بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
“Mauritania?” That was my first thought when I first came across this article. “There were Muslims in Mauritania? Hold it….where WAS Mauritania?”
Yes, Mauritania is a Muslim country and it is located in Africa.
Apparently, the people there are excellent at memorisation. A few years ago, my friend told me that the Imam of her masjid was a 29 year old Mauritanian who had memorised just about every (Islamic) book you could name. Subhan Allah.
So here’s the article:
Methods of Memorisation in Mauritania By Abu Umar Abdul Aziz
Now, I’m not suggesting that everyone has to go through this rigorous method. However, it does show us something very important: repetition is the key to keeping the memorised information in your brain.
There’s no “secret formula”. It’s just repetition, repetition and more repetition.