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

Archive for January, 2020

Adult Hifdh Vs. Child Hifdh, Is It The Same?

Bismillaah…

Assalaamu alaikum,

Theres something on my mind that’s really been bothering me.

I often meet people that feel sad and demotivated because they’re unable to memorise quickly. At times these people stop altogether as they feel they lack the ability to do it. As much as you try to convince them, they’re adamant that they’re incapable. It’s not that they’re unable but they’re usually not memorising as much as they wanted to. I wonder to myself, “who is it that they’re comparing themselves to?” why is the bar they’ve set so high?

A lot of the time, its children. They compare their “old brains to the fresh new and impressionable ones they see on videos or in the mosque or Quran schools etc. Maybe even their own.

I honestly think its wrong.

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Thank you

Bismillah,

Assalaamu alaikum,

I wanted to say thank you to those who’ve been encouraging us to come back to the blog. I’ve been wanting to return but was stuck on a hurdle of my own creation.  That gentle push was very helpful and with Allah’s permission put me back on track alhamdulillah.  Sharing everything on here is something that we really enjoy doing and being away made me so unhappy.  There’s so much more we want to do here and we pray that we’ll be back again sooner rather than later.

May Allah bless you and accept your efforts from you and make them heavy on your scale of good deeds and grant you goodness and happiness in this life and the next aameen.

Getting Out of a Hifdh Slump: Low Eman

Bismillah…

Assalaamu alaikum

May Allah bless you and make your journey of memorisation an easy and enjoyable experience.  I pray that this journey brings us all closer to Allah and makes you from the ones that He loves.  I pray that he protects us from arrogance and show us that the more we learn, the more there is to learn.  May He protect us from insincerity and that all we do be strictly for His sake and may these deeds weigh heavy on our scale of good deeds aameen.

May Allah bless you.

I think its safe to say that most of us have experienced periods where the amount we memorise lessons.  There are so many reasons why it can happen but the result is the same, everything just slows down and sometimes… completely stops.

It’s sad no doubt but it isn’t the end, just a setback for now. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to look back and be thankful that we are no longer in this situation.  There is so much comfort to be found in the ayah where Allah mentions (English translation) after hardship comes ease.  It’s times like these that make you appreciate when Allah had given you that energy to and consistency.

We wanted to share a few things that we use to help each other when we feel this way.  With Allah’s permission, we’ll send them gradually so it’s not too much.

Remember:

It’s an act of worship so, like all other deeds, it depends on our eman.  If you’re having trouble, it may be because your eman may be low.  To make it increase, you could try starting with small, easy acts of worship.

Making dua is the most powerful thing you could ever do to help yourself, it’s not just reserved for serious situations, we can call upon Allah’s help for everything.  (more…)

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