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Should I open the mushaf to review or should I close the mushaf and read from memory so that if I forget, I open the..

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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakatuh

Alhamdu lilahi I follow my schedule to review at least twice a week all the juz that I have memorized. My question is: 

Should I open the mushaf to review or should I close the mushaf and read from memory so that if I forget, I open the mushaf and correct myself? In other words, which method is more efficient: reading from memory or reading from the mushaf?

 Wa salamu aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakatuh

Answer

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Both ways should be incorporated into a review program because sometimes you think you have read a section without a mistake and in reality, you made some mistakes.  You will only realize the mistakes by opening the mushaf and reviewing.  At the same time it is vital to recite by memory without having  the mushaf open to check on how firm your memory is and find any trouble spots and work on them.  A third necessary technique for review is having someone who is knowledgeable of the Qur’an listen to you recite while he/she reads from an open mushaf.  Of course it is not always easy to find someone willing to do this, but if you and a friend who is also memorizing the Qur’an and you listen to each other recite by memory, it is an excellent tool for review along with the first two ways laid out in the question.

May Allah grant you complete memorization of the Qur’an and grant you firm memorization and application of it in your life. Ameen.

Wa assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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