At Arabic and Quran Academy, we have Quan Memoriaztion Program for memorizing the Holy Quran for children as well as adults. We memorize the Qur’an for children, beginning with the shortest surahs, then the longest, then the longest.
Memorizing the Holy Quran is one of the most important things that a Muslim must do, as well as teaching her children to memorize the Holy Quran from a young age.
How to memorize the Holy Quran
The Holy Quran is a book that appeared more than one thousand four hundred years ago and shook the Quraish and the Arabs, and indeed the whole world, to this day. Muslims sanctify it and they care about reading and interpreting it, as well as extracting its secrets and treasures. You hear it on television and radio, in prayers and mosques, and read it in lectures and books.
There are some things that help memorize the Qur’an, the most important of which are the following:
1) Determining the quantity and dividing the surah according to the student’s ability
This method is represented by quantification; That is, one surah should be divided into more than one section – according to the ability of the memorizer to memorize it. For example, he memorizes Surat Al-Kahf in four stages, or five – according to his ability. There is no objection to reading the facilitating interpretation of the verses before beginning to memorize them. To increase mastery, the memorizer is also keen to repeat the single syllable five or more times; So that it is ingrained in his mind without slipping away. When he finishes memorizing the first syllable, he begins memorizing the second stanza from the last verse in the first syllable. This helps him to link them, with the need to repeat what has been memorized with concentration, and to link all the passages together. Despite the difficulty of linking the surah at once; Because of the different times and circumstances in which they were kept, it is possible to solve this problem and avoid it; The frequent recitation of the surah by the memorizer at one time, and with time, he will be able to recite the surah at once, and this method is one of the common methods among memorizers and reciters; Because the Messenger – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – used to take the Qur’an five from Gabriel, and the Companions – may God be pleased with them – did not memorize the new except after they had mastered the old memorization, and worked according to what was stated in it, and it is noteworthy that this method helps to consolidate the memorization, and it is one of the easy ways In memorizing the Qur’an for children, and for those who lack experience, it also helps the memorizer to differentiate between verses that are similar in structures and words, bearing in mind that a time plan must be set for memorization; So that it is easy for the memorizer to divide the surah, and memorize it according to a timetable commensurate with his ability and conditions.
2) Memorizing the Quran on an expert sheikh for tajweed
It is possible to memorize the Holy Qur’an without the help of God – Glory be to Him – and therefore sincerity to God Almighty in memorizing the Qur’an and seeking help from it is one of the most beneficial and best ways, in addition to the fact that the one who memorizes the Qur’an attains a great status, and it should be noted that this method is represented in the necessity of having a perfect sheikh into intonation; recitation and recitation; So that the hafiz would take his instructions, and recite to him the verses he had memorized, so the Sheikh would correct his recitation for him. Hence the effort is on the keeper; By repeating the verses he memorized throughout his day; So that he can memorize it, while constantly reviewing, consolidating, and confirming everything he has memorized in the following days; reading a lot; So that he recites a wird from it every day, and the best and best times for memorizing and reviewing are what is the time of Fajr; Whether it is before dawn, or after it, the memorizer should be patient in his memorization. Patience is what helps you to persevere and to continue to memorize.
3) Memorize by repeat
It is the method of memorization by repetition; This is done by repeating the first verse to be memorized twenty times, then repeating the following verses; each verse separately; Twenty times for each verse, until the verses reach four, then connect the four verses. Its recitation is repeated twenty times, then four other verses are memorized, and each verse is repeated twenty times in the same manner, then the four new verses are linked twenty times, and after that what has been linked in the two memorizers is repeated twenty times, and upon completion of memorizing one side of the Qur’an Before starting the new memorization, this memorization is repeated twenty times. Until it becomes entrenched, established, and then begins the new memorization.
How to memorize the Noble Quran for children
Parents’ concern for their children’s memorization of the Noble Qur’an is one of the best deeds, especially if it is started with them from a young age. It is a good aid to the child in memorizing the Qur’an, and the child who is accustomed to hearing the Holy Qur’an since his childhood will be faster in memorizing than others, and the child can start memorizing the Qur’an by reciting since the age of three and four; Al-Tabari memorized the Qur’an at the age of seven, and Al-Suyuti memorized it at the age of six. It should be noted that the memorization of children must be from a person who is proficient in reciting the Noble Qur’an; Whether it is one of the parents, or a teacher who has mastered the recitation of the Qur’an, with the necessity of having the Qur’an with the child during memorization; So that he gets used to looking at the words, and at the way they are drawn, and links them with his memorization and the correct pronunciation of them. It is possible to benefit from the repeated educational tapes in memorizing the Qur’an, in addition to starting to memorize the short surahs; So it is easier for him. There are many means and methods for memorizing the Noble Qur’an that help facilitate memorization for children, including the following:
- Planting the love of the Noble Qur’an in the soul of the child.
- Ensure that the child is encouraged.
- Stimulating the spirit of competition.
- Choosing the right time to memorize.
- Choose the right place.
- Using one copy of the Holy Qur’an at a time.
- Make sure to correct the child’s reading before starting to memorize.
- The connection between memorization and the intended meaning Too much repetition.
- Sowing the love of heaven through the Holy Quran.