Hifdh Help


Assalamu ‘alaykum, and Ramadan Mubaruk!

Depending on where you are in the world, you’ve either begun your first fast or are preparing to do so later today / tonight, AlHumdulillah!

As a Quran mentor, one of the frequently asked questions I receive, are:
✴️ How can I be more productive with my Quran goals this Ramadan?
✴️Are there any practical tips or advise on completing 1 or multiple Khatms this Ramadan?

– I wrote on this a while back, for the Productive Muslim website: I’ll include the article link and an info-graphic below.

As always, feel free to post in the comments if you have any concerns or challenges with regards your Ramadan Quran goals, and I’ll be glad to help 🧡

~ Sharing is Caring ~

8 Easy Steps to Recite the Entire Qur’an this Ramadan

 

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Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

A great web app to aid with memorizing and reciting the Qur’aan, is: Muqri 
  Here’s how to use it:
• Select the reciter (for Tajweed review purposes, please consider listening to: Sheikh Ayman Al-Swaied).
• Choose the Surah or range of aayaat
• Now select the Aayah, and how many times you wish the Aayah to be repeated.
• After every Aayah, you can add a space, allowing yourself to recite after the Reciter.
Thus far, we’ve had good reviews from our students, AlHumdulillah, who’ve found the option of repetition ideal for consolidation of revision. 
BetawfeeqAllah!
– Are there any apps you’ve found particularly useful? Let us know in the comments, please. 

Wishing you success at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

Tajweed and the correct pronunciaton of each letter of The Qur’aan will always give preference over the vocal aspect of recitation. Yes, to beautify one’s Qiraa’ah is important but does not overpower the importance of reciting The Qur’aan correctly.

Wallahi (this is a statement coming from experience) it takes years of hard work and constant struggle, determination and effort to better and improve one’s recital of The Qur’aan. It’s sad that many of the young and upcoming reciters especially focus more on their voice rather than making an effort to recite Qur’aan correctly. There is also lack of sincerity and correct intentions when we are reciting The Qur’aan, whether it is private or public recitations.

There is a huge difference between a reciter who recites Qur’aan correctly with Tajweed and someone who recites Qur’aan with a beautiful voice but incorrectly. We have become so lazy that we struggle to find time to sit with a qualified Ustaadh/Qari to improve and perfect our Qur’aanic recitation. Watching YouTube videos is motivating and good for practice (especially those reciters who are qualified in the field of Qiraa’ah) but finding time to learn how to recite Qur’aan correctly face to face is extremely essential. This is how the Sahabah learnt Qur’aan.

We cannot recite the Qur’aan how we wish to recite it, rather we should recite the Qur’aan in the correct manner, in the way that is befitting and pleases Allah. This only comes from sacrificing time and effort to learn. Also, reflecting and pondering over the verses is just as important as reciting The Qur’aan correctly. Many of us struggle to understand the meanings of the majority of the verses of The Qur’aan. Arabic is an important language to grasp and learn, especially if one wants to understand the messages that Allah is giving to us in The Qur’aan.

May The Almighty enable us to respect, honour and promote The Qur’aan in a way that please Allah and is befitting for His Pleasure only.

Aameen.

*National Huffadh Association UK*

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

AlHumdulillah, for many this month serves as the start of a new academic year or semester, and may it be full of blessings and light for all who seek to draw nearness to The Almighty SWT, aameen.

Throughout one’s hifdh path, there is a need to supplement, accelerate, or complement our learning using tools and resources that aid our memorization.

One such tool, which numerous readers have alluded to, is : QuraanOMeter

As per the website, this resource aims at providing the following assistance for Quran memorization:

QuraanOMeter is a simple utility to keep track of how much you have memorized the Holy Quraan. You can enter which surahs you have memorized completely or partially. Then, click on calculate to see the results. You may want to save your data by clicking save. You need to enter your username and password in order to save your profile.

Your profile is saved and can be viewed at any time, any where. After you memorize few verses you can edit your profile for the changes. You only have to enter new data as the previously saved data would be already loaded.

This tool takes care of the fact that different verses are of different sizes. For instance, Surah 65 (Al-Talaq) and Surah 101 (Al-Qariah) have almost the same number of verses (12 and 11). However, the first one has about 4 lines per verse and the second one has about half a line per verse. So the memorization percentage should be tracked by the lines of Quraan Memorized and not the number of verses memorized.

