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LUVAR
11-20-2006, 02:41 PM
:sl: ummah im seriously planning on taking a path to memorise the quran and i want to know what is the best foods to eat and avoid to help me on this path. Please reply. Jazakullah khairan
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Umar001
11-20-2006, 02:46 PM
I heard fish as a young kid would help, also that u should have breakfast too
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Mawaddah
11-20-2006, 02:49 PM
I heard that the Muhaddith of old Al-A'mash used to eat raisins frequently to strengthen his memory.
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Woodrow
11-20-2006, 02:53 PM
It was long thought that eating fish to improve memory was just an old fable. But, it has been learned there is truth to that. The best fish are those from cold waters. Some best choices are Halibut, Turbot and Salmon.

A good breakfast is essential.

This part you will like, chocolate in small amounts is also beneficial, but the effects only last about an hour. One of the better things to do is to eat one chocolate bar about fifteen minutes before starting to study. Then at the time of the Exam eat a chocolate bar from one hour to 15 minutes prior to the exam.

Most importantly, remember no food will substitute for good study habits. It can enhance the study, but will not replace it.
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glo
11-20-2006, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
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This part you will like, chocolate in small amounts is also beneficial, but the effects only last about an hour. One of the better things to do is to eat one chocolate bar about fifteen minutes before starting to study. Then at the time of the Exam eat a chocolate bar from one hour to 15 minutes prior to the exam.
That is the best advice I have heard in a long time, Woodrow!
Surely this means we should eat chocolate every hour to keep to prevent the positive effects wearing off ...? :D

Peace
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Umar001
11-20-2006, 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by glo
That is the best advice I have heard in a long time, Woodrow!
Surely this means we should eat chocolate every hour to keep to prevent the positive effects wearing off ...? :D

Peace
You sound just like a sister I know! ;D ;D

So my diet will consist of:

Raisans, Salmon when I can afford it, and chocolate! Whoooooooohoooo
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
11-20-2006, 03:07 PM
:sl:

http://www.islamicboard.com/quran-me...mbrance-3.html

:w:
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schoolmaster54
11-20-2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.increasebrainpower.com/
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schoolmaster54
11-20-2006, 03:14 PM
What foods can improve my mood and brainpower?

There are good reasons why food affects your moods. Chemicals in the brain can be influenced by what we eat, which can lead to changes in the way we think, feel and behave.
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, cheese and bread are the most common types of foods that cause low moods. Sugar is a known major cause of altering mood as it gives your blood and instant sugar rush. This is followed by a drop in mood and energy an hour or so later, which can lead to poor concentration, anxiety, irritability, aggression, tiredness and depression.
Glycaemic index (GI) is a numerical system that tells you how fast a particular food triggers a rise in your blood sugar levels. A food with a high GI will cause a sudden rush in blood sugar while a food with a low GI will keep it more stable.
Not getting enough vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (omega 3 oils) in your diet can have an effect on your mood too. Try to eat more oily fish, such as salmon, sardines and mackerel, which are high in omega 3 fatty acids and help the brain function more efficiently.
Another factor can be food intolerances or reactions to chemicals like food colourings and flavourings, for example E numbers.
Where can I find out about food additives?
Serotonin is the brain chemical, responsible for mood, sleep and appetite control. White meat like turkey and chicken, and fish are mood boosting foods that contain serotonin, which can be low in people suffering from depression. Bananas and avocados also contain serotonin. If you get regular exercise you'll recognise the feel-good factor you get afterward; this is also due to a release of serotonin.
Eating at regular intervals, not skipping breakfast and getting enough sleep are good ways to boost your mental health. Choose foods that are digested slowly. Wholegrain rye bread, porridge, pasta, beans lentils, noodles and basmati rice are good choices and contain a low Glycaemic Index (GI) and are especially beneficial for those with diabetes. Apples, oranges, pears and peaches are other good options.
What you drink also plays a part. Caffeine in coffee, tea and cola drinks can cause anxiety, depression and nervousness. Try cutting down and switching to water or fruit tea for every other drink during the day.
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glo
11-20-2006, 03:14 PM
Originally Posted by IsaAbdullah
Raisans, Salmon when I can afford it, and chocolate! Whoooooooohoooo
Let us know how much success you have with your new diet, Eesa! ;D

