Today I’ve given one of my students a repeat for the the fifth time in a row for making the same tajwīd mistakes. It sounds harsh, but I would be failing in my duty as a teacher if I didn’t. I would be the cause of weakening her memorisation if I let her move on without perfecting her old mistakes. She is an awesome student but got ahead of herself and memorised a new portion without reciting it to me whilst looking in the Qur’an first.  It was during Ramadhan so time was really tight. But that’s no excuse. 

If you’re memorising Qur’an, learn from my precious student’s mistake and ensure you recite the piece flawlessly to your teacher or a hāfidh/ah before attempting to memorise! 

An unintelligent person learns from his/her own mistakes whilst the wise person learns from the mistakes of others.