Maa shaa Allaah it was suggested that we make our hifdh of Surah Yusuf a joint project for everyone for Ramadhaan and we thought it was an excellent idea! (more…)
One thing I can say is that in 2015 we have no shortage of “stuff”. We save and buy and save and buy more of the things that we feel we need or might like. I can’t count the number of times I’ve bought something, absolutely convinced that its going to make my life so much easier. I then find myself pushing it into the back of a cupboard somewhere after a few weeks!
My children have caught this bug from me too. All of the adverts and posters and billboards have them asking for all sorts of toys as rewards for hifdh achievements.
Sometimes I’ve bought the things they’ve asked for. I find that after a while just like me, they soon grow bored with their new toys and push them aside. How often have we looked at the children of today and wondered…”why are they so unhappy with what they have? They have so much!”
In my experience, the things that really matter and make a massive impact on their lives are “experiences”. (more…)
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 Ramadhaan was really nice for us and I pray that you were all able to benefit as much as you aimed and that Allaah accept it from us all aameen.
It came and went so fast. It feels almost like a distant memory now, like it was months ago Allahul Musta’aan. We all read a lot during fasting time but slowed right down after Eid.
Their revision program was fine alhamdulillaah they were able to maintain that but their memorisation had just stopped! (more…)
I must say…I am a champion goal setter. I can sit and set hundreds of goals about what I’d like to do and where I’d like to be in 10 years time etc. The problem (you knew there had to be one right) usually comes when I try to follow them through. Once the novelty of a new goal wears off, I have difficulty maintaining my motivation. Everything starts to sloooooow down and eventually stop! I’m not saying that I’m a “Quitter”, but just more of a “Delayer” lol.
I never totally give up on my goals, but sometimes I just stop doing what I need to do. Either that or I get too distracted, forget and fall behind.
There are many things you can do to beat this problem and increase motivation like working with a partner/group, writing a journal and if you click –>here<– a wonderful sister wrote a whole article about it maasha Allaah.
I’d like to share one of the stranger things we like to do in our family…… (more…)