Something has been on my mind for a few months now and we (my husband and I) made a big decision for our family this week regarding the hifdh. (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…)
I have a lovely book called “Kayfa tahfadh al-Qur’aan al-Kareem (how to memorise the Noble Qur’aan)” by Dr Yahya Ibn Abdur-Razaq Al-Gawthaany. Maasha Allaah its a really lovely book and it combines between the main principles of memorisation and different methods in which it can be done. My husband and I will try our best to give basic/general translations of some of these methods to share with you in-shaa Allaah.
The first we have chosen is:
Al-Hifdh Bayna Ithnayn/Memorisation Between Two
The author (hafeethahullaah) said what could mean: (more…)
maasha Allaah the children finished Surah Taha today. That is their 6th juz now subhaan Allaah.
May Allaah bless them and increase them in good Ameen.
maasha Allaah the children finished Surah Maryam and started Taha this week. I’m happy but I feel like I’m in some kind of high speed car chase. I visualise myself with my left hand behind the passenger seat and my right hand on the wheel….I look behind me to see how close they are…and they (my children) are very close behind me indeed!
I am behind schedule but alhamdulillaah I am still moving. I had a few setbacks and I’ll be writing about them soon in-shaa Allaah. (when you find out what they are you’ll see the irony in that last sentence lol).
Their progress encourages me to keep going alhamdulillaah, may Allaah bless them and increase them.
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.