This thread is for tips on memorising the Qur'an and motivation to memorize. Others may also post helpful advice.
. The first matter you have to pay attention to is your intention (if you intend good you will get good). Make sure that the intention you are making is only for the sake of Allah, to seek His Pleasure so that insha'Allah, with His Mercy, we will be rewarded in the Aakhirah. It is not to show off in front of others that you have memorized a lot. Sincerity is not a one time factor rather it's a continual battle that you always have to renew.
. The more frequently you memorize, the easier it becomes. It is very essential to be consistent, and not to skip even one day.
There is no weekend in worship. The bare minimum that one should memorize is at least 3 lines, 5 is more ideal. If you are consistent, insha'Allah, you will be able to be huffadh in 5-6 years
. The first thing you should do in the day is memorize – even do so before your breakfast, because this is your spiritual breakfast. The best time to memorize is right after Fajr. . (Sh. Yasir used to take one hour to memorize a page in the beginning, and eventually came down to 15-20 minutes)
. Have a secluded place to go to and memorize in a place that is quiet. You just can't memorize properly with distractions, so turn off all your devices (like cell phones)
: start at the same time, at the same place and use the same mushaf every day. You need to have your own copy of the Mushaf (the Madani Mushaf is highly recommended), it will later become so dear to you.
6. No Magic trick
: repeat, repeat, repeat, over and over again. It is just repetitive recitation and/or listening that will help to memorize.
7. Memorize with the meaning
: read the translation before you start and try to match the Arabic words with their meanings
8. Surround yourself with recitation
: listen to the Qur'an. Before you start memorize, listen to what you are about to memorize. Sh. Husary is highly recommended
9. Find a recitation buddy
: get a friend, a family member or someone you know who will listen to your recitation every day. Ideally, get someone who is also memorizing to create a peer pressure system.
10. Recite daily in your salah
what you have memorized. If you forget one portion, you will immediately rush towards the Qur'an and correct your mistake and you will never do this mistake again.
This is to help those who are on their journey on memorizing the glorious Qur'an or those that have a sincere intention on doing so in the future. :)
May Allah allow us all to memorise the Qur'an and act upon it in our lives.