|Answer: This often happens with people
whose native language is not Arabic and who are made to
memorize the Qur’an by rote without being taught Arabic.
Forgetting the Qur’an in this manner cannot be classified a
However, you should devote some time for
recalling what you have forgotten. You will need less time to
refresh your memory. And since you are now well-versed with
its meanings also, you will greatly enjoy reciting it by heart
whether in the prayer or while travelling etc.
Memorizing the Qur’an is also one way of
preserving the Qur’an and transferring it to the next
generation. So when you memorize the Qur’an, you actually
contribute to the divine scheme of protection of the Qur’an.
Hence if you are able to do so, it will reap great reward for
you as well.
Also, it is expected from a Qur’an
memorizer to be a person who does not merely recite and
understand the Qur’an. He should be a person who follows the
teachings of the Qur’an also. The Qur’an, you would agree is
not merely an intellectual reading. It is a Book that is meant
to change one’s life and outlook.