Peace
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schoolmaster54
11-20-2006, 03:20 PM
Herbal Brain Food: How Choosing The Right Herbals Can Improve Mental Function
By J Wall

Many cultures have used herbal brain food for generations. That is they have used various herbal substances to increase IQ, Memory, Focus and Mood with good success. The idea is finally catching on in the US and science is beginning to back up some of the claims that have been made about herbals. However, choosing the right ones is still something of a trick, but not impossible.
There has been a lot of bad marketing information in the past regarding supplements and their abilities. However, as the industry matures there is increasing emphasis on quality information as well as quality substances. Consumers now have more choices so manufacturers have to deliver if they want to keep customers. That said, there is still a lot of confusion out there about what works and what doesn't. When it comes to finding an herbal brain power increaser there are several options. How do you know what will help?
Thankfully, as the information pool grows more reputable scientific organizations and Universities have done studies and pooled research information regarding herbals and their capabilities. These organizations have helped to highlight what various herbs do in the body. Using these sources will help you zero in on the right brain power herbal supplement for the need you are trying to address. We'll discuss some examples here.
The first is the fairly common herbal brain food, Ginkgo Biloba. This herb has undergone a lot of review by various institutions and many of the studies done have confirmed the potency of this herb to effect the brain and body. Studies of Ginkgo have supported the use of it for improving memory and increasing blood flow to the brain which helps improve overall function.
Ginkgo also seems to have an antioxidant effect which helps protect cells, including brain cells, from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radical damage is a possible factor in both age related mental decline and diseases like Alzheimer's. Ginkgo helps protect against this type of damage.
Another herbal brain power increaser is Siberian Ginseng. Ginseng has also been the subject of many studies and science is also confirming its ability to help the brain. Ginseng helps support memory functions in the brain. It is also an "adaptogen", a substance that helps the body keep its systems balanced under stressful conditions thereby minimizing the effects of stress on the body. Ginseng also give noticeable improvement in concentration and immune system function in a couple of studies.
A third herbal brain food is Gotu Kola. This herb has been used in Asia for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. As far as the brain is concerned, researchers have confirmed its use to improve mental clarity, increase memory and IQ as well as calming mood or reducing anxiety. This makes Gotu Kola a well rounded herbal brain power increaser, an all purpose herb.
One final herbal brain food example is Passion Flower. Passion Flower is less studied compared to the ones mentioned above, but has been a popular herb by homeopathic medicine in Europe, particularly in places like Germany. It is used for reducing anxiety, combating insomnia as well as other nervous disorders and ADHD. One study in particular found that Passion Flower was at least as effective as a leading prescription anti-anxiety medicine at relieving symptoms. More needs to be done to study this herb, but it seems to be off to a great start in terms of benefiting mood, nervous systems, etc.
There is a lot of helpful information out there when trying to choose a brain power herbal supplement. It is more a matter of doing a little homework than anything when trying to understand what herbs are useful. As the use of herbs becomes more popular in the US, researchers will continue to evaluate and publish findings on what works and what doesn't. However, there is enough good information out there that you can make educated decisions today. You can find useful herbal brain food today without having to wait for more studies. Take a look at the research and then you can make the right choice for your cognitive health.
J. Wall has an avid interest in natural remedies for the treatment of memory loss. He is a regular contributor to the Herbal Brain Food section of http://www.memory-enhancement-guide.com, a site dedicated to improving mental ability and cognitive function.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=J_Wall
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schoolmaster54
11-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Food for thought

