All praise and thanks are due to Allāh (SWT), who blessed us with the Glorious Qur’ān. Abundant salutations be upon our beloved teacher and role model, the first haafidh, Nabi Muhammad (SAW).

I was blessed to attend to the course “How to Memorise the Qur’an in 56 Days” by Sheikh Yahya Al-Ghawthany, may Allah preserve him. So I’ve been wanting to share what I learned for a while now.

This first part seems like the usual Oh-I’ve-heard-it-all-before, but the Sheikh said that it is crucial to his course (that he presented.) Plus, as Allah (s.w.t.) says, “Remind, for indeed the reminder benefits the believers.” (Qur’an, 51:55).

Why do we memorise the Qur’an???

1. To learn and teach it: Nabi (s.a.w.) is reported to have said, “The BEST among you is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”0a7339a2c3287c8212888ae3bfc5741c

2. For Hidayah (Guidance): “Indeed this Qur’an GUIDES to that which is best.” (Qur’an, 17:9)


3. For Shifaa (cure/healing): “We reveal from the Qur’an that which is a cure.” (Qur’an, 17:82). If you feel depressed, recite, with the niyyah (intention) of shifaa, Suratul Fatihah, ayatul Kursi and the last 2 aayaat of Suratul Baqarah.


4. To reflect and ponder and reflect: “Don’t they reflect over the Qur’an or are there locks on their hearts? (Qur’an, 47:24). b1231068cef39e4989e03d9c9bf3322d

5. So that All (s.w.t.) protects us through the Qur’an. “But they are clear verses in the chests of those who have been granted knowledge…” (Qur’an, 29:49). I did a post on this ayah being Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan’s hifdh inspiration29.49

6. So that Allah will love you. Don’t you want to be among those who love Allah, and Allah loves them?

Like I said in my previous post, if you would like to get in touch with me to learn more about the course, please schedule a meeting with me (free of charge;)). My contact details are on my home page.

I humbly request you to make du’a that Allah grants me to achieve my goals and to keep the Qurʾān firm in all of our hearts. May He grant every letter we recite to be a means of guidance, healing, reflection and protection in this world and the next. Ameen!

With best wishes to see you succeed in your hifdh,

Cape Town Haafidha.