allaah and blessings of Allaah be upon His Messenger and Chosen Prophet.
5. ADHERING TO ONE STYLE OF WRITING IN THE QUR'AAN YOU USE FOR MEMORIZING:
One thing that will help in memorizing Qur’aan is to have one's own copy of the Mus-haf (i.e., choosing a specific edition) and never changing it.
This is because people learn as much by looking as by listening, so the pattern of the verses and where they appear on the pages of the Mus-haf stays in the mind as one reads and looks at the Mus-haf.
So if a person changes the Mus-haf from which he is learning, or he learns from various Masaahif where the relative positions of the aayaat may vary, he will get confused and it will be difficult for him to memorize.
6. UNDERSTANDING IS THE KEY TO MEMORIZATION:
One of the things which is of the greatest help in memorizing is understanding the verses one is learning and knowing how they are connected to one another.
This means that the haafizh has to read the tafseer of some of the aayahs and soorahs which he is memorizing and he has to focus his mind when he is reading.
This will help him to remember the verses, but when he is committing the verses to memory, he should rely on understanding; what he has to do is rely on repetition so that it will be easy for him to memorize them.
7. NOT MOVING ON UNTIL ONE HAS LEARNED A SOORAH WELL:
After having memorized one soorah, the haafizh should not move on to another soorah until he has memorized the first soorah perfectly from beginning to end and he can recite it fluently without having to think too hard about it.
Remembering it should be easy, and he should not move on to another soorah until he is sure that he has memorized the first one.
8. CONTINUALLY RECITING TO SOMEONE ELSE:
The haafizh should not rely upon training by himself; he has to recite what he has memorized to another haafizh, or to someone else who can follow his recitation in the Mus-haf.
This other person should be someone who knows how to recite Qur’aan properly, so that he can point out any mistakes or omissions in pronunciation or reading.
It often happens that an individual may memorize a soorah incorrectly by himself, and he does not realize this even when he looks at the Mus-haf.
So the person who wants to memorize a soorah looks in the Mus-haf and does not see where he is making a mistake in his recitation.
So reciting to another person is an excellent means of correcting one’s mistakes.
May Almighty Allaah make the memorization of the Qur'aan easy for everyone one of us.
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