You are what you eat, and that includes your brain. So what is the ultimate mastermind diet?
YOUR brain is the greediest organ in your body, with some quite specific dietary requirements. So it is hardly surprising that what you eat can affect how you think. If you believe the dietary supplement industry, you could become the next Einstein just by popping the right combination of pills. Look closer, however, and it isn't that simple. The savvy consumer should take talk of brain-boosting diets with a pinch of low-sodium salt. But if it is possible to eat your way to genius, it must surely be worth a try.
First, go to the top of the class by eating breakfast. The brain is best fuelled by a steady supply of glucose, and many studies have shown that skipping breakfast reduces people's performance at school and at work.
But it isn't simply a matter of getting some calories down. According to research published in 2003, kids breakfasting on fizzy drinks and sugary snacks performed at the level of an average 70-year-old in tests of memory and attention. Beans on toast is a far better combination, as Barbara Stewart from the University of Ulster, UK, discovered. Toast alone boosted children's scores on a variety of cognitive tests, but when the tests got tougher, the breakfast with the high-protein beans worked best. Beans are also a good source of fibre, and other research has shown a link between a high-fibre diet and improved cognition. If you can't stomach beans before midday, wholemeal toast with Marmite makes a great alternative. The yeast extract is packed with B vitamins, whose brain-boosting powers have been demonstrated in many studies.
“Junk food is implicated in a slew of serious mental disorders”
A smart choice for lunch is omelette and salad. Eggs are rich in choline, which your body uses to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Researchers at Boston University found that when healthy young adults were given the drug scopolamine, which blocks acetylcholine receptors in the brain, it significantly reduced their ability to remember word pairs. Low levels of acetylcholine are also associated with Alzheimer's disease, and some studies suggest that boosting dietary intake may slow age-related memory loss.
A salad packed full of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, should also help keep an ageing brain in tip-top condition by helping to mop up damaging free radicals. Dwight Tapp and colleagues from the University of California at Irvine found that a diet high in antioxidants improved the cognitive skills of 39 ageing beagles - proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Round off lunch with a yogurt dessert, and you should be alert and ready to face the stresses of the afternoon. That's because yogurt contains the amino acid tyrosine, needed for the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenalin, among others. Studies by the US military indicate that tyrosine becomes depleted when we are under stress and that supplementing your intake can improve alertness and memory.
Don't forget to snaffle a snack mid-afternoon, to maintain your glucose levels. Just make sure you avoid junk food, and especially highly processed goodies such as cakes, pastries and biscuits, which contain trans-fatty acids. These not only pile on the pounds, but are implicated in a slew of serious mental disorders, from dyslexia and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) to autism. Hard evidence for this is still thin on the ground, but last year researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, reported that rats and mice raised on the rodent equivalent of junk food struggled to find their way around a maze, and took longer to remember solutions to problems they had already solved.
It seems that some of the damage may be mediated through triglyceride, a cholesterol-like substance found at high levels in rodents fed on trans-fats. When the researchers gave these rats a drug to bring triglyceride levels down again, the animals' performance on the memory tasks improved.
Brains are around 60 per cent fat, so if trans-fats clog up the system, what should you eat to keep it well oiled? Evidence is mounting in favour of omega-3 fatty acids, in particular docosahexaenoic acid or DHA. In other words, your granny was right: fish is the best brain food. Not only will it feed and lubricate a developing brain, DHA also seems to help stave off dementia. Studies published last year reveal that older mice from a strain genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's had 70 per cent less of the amyloid plaques associated with the disease when fed on a high-DHA diet.
Finally, you could do worse than finish off your evening meal with strawberries and blueberries. Rats fed on these fruits have shown improved coordination, concentration and short-term memory. And even if they don't work such wonders in people, they still taste fantastic. So what have you got to lose?
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Snowflake
11-20-2006, 04:17 PM
soak 7 almonds in water over night

peel off skins in the morning and eat on their own
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no1_outbider
11-20-2006, 04:26 PM
Plenty of food has been mentioned above i dont think i need to enhance to that!!

A dua would be beneficial!

Rabbana'a zidna I'ilma

Oh allah increase my knowledge!
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schoolmaster54
11-21-2006, 11:05 AM
| Tips to Strengthen and Enhance Your Memory
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY SHARP … AND IMPROVE IT WHEN IT FALTERS

Concentrate and focus on the task at hand

Although we're all getting good at multi-tasking, if you really want to remember something it's important to give your full attention to a single task. Make lists to free up your brain to remember the really important things.
Develop routines, tricks and reminders

Identify a place for things you use often - your glasses and car keys - and put them in the same place every time. Use a watch buzzer to prompt yourself to perform an important task. When meeting someone new, use their name several times in the conversation and write it down as soon as you get a chance. Prevent yourself from losing your parked car by paying attention to landmarks: say them aloud and write them down. Create associations or "triggers" to help you remember people, tasks, and things.
Reduce stress

