Welcome to Shaykhi Academy!

How to Memorize the Whole Quran?

How to Memorize the Whole Quran

How to Memorize the Whole Quran? Have you ever dreamt of memorizing the whole Quran?  For many Muslims, this is a cherished aspiration. But memorizing the whole Quran can seem daunting. Is it really possible? And how long does it typically take? 

This article will explore the whole Quran memorization, giving you step-by-step guidance and practical tips. 

We’ll answer questions like “How to memorize the whole Quran?”, “How to memorize the whole Quran in one year?” and “How long does it typically take?” So, if you’re considering embarking on this rewarding journey, keep reading to discover efficient memorization techniques, daily and weekly schedules, and the importance of review.

Is it Possible to Memorize the Whole Quran?

Yes, it is possible to memorize the whole Quran. Millions of Muslims around the world have undertaken this noble endeavor and have successfully memorized the whole Quran. While it is undoubtedly a challenging task that requires dedication, patience, and consistent effort over an extended period of time, it is achievable with the help of Allah and through structured memorization techniques. With unwavering commitment and reliance on divine assistance, individuals can memorize the Quran and experience the spiritual fulfillment that comes with this remarkable accomplishment.

How to Memorize the Whole Quran?

To memorize the whole Quran effectively, start by setting a clear goal and finding inspiration in role models like Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Visualize success and reward yourself as you progress. Focus on repetition, recitation, and understanding, aided by tools like mobile apps. Balance memorization with regular review, dividing the Quran into manageable sections for efficient study. Implement dedicated review periods after every ten and twenty parts, ensuring thorough retention. With dedication and strategic planning, success in memorizing the Quran is achievable, deepening one’s connection to its teachings. Let’s explain in detail!

1. Setting Yourself Up for Success by Preparing Yourself Mentally

  • Grab a piece of paper and write down your ultimate goal: “I will memorize the whole Quran with Allah’s help.”
  • Never doubt your ability: Be confident that you can memorize the Quran. Don’t neglect the importance of believing in yourself.
  • Find a Role Model: Choose a person who exemplifies memorization excellence. Who better than Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to emulate in memorizing the Quran and all aspects of life?
  • Visualize Your Success: Write down everything you expect to gain from memorizing the Quran. ‘Abdallāh b. ‘Amr reported God’s messenger as saying,

    The one who was devoted to the Qur’ān will be told to recite, ascend and recite carefully as he recited carefully when he was in the world, for he will reach his abode when he comes to the last verse he recites.” [Hasan]
  • Reward Yourself: Motivate yourself by giving rewards as you progress. For instance, after memorizing Surah An-Naba’, treat yourself to something special to keep you going.

2. Memorizing Process

  • Repetition and Recitation: Repetition is key to memorization. Recite each verse or section of the Quran repeatedly until it becomes ingrained in your memory. Practice reciting aloud to improve fluency and pronunciation.
  • Utilize Memorization Aids: Employ various aids such mobile apps, or audio recordings to supplement your memorization efforts. These tools can provide additional support and reinforcement.
  • Break it Down: Divide the Mushaf into smaller, manageable sections. Begin with shorter chapters or verses and gradually progress to longer ones as you gain confidence.
  • Incorporate Reflection: Strive to understand the meaning of the verses you are memorizing. Reflect on their significance and ponder over their messages, which can deepen your connection to the Quran and aid in retention.

And in the following section of our article we will give a practical EXAMPLE of Memorizing a Face of paper in Mushaf Fast

3. Balancing Memorization and Review

  • Memorization without review is futile. If you simply memorize the Quran until completion and then try to recall it later, you’ll likely find much of it forgotten. The ideal approach is to combine memorization with constant review.
  • Divide the Quran into Sections: Split the 30 parts of the Mushaf into three sections, each containing ten Juz’ (parts). 
  • Review Periods: After memorizing ten Juz’, dedicate a full month solely to reviewing them. Review eight Juz’ daily throughout this month.
  • Continuing the Process: After the month of review, resume memorizing new sections at a pace of one or two faces per day, depending on your ability. Maintain the routine of reviewing eight faces daily.
  • Extended Review Periods: Upon memorizing twenty Juz’, dedicate two months solely to reviewing them all. Continue the daily review of eight faces.
  • Final Review: Once you’ve memorized the whole Quran, dedicate a month to reviewing the first ten Juz’ individually. Review half a Juz’ daily. Then, move on to reviewing the next twenty Juz’ for a month, again reviewing half a Juz’ daily. During this final review, incorporate reviewing eight faces from the first ten memorized and eight faces from the twenty memorized, ensuring all parts remain fresh in your memory.

