In the name of Allah
Hello to the present and future Quran memorizers (Hafizin)
The youngster, the adult, and ladies and Gentlemen, who spend their time on this field of work I hope you will get the best level.
If we want to properly accompany our short-term memory, and subsequently our long-term memory, in the process of Quran memorization, we should know “barking dog never bites”, I mean if we’re going to choose big segments at the moment of memorization and insist on it, for example, some people believe that they should read a small verse for several times to get it memorized. This way is wrong.
Instead, we should segment the verse, segment by segment, or byte by byte, piece by piece and then we should send these bytes or segments to our memory and bind them. Of course, there are some supplementary and sumptuous methods to stick them in mind, but generally, it’s not recommended to use 2-line or 3-line segments and it’s not strongly recommended to use very small segments like half line or less than one line.
However, in between 1-line or 1.5-line segments, half line segments could be very useful for memorizer.
In short, one mistake which particularly new learners commit is that, they think when they couldn’t take or present 2-line segments all at once so their memory is undoubtedly weak.
No. it’s not that, and you’re not supposed to get memorized a 2-line segment all at once.
It’s firstly recommended to split it or cut into two segments, then memorize the first one and present it loudly and without any forgetfulness, pause or stammer and then do so for the second one, and bind both of them by existing techniques taught in the workshops and I hope you will get a dynamic and reliable memorization.
Consider a page with Uthman Taha script which has 15 lines and suppose that, for example, there are 6 or 7 verses on this page.
There are 2-line, 3-line and 1-line verses and a variety of segments on it. I should hang around my mind so that it wouldn’t be idle, because some others overdo it and they memorize very small segments like half lines, and they go forward scared, so, they won’t have strong memory at all.
For example, 15 lines would be converted to 20 or 30 small segments so, the segments will get out of their memory and won’t bind together at all.
The opposite side is not right, it means to cut into very small pieces. or, as I’ve seen before in some cities, especially, some people read a 3-line verse for several times to stick all in mind No, it’s absolutely wrong. So, we must keep a balance.
Generally, we must follow these three requirements in segmentation First, the music of the speech. I mean we shouldn’t choose a place to segment so that the speech looks bad and inharmonic.
Second, the ease or difficulty of the words in that segment if they are easy, we could easily segment the verse into 1-line or 1.5-line parts and if they are a bit difficult, we could cut into 1-line or 3/4-line parts so, we should consider the ease or difficulty of the words and finally, as third point which matters, the translation should be considered, meaning that, we should do segmentation so that it makes a phrase at least, if a sentence not possible.
In other words, the meaning of the segment shouldn’t get sacrificed and it shouldn’t make a disturbance in the speech, or it would get missed, indeed.
Follow these three points and neither get scared in segmentation and cut into small pieces, nor cut into large and difficult pieces to get your memory tired.
Eventually, move the memory forward so that neither it gets idle, nor it gets stressed there should be kind of agility in practice for taking,
I mean we should find a middle point in between.