I just read this and thought I would share it. It has some good practical advise maasha Allaah may Allaah reward them with good.
I have a sister who is five and half years old and I want to teach her to memorize Qur’aan. Where should I start with her, and how?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Raising children to follow Islam from an early age, teaching them to memorize the Book of Allaah and educating them is the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and is regarded as a very important matter, especially in this day and age. But it is something that many people neglect with regard to their children and those under their care, and they get distracted by things that will be of no benefit to them in the Hereafter and may indeed harm them, and make them emotionally attached to those who do not even deserve to be mentioned, let alone taken as role models, such as actors, sports players and singers. (more…)
it’s about 10.pm right now and all though it’s not that late, it’s an unusual time for me to make a blog post…but I just had to share this.
I just read the most amazing article…why amazing? well it was amazing to me because it’s as if the sister that wrote it was talking directly to me subhan Allaah it was advice that I really needed! I spend a lot of my time teaching my children (I have 4 altogether alhamdulillaah) and generally looking after them so I don’t often get a chance to socialise with people who are also memorising. Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on those little bits of advice or encouragement that you would share but then…along came this article subhan Allaah. (more…)
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh
This is a quick post to give good news that they finished the juz today Allaahu akbar!
I’m still a little shocked as this is their fastest time ever maasha Allaah. Tomorrow it would have been a month since they started it. I challenged them to complete it in a month to get a super speed bonus treat and they did it maasha Allaah.
Allahumma baarik alayhimaa its been a nice day for them may Allaah increase them in good and increase them in love for that which is beloved to Him and may it be accepted from us ameen.
I’ll be back soon, hopefully tomorrow to give more detail in-shaa Allaah….I need to think of a super speed bonus treat now!
I just made some new charts to help monitor progress for Juz Dhariyaat. As you can see my design themes are pretty basic. If you’d like to use them but maybe a different colour just send me a message and I’ll change them for you in-shaa Allaah.
today was the official start after Eid. Everyone had recovered (somewhat) from all the late nights of Ramadhan and early morning and parties of Eid and was ready to work again. I was a little worried that they would have forgotten some ayaat over the holiday period so as tired as I still was, we couldn’t delay any longer.
I sat with the children to read Al-Hashr. I asked my daughter to close her eyes and read as much as she could so I would know where to start hifdh from. Then she read…..and read…. and read…until maasha Allaah to my surprise she got to the end. We all cheered and made dua for her with hugs and kisses all round. Her brother asked her “how did you know the end like that?” and she replied “I don’t know, I just knew it”. I was really happy as it seemed that playing the tapes of the surahs in their room had worked alhamdulillaah.
Heres a lovely documentary, “Qur’an by Heart” about children from around the world taking part in the annual Cairo International Holy Qur’an Competition. Its for children that have memorised the entire Qur’aan. They’re sat in front of a special computer that selects a random portion which they then must recite (with correct tajweed) before a group of scholars from Al-Azhar and an audience.
It follows three Muslim youths — Nabiollah from Tajikistan, Rifdha from the Maldives, and Djamil from Senegal — as they enter into an annual Koran-reciting competition in Cairo, Egypt. The competition attracts hundreds of Muslims from all over the world, many of whom don’t speak Arabic, but are able to recite the entire 600-page Koran — and beautifully.
I wanted to share an article I have about the importance of reading the Qur’aan with Tajweed. This is a science that is often overlooked in modern times. We are a nation that strive to follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah (with the understanding of the Salaf) in our lives. We try hard to learn and find out what the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wa sallaam) did in his life so that we can imitate him. We do this with the hope of gaining more good reward from Allaah as we know his example is the best to follow. This should be the same for the Qur’aan as the study of tajweed helps us to know how our beloved Prophet (Sallaahu alaihi wa sallaam) recited the Qur’aan.
The article was originally taken from the excellent tajweed website About Tajweed http://www.abouttajweed.com/index.php Maasha Allaah May Allaah bless them and their work, it’s a really good reference and you can even write to them and ask questions that do get answered.
Heres the article:
today I just want to share the story of a sister that converted to Islaam, went to memorise the Qur’aan then gained Ijaaza with an authentic chain going back to the Messenger of Allaah (salla Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) and has now authored 3 of the best Tajweed book I ever read maasha Allaah. The article is from muslimmatters.org
This is our new schedule I pray Allaah accept it from us, make it easy for us to stick to it and increase upon it and put love in our hearts for it.
Hifdh: Memorise for at least 30 minute per day Sunday-Thursday (Fri and Sat off). In-shaa Allaah they will get 4-5 lines per day if focused.
Hifdh prep: listening to the tapes/cds of the surahs with ayaat repeated at relaxation times especially before bed.
Review: Read 5 pages per day of surahs they’ve already memorised so 1/2 hizb.
UPDATE (21/08/2011) for review they now read 10 pages.
General reading: 5 mins per day
Here’s a really nice website for learning Arabic maasha Allaah. It’s geared towards learning to understand the Qur’aan rather than conversation. It’s also laid out in a way that has made it really easy and fun to follow maasha Allaah.
There are a few different courses to choose from with videos and Powerpoint presentations to follow. Each lesson is about only about 15 minutes long which is nice especially if you on a tight schedule.
The best part is that they have promised that if you get to the end of the course you’ll understand 80% of the words in the Qur’aan subhan Allaah….not bad for 15 minutes per day huh!
The courses available in English are as follows: (more…)