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How to Revise the Quran? – Your Practical Guide for Quran Revision

If you want to revise the Quran, it is one of the duties of a true Muslim. In this article, we will highlight the importance of revising the Quran and provide you with some practical steps to help you master the Quran and fulfill its duties towards you.

How to Revise the Quran? - Your Practical Guide for Quran Revision

What Is The Meaning Of Quran Revision?

Revising the Quran means to keep a regular portion of the Quran to retain the Quran’s words and meanings in your heart so that you are included in the true memorizers of the Quran with better application for its meanings in your life.

How To Retain The Memorized Quran?

The Prophet (PBUH) directs the Muslim to retain the memorized Quran by valuing the blessing of memorization through keeping on remembering it. Otherwise, Allah Almighty may punish this one for neglecting the Quran by causing him to forget this honorable Book.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says: “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than camel do.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Imam Ibn Hajar commented on the previous hadith saying:

“Ibn Battal said: This hadith asserts the meaning of the two following Quranic verses:

– “And We have certainly made the Quran easy to remember. So is there anyone who will be mindful?”

– “We will soon send upon you a weighty revelation.”

Thus, whoever attentively keeps revising and memorizing the Quran, then it will be easy for him. Rather, those neglecting the Quran will find it escape from their hearts.”

If you have not yet memorized the Quran, read our guide on Quran memorization tips.

How To Revise the Quran Quickly?

Revising the Quran is a lifelong process that the Muslim keeps throughout the whole life. There are no quick tips to revise the Quran quickly and then it will last forever. Still, here are some useful recommendations to make revision easier and more continuous:

  1. Renew your intention and remember the reward of keeping the Quran, and the precious blessing that Allah Almighty grants to you.
  2. Take care of the meaning and its practice; you will find the words easier and attain Allah’s pleasure by doing that.
  3. Use the chapters you revise in your prayers.
  4. Keep away from committing sins and repent quickly if you fall.
  5. Keep on track with a teacher since it’s better than working on your own.

Thus, try to keep as much as possible of these tips so that you retain you memorization.

The best way to revise the Quran is unquestionably to set aside enough time aside from the memorization time, during which one reads as much as they can, but because many people are unable to do that, the following techniques might help:

  1. Reciting in the other regular Sunnah prayers “Sunan Rawātib” outside Fajr. Recitation is five-eighths, and one-eighth is recited every two rak’ahs. 
  2. One-eighth in the two rak’ahs before Asr prayer. And two eighths in both the night prayers and the obligatory prayers (Fardh). Based on this, the bare minimum a day is one Juzz of the Qur’an.
  3. Read every time possible, while driving and during Salat Al-Nafl (supererogatory prayer), in between the call to prayer and the iqaamah, on the way to work or school, etc. And never forget to sit after dawn and read something from the Quran for at least one eighth.

Quran Revision Timetable:

There is a variety of Quran revision timetables depending on your level:

1. Revision Timetable For Already Memorizer Of The Whole Quran:

If you memorize the whole Quran, you may have the same level of proficiency for the whole thing or you may have specific challenges in some parts more than others.

For the same level of all, you can divide the 30 parts over 30 weeks as a challenge. Then, you can go faster, i.e., 30 parts in 15 weeks. The ideal case here is to reach an average of 30 parts in one week, not less than this.

In case you have a challenge in specific parts, start with them, and keep repeating part by part. In parallel, you should keep on your usual portion of recitation for the whole Quran. Then, you can move to the first case related to those with the same level for the whole Quran.

1. Revision Timetable For A Partial Memorizer Of The Quran:

If you still memorize new portions and want to keep your memorized parts by revision, keep one day per week for revising the previous portions. Also, build on the chapter from its beginning every time you memorize it till you finish this chapter. For example, if you are memorizing the chapter of An-Nur, don’t only focus on reviewing the new page. Rather, keep reviewing from the beginning each time and recite them all for your teacher.

In general, choose the best timing for you throughout the day so that you make good use of time and ask Allah for support sincerely at the beginning. Also, remember that consistency is a powerful secret to success. Shaykhi Academy can help you to manage your revision timetable as well.

How to Revise The Entire Quran?

After mastering the Quran memorization process, the next focus is on effective revision. Allocate time each day to review two sections (Juzz) of the Quran, repeating them three times. By following this routine consistently for a year, you can achieve a thorough and flawless memorization of the Holy Quran.

What Should I Do after A Year of Memorizing?

