Mnemonics and Memorisation

This module of Q 114 has been designed to assist in the familiarisation of the names of the suwer (chapters) of the Qur’an in
sequence using the Link system. The Link system of memory is designed to enable one to remember any number of things in
sequence.

Mnemonics (pronounced ne-monik) is a memory aid in the form of a word, phrase or story. Itis derived from a Greek word
‘mnemonikon’ – an art of memorisation. The 114 names have been divided into 15 sections to allow easy memorisation. The first step is to create focus points or ‘pegs’ for each section on which we ‘hang’ the story mnemonics.

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The process is divided into three stages:

  • Encoding the elements of information into visual images as image information is far easier to memorise than textual information.
  • The memorisation process itself.
  • Remembering the sequence of information.
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mm-1-to-10

When the door Opened (1) we saw Beef (2) which was donated by the children of Imran (3) and served by his Women (4) on a Table (5). On smelling the aroma people rushed like Cattle (6) from Heights (7) thinking it was Spoils of War (8). When they realised their error they did Tawba (9) like Yunus (10)

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mm-11-to-15

Hud (11) and Yusuf (12) were overawed when they saw the Thunder (13) created by Ibraheem (14) breaking the Stone (15) idols.

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mm-16-to-20

The Bees (16) seeing Israa (17) swarmed in the Cave (18) and watched Maryam (19) meet Taha (20)

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mm-21-to-30

The Ambiya (21) went to Hajj (22) with the Mu’minun (23) to show them the Light (24) of the Difference between right and wrong (25). The Poets (26) and the Ants (27) who went returned only to tell a Story (28) about Spiders (29) eating Romans (30).

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mm-31-to-34

Luqman (31) went into Sajda (32) when he heard of the Parties (33) of Sabaa (34).

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mm-35-to-39

The Originator (35) sent Yaseen (36) with his Troops (37) of angels with the Secret (38) of how to be his Companions (39).

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mm-40-to-46

The Forgiver (40) Explained in detail (41) at the meeting (42) of how to Decorate (43) after the devastation by the Smoke (44) which made people Kneel (45) at the Sand Hills (46)

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mm-47-to-50

Muhammad (47) was sent to Win (48) with the Chambers (49) of the Qur’an (50)

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mm-51-to-60

The Scattered (51) ones looked up at the Mountain(52) and saw the Star (53) and the Moon (54) as a sign from the Rahmaan (55) about the Great Event (56) which has Ironclad (57) security where one will have to Plead (58) not to be Banished (59) when Examined (60)

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mm-61-to-70

In the Saff (61) of Jumua’ (62) the Hypocrites (63) worry about Loss and Gain (64), thus Divorcing (65) themselves from reality and Prohibiting (66) themselves from the Kingdom (67). This is signed by the Pen (68) of Truth (69) which Ascends (70) all others.

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mm-71-to-77

Nuh (71) told the Jinn (72) to copy Muzzammil (73) and Muddathir (74) if in Qiyama (75) they wanted to be like a Human (76) Mr Salaat (77)

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mm-78-to-80

The News (78) about those Pulled out (79) made everyone Frown (80)

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mm-81-to-90

They Covered Up (81), Split (82) and Cheated (83) their own hearts when they saw the Explosion (84) of light in the Milky Way (85) that preceded the Night Star (86) which would have Elevated (87) them against the Calamity (88) with a new Dawn (89) in a new City (90)

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mm-91-to-100

The Sun (91) ends the Night (92) in the Early hours of the day (93) with an Expansion (94) like the opening of a Fig (95) that Begins life (96) with a Decree (97) that is Clear Evidence (98) of the Earthquake (99) caused by the Assaulters (100)

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mm-101-to-111

There is a Knock (101) at the door of Abundance (102) at ‘Asr (103), provided there is no Gossip (104) like Abraha and his Elephant (105) and the Quraysh (106) who refused a Plate (107) of food despite knowing about Kawthar (108) thus Covering up the truth (109), denying themselves Help (110) and finding themselves in Flames (111)

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mm-112-to-114

Ikhlas (112) – Unity of Belief (Reaching ones full potential – GOAL) MAUDHATAYN (Protection) – Falaq (113) and Naas (114)

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