Stress is distracting and makes remembering more difficult. People who are often anxious produce high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and research over the past 20 years has indicated that sustained cortisol elevations can damage brain cells and impair mental functions. Getting a good night's sleep is nature's way to reduce stress, process some memories of the day, and allows your body a chance to recharge, making you more alert and attentive to detail. Or, learn a new method to relax - breathing, tai chi, yoga, meditation - or a relaxing cup of tea or bath in the evening.
Exercise your brain

Engage in activities that use your mind - read, take classes, play bridge, do crossword puzzles, play Scrabble and other word or memory games, discuss current events. Spending time with others - with family and friends, at work, or through volunteer activities - is also important. Maintaining social supports and engaging in "mental exercises" are strategies to keep your mind in top shape; in the long run they will also help you age successfully.
Take care of your health

See your physician if you think your memory isn't what it used to be. Be sure to get a thorough exam, including checking your vision and hearing. Many disorders - undetected and untreated high blood pressure, as well as the side effects of many common medications or underlying conditions like alcoholism, depression, thyroid imbalance, sleep disorders or stroke - impair the ability to remember.
Build walking or exercise into your daily routine

Exercise and cardio-vascular exercise, in particular, strengthens your heart and keeps the blood flowing to your brain. The more oxygen your brain receives the better able your brain is to function. In addition, new research indicates that increasing exercise causes a corresponding increase in a chemical substance (nerve growth factor) which promotes the growth of new brain cells.
Fill your grocery basket and your body with healthy foods

Research suggests that the same processes that clog your heart's arteries and cause cancerous changes in your cells can also damage the delicate communication network in the brain. People are advised to reduce their salt intake, cut back on saturated fats, and eat plenty of foods high in anti-oxidants (strawberries, spinach and blueberries, for instance), as well as one serving a day of a food rich in beta-carotene (apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, papaya, peaches and sweet potatoes are best).
Take your vitamins

In most cases, eating food rather than taking a variety of supplements is best. However, a multi-vitamin, taken with a meal, is important to make certain that you are getting adequate supply of nutrients that are harder to get from food, including folic acid, a B vitamin that helps keep arteries clear and the brain well-nourished.
Believe in yourself

The recent MacArthur Foundation Study of Older Americans found that a person's belief in his or her ability to solve problems, meet challenges and otherwise have influence over the course of events in one's life positively impacts the individual's ability to maintain physical and mental health, including memory. The belief that memory is a set of skills that can be learned and improved over the years, increases motivation, encourages effort and leads to successfully strengthening the memory and their sense of self-esteem.


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Curious girl2
11-21-2006, 01:50 PM
Porridge is meant to be excellent memory and for sustaining energy levels. So are fish oils as already said by other members, Mackerel is an excellent source. If you dont like fish then you could try prepackaged fish (omega) oils like EyeQ or Equazen, though I have no idea if all the ingredients are Halal or not. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds also have it, as does pine nuts and Hemp seed oil. I've looked into alot on this sort of thing as both my children have short term memory and concentration problems caused by their autism. I wouldnt advise chocolate really before an exam, particularly if its a fairly long exam as you would get an initial sugar *rush* followed by a slump that could affect concentration.

HTH
CG
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Abu Ibraheem
11-22-2006, 11:01 AM
lol , you guys are funny ,
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schoolmaster54
11-22-2006, 11:05 AM
Why?^o)
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Abu Ibraheem
11-22-2006, 11:07 AM
one guy suggested we eat chocalate every 15 minutes. then sombody else .. i found it funny anyways
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Younus
11-22-2006, 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by LUVAR
:sl: ummah im seriously planning on taking a path to memorise the quran and i want to know what is the best foods to eat and avoid to help me on this path. Please reply. Jazakullah khairan
:sl:

More than bothering about what food to eat, I believe that the following link will guide you in memorizing the Qur'an, inshaaAllah. :)

http://www.islamworld.net/guide_memo.../quran_co.html



Also, inshaaAllah read the following -


Memorizing the Quran


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From Abdur-Rahman Abdul Khaaliq's "Al-Qawaaid adh-Dhahabiyyah lil-Hifdh il-Quran il-Adheem"


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Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem

My Brother and Sister Muslim - there is no doubt that you know of excellence of memorising the Quran and the excellence of teaching it. The Messenger of Allaah (sas) said: "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'aan and teaches it."

