Deen Digest | How to Memorize the Noble Qur’an in 30 Days

by Abu Hanifa

Buraydah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, Verily, the Quran will meet its companion on the Day of Resurrection, when his grave is cleaved open, as a pale man, saying: Do you recognize me? He will say: I do not recognize you. The pale man will say: I am your companion, the Quran, who made you thirsty in the midday heat and sleepless at night, for every trader is beyond his trade and today you are beyond every transaction. He will be given the dominion in his right hand and eternal life in his left hand. A crown of dignity will be placed on his head and his parents will be clothed in two garments, which no people from the world could ever afford. They will say: Why have you dressed us with this? It will be said: Your child held to the Quran. Then it will be said to him: Recite and ascend the levels of Paradise and its chambers! He will continue to ascend as long as he recites, whether slowly or quickly.

Do you always attempt completing the Quran in Ramadan and always fail? Have you asked yourself why it sounds like an impossible dream? How much plan do you make while attempting to memorize the Book? Are there the best way(s) to quickly become an hafiz, regardless of your age? How true is it that you can complete Quran in 30 Days? These and other related questions with be briefly answered in this short article, with more focus on how to memorize the Quran in 30 days using the most efficient and effective learning style(s).

The mental process of or approach to committing the Holy Quran verses to one’s memory for later recall is known as Hifzul Quran or Quran Memorization. Any Muslim lucky enough to accomplish this is forever cherished by the Ummah as it is believed that whoever memorizes the Book and follows its instructions, Allah will reward them and honor them greatly on earth and in the hereafter.

In Arabic language, someone who has completely memorized the Quran  is called Hafiz (for male‎) or Hafiza (for female), and the plural is Huffaz.

Before going into steps to be taken to memorized the Quran easily and quickly in 30 days, it is essential to explore the best formula for completing the reading of the Quran in 30 days, especially in the month of Ramadan.

Hence, to accomplish this greatly rewarding mission, here is the simplest approach to follow: Commit to reading four pages of the Qur’an after each salah. And to be more rewarding, please ensure you read it with meaning in any language you understand.

This implies that as long as you complete 5 daily prayers, you will definitely have completed 20 pages (i.e. 1 juz) of the Book by the end of each day. And since the Qur’an has only 30 Juz’, this means that by the end of 30 days, you would have finished the entire 600 pages (i.e. 30 Juz’) of the Noble Qur’an.

That sounds simple, right?

Now, what’s the best way to memorize the Qur’an quickly, especially within 30 days?

Study the most suitable learning style(s)

If you have a passion to quickly memorize the Qur’an, the first thing is to know the best and most effective learning styles suitable for you. Find out whether you’re a visual learner, an audio-visual learner or a kinaesthetic learner, or an integrated learner (someone who combines 2 or more of the learning styles). With this, you can determine which of the following techniques works best for you.

Quran Memorization Techniques for Visual Learners

Obtain a second copy of the Mushaf or use a Quran app just for memorization
Many of imams and scholars of the Quran were visual learners. If you’re a visual learner, you can get a second copy or print off pages of the Quran and take it wherever you go. Highlight it, make marks, diagrams or charts on the blank side to help you memorize. This page becomes a flip card of sorts for you. You can even use the other side to test yourself by writing down either via transliteration or if you can write Arabic, write the verses off memory.

Quran Memorization Techniques for Visual Learners

Use Mind-maps

Mindmaps are not just an effective memorization technique for visual learners, it can also help you remember the meanings and themes of the verses you memorize.

Use Writing

Visual learners learn best with fun, visual aids. Try using mini-whiteboards to larger boards specifically for memorization purposes and keep them in place you will see throughout the day. Write down the verses in Arabic or transliteration. Use many different colors to make them visually appealing! When testing yourself, erase it and rewrite off memory.


Quran Memorization Techniques for Audio-Visual and Kinaesthetic Learners

Listen to the Verses you want to Memorize on Loop

Many Quran apps have audio looping functions. Simply select your favorite reciter, pick the verses you want to memorize, and play it on loop. As an auditory learner, listening to the verse repetitively is an effective way to memorize.

Record Yourself and Listen Back

Using your phone or Quran Companion’s recording feature, you can record yourself reciting from memory. Play it back while reading the verse to check for mistakes and to check your accuracy for Tajweed and makhraj.

Teach Someone Else

Teaching someone else what you’ve learned utilizes both speaking and listening, which work best for auditory learners, as well as reinforces your own revision. So it’s like a double win! You can teach your kids, your spouse, or your friends. If you don’t have someone you can regularly teach and practice with, just pretend to teach someone!

Quran Memorization Techniques for Auditory Learners


Write down the Letters of Each Verse

Linking verses is one of the common challenges people face when learn memorizing the Quran. Writing down the first letter of every word on a separate sheet of paper as you read or recite the verses is an effective way for reading/writing and kinesthetic learners to connect the verses in memory.

Trace the Letters with Your Finger as You Read/Memorize

Incorporating movement reinforces memory for kinesthetic learners. Try tracing or following the words with your finger, a pencil or touch pen as you read from the Quran or a Quran app. You should also check out the Quran Companion’s ‘swipe to reveal’ function that hides and reveals the Quran verse as you slide your finger back and forth.

Get physical

If you have a busy schedule, then this technique is perfect for you. Use a Quran app to listen to the audio of the verses you want to memorize on loop while driving, exercising, doing housework, or strolling in the park. By combining it with a physical activity that incorporates movement, you’ll reinforce your learning as a kinaesthetic learner.

Be prepared, however, that this simplest illustration may not work at a point for you due to some unforeseen circumstances. Please do not quit when any of these unfortunate circumstances arises. Just reschedule your timing and be flexible enough to make it fit in your daily routines. Don’t get demoralized. Put your mind at rest, pray to Allah for guidance and against Shaitan, and then rekindle your determination to complete it. Allah will see you through.

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