 

 

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Do let us how here at Fee Qalbee if you’ve used or are currently using this tracker .

Wishing you success at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

This week’s designated post – Hifdh Help – is all about answering and addressing your hifdh-related concerns.

  • Have a hifdh question? Need some advise? Email:  rayhaanah@gmail.com  with ‘Hifdh help Q & A’ in the subject line, or leave a comment at the end of this post. Your question could be featured in an upcoming post & benefit many others. 

A few weeks ago, I received the following snapshot (original source: How To Memorise The Quran) , which I thought to be relevant and ideal in sharing with you all in the monthly Hifdh Help series;  It provides insight into why numerous students find themselves repeating mistakes; It’s a question I receive very often, and I believe it’s important for any hifdh student or (completed) haafidh to understand this, too:

 

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Wishing you success at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

I hope that this week of Hifdh has been a joyful one for you: that you have concluded this week having reached some, if not all, your hifdh goals. Now is a great time to reflect on the week that’s past, and consider what you would do differently, more of, or even less at, in your hifdh prep for next week. Planning for the week ahead helps eliminate procrastination and build healthy, confident hifdh habits, inshaAllah.

This week’s Audio – Visual memorization resource is an insightful video (duration: 18 minutes), on the traditional North African method of memorization: In a small North African village, local people still practice the traditional way of memorizing Quran. Students use hand-carved pens and ink made out of wool, using them to write verses from the Quran on wooden slates. These young students will continue using these methods until they have successfully memorized the entire Quran and will then use the same method to teach the next generation.

Click here >>>

North African Traditional Quran Memorization – MY Muslim Youth

 

Wishing you success at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

 

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

This week’s post – Hifdh Help – is all about answering and addressing your hifdh-related concerns.

  • Have a hifdh question? Need some advise? Email:  rayhaanah@gmail.com                 with ‘Hifdh help Q & A’ in the subject line, or leave a comment at the end of this post. Your question could be featured in an upcoming post & benefit many others. 

 

Q: I wanted to ask for some advice. I recently quit my job to focus on my hifdh because I found I didn’t have the mental space to focus on it. Alhamdulillah, I am accomplished professionally and academically and now I am wondering whether stopping working is the correct decision, as I believe that there is quite a bit that I am able to give back in the areas I work in and I am afraid that I am stunting my progress in that area.                                                                                 

Despite this, I feel like I would work well with some months dedicated to my hifdh alone and this is what my heart inclines towards. Of course long term it is about ensuring that you have a consistent schedule with the Qur’an in your life such that you can establish a consistent relationship with it. However, in this case I feel I have spent much of my life working towards other things and having my Qur’an ‘on the the side’, and at this point I feel it deserves more than that. I have aspirations as to how I would like to journey to Allah with the Qur’an and I feel that some intensive study at this point in my life would be beneficial.                                       

Background- I am in my early twenties and have memorised ~11 ajza.  Jazakillahu Khair, [Sister S]                

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A: Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah  dear sister S,

AlHumdulillah, I am so happy to learn that you are in the process of memorizing, and may Allah Ta’ala grant you ease, blessings, and acceptance – aameen.

My advise would be to begin with istikhaara and pray seeking Allah Ta’ala’s guidance in this matter.

Personally, I would suggest that if ‘hifdh has been put on the side’ for a while and this is making you feel uncomfortable and you are yearning a deeper connection and commitment to Al Quran, then to focus on your Quran lessons exclusively, after which you can return to work commitments. This life is such that each season of our lives comes with so many promising opportunities and by human nature, we don’t want to miss out on anything. But at some point, we may need to prioritize one thing over another, even for a short period of time.

An option to consider is to work at memorizing until Juzz 20, and then returning to a part-time / freelancing work option, if that is possible?

Also, bear in mind that one needs to give sufficient time to adjust to new routines, habits, goals, and plans.

Ultimately, make dua and seek His guidance, and consider your individual strengths and preferred methods of learning.

May Allah Ta’ala bless you dear sister, with making the decision which is best for you. I wish you ease, joy, and success in your hifdh journey.

Wishing you success at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

 

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