This approach ensures consistent memorization alongside effective review, allowing you to retain the entirety of the Quran.

image 44

Example of Memorizing One Face in Mushaf Fast

The following is an example of how to memorize the Quran using the “fast memorization” method with one face of a paper from Surah Al-Jumu’ah:

  1. Read the first ayah twenty times:

يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ

  1. Read the second ayah twenty times:

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثْ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلالٍ مُبِينٍ 

  1. Read the third ayah twenty times:

وَآخَرِينَ مِنْهُمْ لَمَّا يَلْحَقُوا بِهِمْ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

  1. Read the fourth ayah twenty times:

ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشاءُ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيم

  1. Read these four ayahs from the beginning to the end to connect them, twenty times.
  2. Read the fifth ayah twenty times:

مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ حُمِّلُوا التَّوْرَاةَ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَحْمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ الْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًا بِئْسَ مَثَلُ الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِ اللهِ وَاللهُ لا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

  1. Read the sixth ayah twenty times:

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ هَادُوا إِنْ زَعَمْتُمْ أَنَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ لِلَّهِ مِنْ دُونِ النَّاسِ فَتَمَنَّوُا الْمَوْتَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

  1. Read the seventh ayah twenty times:

وَلا يَتَمَنَّوْنَهُ أَبَدًا بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمُ بِالظَّالِمِينَ

  1. Read the eighth ayah twenty times:

قُلْ إِنَّ الْمَوْتَ الَّذِي تَفِرُّونَ مِنْهُ فَإِنَّهُ مُلَاقِيكُمْ ثُمَّ تُرَدُّونَ إِلَى عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَيُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ

  1. Read from the fifth ayah to the eighth ayah twenty times to connect them.
  2. Read from the first ayah to the eighth ayah twenty times to master this face.

This is just one example of how to memorize the Quran using the “fast memorization” method. There are many other methods that can be used, and the best method for you will depend on your individual learning style and preferences.

image 43

How to Memorize the Whole Quran in One Year?

Memorizing the Quran is a commendable endeavor that requires dedication and perseverance. If you are committed to memorizing the whole Quran in approximately one year, here is a plan that you can follow:

1. Daily Schedule:

  • Memorization: Dedicate one hour daily to memorizing new verses. Aim to memorize two pages per day, which amounts to approximately 15-20 verses.
  • Review: Allocate another hour for reviewing what you have memorized previously. This will help you solidify your memory and prevent you from forgetting.

2. Weekly Plan:

  • Memorization: During the weekdays (Sunday – Thursday), focus on memorizing new pages.
  • Review: On the weekends (Friday – Saturday), dedicate time to reviewing the ten pages that you memorized during the week.

3. Monthly Plan:

  • Memorization: By following this daily and weekly plan, you can memorize two Juz’ (parts) of the Quran per month.
  • Review: Every six months, set aside one month for reviewing the entire Quran. This will help you retain what you have memorized in the long term.

How Long Does it Take to Finish Memorizing the Whole Quran?

Ranging from 2 to 5 years on average. However, the time it takes to memorize the whole Quran depends on several factors, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Individual factors: Age, aptitude for memorization, and the intensity of your study all play a role. Children tend to memorize faster than adults, but consistency and dedication are crucial for everyone.
  • Amount of memorization per day: Devoting more time daily to memorization will naturally speed up the process. Some people aim for a page a day, while others tackle several.
  • Learning approach: A structured plan with revision and guidance from a teacher (Hafiz) can significantly improve efficiency.

Here’s a general range to consider:

  • 2-5 years: This is a typical timeframe for full-time memorization with consistent effort.
  • 1-2 years: This is achievable with a dedicated daily routine, like memorizing 2-3 pages a day.
  • 6 months to 1 year:  Very intensive memorization programs exist, but they require a significant time commitment.

Ready to embark on your Quran memorization journey?

This article has equipped you with valuable insights and practical guidance to achieve your Hifz goals. But if you’re seeking a structured learning path with expert instructors and a supportive community, look no further than Shaykhi Academy’s Online Hifz Course!

Achieve Your Quran Memorization Goals with Shaykhi Academy’s Online Hifz Course!

Ready to memorize the Quran but don’t know where to begin? Shaykhi Academy’s Online Hifz Course provides a comprehensive and structured learning path for students of all levels, from complete beginners to those looking to perfect their Hifz.

Here’s what sets Shaykhi Academy’s Online Hifz Course apart:

  • Build a Strong Foundation: Learn Arabic script, pronunciation, and Tajweed (recitation rules) to ensure proper recitation and memorization.
  • Structured Memorization Journey:
    • Begin your Hifz journey with Juz Amma, the most practical starting point. This section is shorter and contains frequently used chapters for daily prayers.
    • Progress at your own pace. Once you’ve mastered the basics, move on to Juz Tabarak and beyond.
    • Not a beginner? We offer flexible memorization paths. Take a placement test to determine the most suitable starting point for you, allowing you to focus on specific Surahs (chapters) or Juz’ (sections) based on your needs and prior knowledge.
  • Advanced Guidance for Reaching Your Goals:

Our ultimate goal is to see you achieve complete Hifz of the Quran. When your foundational skills are strong, we’ll assign you a qualified Hifz teacher to guide you through memorizing the entire Quran.

  • Enrich Your Understanding: Tafsir (interpretation) and memorization techniques deepen your connection with the Quran and aid recall.

We understand that choosing the right course is important. That’s why we offer a FREE TRIAL, allowing you to experience Shaykhi Academy’s approach firsthand.  We’re confident you’ll find the guidance and support you need on your Hifz journey.

image 10


In conclusion, memorizing the whole Quran is a challenging but spiritually rewarding endeavor that is achievable with dedication and the right approach. This article outlined steps to set yourself up for success, including setting goals, finding inspiration, and employing memorization techniques. 

It emphasized the importance of consistent review alongside memorization, providing a sample review schedule. The article also offered a plan for memorizing the Quran in one year and discussed factors that can influence the memorization timeframe. 

Whether you aim to complete memorization in a year or take a longer timeframe, this article provides valuable guidance to embark on this sacred journey of learning the Quran.

Our Courses