Q 3: I want your Eminence to provide me with
a plan to memorize the Qur'an
so that I do not forget it. During the past five years I was only able to memorize five Hizb (a 60th portion of the Qur'an). I would memorize a Hizb or a Hizb and a half, then stop for a while. I would then begin memorizing again for a period of four months before stopping again until five years passed with me only memorizing about six Hizb which I have almost forgotten now due to my weak faith and limited time resulting from our materialistic life. Indeed, I spend around 12 hours outside home working in a laboratory.
You should continue reciting the Qur'an and memorizing it as much as you can following the Prophet's saying:
Keep refreshing your knowledge of the Qur'an, for I swear by Him in Whose Hand is my life that it is more liable to escape (be forgotten) than camels which are hobbled.
And his saying: (Part No. 12; Page No. 107)
The example of a person who knows the Qur’an by heart is like the owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away.
You should also fear Allah and ask for His help, and if you reach your aim, then Praise be to Allah, otherwise, you should be content with reciting the Qur'an from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur'an) in addition to repeating the part that you have memorized continuously. We advise you to listen to the "Nour `Ala Al-Darb" program broadcasted from the Holy Qur'an Radio Station, as it contains many benefits for all Muslims.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.