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


Assalaamu alaikum,

since my son and daughter finished their hifdh things have just felt different for me.  I’m not talking about the supreme elation that some speak of when their children complete their hifdh but rather, I feel…antsy or….restless…I can’t really put a word to it  but I’ll try to explain.

I’ve been memorising alongside them for their whole journey alhamdulillaah.  Watching them complete their first round of hifdh has really made me want to complete mine even more!

I have 7 1/2  ajzaa left now and I really, so badly, want to finish this year 2015.  It will mean that I have to commit 2.5 pages to memory per day.  This may seem easy for some but for me it has been a challenge and I will need to work really hard to fulfill it.

When I first started this blog in 2011 my intention was to track my progress and the progress of my 2 eldest children as they were the ones that were actively memorising at the time.  I do however have some other very lovely children that are younger than them alhamdulillaah. I’ve never mentioned them before as they were very little and not memorising,  things just seemed to carry on that way.

The reason I mention them now is that caring for them keeps me very busy during the day.  I’m sure that many other Mothers, and Fathers,  can relate when I say it seems that every time I try to do something constructive, one of them appears with something that they need help with.  I am in no way complaining but when in a situation like mine where I need time to memorise, I had to think of a different plan in order to get my hifdh done.

I tried memorising during the day.  It is possible but with errands that need to be run and household activity, I can not always guarantee that I’ll get the amount of time I need to learn that amount that I would like to learn.

I’ve opted for getting up super early instead.  It’s always been the best time for me while everyone is sleeping.  I pray that I am able to maintain this aameen. There are some days when my head feels heavy, as though is made from iron, but coffee helps….A LOT!

(this could however, be an alternate reason for the restlessness lol!)

I’ve also decided to use a method based on the one mentioned here. This technique relys on reading approx 5 lines repeatedly for a specified period of time (usually around 10 mins) .  I think because I don’t have much time to learn this way is better for me because I don’t have to spend as long, connecting the lines together.  When I learn 1-2 lines  at a time, once I’ve memorised each line, I then have to spend time connecting each ayah with the ones that cames before it.  Using this method mean I only have to do that maybe 3 times as opposed to 5-15 times per page.

Another benefit is that, If I complete my target in the morning, it gives me the opportunity to add more during the rest of the day if I wish and if I am able.

I pray that Allah makes it easy for me and for you all as I know that there are many of you in the same situation as me subhan Allah, male and female, mothers, fathers, students or just busy people generally.

I will be making dua for you all.

I won’t generally give updates on my progress as it feels a bit…funny talking about myself but  I will share things that I think are helpful in shaa Allah.

May Allaah bless us and make us from the people of the Qur’aan and may He accept our efforts from us and may it be a source of many good deeds on our scales and a reason for us to be protected from punishment in this life and the next aameen.


Comments on: "Update: My New Routine (Mummy)" (27)

  1. quite a challenge sister! 🙂 …..would love to achieve it that way too but with alot of books to read for exams this year and working at the same time makes it a bit difficult but …..will give it a try …..May Allah make our dreams come true and make it an easy task for us :)….jazakumullahu khairan wa hasanallahi ilaykum katheeran.

    • aameen jazaakumullaahu khayran I really appreciate your duas every single one of them. At times We have problems with our computer and it delays me getting online but we all are making dua for you

  2. asa wr wb dear sister,
    MashaAllah on the completion of their hifdh..subhanAllah such an achievement! may Allah grant you all the tawfeeq to continue to preserve and act upon His most beautiful words.ameen
    When reading this, i was very surprise to hear that you have other children mA! infact,i kind of excuse myself from unsuccessfully getting into a routine of doing hifdh due to the fact that i have 4 children..but you’ve totally put me in my place and made me realise that if you really want something,you’ll put all the effort you can in achieving it…no exuses!! So thank you for sharing that.
    Also,have your other children started hifdh yet or do you start with them at an older age?

    Please remember us in your duas and i really pray that you complete round one of your memorisation this year..i know you can do it inshaAllah!

    love you all fillah

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, I’m so sorry its taken me so long to get back to you. We had a few problems with our computer. You always make such lovely dua for us I pray that Allaah answer them and grant it to us and to you. Yes my babies alhamdulillaah they do hold me back and they are a valid excuse but we, you and I, are going to try our best to push through by the permission of Allah azza wa jalla. My younger ones have started yes alhamdulillaah except the one that cant speak yet but I hear her trying its so cute and funny baarakallahu feeha. I will blog about them soon I think as the whole cycle is basically beginning again alhamdulillaah. I truly do love you for the sake of Allaah and I pray that Allah also love you ❤

  3. Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu dear sis,
    MashaAllah tabarakAllah. May Allah grant you success in this life and the next ameen. Your story is very inspiring! Jazak Allahu khayran for sharing.

