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Alternatives to Memorizing the Qur’an

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

As some may find it difficult to memorize the selected portion given in the previous post or some may not like the unconventional style of doing Hifdh of the verses selected on thematic basis, I am presenting the memorization schedule in a different way.

Here are some Alternatives to Memorizing the glorious Qur’an in the month of Shabaan and Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. 

You can choose from the options and stick on to the schedule with determination, InshaaAllah:

a. SURAHS THAT CAN BE MEMORIZED IN ONE MONTH:

* Surah al Mulk – Total 30 verses – 1 Ayah per day = Complete Surah in one month

* Surah Yaseen – Total 83 verses – 3 Ayaats per day = Complete Surah in one month

* Surah Rahman – Total 86 verses – 3 Ayaats Per day = Complete Surah in one month

* Surah al Waaqi’ah – Total 96 verses – 4 Aayaats Per day = Complete Surah in 24 days + 5 days to revise = You learn the full Surah in one month.

So if you select two out of four of the above mentioned Surahs, you can easily memorize 2 Surahs in Shabaan and Ramadhaan respectively, InshaaAllah

b. SURAH OR JUZ THAT CAN BE MEMORIZED IN TWO MONTHS:

* Surah al Kahf – Total 110 verses – 2 Aayats per day = Full Surah in 55 days = You learn the complete Surah al Kahf in 2 months

Juz ‘Am = The 30th Part of the Qur’an is called Juz ‘Amm.

It has 37 Surahs in all. Some of the short surahs you must be already knowing by heart, right? If you deduct those, then you will be able to memorize the entire Juz in two months, inshaaAllah.

Follow this simple method:

Juz ‘Amm is spread over 23 pages (As per Madinah Mus’haf)

Take half a page in a day. Allot 40 days for memorization, and the rest of the days for revision. So 40 x 1/2 = 20 pages = Full Juz ‘Am in 2 months.

or Follow the break-up schedule given below, InshaaAllah:

Two Month Hifdh Programme – Memorization Plan for Juz ‘Amm

Download Juz ‘Amm Memorization Plan

Days

Surah No.

Surah  Name

No. of Verses 

Days & the number of verses to be memorized

1 – 3

78

An-Naba

40

Day 1 = Verses 1 to 16

Day 2 = Verses 17 to 30

Day 3 = Verses 31 to 40

4 – 6

79

An-Naazi’aat

46

Day 4 = Verses 1 – 14

Day 5 = Verses 15 – 33

Day 6 = Verses 34 – 46

7-9

80

‘Abasa

42

Day 7 = Verses 1- 16

Day 8 = Verses 17- 32

Day 9 = Verses 33 – 42

10-11

81

At-Takweer

29

Day 10 = Verses 1 – 14

Day 11 = Verses 15-29

12

—-

Day 12 = Revision the memorized chapters till now

13-14

82

Al Infitaar

19

Day 13 = Verses 1-8

Day 14 = Verses 9 -19

15-17

83

Al Mutaffifeen

36

Day 15 = Verses 1-14

Day 16 = Verses 15-28

Day 17= Verses 29-36

18-19

84

Al Inshiqaaq

25

Day 18 = Verses 1-15

Day 19 = Verses 16-25

20-21

85

Burooj

22

Day 20 = Verses 1-9

Day 21 = Verses 10-22

22-23

86

At-Taariq

17

Day 22 = Verses 1-10

Day 23 = Verses 11-17

24

—-

—-

Day 24 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

25-27

87

Al A’la

19

Day 25 = Verses 1-8

Day 26 = Verses 9-13

Day 27 = Verses 14-19

28-30

88

Al Ghashiyah

26

Day 28 = Verses 1-10

Day 29 = Verses 11-20

Day 30 = Verses 21-26

31-33

89

Al Fajr

30

Day 31 = Verses 1-12

Day 32 = Verses 13- 20

Day 33 = Verses 21-30

34

—-

Day 34 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

35-36

90

Al Balad

20

Day 35 = Verses 1 – 10

Day 36 = Verses 11-20

37-38

91

Ash-Shams

15

Day 37 = Verses 1 -10

Day 38 = Verses 11-15

39-40

92

Al Layl

21

Day 39 = Verses 1- 13

Day 40 = Verses 14 – 21

41

Day 41 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

42

93

Al Dhuha

11

Day 42 = Complete

43

94

Al Sharh

8

Day 43 = Complete Surah

44

95

Al Teen

8

Day 44 = Complete Surah

45-46

96

Al ‘Alaq

19

Day 45 = Verses

Day 46 = Verses

47

Day 47 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

48

97

Al Qadr

5

Day 48 = Complete Surah

49

98

Al Bayyinah

8

Day 49 = Complete Surah

50

99

Al Zalzala

8

Day 50 = Complete Surah

51

100

Al ‘Aadiyat

11

Day 51 = Complete Surah

52

101

Al Qaari’ah

11

Day 52 = Complete Surah

53

—-

Day 53 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

54

102

Al Takaakhur

8

Day 54 = Complete Surah

55

103, 104

Al ‘Asr & Al Humaza

3 + 9

Day 55 = Two Complete Surahs

56

105, 106

Al Feel & Al Quraysh

5 + 4

Day 56 = Two Complete Surahs

57

107, 108

Al Ma’oon & Al Kauthar

7 + 3

Day 57 = Two Complete Surahs

58

Day 58 = Revise all the Surahs memorized till now

59

109, 110, 111

Al Kaafiroon, An-Nasr & Al Masad

6

Day 59 = Three Complete Surahs

60

112, 113, 114

Al Ikhlaas, Al Falaq and An-Naas

4

Day 60 = Three Complete Surahs

If You can take time to comment and tell me how do you rate the memorization approach given in the previous post and how do you feel about the suggestions given in this post, I will be grateful to you. Thank you. Jazakallahu Khayra. 

