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


Assalaamu alaikum,

a lot of people are often held back in their memorisation because they feel what they have already memorised is weak.  They then put their hifdh on hold in order to go back and perfect these surahs with the hope that once they have strengthened the “older” surahs they will move on and memorise “new” ones.  As much as it may seem sensible this is not a good idea at all and Allaah knows best!

Memorisation of Qur’aan is a 2 part program, the 1st being hifdh and the 2nd revision.  We should always be doing both at all times i.e everyday.  If we find we’re forgetting things from a surah we already learned, then instead of stopping hifdh we need to improve our revision timetable and maybe technique so that we can improve and strengthen our memorisation.  If you feel uncomfortable doing this then you can reduce the amount you are memorising per day to make things easier.

A teacher once advised that we should “never let a day pass by without memorising” and this is very true.  Always make lots of dua for ease .

May Allaah make it easy for us to preserve His speech and may He make us sincere in our quest to do this and may He accept our efforts from us.


Comments on: "How To Be A Haafidh. Step 4 : Stop Stopping!!" (6)

  1. As salaamu alaykum,

    I was actually planning on taking a break to concentrate on revision. But it seems everyone is advising against this. I was speaking to my teacher about it and she told me not to worry about my back hifdh being week as long as i am consistant in my revision that problem should sort it self out.

    I guess a lot of us dont realise consoldating hifdh is a long term process. The more we repeat the stronger it gets. It may be weak to begin with but over time it will get stronger inshaAllah.

    Im taking this post as a sign to keep up with the hifdh so jazakAllahu khayra 🙂

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,
      alhamdulillaah, hows it going at the moment? I think I need to put this picture on my wall…no walls all over the house to remind myself lol! Youre right a lot of us dont realise this at all and we think it can be done in “one go” so to speak. May allaah make it easy for us all ameen

  2. Salamu alaikum sister, Jazaki llahu kheiran for sharing with us your Quran memorisation journey, very inspiring. It is a relief to see someone else have similar ideas in regards to how much one needs to aim to memorise daily. I have a blog that has some posts about our Quran memorisation, perhaps you would like to look at it. http://www.hometaughtchildren.wordpress.com.

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, maasha Allaah I had seen your blog prior to you posting and I really enjoyed it maasha Allaah. Sorry for taking so long to reply I do tend to bury my head in the sand when I feel under pressure. May Allaah bless you all and increase you in goodness and make your children the coolness of your eyes and from the righteous. I’ll be letting my children have a look soon in-shaa Allaah as I’m sure they’d find it really interesting. Baarakallaahu feeki for sharing it is very much appreaciated alhamdulillaah.

  3. As salaamu alaikum, sister. I am so happy to have found your blog. I came across it last night and have been going through all the posts. MashaAllah, its very motivating. I want to ask a quick question. You mentioned somewhere that your kids are at home. Im homeschooling my kids, but im finding it abit of struggle to teach Quran and other subjects. How do you do it? Im thinking to really put aside other subjects and concentrate more on hifdh at this stage. What do you suggest? Jazak Allahu Khairan.

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, I am really sorry for taking so long to reply baarakallaahu feeki for you patience with me I really appreciate you coming to read my blog alhamdulillaah. I fully understand what you are talking about it can be tricky to balance the times. I think one of the biggest helpers for us was listening. They listen to the surahs they are memorising nearly everyday in the evening while theyre doing a quiet activity or before bed. This is like a separate hifdh session for them. After a while they find it easier to memorise the ayaat because they have become so used to hearing them. We try not to take too much per day but to do that smaller amount regularly as the compound effect of little and often really really helps alhamdulillaah. Its lighter on them and us. I hope this helps but I am here to add more detail if you need, I wont take as long to write back either (in-shaa Allaah)
      Baarakallaahu feeki take care

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