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Methods of Memorization in Mauritania

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Mâ shâ’ Allâh, this is an excellent and detailed account of the renowned Mauritanian method of memorisation/hifdh.

Methods of Memorization in Mauritania

by: Abu Umar Abdul ‘Aziz

Al-Hamdu lillaah, we praise Allah and seek His aid and forgiveness. May the Salah and the Salam be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family and companions and all who follow his path with goodness until the Day of Judgment.

To proceed:

Once, the great scholar and grammarian, Shaykh Muhammad Salim al-‘Udud ash-Shinqiti of Mauritania was attending a meeting for the international jurisprudence council in Cairo Egypt. After the meeting, the Shaykh went out with an Egyptian scholar to have dinner and converse with. During the course of the modest dinner, lively discussion took place about the various differences between Mauritania, a large extremely poor country situated in the Sahara desert, and the fairly developed and modern Egypt. The two scholars discussed the methods of Islamic study in both countries and this led the Egyptian scholar to jokingly ask him, “Which scholars are more knowledgeable, the scholars of Egypt or the scholars of Mauritania?”

In response to the question, Shaykh Muhammad Salim said: ” Your scholars are more knowledgeable in the day time, and our scholars are more knowledgeable in the night.”

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Mandhumah Al-Ajurrumiyyah of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abb

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I have uploaded two new files, the text of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abb Ash-Shinqîtî’s (`Ubayd Rabbihi) poem on Al-Âjurrûmiyyah and an audio file for the one who wishes to memorise the poem, or at least read it correctly.  For those viewing Abu Taubah’s explanation of the poem (Lessons on Al-Ajurrumiyyah), then what follows may benefit, in shâ’ Allâh.  Like everything, it is best to study under or refer to someone with the knowledge and ability to be teaching this.  Sometimes you find that texts and narrations slightly differ in wording with one another and I believe that’s the case even with these two files.  Allâh knows best.

File: Mandhûmah Al-Âjurrûmiyyah (text)
File: Mandhûmah Al-Âjurrûmiyyah (audio)

Studying in Mauritania

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Abu Taubah shares his experiences on studying in Mauritania.  A highly motivating video wherein he talks about studying, surviving, scholars and sandstorms.  For those intrigued to find out more, I suggest you visit

For the full video and post, see Studying in Mauritania.