Why You Need To Have A Quran Revision Plan -
Do you find it challenging to keep up with revision as your child memorises more surahs? Does your child find it difficult to remember previously memorised surahs? The problem isn’t that your child is not good at memorisation. Children learn quickly and are able to memorise the Quran.
And We have indeed made the Qur’ân easy to understand and remember, then is there anyone who will remember (or receive admonition)? (Surah Qamar: 17)
A common mistake during hifdh is that many people focus on memorising new surahs and give less importance to hifdh retention (ensuring that your child has strong hifdh and doesn’t forget previous surahs).
Quran revision is an important and integral part of hifdh. Revision and new memorisation have to be done side by side. Without an effective Quran revision plan, your child will end up memorising surah after surah only to forget it after a short period.
The prophet peace be upon him said: “Keep on reciting the Qur’an, for, by Him in Whose Hand my life is, Qur’an runs away (is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their tying ropes.” [Bukhari]
There are two parts to hifdh revision
Hifdh revision can be broken down into 2 parts: old and new memorisation.
New memorisation includes everything memorised within the last 2-3 weeks and should be reviewed daily. It’s important to keep revising new memorisation until it becomes solid and is stored in long-term memory. If your child is unable to revise everything he or she has memorised during this period, then the minimum you should aim for is the last 10 days. The longer you revise the new memorisation, the stronger the hifdh, insha Allah.
Anything beyond 4 weeks can be split up and a portion can be revised each day. You can create a Quran revision plan to ensure all the surahs are revised equally. No matter how strong your child’s memorisation is, if you neglect reviewing the old surahs, then their hifdh of those surahs will get weaker.
The success of hifdh is not measured by the quantity memorised but rather by the quality of retention (Quran Plan)
The different methods of revision
Revision needs to be done using these 2 methods in order to strengthen hifdh.
Your child needs to recite previously memorised surahs from memory. As they recite you can correct their mistakes and try to find solutions to eliminate common mistakes. Reciting from memory is crucial to helping your child with hifdh retention. The more revision that is done by heart, it will eventually be stored in the long-term memory of the brain.
The second method requires your child to actually look and recite from the Mus’haf (Quran). You should ensure that your child focuses as they recite. When revising using this method, ask your child to point and recite aloud. The brain will create images of the pages and ayahs in your child’s brain as they recite and this will further help them to recall the verses when reciting by heart.
3 Simple steps for creating an effective revision routine
Follow these 3 simple steps to ensure your child develops a good revision routine to strengthen their hifdh.
Have a plan
The first thing you need to do is to create a Quran revision plan for your child. Write down the daily revision which will be done each day. When you have a plan, it makes revision easier as it allows you to keep track of your child’s Quran revision. Initially, you just want to start off with a small amount of revision depending on your child’s hifdh level. A few pages each day is a good starting point. Don’t forget to revise both by looking and by heart as previously discussed. We have a range of ready-made Quran revision plans that you can print off for your child to use.
Try to be consistent with revision and revise every day. This will help to establish a revision routine right from the start. When you revise each day, your child will learn that revision is just as important as learning new verses.
The most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little (Sahih Bukhari).
As your child memorises more surahs, try to gradually increase the daily revision. The amount of revision that was done when they first started memorising will not be enough as they do hifdh of more Juz. If the revision amount is too much, you can split it up and revise small portions throughout the day. For example, you can revise by looking in the morning and by heart in the afternoon or at night.
The journey of the huffadh does not end when they memorise the last verse, rather this is just the beginning. (Quran Plan)
Memorising the Quran is a lifelong journey and requires dedication and commitment. This is why having a revision plan is crucial in order to ensure that effective revision is done in order to help your child retain their hifdh. No matter how strong your child’s hifdh is, start getting into the habit of daily revision. Find the ideal Quran revision plan for your child on our website.