Presented to you are some rules which will assist in memorising the Qur'aan, may Allaah benefit us by them.

The First Rule: Ikhlaas - (Sincerity)

The purification of ones intention and correcting ones desire is obligatory. It is likewise for making ones concern with and memorisation of the Quran for the s ake of Allaah, the Sublime and Exalted, and for gaining success with His Paradis e and obtaining His pleasure.

Also for obtaining those mighty rewards which are reserved for those who recited the Quran and memorised it. Allaah the Exalted said:

So worship Allaah, making the Deen sincerely for Him. Is it not to Allaah that s incere worship is due? [Zumar 39:2-3]

He also said:

Say: I have been commanded that I worship Allaah making the Deen sincerely for H im. [Zumar 39:11]

And the Messenger of Allaah (sas) said: "Allaah the Exalted said: I am so self-s ufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus, he who does an acti on for someone elses sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me." [Bukhaaree and Muslim]

Therefore, there is no reward for the one who recited the Quran and memorised it to show off and to be heard of. There is also no doubt that the one who recited the Quran desiring by it the world and seeking some sort of worldy reward for i t is sinful.

The Second Rule: Correction of ones Pronunciation and Recitation

The first step in memorising the Quran after that of Ikhlaas is the obligation o f correcting the pronunciation of the Quran. This does not occur except by liste ning to a good reciter or a precise memoriser of the Quran. The Quran is not lea rned except by acquiring it (from another). Thus, the Messenger (sas) who is the most eloquent of the arabs in speech, took it from Jibreel (as) orally. The Mes senger (sas) himself used to recited the Quran to Jibreel once in every year and in the year that he died he recited it to him twice. [Reported by Bukhaaree]

Likewise, the Messenger taught it to the Companions (ra) orally and those who ca me after them heard it from the Companions and so on for each generation after t hem.

Taking the Quran from a good reciter is obligatory. Likewise, correcting ones re citation firstly and not depending on oneself in its recitation even if one is k nowledgeable of the Arabic language and of its principles, is also obligatory. T his is because in the Quran there are many verses which occur in a way that is o pposed to what is well known in the rules of the Arabic language.

The Third Rule: Specifying a Daily Limit for Memorisation

It is necessary for the one desiring to memorise the Quran that he sets himself a daily limit for memorising. a number of verses for example, perhaps a page or two pages or even an eighth of a juz (one thirtieth of the Quran). So he begins, after he has corrected his recitation and set his daily limit, to learn by freq uent repetition. It is also necessary that this repetition is done melodiously a nd this is so that a person follows the Sunnah firstly and that it the memorisat ion is made firm and strong secondly. Melodious recitation is pleasing to ones h earing and also assists in memorisation. Furthermore, the tongue will always ret urn to a specific tone (of voice) and as a result of this it will become familia r with any mistake whenever the balance in ones recitation and familiar tone bec omes disordered or imbalanced. The reciter will know therefore, that his tongue will not comply with him when he makes a mistake and that if the tone is wrong o r out of tune, his memorisation will return to him.

All of this is because reciting the Quran and beautifying it with ones voice is a matter which has been commanded. It is not permissible to oppose this command due to the saying of the Messenger (sas): "Whoever does not beautify the Quran ( recite it melodiously) he is not of us." [Bukhaaree]

The Fourth Rule: Not Surpassing One's Daily Limit until You Have Perfected its Memorisation.

It is not permissible for the memoriser to move to a new portion of the Quran un til after he has perfected the memorisation of his previous limit. This is so th at whatever he has memorised is firmly established in his mind. There is no doub t that amongst those things which aid the memoriser is his occupation with what he has memorised through the hours of the day and night. This occurs by reciting it in the silent prayers, and if he is the imaam then in the loud prayers. Also in the superogatory prayers (nawaafil) and in the times when one is waiting for the obligatory prayers. By this method the memorisation will become a lot easie r. In this way it is possible for a person to practise it even if he is occupied with other matters and this is because he does not simply sit at a specific tim e for memorising the Quran. Thus the night will not arrive except with those ver ses memorised and firmly established in the mind. And if there is something whic h has occuppied the memoriser during this day, he should not move onto his next portion of the Quran, rather he should continue on the second day with what he h ad started with the day before until the memorisation becomes perfected.

