Qur’an Memorization Study

Team #Digital or #Physical?
How do YOU memorize Qur’an best?

Study Information

Objective: For a Master’s thesis project at the University of Maryland, we’re looking for Muslim youth and adults in the US to join a study to see whether their quality of memorization or level of spiritual connection to Allah and the Qur’an is affected when using a physical Qur’an or a digital device (e.g., smartphone, tablet with a Qur’an app).

Participants will be asked to:

  • Memorize Qur’an for at least 30 minutes for 5 days a week over 1 month (20 days total) using a physical Qur’an for 2 weeks and a digital device for 2 weeks
  • Record their experience in a daily diary log
  • Attend a post-study remote interview to discuss their experience during the study


  • The study will run from February 1 to February 28, 2021
  • Everything will be conducted remotely over Zoom
  • Participants will receive $50 upon study completion
  • The eligibility to be a research participant is to be Muslim, 18 years or older, and residing in the United States

Participant Interest Questionnaire

The interest questionnaire is now closed.

Due to the overwhelming interest in this research study, the questionnaire is now closed. For the 75+ people who have submitted a questionnaire, thank you, and I will be in touch with you soon. For those of you who were interested but were not able to fill this questionnaire out, may Allah bless your intentions!

If you have any questions about the study or want to be notified once it has been completed in mid-2021, please let me know.