3 Proven Tips to Learn Quran Fast
The rewards of learning and memorizing the Quran are insurmountable. It is natural for one to feel the compulsion when they go through the Ahadith that define the stature of a Haafidh.
According to a saying by Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him):
“It will be said to the one who memorized the Quran, ‘Recite and ascend and recite just as you would recite in the world, for your abode (in Jannah) will be the last verse you recite.’” (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2914)
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) also said that:
“The one who recites the Quran and acts upon it, on the Day of Qiyamah his parents will be made to wear a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun had it been in the dwellings of the world, so what do you think (of the reward) of the person himself.” (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1453)
When we come across such narrations, we can understand the virtues associated with this act. The effort and grit required to accomplish this task amplify its reward.
All our Huffaadh readers and those treading on this journey can well acknowledge the difficulty associated with this quest. It takes a lot of time, and many quit midway. To make sure that you don’t give up, we’ve rounded up a few tips to learn Quran fast.
By the time you’re done with this reading, you’ll be able to devise an action plan that fits your skill and routine. Let’s have a look:
1. Retreat and Reflect
Remember how the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) used to stay in a secluded cave before revelations began? Isolation allowed him to focus on his Creator and ponder upon the beautiful system of nature. He plunged deep into thoughts and knew in his heart that his people were on the wrong track.
Similarly, when it comes to Hifdh students, their minds are unable to focus when overstimulated with distractions. From smart technology to people moving around the house, things are pulling you in different directions.
A student of knowledge needs to cut off from these distractions. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you travel somewhere, leave your family, or quit your studies. Instead, find a peaceful place in your house and sit there with your Mushaf. Recite the verses and understand their meaning, side by side. This practice will allow you to have a clear insight into what you’re reading.
Another important tip that helps many students is to recite after the Fajr prayers. This is the time when you’ve just woken up from sleep. Our brain has had its rest and functions exceptionally well in these hours. Even the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) advised his Ummah to make the most out of post-Fajr time as it is filled with Barakah.
2. Repeat and Revise
When Angel Jibrael (AS) brought down revelations to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), he ensured that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) would fathom and memorize it well. And the Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) kept repeating those verses even when Jibreal (AS) was gone. He then taught those verses to the Companions and also recited them in Salah.
For everyone trying to learn Quran online, bear in mind that repetition is the key. If you have a significant portion to cover, split it into parts. Pick the first part and keep reciting it until you know it without looking. If there’s still an error, go over it once more. Then, move to the next part. As soon as you’re done with the second part, combine the two.
You can divide a single verse if you think you can’t memorize it in one go.
As for revision, it is essential to go over the parts you’ve memorized earlier. Whether it is a page you did yesterday or a Juz that you completed in the previous month, you must go over the previous lessons repeatedly. A well-planned schedule can help you to divide the learned parts and revise them in order.
3. Use the Same Mushaf
Initially, a student does not understand why teachers recommend using the same Mushaf throughout the memorization journey. However, when you’re done with one or two Juz, you begin to have mental flashes of the learned portion. On the contrary, if you memorize from different copies of the Quran, it is impossible to retain an image in your mind.
In addition, the Hifdh teachers suggest their students use a copy where they can clearly view the words. There should be enough space in lines to mark mistakes.
When all comments and mistakes are in the same Mushaf, you can work better on your memorization.
Memorizing the Quran may seem like a huge mountain to cross over. Yet when you do it sincerely for Allah (SWT) and seek his assistance on every step of the way, it will get easy and fast. We hope you work out a solid plan for yourself. May Allah make you and me among the Chosen People of Paradise. Aameen!