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…)
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:
I love to use the cds and tapes that repeat to teach you Qur’aan. I put them on when my children are resting for bed and it helps them to learn the surahs without having to try maasha Allaah and they are relaxed which is important. So far I have only found tapes like this going up to juz Qad Sami’. I used to worry what will I do when they have finished this juz (if Allaah blesses us to get that far). Then I found this site maasha Allaah what a blessing alhamdulillaah. (more…)