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

Archive for April, 2012

Spring Hifdh Challenge: UPDATE Pt.2

Bismillaah

Assalaamu alaikum all,
The month (April) is nearly over alhamdulillaah.  With just  1 and 1/2 days left the end is in sight, so its time to decide how we are going to finish this race.  Will we give up or finish strong.  Alhamdulillaah if our deeds are accepted by Allaah there is reward in our intention even if we don’t manage to achieve what we originally set out to do so I pray that Allaah accept it from all of us aameen.

So I’ll begin with the children may Allah bless them.  They finished Mu’minoon and are 4 pages into suratun-Noor alhamdulillaah.  (more…)

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Update: A Quarter Of The Qur’aan

Bismillaah

Assalaamu alaikum
Alhamdulillah they both finished suratul Mu’minoon and started suratun-Noor today.  We are planning a small family party for them in-shaa Allaah.  We’ll try to make it extra-special as this now means that they have memorized a quarter of the Qur’aan alhamdulillah, I want them to know this is something great that they have done.
They are really happy and we are really pleased for them.

May Allaah bless them and accept all of our efforts from us Ameen.

One day soon they and my husband will come and write their experiences in-shaa Allaah.

Spring Hifdh Challenge: UPDATE

Bismillaah

Assalaamu alaikum all,
It’s,been just over a week so its time to check in and see how everybody is getting along.  I pray its been easy for you and if you feel is hasn’t been please don’t stop just hold on a little while longer and by the permission of Allaah things will get better. 

So I’ll begin with the children, my daughter is 4 pages into suratul mu’minoon and my son is on page 5 may Allah bless them.  They stopped for now as they are both ill, there seems to be a virus going around.  As for me I’m on the 4th page of suratul Hajj but I slowed down when my babies got sick but alhamdulillah things are still going alright.  My husband is on the 5th page of Surah Maryam but the sickness seems to of gotten to him too! 
May Allaah cure them all.

So, now it’s your turn, how are you progressing?  Please do let me know in the comment box below, even if its not going well it doesn’t matter its not too late at all.

May Allaah accept thus effort from us all Ameen.

P.S its not too late to join us if you haven’t already, you’re more than welcome

Woman memorises Qur’aan with techniques she learned from a Baby????

Bismillaah…

Assalaamu alaikum,

strange title I know but its a true story, let me explain…

As adults we are always expected to be the  brave ones, those that watch over and protect the weak from amongst us,  like shepherds and their sheep.  We always see it as our job to pass down the skills we have obtained from the great journey of life but when I look around me…well mostly at myself I see the opposite.

As we grow older I see that a lot of adults instead of learning to be brave and embrace new things, they learn to be afraid.  We tend to hold onto our limitations and use them as security blankets that keep us snugly in our comfort zones.

Too often I hear people including myself making  excuses to stop them from learning or doing something new.   “I’m not good at that sort of thing” , ” I don’t learn well in groups”,  “Oh but its easy for her she’s smart maasha Allaah I’m not like that”,  “I tried but I just can’t do it”, “of course he can do it, he’s single or he’s married, or she’s so slim or she’s stronger, she’s a convert, hes born muslim and I’m not like that… etc

Instead of accepting the challenge we tend to pass it up for something that we feel is easier.  A lurking fear of failure stops us from tasting the sweet reward of  hard word and achievement.

Babies aren’t like this arent like this at all. When was the last time you heard a baby say “Hmmmm, I’m not good at this talking thing, I think I’ll leave it and try something else” or “she’s so good at walking maasha Allaah I’m not like that I’ll just stick to crawling” or even, ” I really don’t think eating  is for me, I just can’t seem to get the food in”…..right, never!

Babies have a no-excuse policy when it comes to learning new things.  They try, try and try again until they achieve.  It might take one a little longer than another but that never stops them from moving towards their goals. They don’t care  if they get it wrong or fall, they just get up and back in the game, subhan Allaah they’re amazing!

The same goes for older children, sometimes I feel like when I tell one of my children “no” for something they try even harder to find different ways to get it.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy always ready to tell ourselves what we can’t do but I’m going to try to be a baby in-shaa Allaah lol.

I once read something along the lines of whatever you lack in skill, make up for it with hard work and consistency and you will be able to achieve the same things  as those you believe have more ability.

So if it takes her 1 day to learn an ayah but you can’t in that time, that’s fine just do more repetitions even if it takes you 10 days, if you want it bad enough you’ll put the time in and you will get to the same place as her you just have to work a little harder, the key is consistency.  Don’t do  a little  one day and then give up the next or even burn yourself out trying to do too much, just choose a small comfortable amount and commit to doing it everyday and be consistent and you will see the results.

May Allaah make it easy for us to please Him as gaining His pleasure is the true success.

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