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Duration required for the memorisation of the Quran

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Thousands of Muslims memorize Quran as this Holy book is the heart of their faith. This sacred scripture holds great prestige and value in the eyes of Muslims as they practice its memorisation to earn the title of “Hafiz-e-Quran” which means someone who has memorized the Quran. Being a Hafiz-e-Quran is regarded as one of the greatest virtuous achievements. Considering the fact that Arabic is not the first language of every Muslim, memorising the Quran can be an extremely difficult feat which is why not everyone can make it through the difficult yet enlightening process of memorizing. Yet, there are so many Muslims who commit to memory every word of the Quran by being persistent and dedicated.

The first question that comes into the mind of Muslims aspiring to become Hafiz-e-Quran is how long it will take them to memorize Quran. Especially the non-Arabic speakers are interested in knowing the exact time bracket and required efforts in order to stay extra focused.

Surveys indicate that the average time duration needed for acquiring Quran is somewhere between 3 and 5 years. Though, this greatly depends on the factors such as age, IQ level, persistency, time, etc. Children, in general, tend to learn faster in comparison to adults which is why memorising Quran in children is encouraged as they have greater potential and parental guidance. However, no one can stop a passionate adult who wants to dive deeper into Quran from memorising it either. According to a survey, an adult on average takes 8-12 weeks to learn Tajweed whereas 6-24 months to memorize Quran.

Here is a list of factors that can affect the time needed to memorize the Quran:

Interest in memorising Quran

Memorising Quran is all about how much one is ready to sacrifice. If one is interested to grasp deeper knowledge of the Quran, they will strive harder. The purpose of memorising the Quran is to understand Islam better. Therefore, anyone who wants to self-reflect and improve will move faster towards the title of Hafiz-e-Quran

Level of dedication

The elaborate teachings of the Quran often intimidate the aspiring Hafiz-e-Quran which is why dedication plays an important role in sticking to the goal of memorising the Quran. Muslims who want to grace this title are usually ready to do whatever it takes to achieve such an honor for the good in this world and the world hereafter.

Mental health/mental satisfaction

A Muslim must be mentally healthy so that they can stay focused and understand the essence of the Quran. One can stay dedicated and disciplined only if their mental and physical health is in good shape.


 The type of profession or occupation you do is one of the biggest deciding factors in memorising the Quran as it is hard for people to practice this sacred task when their attention is divided throughout the day and they cannot take proper time for the memorization.

 Qari aka Quran Tutor 

A Qari also known as the Quran tutor is largely responsible for giving Quran students a push towards memorising Quran. Today, you can find many virtual tutors as well that will help you learn Quran without you having to set foot out of your home.


Memorisation and learning of the Quran are not impossibly difficult as long as one is dedicated and persistent to work hard towards the goal of becoming a Hafiz-e-Quran.

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