there are some people in my life that I will always make dua for.
I truly appreciate the value that they add to my family. My children adore these brothers and sisters and they make our hifdh journey so much easier for us.
They are the Aunties and Uncles that stop and ask my children how they are doing? What are they learning? Their warm smiles and words of encouragement always leave my children happy and motivated in their hifdh.
There are times when I know my children may become bored of only hearing from me, but when someone outside of our family says something it helps them so much. Sometimes these people even challenge them and offer small rewards if they are able to complete these challenges.
These are not blood members of our family but just people that we see around, in the masjid and friends but I see them as part of my family as they add so much. This is particularly true as we are converts to Islam and so we don’t get this kind of help in hifdh from our external family members as they are not Muslim.
We can all be this person and we should rush to try to fill this role. Who knows what kind impact our encouragement could have on the children we speak to. We could end up claiming a share of the reward they get from Allaah for helping them to memorise the Qur’aan.
It doesn’t take more than a few minutes to offer a smile and ask about a child’s hifdh progress. Offering praise and encouragement not only makes them feel good but us too ( there isn’t much I love more than putting a smile on another persons face).
May Allaah bless them abundantly for taking the time to speak to my children and encourage them so much. May Allaah aid us to all encourage the children we know and see all the time and may our encouragement be of great help aameen