Can the eye tracker reveal how the Qur'an can be learned by heart?

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Memorization is a mental process that enables one to remember verbatim. This skill is important to Muslims as Muslims are encouraged to memorize the Qur'an regardless of what their first language is. Various researches have been conducted and published in describing the best techniques to memorize the Qur'an. Huffaz (i.e., individuals who have memorized all the 6236 verses of the Qur'an) also often share their strategies on how the Qur'an, which is in Arabic, can be memorized. These published works, however, are based on off-line information (i.e., information based on what the huffaz thought took place while they were learning the Qur'an by heart). On-line information, however, is equally important, particularly because it provides information even on the unconscious activities that the huffaz engage in when memorizing the Qur'an. One way of collecting on-line information from the huffaz and tahfiz students (i.e., students who are memorizing the Qur'an) is through the use of the eye tracker, a device that enables researchers to track the eye movements of those who read the Qur'an to memorize it. Hence, this manuscript illustrates how the eye tracker can be used to investigate the cognitive processes that tahfiz students go through when the act of memorizing the Qur'an is performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-147
Number of pages23
JournalAl-Shajarah
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Eye Movements
  • Memorization
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Qur'an
  • Reading

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  • Religious studies
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Can the eye tracker reveal how the Qur'an can be learned by heart? / Salehuddin, Khazriyati.

In: Al-Shajarah, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 125-147.

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