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.
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.
Dhikr, remembrance of Allah is also very helpful especially when you try to think about what you’re saying. Small acts of kindness to family, friends and people in our community are good too. If done for Allah’s sake these things will increase our eman and have an impact on our hearts. Voluntary fasting on Mondays and Thursdays or the days of the full moon (ayyam al beedh) are a great way to direct our attention to Allah, away from the many distractions around us.
Extra prayers either before or after our obligatory 5 are also a good way to increase the eman.
Another important thing to so is Istighfar, seeking Allah’s forgiveness for things we do that aren’t pleasing to Him. We also have to remember to forgive ourselves after we’ve Asked Allah as this is something that the Shaytan can use against us as a trick. Shaytan likes reminding us of our shortcomings so we feel incapable and give up.
Our surroundings also need to be looked at. It could be that a busy schedule is responsible for making us feel low, tiring us out leaving no time for anything. It may be that we’re surrounded by things or people that don’t remind us of Allah. Sometimes, we need to step back and take a look at our lifestyles to see the good things we should keep and the bad things that we should reduce or eliminate. This with Allah’s permission will help give us a better quality of life.
I pray that Allah increase our eman and fill our days with good actions that He loves and make us beloved to Him aameen