The Fifth Rule: Memorise Using the Same Copy (Mushaf) of the Quran

Among the things which aid the memorisation is that the memoriser should keep fo r himself a specific mushaf (copy of the Quran) which he should never change. Th is is because a person memorises using the sight just as he memorises using the hearing. The script and form of the verses and their places in the mushaf leave an imprint in the mind when they are recited and looked at frequently. If the me moriser was to change his mushaf from which he memorises or if he was to memoris e from a number of different copies the places of the verses would be in differe nt places and also the script may also be different. This makes the memorisation difficult for him. Therefore it is obligatory for the one memorisng the Quran t hat he does so from a single script and mushaf and he should never replace it.

The Sixth Rule: Understanding is the Way to Memorising

Among the things which greatly aid the process of memorisation is understanding the verses that one has memorised and knowing their relationship and link, one t o another. This is why it is necessary for the memoriser to read the tafseer (ex planation) of those verses which he desires to memorise and that he knows their connection, one with another. Also, that he brings this to mind when he is recit ing. This makes it easier for him to memorise the verses. Having said this, it i s also necessary that he does not depend on knowing the meaning of the verses al one in memorising them. Rather the repetition of these verses should be the foun dation. This should be done until the tongue can recite the verses even if the m ind is occupied with other than the meaning of these verses. This is sign that t he verses are firmly established in the mind. As for the one who relies upon the meaning alone then he will forget often and his recitation will be disjointed d ue to his mind being scattered and occupied with other things. This occurs frequ ently, especially when the recitation is long.

The Seventh Rule: Do not move on from a Complete Surah until you have connected the first part of it to the last

After one surah from among the surahs of the Quran has been completed it is desi rable for the memoriser that he does not move onto another surah except after ha ving perfected its memorisation and connecting its first part to its last so tha t his tongue can flow in reciting it, from its beginning to its end. He should b e able to recite it without having to think or go through trouble in remembering the verses. Rather it is a must that the memorisation (and recitation) of these verses is like (flowing) water and that the memoriser recites these verses with out hesitation, even if his mind is occupied with more than one thing, away from m the meaning of these verses. It should be as a person recites Surah Faatihah w ithout any difficulty or having to think about it. This occurs by repeating thes e verses frequently and reciting them often. However the memorisation of every s urah of the Quran will not be like that of Surah Faatihah except rarely but the intent and desire should be to try to make it as such. Therefore, it is necessar y that when a surah is completed it is firmly established in the mind, with its beginning connected to its end and that the memoriser does not move onto another surah until he has memorised it with precision.

The Eighth Rule: Reciting to Others

It is necessary for the memoriser not to depend on himself for his memorisation. Rather he should test his memorisation by reciting the verses or surah in quest ion to somebody else, or he should recite them by following the mushaf. And how excellent this would be if a person had with him a precise memoriser (who would test his memorisation). This is so that the memoriser becomes aware of the possi bility of his being forgetful or confused in his recitation (without knowing it) . Many individuals amongst us who memorise a surah make mistakes and a person ma y not realise that until he looks into the mushaf. Furhtermore, the one who des ires to memorise may not realise by himself at which place he makes an error in his recitation despite the fact that he may be reciting from a mushaf. For this reason making others listen to his recitation of what he has memorised from the Quran is a means of perceiving and knowing these errors and being constantly aware of them.
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amirah_87
11-22-2006, 01:25 PM
As Salaaamu Alaykum,

Okay this is gonna be slightly off topic ...

but I heard that from what decrease your memory is sour stuff.. fruits etc.. like green apples and grapes!! :-\

anyone here heard the same!!?
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Younus
11-22-2006, 01:31 PM
:sl:

lol I never heard of any foodstuff which decreases the memory lol

I believe that most of the foodstuffs are useful in some way or the other.

:w:
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amirah_87
11-22-2006, 01:35 PM
As Salaamu alaykum,

hmmm... it's known in the arabic countries alot!! and I think it might be in Ibnul qayyims book.. not too sure!!
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H@fiz Aziz
11-27-2006, 02:46 AM
dude im a haffiz i dont even eat a good breakfast u need good intension plus when u no one parrah rest are easy i recommend starting with the 30th
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afriend
12-16-2006, 01:57 PM
lol mash'Allah^

That's true, once you have learnt a certain amount it becomes easy.

