Perpetual Listening, Reviewing, and Recitation.
One who memorizes the noble Qur’aan should have a minimum portion that he/she will recite on a daily basis. The ideal is to recite one juz “part” once a day at the least, and you can recite at the most, ten juz a day for the Prophet(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘He who recites the Qur’aan in less than three (days), does not understand it.’ [Abu Dawood]
This indicates the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) keenness on advising us against rushing while reciting the noble Qur’aan as this has a negative impact on the recitation, comprehension, and reflection on the the recited verses. When the comprehension and reflection are lost due to hastiness, it defeats the main purpose of the revelation of the noble Qur’aan.
The messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “The parable of one who memorizes the noble Qur’aan by heart is like the parable of an owner of a hobbled camel. If he remains vigilant, he will retain it, and if he neglects it, it will go away.”
This is a reference to how easy it is to forget, and to loose whatever one has memorized. A commitment to a schedule that includes ongoing revision, recitation, reading with understanding, memorization, and a continuous care and protection for all of the above, makes the memorization very strong and last long.
“Be mindful of your efforts and do not be like the one who walks many miles to a stream only to fetch water from the stream and pour it into a basket made out of woven straw” (Hidayah).
Sneak peek: Step 11 | Paying Close Attention to Verses with Similarities.
The source and main material used in preparing the content of this blog is the book, Ways of teaching the noble Qur’aan and memorizing it by Abu Abdrahman, Jamal ibn Ibrahim AlQirsh (طرائق تدريس القرآن الكريم وحفظه).