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.