JazakALlah khair for some of the posts :) Fish does increase brain power a lot :D I should know lol;)
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Snowflake
12-16-2006, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by amirah_87
As Salaaamu Alaykum,

Okay this is gonna be slightly off topic ...

but I heard that from what decrease your memory is sour stuff.. fruits etc.. like green apples and grapes!! :-\

anyone here heard the same!!?
lol umm dunno.. I heard eating too many onions makes u dum! :giggling:

newayz.. I find it helpful to memorise something if you learn the translation with it. Soon you begin remembering words from their translations. It's like a backup in your memory if you forget what you've memorised.

e.g.

Qul Say
Huw- He
Allahu Allah
Ahadd is One
us-Samad is Independant
Lam Neither
Yalid He gave birth
wa lam and nor
Yuulad was He born
Wa lam And nor
yakunl- is
lahuu to Him
kufuwan is equal
ahadd anyone.

:w:
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Khalisah
01-03-2007, 08:14 PM
:sl: .... memorising the translation at the same time soundz like a pretty good idea... i start like that, but then only end up just doing the arabic:( i forget to learn th translation at the same time...
BUT..i do very much like the idea of a constant chocolate enhancing the memory... tho if that were 100% true... id be a genius by now :giggling: but as is obvious...im not..
Ive also heard that some research was done to show that starving oneself could increase ur memory.... but ummm.... plz dont try and put it into practice... i thnk those who advised us to have breakfast, are speaking with more commonsense than me!..:statisfie
Take care :sl:
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HIJABI***
03-02-2007, 03:05 PM
Originally Posted by Muslimah_Sis
soak 7 almonds in water over night

peel off skins in the morning and eat on their own
yeh my mum used to make me eat em!!!lol
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vpb
03-02-2007, 03:43 PM
I heard that the Muhaddith of old Al-A'mash used to eat raisins frequently to strengthen his memory.
I see know why they used them, bc my mom allways tells me to eat raisins, because they contain sugar, and they improve your momory.
I would rather suggest to eat raisins than chocoolate bc raisins are very healthy.

ONLY ME IS ALLOWED TO EAT CHOCOLATE :D :D :D ihihihi
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IceQueen~
03-02-2007, 03:44 PM
almonds and milk
also 21 black seeds with 10ml of olive oil on an empty stomach Insha Allah
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Maidah
03-02-2007, 06:30 PM
What i've been told is;

2-3 almonds every morning that have been soaked in water the night before

Cup of youghurt in the mornings (or before the exam)

Proper, proper breakfast in the morning, with honey added in milk

Choclate is eaten prior to the exam because it enhances the activity of the part of brain that is used when you do a maths exam. So if ur doing maths you should deffo do this.

Max intake of fluid to keep hydrated

And offcourse cut down on unnecessary info that occupies the memory and lots of praying.

InshAllah you will do great sis.:D
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Muezzin
03-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Pringles. Once you pop, you can't stop. But can you remember how many you ate? Hmm...
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danial6666
03-28-2007, 11:35 AM
Taking almonds with warm milk should help. Eating 7 raisins per day, preferably duirng breakfast, should help too insya-Allah :-)
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samah12
03-28-2007, 03:49 PM
Omega 3 oil (comes from fish) has now been proven to increase brain function. You don't have to max out on salmon, you could take omega 3 capsules.
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Asyur an-Nagi
03-28-2007, 04:33 PM
Originally Posted by LUVAR
:sl: ummah im seriously planning on taking a path to memorise the quran and i want to know what is the best foods to eat and avoid to help me on this path. Please reply. Jazakullah khairan
it is vitamin b1 i suppose. it coordinates the activity of nerves and muscles and gives us proper heart function

Very good sources of vitamin B1 include asparagus, romaine lettuce, mushrooms, spinach, sunflower seeds, tuna, green peas, tomatoes, eggplant and Brussels sprouts.:thumbs_up

then, start have them on daily basis.
good luck, may Allah helps you :)
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Muezzin
03-29-2007, 01:32 AM
What food increases memory?
I forgot.








Yes, yes, that was lame, I know, save your mouldy vegetables for worthier targets.
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