WAFA Learning Method; An Effort in Improving Students' Memory of The Qur'an


Interest in memorizing the Qur'an among students is still low to the point of considering it difficult; teachers need to use suitable methods to arouse interest and ease in memorizing the Qur'an for students. The purpose of this study was to determine the learning of the Qur'an using the Wafa method at MI Darus Salam. This research uses a qualitative approach with the type of case study research. MI Darus Salam is the location of this research. The data collected is obtained from observation, interviews, and documentation. This research data analysis technique applies Miles and Huberman's interactive analysis model. The results of the study stated that the Wafa method used and carried out by MI Darus Salam included three main steps, namely the steps of planning, implementing, and evaluating learning. Three main activities are carried out in implementing learning: Opening, core, and closing. Then the learning evaluation step, the coaching teacher conceptualizes an assessment of the achievement of improving students' memorization ability in the form of formative evaluation and summative evaluation. Therefore, from the Wafa method used in memorizing the Qur'an, students go well and correctly according to the rules of makhraj and tajwidnya. This Wafa method also involves the role of teachers who become good facilitators, mediators, and collaborators for the student memorization process. This Wafa method has a good impact on students as capital of self-courage, as well as competitive thinking to achieve everything good in their lives.