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The memory of memorizers: a study of the memorization of Quran

Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wahab and Badi, Jamal Ahmed Bashier and Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2014) The memory of memorizers: a study of the memorization of Quran. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014), 11th -13th June 2014, Cultural Activity Center (CAC), Internatioanal Islamic University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The most influential research on people with superior memory performance in the Western literature focused mainly on chess players (Chase & Simon, 1973). In addition to greater body of knowledge, experts in a given domain have been found to possess accurate memory and superior ability to store information in memory. We have chosen to study the memory of Al Huffaz, i.e. those who memorize the Quran because of their exceptional memory performance to commit such a large volume of information in their memory. Although it has been agreed that storing and retrieving information from memory involves bidirectional transfer of information across multiple memory domains (Atkinson & Shiffrin, 1968, Cowan, 2000, Goldstein, 2011), there is less agreement on the nature of control processes that may become the basis for the information transfer. It is therefore the aim of the current study to investigate the memory control processes used by Al Huffaz. The findings from the interviews strengthened the involvement of several control processes such as rehearsal, motivation or interest and self-discipline. More importantly, it has been found that it is maintenance and not elaborative rehearsal that plays the most important role in memorization of the Quran. These findings will definitely help to form a better understanding on the cognitive basis underlying human memory, which will contribute to the planning and effort of the government to optimize the cognitive potential of its citizen to be productive in the nations development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 2283/41282
Uncontrolled Keywords: Memory, Qur'an
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP130 Works about the Qurʼān
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Mariam Adawiah Dzulkifli
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41282

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