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‘Memorise Quran in 56 days’ draws public interest

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A forthcoming workshop is set to offer the opportunity to memorise the Holy Quran in its entirety, in as little as 56 days. Despite sounding seemingly farfetched, the programme has yielded much success in several countries including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and parts of North and West Africa. The three day workshop aims to equip attendees with the necessary tools needed to become Hafiz al-Quran in the shortest possible time frame, based on the individual’s application of the methodology.

Event coordinator, Ismail Hoosain, himself a graduate of the programme said that although the complete memorisation of the Quran in under two months was not a guarantee, the right dedication on the part of the individual meant it was very much a possibility.

“There have been many people who have completed the Hifz of the Quran in a short period of time. Even before this Ramadan there was a woman in Madina who completed it in less than 50 days,” he highlighted.

The programme is led by Saudi-based Syrian scholar, Sheigh Yaghya Al Ghawthany who has specialised in studying the art of how humans memorise text. He has established Hifz schools in both North and West Africa, the latter of which has been operating for over 15 years. There are also hopes to establish a permanent school in South Africa as well.

For the three days of the course, attendees will be taken through different aspects of memorisation, when the best times are to try and learn the Quran, as well as how sleeping patterns can affect a person’s ability to grasp and store information. The focus will also tackle 19 rules of memorisation, as well as 25 methods to revise and retain that knowledge.

“For me applying it, I have most certainly experienced an improvement in my ability to memorise,” assured Hoosain.

The course is open to both males and females, costing around R450 for adults, and R350 for children under the age of 18.

Those seeking to register are advised to send an email to, before following the appropriate steps of registration via the resulting link. You may also register by sending ‘Hifz56’ via Whatsapp to 082 445 7830, or alternatively at 082 962 7542. You are advised not to call the numbers directly. Attendance must be confirmed by the 5th August.

The workshop takes place from the 8th-10th August 2015, at Groenvlei High School in Landsdowne. The programme starts at 8am, and will last between 5 to 6 hours each day. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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