After a year of memorization and revision, may your daily Hizb of the Quran until your death be like the Hizb of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, who used to read the Quran daily and finish it by the end of every week.

Sahaba Aws ibn Hudhayfah said: I asked the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) how they divided the Qur’an [into portions]. They said: Three, five, seven, nine, eleven, thirteen, and hizb al-mufassal on its own. Narrated by Abu Dawood (1393).

What this means is:

  • Saturday: three Surahs: from al-Faatihah to an-Nisaa’.
  • Sunday: five surahs: from al-Maa’idah to At-Tawbah.
  • Monday: seven surahs: from Yoonus to an-Nahl.
  • Tuesday: nine surahs: from al-Isra’ to al-Furqaan.
  • Wednesday: eleven surahs: from ash-Shu‘ara’ to Yaa-Seen.
  • Thursday: thirteen surahs: from as-Saafaat to al-Hujuraat.
  • Friday: the rest, from Soorat Qaaf to an-Naas.

What Is The Importance Of Revising The Quran?

Revising the Quran is of utmost importance since it helps the Muslim to keep the honor of Quran memorization. Here are some reasons for the significance of Quran revision:

1. Revising The Quran Helps The Muslim To Be With The Noble Scribes.

Propet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) differentiates between the reward of those mastering the Quran memorization and those lower than this state:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Such a person as recites the Qur’an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur’an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)

2. Revision Excludes The Muslim From The Sin Of Neglecting The Quran.

Allah Almighty tells us in the Noble Quran that the Prophet (PBUH) complained of Muslims’ abandonment of the Quran saying:

“The Messenger has cried, ‘O my Lord! My people have indeed received this Quran with neglect.’” (Quran, 25:30)

Imam Ibn Al Qayyim numerates the types of neglecting the Quran saying:

“There are many types for neglecting the Quran:

A. neglecting to listen to the Quran and belief in it;

B. neglecting to apply (its meaning) while keeping a mere recitation for its words and belief in it;

C. neglecting to accept and to seek the judgment of the Quran; 

D. neglecting to ponder on the Quran and understanding its meanings;

E. and neglecting to seek the Quran as a cure for all the heart diseases.” 

Here, it’s important to note that there is a common incorrect hadith describing forgetting the Quran as the greatest sin committed:

“The sins of my people were presented before me and I didn’t find one of them greater than memorizing one chapter or verse of the Quran then forgetting it.” (weak hadith but could work on these topics)

No one denies that neglecting the Quran is a sin. However, no authentic hadith says it’s the greatest sin.

3. Quran Revision Keeps The Messages Of The Quran Fresh In The Muslim’s Heart.

Throughout the trials of life, the one keeping the Quran in his heart can easily remember the Quranic verses to keep him steadfast, to correct his view on life, and to help him deliver Allah’s messages to others in different situations.

4. Revising The Quran Is A Cornerstone For Becoming An Eminent Scholar.

The verses of the Quran and the Prophet’s hadiths are the basis of establishing the mindset of the Muslim scholar–along with other components–so that he is eligible to set the rules for the Muslim community, especially in modern cases not found in previous times.

5. Revising The Quran Equals More Good Deeds.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) states the reward of reciting the Quran saying:

“Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” [Sahih At-Tirmidhi]

6. Quran Revision Saves The Blessing Of The Quran For The Muslim.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasized the importance of keeping this precious blessing by keeping memorization and revision:

“The example of the person who knows the Qur’an by heart is like the owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Al-hafidh Ibn Hajar said paraphrasing this hadith:

As long as (the person’s effort) to keep (the Quran) exists, then the memorization by heart is kept. It’s similar to the camels saved as long as they are kept tied. He singled out the camel since it is the most repulsive domestic animal; it is difficult to return it after its widespread repulsion.”

Therefore, revising the Quran provides the Muslim with countless benefits in this life and in the Hereafter as well.

Quran Revision Day Technique:

One suggestion to help you keep your memorized portions while keeping on your new memorization is to keep one day for only revision per week to revise all that you memorize throughout the whole week.

 Also, after finishing a juz of the Quran, it’s better to stop to fix it before going on.

This is for the pure revision. However, minor portions are recommended to go in parallel with the new memorization throughout your journey.

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To sum up, the Muslim’s relation with the Quran is a lifelong journey. He keeps the honor of going through this journey so that he achieves ultimate guidance and Allah’s pleasure. Shaykhi Academy can help you in this journey so that you keep consistent. Start your free trial now!

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