This final section is arguably the most important part of your Qur'an memorisation journey. It reminds you that the learning journey is never over. In fact, becoming a hafidh or hafidhah is a lifelong commitment. You must make time every day to revise and learn your hifdh until the day you depart from this world. This responsibility is to be taken seriously.
Additionally, one of the key reasons as to why this section has been included within this book is to motivate and encourage those who have maybe forgotten or not revisited their hitch for a while. This happens to a lot of us, especially when we neglect our daily routine in revising our Qur'an.
Furthermore, it is never too late to turn to the Qur'an. If Allah has blessed you initially to memorise the Qur'an, then surely He can bless you by enabling you to retain the memory of the Qur'an within you.
Life after memorising the Qur'an is not easy. In fact, being a hafidh or a hafidhah is arguably more challenging than the journey of becoming one. One of the most challenging aspects of maintaining your revision of the Qur'an is remaining strong in your memory retention, especially as you get older. Naturally, your memory will gradually become weaker as your age increases but inshaAllah the more consistent you are in your daily revision of the Qur'an, the stronger your memory will remain.
Always keep the Qur'an a focal point of your life. Be disciplined in making time daily for your Qur'anic revision. Never let a day go past where you do not revisit the Qur'an.
1: Understanding the Qur'an is a challenging task. It takes years of committed learning. It is not an overnight task by any means. Take small steps in understanding this beautiful book and see how your relationship with Allah develops.
2: One lifelong goal for a hafidh or hafidhah is to change your character or personality for the better. The Qur'an should be your personality. People should think of the Qur'an when they interact with you.
3: There is always room for improvement. You are not perfect. Whether it is your hifdh, voice or Tajweed. Keep on practicing daily and try to improve as much as you can!
4: One common aspect of many Qur'an recitations by a hafidh or Hafidhah, is that they tend to imitate other well-known reciters of the Qur'an. However, try and be unique and work hard to develop your own style of recitation.
5: It is easy to simply recite the smaller chapters from Juz 'Amma during our five times prayers. However, one effective method is to recite from random sections of the Qur'an during your prayers. This will help to strengthen your hifdh.
6: The term 'hafidh' or 'hafidhah' is not something to be taken lightly. Understand and value the meaning of these words. You have to implement this into your daily life.
7: Never look down at someone who is memorising the Qur'an or see yourself as someone superior. Remember, you were once in their shoes and struggling to memorise the Qur'an.
8: Be loyal to the Qur'an always. Cherish and appreciate the value of this book. Make it your daily dose of motivation always!
9: Make it a lifelong aim to always be in the service of the Qur'an. Even after you pass away, let it be that people remember you as the one who loved the Qur'an!
10: This is the easiest part, memorising the Qur'an. The hardest part is when you complete memorising the entire Qur'an. Because then it becomes your lifelong responsibility to retain every single letter that you have memorised until the day you depart from this world.
This is part 10 of a 10 part series.
- Preparation and Intention
- Inspirational Advice from the past
- Choosing the right school and teacher
- Tajweed and Reflection
- Ramadan Memorisation Tips
- Effective Diet & Sleep Intake
- Memory Retention Methods
- Utilising technology and resources
- Qur'anic Du'as (Supplications)
- Life after memorising the Qur'an
By Qari Ishaaq Jasat
With the tips adapted from the book: 365 Tips to Help Memorise the Qur'an.