Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
Dear sisters,

All praise is due unto Allah Alone, for the magnificent bounty of the Glorious Qur’aan! I hope & pray that this week has been a productive & beneficial one for all of our blog readers, inshaa Allah:)

This morning, I received a email from a mother whose teenaged daughter is memorising Al Qur’aan, Alhamdulillah. Faced with peer pressure & a mountainous load of school work, the mother felt that her daughter was not progressing at a consistent rate; the primary concern being that her daughter was not memorising much these days. At times, she said, she felt as though it would be best for her daughter to stop hifdh altogether! But, her daughter persists in continuing with hifdh, mashaa Allah:), telling her mother that no matter how long it took, she wished to continue memorising.

Such a concern & query is very common : meaning that, no matter the age or commitments or challenges faced by the student, at some time or another, many students reach the point where they (or their parents/teachers), feel saddened or disappointed with their efforts, Allahul Must’aan:)

Sometimes, whilst on the journey of hifdh, we focus so much on quantity, rather than the quality of what has been learnt. Now, in no way am I discouraging students to slacken on the learning, quite the contrary, Alhamdulillah:) Rather, today’s post is about making the best out of every situation. Yes, we all would love to be able to memorise pages upon pages each day, but for some reason or other, this may not be possible. Rather than feel discouraged, remember the glad tidings, the optimism & the strong encouragement given to us by our beloved Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) :

A Sahaabi once came to Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said that he had bought a slave called Miqsim and sold him at a handsome profit. Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked, “Should I not inform you of something that will earn greater profits?”
“Can profits greater than this be earned?” the Sahaabi asked.
Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told him, “The person who learns ten verses of the Qur’aan (earns a greater profit).”
The Sahaabi then immediately went to learn ten verses of the Qur’aan and then returned to inform Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) about it. [Tabaraani]

In this precious ahadeeth, Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) encouraged the sahaabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to learn the Qur’aan & made him aware of the fact that doing so is better than all the profits of this world, SubhaanAllah!

And so the next time that any of us, our classmates, students or children feel disheartened at our pace of learning, let us remember the words of Rasoolullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), that: Learning Ten Veres of the Qur’aan is Better than the Profits of this World.
And let us continue: striving & seeking patiently to better learn, memorise & internalise the words of the Majestic Qur’aan!

May all your noble aspirations be achieved, Allah Willing:)