Our Journey as a family towards memorisation of the Qur'aan

Archive for January, 2012

Onwards to Suratul Hajj


Assalaamu alaikum,

Alhamdulillaah, today the babies…well babies to me at least, they finished suratul Anbiyaa, before me I might add.  I started way before them but stopped on the 8th pg to go back and tighten up Al-israa and then zooooooooom they came up and and flew past me maasha Allaah!  I’ll be posting the chart for suratul Hajj soon in-shaa Allaah.

I pray that they preserve the Qur’aan better than the people preserve their most precious  gold ameen.

It amazes me that for every ayah we read our beloved Prophet (sallahu alaihi wa sallam)  will gain more reward, our first teacher subhan Allaah.

New Blog: “Muslim-Listening”


Assalaamu alaikum,

we have started a new blog alhamdulillaah.  We plan to fill it with audios that children can listen to in-shaa Allaah.

We called it Mulim Radio ….I know not very imaginative but I couldn’t think of anything else at the time lol! (We have since changed it to Muslim-Listening…a little bit better lol)

There will be a combination of English and Arabic stories.   I’m often asked what we do to maintain the childrens Arabic and listening to Arabic stories is one of the main things we do.  We’re basically trying to provide a music-free* alternative to TV. (more…)

Overcoming Hubut/Mental Block (taken from blog fee qalbee)


Assalaamu alaikum,

it’s about 10.pm right now and all though it’s not that late, it’s an unusual time for me to make a blog post…but I just had to share this.

I just read the most amazing article…why amazing?  well it was amazing to me because  it’s as if the sister that wrote it was talking directly to me subhan Allaah it was advice that I really needed!  I spend a lot of my time teaching my children (I have 4 altogether alhamdulillaah) and generally looking after them so I don’t often get a chance to socialise with people who are also memorising. Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on those little bits of advice or encouragement that you would share  but then…along came this article subhan Allaah. (more…)

Excellent online Arabic resource


Assalaamu alaikum,

Alhamdulillaah came across an amazing blog that is jam-packed with books to help study the  Arabic Language.

All of the books are available to download maasha Allaah. There are even books for children.

Alhamdulillah I’m glad I have this blog to share the great things I find and also it helps me to keep all of my good links in one reasonably safe place.

May Allaah reward the sister abundantly with good and accept all of her efforts ameen.

Heres the link


After the Qur’aan, whats next…40 Ahadeeth


Assalaamu alaikum,

after memorising the  Qur’aan, the hope is to move onto the smaller texts about Aqeedah like Usool ath-Thalaathah (The 3 Fundamental principles) and the small collections of ahadeeth.

Shaikh Muqbil (raheemahullaah) was a great Scholar who specialised in the science of Hadeeth from Yemen.  He always advised that you start with the Qur’aan and then move onto memorising hadeeth afterwards.  He said the reason for this was that once you start with the ahadeeth basically you wouldn’t stop.  He himself never completed the Qur’aan and there are those that say  he had difficulty memorising it but his daughter said that it was because he became too busy with the ahadeeth and this was the reason for it and Allaah knows best.

One of the first collections of Ahadeeth we’d like to learn is 40 ahadeeth by Imam An Nawawi raheemahullaah.

Someone (may Allaah reward them with good)  just directed me towards a lovely collection audios where the ahadeeth are being recited rather than just read.  I think it’s easier to learn this way and Allaah knows best.  I learned some tajweed poems like this too.

Anyway here’s the link to the audios, I hope that you can benefit from them.   I’m going to make a CD for the children in-shaa Allaah, they’re already trying to read along so I think  its  safe to say that they like them too alhamdulillaah.


Introducing…The Hifdh Board


Assalaamu alaikum,

A few days ago I was reminded of another technique that can be used for memorisation.  Its quite common for people to memorise the Qur’aan and other texts using a small writing board.  This board in Arabic is called a “LawH“.   It is used to write out the ayaat of Qur’aan.  There are 2 main ways that it can be used.

The first is to write out the ayah/ayaat that you are memorising and then continue to write them out until they have been memorised.

The second is to write out the ayah/ayaat and then read from the LawH until they have been commited to memory.

The LawH varies in colour depending on which country you are in.  Some use small black boards and chalk and some use  panels of wood.   It is said that these darker more muted colours  help memorisation as they are easier on the eye and because of this it is possible to look at it for much longer than if they were looking at pure white.  Apparantly this is also the reason why most mushafs are not printed on pure bright white paper and Allaah knows best.

So I decided that I’d like to start using this method.  I have used it before to learn a tajweed poem and it really did stick.  I’m glad I was reminded about it as its somthing that worked…I dont even know why I stopped doing it!

I was using the repeat writing method with a small whiteboard before but this time  wanted it to be more wood-like so I sat and started brainstorming how I’d do it.

The first one I made was with piece of paper with a wood pattern printed onto it, it has 15 brown lines on it to help keep writing neat.

                    hifdh board cover

I stuck it onto a peice of cardboard and then put some cellophane over it.


*Those are my baby’s feet lol*

It worked really well and cleaned just like a whiteboard with tissue or a peice of felt. (more…)

They finished Surah Taha maasha Allaah


Assalaamu alaikum,

maasha Allaah the children finished Surah Taha today.   That is their 6th juz now subhaan Allaah.

May Allaah bless them and increase them in good Ameen.

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