Once one has corrected his recitation and set his daily limit, one should begin his memorisation process by continual recitation and repetition of his daily portion. The memorizer must occupy himself with this through the hours of the day and night. He should recite it:
- * In the fard (obligatory) as well the nafl (optional) prayers,
- * While sitting in the Masjid (mosque) awaiting the jama'ah (congregational) prayer,
- * For a few minutes after the jama'ah prayer,
- * Before going to sleep.
- * While waiting for anything (bus, dentist, etc.),
- * While riding a bus, car, etc.
During memorisation, one should recite the Qur'aan in a melodic tone, beautifying his reading as much as possible. It is important the one reads melodically. This is important for the following reasons:
- 1) Melodic recitation conforms with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) who used to recite the Qur'aan in a melodious and tranquil manner.2) It conforms with Prophet's command who said; "Whoever does not chant the Qur'aan (recite it melodiously) is not of us."15 (from me:really don't know this hadith)3) It is pleasing to one's ears, providing incentive to continue with the memorisation.4) It helps make one's memorisation firm and strong.The tongue will always return to a specific tone of voice, and would thus detect a mistake whenever the balance or harmony in one's recitation becomes disordered. The reciter's tongue will not comply with him in making a mistake when he is unmindful.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
103: 1. By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), 103: 2. Verily Man is
in loss, 103: 3. Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.
Yusuf Ali's Quran Translation