I reviewed the Qur.aan with Ibn ‘Abbaas three times. I would stop him at every aayah, and ask him about what it was revealed, and how it was [revealed].
Yahya ibn Waththaab read the entire Qur.aan to ‘Ubayd ibn Nudhaylah – a companion of ‘Alqamah, and with him he memorised an aayah every day.
When we had learnt ten aayahs [of the Qur.aan] from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), we would not move on to the next ten [aayahs] which were revealed after them, until we had learnt what they contained of knowledge.
Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa – Volume 1, Page 443 ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: «Take the Qur.aan from four; from: [‘Abdullaah] ibn Mas’ood, and Ubayy [ibn Ka’b], and Mu’aadh ibn Jabal, and Saalim Mowlaa Abi Hudhayfah»
We were with Yahyaa ibn Sa’eed [al-Qattaan], and a man read soorah ad-Dukhaan; Yahya was [as if] thunderstruck and was overcome, and [then] fell unconscious.
I prayed the morning [prayer in congregation] behind al-Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh, and he recited [soorah] al-Haaqqah…