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

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13 Comments »

  1. I am glad you offer this alternative. Jezzak Allah!
    In your earlier post I felt some disappointment when I read your advice to not spend to much time on understanding the verses… Quran is not a bunch of words, but advise and guidance. If you recite it, but you don’t know WHAT you recite, how will you live by it and what is the value the effort?

    After all, we know that many Sahabi (like Uthman and Abullah ibn Mas’ud) had the habit of only learning ten Ayahs and then not learning any more until they had entirely understood and learned how to practically apply them in their lives. This caused them to sometimes take years in order to learn just one Surah.

    Learning Quran AND understanding AND living by it is the ONLY way a Muslim – and the entire world! – can really benefit of it. Knowinng it by heart but not living by it is one of the reasons why so many people misunderstand and even hate Islam. So thank you for showing a more feasable way.

    Comment by mariaminislam | May 9, 2016 | Reply

    • Jazakallah Khayr for taking time to express your opinion
      Let me clarify certain things as I think you got me wrong.

      I only said don’t spend much time on understanding when you have to FOCUS on memorization.
      I also said about understanding in the Notes column.
      This blog is about creating the awareness and facilitating the understanding of the Qur’an.

      And it is being said even in the Ministry-sponsored Quran Memorization Centres that spending much time on understanding will delay the hifdh process of the students.
      There is difference between saying ‘don’t read with meaning’ and ‘dont spend much time on understanding while the focus is on memorization’.
      I never said ‘read without understanding’!

      Yes, Sahabas, radhiyallaahu anhum, used to take years to learn just one Surah.
      In this case, what is meant by “sahabas taking years to learn just one Surah” is not the understanding of the meaning. They knew Arabic well.
      It is the understanding of the wisdom incorporated in the Surahs which they found out, in an amazing manner, when they applied the injunctions in their practical life.

      Secondly, the previous hifdh schedule and the selection of aayaats was done for a particular reason.
      You know what? Even teachers teaching Islamic studies as a subject (generally speaking) are unable to quote particular verses when asked about a particular concept. You ask where is equality of mankind mentioned in the Quran, and see how many people refer to the verse of Surah al Hujuraat.
      This is not restricted to teachers. Many people who are in dawah field, I have seen, are bankrupt about the relevant verses and they cannot quote the specific ayah for a specific theme verbatim! They say Imam this has said, Imam that has said so. But hardly such people have competency and enthusiasm to say the verse on their own without looking at the Mushaf.
      My experience in teaching field is: the thing that melts the hearts of people is the glorious Qur’an. You may be an author who have penned down hundreds of pages, that may not necessarily capture the attention of the people as the Qur’an. Just a verse from the glorious Qur’an you recite to them is enough to do the wonders. Subhanallaah.
      Also, if you look at the themes and topics that I have selected, and say if someone memorizes as per the selections, one will at the end of the day know many verses from the Qur’an and appreciate the beautify of Islam through direct references from the Qur’an via their memory…InshaaAllah. The themes include a wide range of Qur’anic topics.
      Moreover, this year Shabaan and Ramadhaan are falling during examination days and so students will find it easy to memorize one ayah per day.
      These were the principal reasons why I wanted to opt for thematic memorization. And when you say theme, the emphasis is definitely on understanding.

      Baarakallaahu Feek.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 9, 2016 | Reply

      • I appologize. I think I should have spent more time on reading everything from A to Z before responding in this way. In NO WAY did I mean to insult you or your efforts and intentions, but I fear that is exactly what I ended up doing. Please forgive me brother

        Comment by mariaminislam | May 13, 2016 | Reply

        • Why Sis using strong words, I didn’t take it wrong or felt insulted. There is nothing to forgive as you didn’t intend to say anything bad.
          I’m sorry if I have hurt you inadvertently.

          Comment by MuQeet | May 14, 2016 | Reply

          • Jezzak Allah. By the way, a few days ago I published a translation of your article about Shabaan. May Allah lead many people to that knowledge and reward you for sharing it!

            Comment by mariaminislam | May 15, 2016

          • Aameen.
            That’s very nice to hear.
            May Allah accept your endevor and reward you for the work you have done. Baarakallahu feek.

            Comment by MuQeet | May 15, 2016

  2. Insha Allah I should stick to such plans.

    Apart from revision, I strongly recommend Quran memorizing buddy/competitor. My buddy is my son.

    Comment by Haya | May 9, 2016 | Reply

    • MashaaAllah, that’s so sweet to know.
      Mother-Son buddies in hifdh journey. Amazing.
      Keep up the good work.
      May I know what is the age of your son?
      Baarakallaahu Feek.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 9, 2016 | Reply

      • 6 1/2 years old. He has done juz Amma. Now we are in Surah al Mulk (only 3 to 4 ) verses a week. We study only for 20- 25 minutes. We revise in morning.

        Comment by Haya | May 9, 2016 | Reply

        • Oh..that’s great. MashaaAllah.

          Kindly share your experiences with all of us, InshaaAllah. Who knows many Mom/Dad-Son, Dad/Mom-daughter, buddies can formed due to your inspiration, InshaaAllah.

          Comment by MuQeet | May 9, 2016 | Reply

          • Insha Allah

            Comment by Haya | May 9, 2016

  3. Jazak Allah khayr for these useful tips on hifz

    Comment by Nabila | May 9, 2016 | Reply

    • Baarakallaahu Feek.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 9, 2016 | Reply


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