I have a lovely book called “Kayfa tahfadh al-Qur’aan al-Kareem (how to memorise the Noble Qur’aan)” by Dr Yahya Ibn Abdur-Razaq Al-Gawthaany. Maasha Allaah its a really lovely book and it combines between the main principles of memorisation and different methods in which it can be done. My husband and I will try our best to give basic/general translations of some of these methods to share with you in-shaa Allaah.
The first we have chosen is:
Al-Hifdh Bayna Ithnayn/Memorisation Between Two
The author (hafeethahullaah) said what could mean:
I will always remember what one of my teachers wrote on the board when I was studying in the Qur’aan institute. He wrote: Nabata Al-Ilmu bayna ithnayn (knowledge grows between two) so I took this principle as a guiding light in my study life.
And upon this, the one who wishes to memorise in light of this method, then the following steps are upon him:
- 1- You should choose one of your good friends who finds the things that you find important, important too. You should agree on a time that is suitable for the both of you, and the best times are after Fajr or between Magrib and Ishaa. This appointment is to be kept on a daily basis.
- 2- You should agree on which surah to start with.
- 3- Then everyone should open up his Mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) and read 1 ayah from his portion for the first time -looking- so that the 2nd person can listen paying attention and following him with his own mushaf. Then after this, the 2nd person does the same and reads his ayah while looking. Then, the 1st person reads the ayah without looking and afterwards, the 2nd person does the same.
- 4- Then you move onto the 2nd ayah in the same way and continue like this until you finish the page.
- 5- Then you both must work on tying all of the ayaat together that you read before until you have memorised all of them proficiently.
- 6- Then you test each other. One of you should play the role of the Teacher and the other the role of the Student and then you swap roles. You should record the number of errors and tell your partner where they (the mistakes) were made until he corrects them and does not make the same errors again.