How to retain Quran in Memory.
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I am 30 years old and having a memory problem which causing in my professional & personal life, I am not a regular reader of Quran but everyday in the morning time reading all some Ayyats, Aytal Qursi.
In the childhood I used to remember lots of ayyats, surah, kalmats etc but now everything is vanished and only few surah is left in my brain.
Is there a way to increase memory power.
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How to retain Quran in Memory
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Your Question: In the childhood I used to remember lots of ayyats, surah, kalmats etc but now
verything is vanished and only few surah is left in my brain. Is there a way to increase memory power.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.552 Narrated by Abu Musa
The Prophet (saws) said, "Keep on reciting the Quran, for by Him in Whose Hand my life is (Allah Subahnah), the Quran runs away (or is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their tying ropes."
Dear and beloved brother, the only long term remedy to retain the portions of the Glorious Quran one has secured to ones memory is to constantly and continuously strive to revise, study, and re-study the memorized Surahs as often as one possibly canfor the Messenger of Allah (saws) warned the believers that the Glorious Quran is forgotten from memory faster than the camels which are released from their tying ropes!
The Messenger of Allah (saws) would never tire of making supplications unto His Lord Most Gracious to increase him in knowledgeand it would only befit the believers to do the same
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Ta Haa verse 114:
114 High above all is Allah, The King, The Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee (O Prophet (saws)) is completed, but say "O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge."
Upon waking up from his sleep, the Prophet (saws) would make this supplication: "There is no God but Thee, Glory be to Thee, I seek forgiveness from You for my sins, and I ask for your mercy. O Allah, increase my knowledge and let my heart not swerve after You have guided me, and bestow mercy upon me from Thyself. All praise be to Allah who has given us back life after our death and unto Him is the resurrection."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2482 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) used to supplicate thus: "O Allah, grant me benefit in what Thou hast taught me, teach me what will benefit me, and increase my knowledge. Praise be to Allah in all circumstances. I seek refuge in Allah from the state of those who go to Hell."
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,