There is a trouble that many people suffer from these days. They often feel lonely and cannot find an honest friend who stays by their sides and entertains their souls in difficult times. But the Qur’an, Allah’s (SWT) words, is always there to comfort us no matter how bad we feel. It is a considerable matter to keep your relationship with the Qur’an good and try to improve it and know more about it as long as you are alive since the Qur’an relieves your heart. It is better than whatever you are exerting effort to get, such as worldly possessions and wealth. We should be delighted about this mercy as this is Allah’s grace for all of us. Allah SWT says,
“Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “In Allah’s grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is far better than whatever ˹wealth˺ they amass”.”Surah Yunus
The best way to rejoice in this favor is to thank Allah for it by taking care of it and memorizing its words in our hearts. The true meaning of ‘memorization’ linguistically is to remember anything exactly and learn it by heart but when it comes to memorizing the holy Qur’an, it extends the limit of memorizing its holy words only and also includes the understanding of its meanings and the applications of It. As Allah SWT says,
“But this ˹Quran˺ is ˹a set of˺ clear revelations ˹preserved˺ in the hearts of those gifted with knowledge”Surah Al-‘Ankabut
What is the reward of Quran memorizing?
It’s necessary to keep in our mind the rewards of memorizing the Quran to remind us of our intention and the reason why we do this. Also for encouraging us whenever we face problems or experience times we lack concern in our path. Two of them are:
1. Become one of the nearest people to Allah.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH says,
‘Allah has His own people among mankind.’ They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, who are they?’ He said: ‘The people of the Qur’an, the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him.Hadith
Who doesn’t want to be one of the nearest people to God? This path will only be eased for those who are sincere to God and do not do all that to be known among people and did their best to apply what they have memorized and they will be incredibly honored that Allah SWT made those honest people close to Him.
2. Your parents will be crowned.
As the Messenger of Allah, PBUH said,
“If anyone recites the Qur’an and acts according to its contents, on the day of resurrection his parents will be given to wear a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun in the dwellings of this world if it were among you. So what do you think of him who acts according to this?”Sunnah
What are the Quran memorization techniques?
1. The intention while memorizing Quran.
First of all, your intention has to be clear to you because all these tips will be nothing if you were not sincere from the very first moment and you will quit as soon as any obstacle shows up in your way to test how much serious you are.
2. Quran tutor and companions.
The existence of a Quran instructor and companions is essential because the Quran has to be learned with Tajweed and we need a knowledgeable instructor to correct our mistakes. This path will be hard if we are by ourselves so this environment will help you get rid of procrastination and will allow you to deal with your pronunciation problems and encourage you if you lose your enthusiasm one day.
3. Study the meanings of the memorized Quran verses.
Studying the meanings of verses of the Quran enables you to family link the first with each other end facilitate remembering them. This is vital not to be similar to the jaws who were given the Torah and memorized it without understanding or applying any order of it, so Allah SWT says about them,
“ The example of those who were entrusted with ˹observing˺ the Torah but failed to do so, is that of a donkey carrying books”.Surah Al-Jumu’ah
4. Know the suitable memorizing technique for you.
Knowing what favorable technique is to your mind, you can notice how fast you can get the words and verses. Some people prefer reading out loud and repeating. Some people go for listening to the same Surah repeatedly. Some people like to write it many times on paper. Some other people can mix two or three techniques. It is all up to you, only pay attention and apply.
5. Use mind maps for the Quran Surahs.
Whether you will make it by yourself or you can get it already written, mindmaps are essential to link the verses with each other and draw a general picture of the Surah you memorize in your mind.
In conclusion, the Messenger of Allah PBUH said,
“Indeed, the one who does not have the Qur’an inside him (his heart), is like the ruined house.”Sunnah
All the feelings of emptiness, grief, and fear that one may feel are because of the lack of the Qur’an inside one’s heart. That’s natural because Allah is the one who created us and knows what is suitable for us in the tough moments we experience, so it is a mercy from Allah SWT in which we should all invest. Allah says,
“We have not revealed the Quran to you ˹O Prophet˺ to cause you distress,”Surah Taha
He SWT had also facilitated the Quran for us. He SWT says,
“And We have certainly made the Quran easy to remember. So is there anyone who will be mindful?”Surah Al-Qamar