Well today is the day to update our progress on our summer challenge.
Alhamdulillaah we started, I have to be thankful for being blessed with the desire to memorise and for being blessed with a family that are able and willing to do it with me may Allaah bless them.
I’ll start with the children, their review/testing period has lasted a little longer than expected so they still have not started any hifdh yet. It may be another week before they do but alhamdulillaah even though they are not officially memorising they are still listening to the surah on their cd player. I find helps them a lot when the time comes for them to sit and commit it to memory.
As for my husband, to be honest I’m not 100% sure where he is right now but I know he was just short of meeting the target but alhamdulillaah he is still moving towards it, may Allaah make it easy for him.
As for me, well….I missed my target and I must admit I feel a little…well very sad about it but alhamdulillaah I still will keep moving towards my goal bi-ithnillaah. This month has been a testing time for me in so many different areas and as a result my emaan has taken a knock. My studies have suffered a lot subhan Allaah. On the positive side, it couldn’t of happened at a better time as the blessed month of Ramadhaan is here to give me the comfort and at the same time the boost that I need.
It’s like a friend that rubs my back and says “there there…nevermind it’ll be alright” and then gives me a kick up the behind and telling me to get moving now and sort it out!
Problems don’t sort themselves out and they say the first step to solving them is admitting you have one. Now I have to use my sadness to drive me closer towards what I want as I don’t like feeling this way and I don’t want to feel like this again. I have to be like that baby that tries to walk, falls, cries but gets up and tries again and again and again until he achieves success!
May Allaah make it easy for us all.
I’d still like to know how my fellow challengers got on may Allah bless you for joining me. Please let me know in the comment box.