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


Assalaamu alaikum,







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.

Comments on: "Challenge/Ramadhaan 1433/2012" (4)

  1. Aisha-Shukurah said:

    As salaamu alaikum ukhti, subhanallah its ok may Allah swa continue to bless you and your family for having the drive and the to continue to memorize the Quran. We all run in to bumps and hurdles as we memorize but subhanallah as long as our intentions and hearts are in the right place Allah swa gives us the strenght and ability to continue to move forward. May Allah continue to bless us all with this Ameen.

    As for myself well i have passed my target i reach to Baqarah Ayat 66 subhanallah!! but im somewhat depressed with my hifdh right now with my caotic life this week i have not memorized or revised at at all and this is not like me. So inshallah im going to jump back on the ban wagon and get started and going to kinda penalize myself for this just as a reminder to stay on track. inshallah i would love to keep you updated as to my progress because its kinda hard when you are alone with hifdh. if this is ok with u

    barakallah feeki to you for this blog it give me lots of encouragement

    as salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi w barakaatuh,
      its really nice to hear from you ukhti baarakallaahu feeki for your kind words alhamdulillah you are right we have to bounce right back in there and keep moving. I’d love to hear about your progress thank you for thinking of me alhamdulillaah we can be online monitors for each other.
      May Allaah bless you and increase you in good ameen.
      take care

  2. As salaamu alaykum,  

    I pray that Allah makes it easy for you and your family and grants you istiqamah on your hifdh journey. You know we all have ups and downs and like you said its just about having the determination to carry on. You know the other day i was feeling SO overwhelmed and down subhanAllah. But i realised there is much khayr in these moments because it reminds you to constantly check yourself, renew your intentions, seek Allahs help and plough on. 🙂  

    Anyway, with regards to my own hifdh, i missed my new target again. Fell short by a full page subhanAllah. InshaAllah khayr, i still made progress (just not as much as i hoped). Gonna take it nice and slow and not rush through it.  

    Please remember me in your duas during this blessed month. Hope it is full of blessings for you and your family.

    • Wa alaikumussalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,
      I think I enjoyed this challenge more than the last one even though I didnt make my target, its been a blessing to of met 2 such lovely sisters maasha Allaah may Allaah bless you both ameen.
      You are so right, we still made progress but just not what we wanted but alhamdulillaah, I still see the beauty of the goal setting practice as it still gets you moving regardless alhamdulillaah.
      You are right, there is so much good to be gained. We will keep going in-shaa Allaah. I think the next challenge will be after Ramadhaan. I feel a lot better than I did the other day, the blessings of Ramadhaan have come and washed that all away. I hope that you too are feeling renewed after your challenging time I pray that that time acted as a strengthener for you.
      Jazaakillaahu khayran I will most definetely be making dua for you in-shaa Allaah baarakallaahu feeki
      Take care

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