Challenges and Difficulties in Memorizing the Qurʾan in the Tahfiz Classes Among Secondary Learners

  • Nik Md Saiful Azizi Nik Abdullah Assistant Professor, Kulliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Fathiyah Solehah Mohd Sabbri Kulliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Rabi'atul Athirah Muhammad Isa Pusat Kelestarian Turath Islami, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Qur’an memorization, Taḥfīẓ class, semi-structured interview, challenges, qualitative

Abstract

This article explores the challenges faced by students in Qur’an memorization in the Taḥfīẓ class setting. A qualitative study through semi-structured interviews through one-on-one interactions were used to investigate participants’ views about their challenges on memorizing the Qur’an. The researchers used open-ended interview structure which included specific questions, followed up by probing questions to investigate the phenomenon in details. Participants in this study were made up of 6 Taḥfīẓ students (3 females and 3 males), whose ages ranged between 15 to 17-year olds, Learning could be very challenging when something unattended coming after learners during the study process. Sometimes, if learners did not overcome it, it may cause even bigger challenges and might create depression in them. This article will explore the techniques used by students in Quranic memorization in the Tahfiz class. A qualitative study through one to one interview to 6 participants, 3 from Sekolah Menengah Islam Al-Amin Gombak (SMIAAG) and 3 from Sekolah Menengah Islam Al-Amin Bangi (SMIAAB) were done to gain information of this study. The findings suggested that the feeling of empathy, parents’ prayer and advice, continuous repetitions, early morning practices, smart scheduling for memorizing, having a partner to memorize, introspection, punishment and other learning materials helps in overcoming their barriers in Quranic memorization.

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Published
2019-12-28
How to Cite
Nik Abdullah, N. M. S. A., Mohd Sabbri, F. S., & Muhammad Isa , R. A. (2019). Challenges and Difficulties in Memorizing the Qurʾan in the Tahfiz Classes Among Secondary Learners. AL-BURHĀN: JOURNAL OF QURʾĀN AND SUNNAH STUDIES, 3(2), 1-14. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/al-burhan/index.php/al-burhan/article/view/138
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