Memorizing and Understanding the Quran

Dina Essawy

16 May 2018

The Quran is the holy book upon which all Muslims depend to understand Islam and its teachings, so it is a must for all Muslims to be able to interpret what the Quran says. Many Muslims also choose to memorize the Quran in order to gain the most benefit out of its teachings.

So, how can we memorize and understand the Quran properly? It is recommended that you begin learning and memorizing the Quran at an early age. Schools around the Arab world begin teaching children about their religion as early as five years old.

Of course, they begin by learning the shorter chapters (surrahs), such as Al-Fatiha, and gradually move on to the longer ones. But it's never too late to start learning about your religion, no matter how old you are, set your goal and start working on it right away.

It is also imperative that we understand what we are reading or memorizing. Many people forget how important it is to understand the Holy Quran and its teachings. The memorized verses can be so easily forgotten, but if we truly grasp what they are telling us, then they will remain with us forever.

So, look up any unclear verses and search for their meanings. Understand what you are reading in order to be able to live your life as a true Muslim and follow the Quran correctly.

In the end, it is also important to encourage others to follow in the same footsteps. Reading Quran is not only limited to the month of Ramadan, we should read it throughout the year and work to learn more about our religion every day.

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