    Wassalam alaykum
    Umm Halil

    • wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Umm halil baarakallaahu feeki thank you so much for your lovely comment and dua …aameen. May Allaah bless you and your family abundantly and grant you all goodness inall that you do in this life and in the next aameen ❤

  4. MashaAllah.. T.T Reading your blog and your entries are always a boost & a motivation for me to start and work on my Hafazan as well

    May Allah strengthen you to finish your Hifdh! and may Allah reward you and your family the highest of Jannah for such inspirational Hifdh story! Amiin

    • aameen thank you so much for your kind words and dua I really appreciate it. Allaah put blessings in all of your affairs and always keep you firmily upon His obedience and make it easy for you and may He love you aameen

  5. Ameeen! !! May He aid you to complete soon too!!!! Your blog is so exciting! Lovely surprise to hear about wee ones and not long til your own completion inshaAllah. May He bless you with it. Many many duas for you. Allahumma baarik lahum.

    • aameen jazaakumullaahu khayran wa baarakallaahu feekum! Thank you so much foryour support and dua. You dont understand how much it means to us all subhan Allah, our own online Hifdh family. I pray that Allaah reward you with much good in abundance that I can not enumerate aameen

  6. Blessing and Mercy to all of your children may Allah preserve them and grant them love and nearness to HIm in this world and the next. Sister, i understand what you mean. All of a sudden since i read that your children have finished i have increased in my hifdh. subhanallah they have inspired me this whole journey alhamdullilah. i happy for them but sad to see there journey come to a close. May Allah grant you the gift of finishing your hifdh for his sake ameen.

    • Allahumma aameen. jazaakillaahu khayran my dear sister, we will be making so much dua for you. I pray that Allaah grant you the support in your hifdh that you have given us and more and may He make this affair easy for you and may it open up your understanding and make its implementation easier for you aameen and be a constant source of comfort in your heart ameen. I know you understand lol it can be almost comical at times. I could call them and get no response but try and do somethng constructive while alone and they ALL come running! All of a sudden your the most interesting person in the household lol!

  7. Umm Idrees said:

    Assalaamu’alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,
    I am so glad that I found your blog Alhumdulillah. I am a first time mummy to a 7 week old baby masha Allah. It may be too early, but I am already trying to prepare how I can teach him arabic and hifdh of the Qur’an in sha Allah. Because I know it will be hard work and will require a lot of commitment and perseverance. What tips and advice can you give me? I guess the first step would be to learn as much of the Qur’an as I can and perfect my tajweed right? How can I prepare my baby for what lies ahead in sha Allah? Btw I am not a native arabic speaker and neither is my husband (although he takes classes masha Allah).
    JazakAllahu khair sis! May Allah bless you and your family with goodness in dunya and akhira. Ameen.

    • wa alaikumus salaam warhmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Umm Idrees. May Allaah bless you and your family thank you so much for visiting my blog and trusting me enough to ask me somthing like this. I pray that Allaah keep you firmly upon the path that leads to His being please with you aameen. Alhamdulillaah, Allaah has already granted you the answers to the questions youve asked. What you have said is exactly what i would say, keep working on yourself as you will be the first influence and so we need you to be the best one too. As your baby grows theywill see your love for it and take a natural interest in doing what they see you do too. We always try to let our children listen to the Qur’aan being recited and we really believe it helps. REgarding the arabic, I recommend again you learn as much as you can and use whatever you learn even though it may be a little, it all adds up and will become a lot! Keep making dua for yourself and your family. We like to listen to arabic audios and sometimes watch arabic cartoons. You just need to hear the language in action so letting your baby hear it will teacher them in the same way that they learn english and any other family languages. dont be nervous beacuse you are learning at the same time, it a little different but alhamdulillaah just adds to the whole experience. We have some arabic audios on our other blog called muslim listening. I think there is a link in top section. I would put the link here but I cant see the option to add it! I’ll send another comment with the link in shaa Allaah. I really hope that this help ❤

  8. Umm Idrees said:

    not sure if you received my previous comment?

  9. Mashaallah

    I am nearly about to Finnish the quran and the thing that has motivated me the most is the feeling of accomplishment that i will get to feel ate the end of the hifdh journey.I realy hope more youngsters continue learning the quran and that they don’t just give up as you will reactive countless rewards at the end.

    • Sister Halima thank you for such a beautiful reminder, I’ll let my children read it too its very inspriring Alllah bless you. I am looking forward to your updates when you finish, please do let me know. We’ll all be making dua for you but most of Allaah we pray that Allaah accepts your efforts from you and rewards you heavily with good deeds aameen. Take care my sister ❤

      • I have only 1surah left now but the amount of pages in bagarah have made me a bit demotivated but I know that I have encountered many challenges before and that this one surah won’t hold me back inshaallah.I have been deeply motivated by your blogs and your children’s achievements that it has helped me gather more strength to Cary on and Finnish the Quran.

      • oh wow maa sha Allah you’re nearly there subhan Allah!!!!!! We’re all making dua and cheering you on Halima! Maybe try reading into the stories as Al-Baqarah is full of lots of stories. This really helps us a lot when we are feeling stuck. Allah make it easy for you

  10. Masshallah.This shows that hard work and dedication can get you somewhere.I hope to get there soon which is not a long way away.please pray that I will be able to get there soon.

    • jazaakillaahu khayran sister thank you so much for visiting. You can definetely do it and I will be making lots of dua for you in shaa Allaah, youre not alone, by Allahs permission we can all do it together and help each other ❤

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