everyday we all have a reason to wake and be grateful but today, I am feeling especially blessed.
The choice that we’ve made to try to memorise the Qur’aan is one that occupies my mind throughout the day. Not in the sense that I am always busy with it, how I wish that were the case, but rather these days, I am always thinking and worrying about it. As I finish different tasks and/or become preoccupied with other things…I keep stopping to think “when will I get a moment to stop and do my hifdh?, when will I get a chance to get my mushaf?, will this be another day that I don’t get to do as much as I’d like to?” (more…)
Alhamdulillaah we’ve just finished our first template for a basic hifdh homework diary.
It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but subhan Allaah, I can be so absent-minded may Allaah help me.
I tried to include sections for the things that we use to plan our weeks and there is a little space for homework assignments and things like that from madrasah. Ideally its set to be printed A4 and folded or cut in half like a bound diary.
The sections that we put in are what we used to write in our “life books” (the wonderful diarys from productive Muslim and Siratt) I used that layout and some other diarys that we have, as a guide so it does look terribly similar. My children prefer this layout as I guess it looks a little more child friendly.
I’ll keep working on it to improve it in shaa Allaah.
I pray that Allaah make this of a benefit and accept it from us and protect us from insincerity aameen.
I’m so tired, I feel like I’m sleep-typing lol
These are some of the things that I’ve found to be really helpful. I hope that they can be of someuse to somebody out there.
First and foremost, we make dua to Allaah to make our task easy for us and to accept it from us as a good deed. I won’t include this as a step as this is something that as muslims is an integral part of all of our lives as we know, without Allaah permission we are unable to do anything.
1. Realistic Goal setting
Sit down and decide exactly what it is that you’d like to do. How much you’d like to memorise be it 1 page, 1 juz etc Set your amount in writing so that its clear in your mind. (more…)
this method is one that I really like for teaching children or any beginners.
I have some other young children that I teach and this is the technique we use. Alhamdulillaah I find it to be really effective and easy to work with. (more…)
I’m a person that likes to learn by listening. I still read from the Mushaf at the same time, but my main focus is always on the reciter.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to learn by listening, as you can’t always have the equipment that you need when you want to memorise. However Allaah has blessed us with some wonderful technology that can be used as tools to help us with this problem. Some of these are even small enough to be popped into your pocket!
I personally use a combination of my phone and computer to memorise. I am currently using this website and the app of the same site for both http://quran.ksu.edu.sa/. You can read more about it here (My favourite hifdh/memorisation tool so far).
I’m going to give you a step by step guide to what I do in-shaa Allaah. It’s for a specific program, but the functions that I use can be found in many different computer programs and apps so you should be able to use the same method by making a few small changes in-shaa Allaah.
So here goes (I’ll be using this picture to guide you through with numbers to show you exactly what I click in case you want to use the same website/app) (more…)
My family and I recently discovered a lovely video series on YouTube that we all LOVE!
Its called Al Musaafir Ma3 Al Qur’aan which means roughly Traveller with the Qur’aan. It is a series of 30 episodes where the host travels around the world to meet different types of people who have memorised the whole Qur’aan. While interviewing them and testing their memorisation skills he gives lots of advice and motivational talks. Keep some tissues handy as many of the episodes bring tears to the eyes. (more…)
a lot of people are often held back in their memorisation because they feel what they have already memorised is weak. They then put their hifdh on hold in order to go back and perfect these surahs with the hope that once they have strengthened the “older” surahs they will move on and memorise “new” ones. As much as it may seem sensible this is not a good idea at all and Allaah knows best!
Memorisation of Qur’aan is a 2 part program, the 1st being hifdh and the 2nd revision. We should always be doing both at all times i.e everyday. If we find we’re forgetting things from a surah we already learned, then instead of stopping hifdh we need to improve our revision timetable and maybe technique so that we can improve and strengthen our memorisation. If you feel uncomfortable doing this then you can reduce the amount you are memorising per day to make things easier.
A teacher once advised that we should “never let a day pass by without memorising” and this is very true. Always make lots of dua for ease .
May Allaah make it easy for us to preserve His speech and may He make us sincere in our quest to do this and may He accept our efforts from us.