Hifdh Jewels


Assalamu ‘alaykum, Quran Hearts…

I pray that you are all well, and benefiting from a closer relationship with Al Quran this Ramadan. May Allah Ta’ala accept our efforts and forgive our shortcomings, ameen.

My sharing today with you, is a piece of advise written and posted by Haafidha Maryam Amir, and every time one reads it, it inspires hope in the heart and spurs on action. I share it with you today, in the hope that it will inspire and give courage to you on your Hifdh Journey:

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What if when you’re 60 or 70 or 90 years old you’re not saying, “I wish I had memorized the Quran.” What if you’re instead saying, “After 30 years, I’ve been honored to finish memorizing the Book of Allah.”

You don’t have to memorize the Quran in 1 year. You don’t have to memorize it in 5. You can work every single day to memorize it over a period of a decade or longer!

Can you imagine what that’s like? For you to have memorized one verse a week while nursing your child? For you to have memorized two verses while stuck in traffic? For you to have gone from one life stage to another and yet through all of it- spent slow but consistent, persistent time with the Book of God?

Do you think you’d regret even a moment of even decades of working for it? How much sweeter is that journey, how much more achingly beautiful is it to have had such a consistent relationship, such a personal connection, such an intimate conversation, with a Book that has been with you, with surahs that you connect with specific stages of your life?

Make the intention, make constant duaa, find a teacher, be consistent, allow yourself to take years if that’s what your circumstances demand- but don’t give up, don’t let go, and pray that Allah makes me and you of, “The people of the Quran–they are the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him” (ibn Majah). -Maryam Amir

 

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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, another academic year is drawing to a close. We praise, glorify, and thank Allah Ta’ala for the many blessings and bounties He has gifted us, including that of Al Quran Al Kareem.

In the course of this year, some of us may have successfully achieved our hifdh-related goals, whilst some amongst us may realize the need to reassess and plan more effectively for the next year.

And along the way, our hope is that the love for Al Quran Al Hakeem has grown stronger, inshaAllah.

For Quran Hearts – the teaching and training branch of  Fee Qalbee – we have been blessed to share and learn with and from, students from 4 continents and more than 17 countries, walHumdulillah! It has truly been an honour to mentor sisters along the sacred path of Hifdh. May Allah Ta’ala forgive our shortcomings and accept our small, broken efforts, aameen.

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InshaAllah, we will resume our blogging calendar and e-classes by mid-January 2018, and look forward to the exciting opportunities, potential, and growth that comes only from The Infinitely Merciful, The All Loving!

Heartfelt gratitude for you continued support and duaa,

Rayhaanah 

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

We find ourselves merely 3 weeks away from the greatest of all days, the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. May we reach the blessed days with inspired faith and sound hearts, ameen.

Post-Ramadan is perhaps one of the most challenging periods for many aspiring haafidhaat. Having completed the sacred month all motivated and immersed in Qur’anic devotion, one is often left feeling a tad bit unsure, feeling as though they are loosing the foothold gained in this month.

If anything, this post is just to remind YOU that the hifdh journey is a beautiful, albeit ongoing one. And for that reason, YOU need to:

  • Remain steadfast.
  • Get back on track.
  • Review your goals.
  • Assess / chart your progress.
  • Renew your intentions.

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You have THIS MOMENT, to turn your can’ts into cans. To commit to your hifdh journey, even though it may feel as though you’re constantly doing just this. That is ok. Start by changing your focus and shifting your mindset. Rather than focussing on how little you’ve learnt or comparing yourself mercilessly with others, get back on track with your own set of strengths and weaknesses, and outline your own expectations and goals.

From years of teaching, I can honestly say that it if you want to be successful in recommitting and resuming your hifdh, you NEED to have a healthy approach, a relaistic outlook, and a positive mindset . This here, is where it all begins, Quran Hearts.

Today, what 3 things can YOU do to nurture a more positive outlook towards your hifdh? I’d like you to list them down please, print it out if you must, and let it be the first set and last set of printed words you see  each day.

Approach your hifdh with respect, dedication, focus, sustained effort, humbleness, and patience.  And love. Oh yes, plenty of love. Now watch the miracles unfold, Quran Hearts.

Wishing you success and joy at every stage of your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

 

 

 

28 Shawwal 1438AH
17.07.2017
*Press Release: Official Launch of UK Haafidhaat Network*
Alhamdulillah, due to excessive demand and consultation with our Shura group, the National Huffadh Association UK are pleased to announce our official launch of *UK Haafidhaat Network* which is our WOMEN’S ONLY league/network, dedicated to serving and catering for the needs of our female Haafidhaat.
This new initiative is also fully supported and will be headed by *Haafidhah Rayhaanah Omar*, who is a British born Haafidha (but currently based in Malaysia), is also an international award-winning radio personality, certified life coach & consultant for Muslimaat, assisting them to develop their lives spiritually & emotionally. Haafidhah Rayhaanah will be playing a pivotal role with National Huffadh Association UK in coordinating many of the projects under this new network InshaAllah. *Whether you are already a Hafidha, or becoming one, we will aim to support you as much as possible.* Within this new network, we will be coordinating a range of projects: – UK Haafidhaat Helpline, which are dedicated females only Whatsapp support groups for Haafidhaat and those becoming a Hafidha, which will be managed by female Ustaadhas/Haafidhaat – One-to-one Skype sessions to help Haafidhaat refresh their Hifdh (female to female only) – Females only Hifdh & Qur’an recitation competitions in the UK – Tajweed/Hifdh/Qur’aan/Teaching courses (these courses will be taught by qualified & experienced Ustaadhas) – Teaching opportunities for Haafidhaat in the UK and abroad (for Qur’aan & Hifdh only) – Opportunities for selected Haafidhaat to represent the UK in official International Qur’aan Competitions around the world.
AND MANY MORE PROJECTS INSHA’ALLAH! *Please kindly fill out the registration form by following the online link below if you are a female Haafidha (or becoming one) and wish to register with the UK Haafidhaat Network*: www.ukhuffadh.org/haafidhaat
May The Almighty accept.
Please kindly share and spread the word.
JazakAllah Khair.
Qari Is’Haaq Jasat
Founder/Director National Huffadh Association
UK T: +44 7957 734 732
E: info@ukhuffadh.org
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