The Quran is the word of Allah (SWT). It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW), an Arab in the Arabic language. The Quran is the most sacred and perfect text in the world and is guidance to each and every human and Jinn. In order to understand the importance of memorizing the Quran it is imperative that one knows the history of the Prophets and the sacred scriptures that were revealed before the Quran. As mankind spread across the world it started to go astray and to lead them to the path of God, messengers bearing the message of Allah (SWT) were sent towards humanity. It must be noted that every Prophet was sent with the message of the Oneness of Allah (SWT) to a specific nation, all except the Last and greatest of the messengers, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who was sent towards the entirety of the human race. Some of these messengers where given scriptures that were meant to guide people.
When the prophets eventually passed away, their scriptures became distorted by man and thus the true message was lost, until finally Allah (SWT) revealed the Quran and took its guardianship on Him. There is a consensus that one way that the Quran as remained unaltered and unchanged for over 1400 years is due to those who by the grace of Allah are able to memorize Quran in its entirety and know it by heart. Memorizing the Quran can be a great and daunting task but since it is the word of Allah (SWT), it has been made easy on humans to learn the Quran by the Mercy of Allah (SWT). In order to Memorize Quran, one must physically and spiritually strive to earn this blessing. There are a few steps that one can follow to ease their task of memorizing the Quran.
• Sincerity – One must be sincere in his or her intentions and the best intention is to do any task to earn the blessings of Allah (SWT) in this life and the afterlife.
• Consistency – This is perhaps the most important after intentions. The more a person reads the Quran the easier it is for him or her to memorize it and in this regard it is best never to skip any chance where they can recite the Quran.
• Timing – It is important that a person schedules a specific time in which he or she will memorize the Quran even if it one page. Many people believe that the most spiritually rich and calm time to memorize is after the morning Fajr prayer.
• Repeat – There is no shortcut to memorization, so repeat as much as you can and as much as is needed.
• Meaning – One of the best techniques is to memorize the Quran with the meaning. Though not hard for an Arab it is imperative for a non-Arab to learn with the meaning if they want a better understanding and ease in the task.
• Atmosphere – Make the place where you memorize feel familiar and peaceful to learn.