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


Assalaamu alaikum,

mushaf and toys

Its been a while since I posted last, but Alhamdulillaah we have all been quietly working.  We found a really cool spreadsheet maasha Allaah.  Once you input how much you have memorised and how much you memorise per day, it calculates the exact day that you will finish on!  Let me know if you are interested in using it and I’ll post the link.

Seeing my finish date has really given me a boost in motivation alhamdulillaah.  It’s really made the goal seem real and achievable.

After the children calculated when their finish date was, they both decided that they wanted to memorise more per day as the date was too far away!

Alhamdulillaah, I’m glad that it made them want to do more as it could of gone the other way and they could of decided to just quit at the thought of all of the work ahead!

Sometimes you can use their personalities to help motivate them.  My daughter is a girl that likes to have fun maasha Allaah and would play all day if she could. To encourage her we recently reminded her that she was the one in control of when her next party was (we have parties when they finish a surah or a juz).  It could be as soon as this week or in a few weeks time.  It all depended on how hard she wanted to work to finish her current surah.  After hearing that, her face lit up!  I could almost see the party scene that she was imagining lol.

Then she grabbed her mushaf and got to work.  She started memorising extra at night and in the morning too all by herself may Allaah bless her.

Watching our weekly episode of Al Musaafir/Traveller with the Quran has really helped keep us going.  Seeing other children that have already done it of different ages really helps.

Its been a really exciting time as we have been trying to gently encourage the children to memorise on their own.  Its a huge step for us subhan Allaah.

I pray that Allaah bless my family continue to make things easy for us.  I pray that our actions are sincere and that He accept our efforts from us Ameen

Comments on: "Some Different Ways to Motivate Children" (8)

  1. As salamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah. Masha Allah may Allah increase you all in goodness and aid your memorization Ameen. I would love to start my children and myself memorizing but I’m so scared as 1. I am not an Arabic speaker 2. I am a revert and only just can read the Quran with little tajweed 3. Have no idea where to start or how to go about things! Any advice, info, tips, suggestions, etc most welcome.Jazakillahkhair.

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,ameen to your beautiful dua may Allaah grant you the same and more ameen. Now my dear sister please forgive me for taking so long to reply to your lovely message subhan Allaah. There have been a few things going on in our household that made things a little difficult but alhamdulillaah in every situation. I understand what you mean as in the beginning there are some challenges as there are so many different places to go and different ways to start different advice so I will just tell you what worked for me. I am a revert aswell alhamdulillaah so I would definetely reccomend that you try and find a good teacher for your arabic and quran to help you as you being confident with your reading will help you and your children a lot. For startng them off I used the same methods for my children that I use for myself. I rely heavily on listening to the surahs that I’m learning to help get me used to the words and the way that they are supposed to be said and also after hearing it for a while I kind of start memorising it. Then I used to sit with them for a few minutes per day maybe 10-15mins (nothing too heavy) to oficcially try to memorise what they’ve been listening to and to correct any mistakes that theyve learned like maybe changing ‘fee” to “bee” because they may of misheard on the recording. I have one of my youngest listening to this http://muslimradio.wordpress.com/quraan/juz-amma-teacher-and-children/ he just sits there reading like hes with a teacher it really helps maasha Allaah. I also like to let them see other children that are doing it as it really encourages them. We also like to watch the program https://thehifdhclub.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/sooooooooo-inspiring-maasha-allaah LEt me know how youre getting on with your children I’d love to hear about your progress, make loads of dua and Allaah will aid you in the most amazing ways that you never thought possible subhan Allaah

  2. assalamu alaykum

    please post the link, i would love to use that spreadsheet 🙂

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh sorry for taking so long ukhti forgive me please, here is the link http://www.jazriyyah.com/classroom/mod/page/view.php?id=81 look for the section that says “You can download a page-by-page memorization/recitation tracker Excel spreadsheet by clicking here.” and click the word “here” and in-shaa Allaah it will download for you.
      Sorry again i hope you enjoy the spreadsheet. Take care and may Allaah make your hifth journey easy for you and bless you for every Ayah you practice that you are able to gain benefit from it ameen

  3. Asalamualykum
    can you share the link pls

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, heres the link http://www.jazriyyah.com/classroom/mod/page/view.php?id=81
      you have to go down the the bit that says You can download a page-by-page memorization/recitation tracker Excel spreadsheet by clicking here. andin-shaa Allaah you will find it there. I hope this works please let me know as I find posting links in the comment box a little tricky! I dont know if they come out properly so please tell me if it comes through properly.
      May Allaah bless you all and make things easy for you all and bring you all close to that which is pleasing to Him ameen

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