One of the best things a Muslim can do is become a Hafiz of the Holy Quran. But the truth is that it’s not easy to finish Hifz on a book like the Quran. When compared to other books, the Quran is the one that takes the most time and attention to learn by heart.
Still, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. More and more people are becoming Hafiz-e-Quran every day. And they are able to do this because they are disciplined and pay attention. If you want to become a Hafiz or are in the process of Hifz but are having trouble, reading this blog will give you some helpful tips that will help you in the process of Hifz.
- Seek Help From Allah
Allah is all-powerful, and we do everything with his help. We pray to him when we wake up, we say his name before we do anything, and we ask him for help with everything. So, it makes sense that one of the most important things a Muslim can do is to ask Allah for help. If you’re going to start Hifz, say “Bismillah” first and ask God for help so you can finish the blessed task of learning the Holy Quran by heart.
- Figure out Tajweed
The most important thing you need to know to memorize the Quran is how to say the words and how to say the letters and how they go together. Tajweed is the best way to learn how to say words correctly, just like Muhammad (PBUH) did.
There are also other benefits to Tajweed, such as the fact that it is very precise in how it is spoken, so even small mistakes can be found. And Tajweed gives your voice a certain melody, so that when you recite the Quran, you do so in a beautiful way.
- Say the words aloud
Many people choose to recite in silence, but reading the verses out loud is better for remembering and learning them. Reading out loud is also helpful because it helps you catch any mistakes in your pronunciation so you can fix them right away or have a Quran teacher who is sitting with you correct them.
- Don’t forget that You Won’t Hifz Overnight.
Many people make the mistake of thinking they can learn the Quran faster than other people, so they try to finish their Hifz in almost no time. This is not the right way to do it. In many ways, you might remember what you’ve learned for a while, but you’ll quickly forget it all if you don’t use a good way to remember things. The overnight method won’t help you remember, but will make you forget. So, take your time, make sure you understand what you are learning, and remember that part. Then you should go on to the next part.
- Understand The Verses
This rule applies to everything that people try to remember, but it is most important for the Hifz process. Understand what is being taught, know what Allah wants you to know, and know how the verses fit together. Get the big picture of what is being said. This will help you a lot with the process of Hifz. Make sure to read the meaning of each verse in the Tafsir.
- Don’t Lose Hope
The Hifz process takes a long time. And you won’t become a real Hafiz in a short amount of time, like a few days or weeks. This task takes a lot and quite a bit of time to do. At that time, a lot of people trip or forget things. And they give up because they think they’ll never be able to finish their Hifz. But it’s important to keep having faith and hope.
Most people need more than a year or two to learn the whole Quran, so be ready for a long Hifz journey and have hope from the start.
- Get up very early
This might not seem like it has anything to do with getting up early, but it does. Getting up early not only gives you time to pray Fajr, but it also makes your mind sharper and more alert, which helps you remember verses better. Getting up early is good for both your body and your mind in many ways. It has been shown to be very helpful to study for at least 30 minutes after Fajr.
- Learn from a well-known Quran teacher online
Without a good Quran teacher, it can be hard to finish your Hifz. There are many places in a Hifz where you might get stuck and need help or correction from a Quran teacher. So, if you want to do a Hifz, it is highly recommended that you hire a teacher from whom you can learn.