Allah said “And we have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition” (surah Al-Qamar) – verse 17
The Qur’an, A book often spoken of, yet many people are unaware of what Qur’an says. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts (juzz) and each of these parts is about 20 pages. Qur’an consists of 114 surah starting with surah number 1 (Al-Fatiha) and ending with surah number 114 (Al-Nas).
Narrated Uthman bin Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others”.
Allah make the Qur’an easy to remember for those who try to read it and understand what Quran means.
Memorizing the Qur’an:
First step is to understand the meaning of every verse in Qur’an. If you aren’t a native Arabic speaker you can use (tafsir), tafsir is the explanation of the holy Qur’an. And native Arabic speakers may use tafsir a well since the old Arabic language is not often used right now among the Arabic speaking countries, so you better use it to avoid any misunderstanding.
What you should do before starting:
Before you start memorizing Qur’an you should be able to read it correctly and understand it all. There is a prevalent culture among Muslims where they only view the Qur’an as a way of gaining reward for reciting out loud the Arabic words correctly. Such people think that they hold the Qur’an in high esteem, but this only keeps them away from studying the Qur’an as they should.
Why Allah sent down the Qur’an:
The real purpose of the Qur’an is to give guidance to the individual human being who has been created to worship Allah, Allah said” And We have revealed the Book to you which has clear explanation of everything, and a guidance, mercy and good news for those who submit” (surah El-Nahl)-verse 89.
And also, Allah said “we sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may learn wisdom” (surah Yusuf)- verse 2.
And to know what the is the reward of a man who memorize the Qur’an, we can see it in this Ayah
“Then we have given the book for inheritance of our servants as we have chosen, but there among them some who wrong their own souls; some who follow a middle course; and some who are by Allah’s leave foremost in good deeds; that’s the highest grace”
(surah Fatir) -verse 32.
I preferred to start with this introduction about the favor of memorizing the Qur’an, and what you should do before you start memorizing. And in the next articles we will go into more details about how you become a hafiz.