10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

This week, Crescent Moon Bookstore shares 10 effective strategies parents can utilize to help their children on their journey to memorizing the Holy Quran. 

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Ali bin Abi Talib narrates in Al-Tirmidhi that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

“Whoever recites the Quran and memorizes it, making lawful what it makes lawful, and unlawful what it makes unlawful, Allah will admit him to Heaven, and grant him intercession for ten family members who were to be consigned to the Fire.” 

Many of us parents regretfully grieve our childhood and even young adulthood, where we could have memorized the Holy Quran, but we didn't or couldn't. And looking at our kids today, we would like nothing more than for them to have a concrete and lasting bond with Allah SWT and His Book. 

How do we do this?

Well, let’s answer some questions that come to mind right off the bat. 

How can we instill the love for The Holy Quran in our children’s hearts? 

Learn how in our blog, 6 ways to boost Islamic values in your family, here. 

How can we ensure children begin this arduous task and see it through with patience and determination? 

We answer this question in our blog, 7 Ways to Inculcate Sabr and Shukr in Kids, here. 

How can we create an ambiance at home that is conducive to the inestimable task of our kids memorizing the Quran?

To understand this, read our recent blog, 6 Sunnah acts for a happy Muslim family.

How can we simplify learning Quran for kids?

Read on as we uncover 10 simple and effective strategies to support your children in memorizing the Quran!

10 Effective Strategies to Help Kids Memorize the Quran in 2024

10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

Start Your Own Quran Memorization Journey!

You must accept the fact that your child learning the Quran will be as much a trial for you as it will be a task for them. So, the most important strategy is to build your relationship with the Quran. Start with learning the Tajweed if you haven't already.

Tajweed Untangled by Learning Roots is the perfect resource for those trying to perfect their Tajweed. Once you recite the Quran the way it should, move on to revising familiar Surahs and memorizing new ones. Alternatively, you can do the Tafsir of the Surah, your child is currently memorizing. Watching you spend time with the Quran can boost your child’s morale when they dedicate several hours a day to the same.

Never Too Late, The Earlier, the Better

Learning and grasping new information, repetition, and memorization come very easily when little children’s minds are pure with no distractions. No wonder it is said that the brains of little ones are like sponges; they absorb what you expose them to.

Use the early years of your child’s life to set up a foundation for Quran and Islamic learning. However, remember that there is no wrong age for memorizing the Quran. Some very prominent Huffadh memorized the Quran as children, while many others completed it during their late teens. What matters more is the willingness to keep going with patience. 

Cultivate A Harmonious Environment

As a parent, you are responsible for providing your child with an environment that supports their Quran memorization routine. Some helpful tips to keep in mind are:

  • Keep your home free of unhealthy distractions such as music and excessive screen time.
  • Have a designated space for daily lessons.
  • Always appreciate their efforts. Let your child know that their learning is extremely important for you and something you take great pleasure in.
  • Set consistent habits and routines that align with their learning.
  • Set study times that align with your child’s natural rhythm and energy levels.
  • Encourage them generously and reward them often for their efforts.
  • Visit mosques frequently as a family to interact with other kids who are on the same path.
  • Take the services of a professional Quran teacher to help with the revisions.
  • Encourage reading in children as reading opens a world of possibilities.

10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

Recite, Repeat, Revise

The Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Keep close to the Qur’an, for, by Him in Whose Hand my life is, the Qur’an breaks away faster than camels that are discharged from their ropes.” (Bukhari)

Children’s natural tendencies to imitate come in very handy while memorizing the Quran. Kids who repeatedly listen to the same Surahs and Ayahs memorize them quickly and retain them in the same style as they hear the lessons. So, they must listen to a well-known Qari who recites with the correct Tajweed and pronunciation.

Repetition and revision of already learned passages of the Quran help to commit them to memory. Encourage your children to revise recently memorized portions and those memorized a while back, along with the current portion they are on. 

Share Stories from the Quran

The Quran is filled with stories of faith, the oneness of Allah SWT, the rewards of the righteous, and more. Read stories from the Quran to your children that will help them connect with the Holy Book. This will build your kid’s understanding of the chapters they are memorizing. 101 Seerah Stories & Dua and 365 Days with the Quran are excellent children’s books that beautifully depict accounts from the Quran. 

Create a Quran-Friendly Bedtime Routine 

Utilize the beauty of bonding with kids at bedtime to revise core subjects learnt that day. Do a quick run-through of what will be on the cards for the next day. Encourage your children to unwind by reading the translations of lessons already done.

My First Quran with Pictures-Juz Amma is a wonderful place to start if you want to understand the meaning of Juz Amma, which is usually the first Juz that kids memorize.  

10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

Make the Quran Memorizing Lessons Fun and Engaging

Your kids thrive knowing they are not alone in their Hifdh journey. To be an integral part of their Quran routine, make revisions a fun experience by participating in them yourselves.

Take turns to repeat an ayah and time each other to see who comes first. Ask your child to outdo their previous efforts by adding one or two extra ayahs as an extra challenge. Reward them with Quran stickers and badges when they nail the challenge. Click here to find more stickers on Crescent Moon Bookstore.

10 Effective Strategies for Quran Memorization with Kids in 2024

Salah For Kids to Memorize the Quran 

There is nothing like the five daily prayers to get in some Quran revision without it feeling too much for the kids. Create a weekly calendar where you divvy up the memorized portions among the daily Salah for your kids to recite. Eliyas Explains Why Should I Pray My Salah is our favorite book when it comes to teaching children about the importance of praying. 

Games, Quizzes, and More

Children learn best when they are having fun. Make Quran memorization enjoyable by adding quizzes and games to your child’s routine. This will brighten their day and give a welcome break to the regular sessions. Our kids love the Quran Verses Quiz and the Awesome Quran Quiz to test and sharpen their Quran memory skills.

Dua, Sabr, and, Shukr 

While nothing can happen without the will of Allah SWT, a parent’s dua never goes unanswered. As your child moves forward in the formidable task of learning the Quran, keep Dua as your closest tool and guide. Renew your intentions frequently that this learning is for the pleasure of Allah’s SWT sake only. Be patient and pray for your child to be engaged in the Quran, for their ease, retention, and its application in their lives.  

These were Crescent Moon Bookstore’s 10 strategies to help your child with learning the Quran in 2024. If you have some helpful tips for the same, please leave a comment and let us know!

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