Hifdh-spiration


Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

This week, a dose of inspiration for us all. In the midst of hifdh schedules, deadlines, expectations, triumphs and disappointments, it’s refreshing to learn of others striving on this Path, too: that there are thousands around the world from different countries, nationalities, ages and languages, all striving, every single day, with the same goal in mind: to preserve the words of Al Quran in their hearts.

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

Rayhaanah

 

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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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Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Quran Hearts,

We find ourselves having reached the half-way mark of Sha’baan 1438. A mere two weeks ago, we were in the midst of the month of Qur’an, doing all we could to connect to and honour the Glorious Qur’an, in thise fleeting days.

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Many Qur’an centres close for the Eid break, and as they prepare to resume, I thought it apt to share 5 powerful and practical  reminders for us all, in the hope that they may aid your Hifdhul Qur’an journey to fruition:

  • Find a half hour of solitude: sit down, reflect and note down personal observations of your Ramadan Qur’an connection. Introspect: what were my strengths and weaknesses? What was the quality and consistency of my Qur’an connection this year? Did I feel distant, or nearer to Him?
  • Taking action: Be pro-active. It’s easy to fall on the wayside of a self-sabotaging motorcade. What are some of the steps you will need to take, ahead of the next Ramadan, in order to fulfill your short-term and long-term hifdh goals?
  • Calibrate: outline realistic goals for both the long-term and short-term: perhaps weekly or monthly goals? And then a goal you aim to work towards by the eve of the next Ramadan?
  • Motivational mechanisms: ensure that you have efficient tools, effective resources, and a supportive network to assist, cheer on, and pray for your hifdh progress.
  • Dua, Dua, Dua: Truly, I cannot overemphasize this, your most powerful tool! Don’t despair! At that moment, when you’re questioning when and if you’ll ever complete your hifdh, please know that it is Dua which keeps you grateful, focused, and determined on your path!

 

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

Rayhaanah

PS: our Skype hifdh revision lessons resume early August, inshaAllah! Email: rayhaanah@gmail.com  with a brief outline of the hifdh revision you require, your time zone / country, with the subject line: ‘August semester intake’, and your email address will be added to our waiting list, inshaAllah.

 

 

 

 

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Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Beloved Qur’an sisters,

As Ramadan approaches, there’s an increase in hifdh – related questions from our blog readers. They cover a range of topics and concerns, but there is one aspect that I’d like to address today, and that is: the shame and guilt which Qur’an bearers experience.

It breaks my heart to hear from haafidhaat who, upon realizing that Ramadan is so soon and feeling that their muraja’ah (dhorr / revision) has weakened or been neglected, hold back from seeking help, mentorship, or support.

Sometimes, it is out of fear or shyness, sometimes out of pride too, but more often than not, it is a sense shame or guilt that holds them back from nurturing a healthier, happier relationship with the Qur’an.

All too often I hear from haafidhaat who’ve told me that it’s taken them weeks, months, and sadly for some, even years, to seek help moving forward. They find themselves in a dark abyss of negative emotions which holds them back form focusing on the journey forward. Believe it or not, there are haafidhaat who have gone months and years without reviewing their hifdh, for fear of being ridiculed or scorned for having forgotten their hifdh. There are those who, too overwhelmed and burdened by the thought, loose hope and let go of this precious gift. And that’s when laziness or complacency sets in…

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To you my message is:   Do not give up. It is never too late to restore your relationship with the Qur’aan, to relearn those verses and recommit them to memory. Don’t let feelings of shame or guilt prevent you from honouring this precious gift.  The only function of that shame or guilt should be to propel you forward, encouraging you to commit to a hifdh revision that works for you, your schedule, and your ability. Reflect, repent, and forge ahead, determined to relearn whatever you have forgotten.  The Islamic culture of positive psychology is not one that is intend on demotivation or despair. No!

By Allah, I have seen students forgot more than 20 Ajzaa’ of the Qur’an, only to relearn it again, with the Mercy of Allah Ta’ala.                                                                                                                                                    

Do not be overwhelmed.  Begin by noting how much is weak, and what type of revision or relearning you may require (maybe an intensive hour with your Mushaf? Reading out aloud to a Qur’an buddy? Or, relearning from the first word of that Juzz or Surah?) . Once you’ve established this, locate a teacher online or onsite who can support you through this and assist you in drawing up a lesson plan. The ball is now in your court: resolve to stick to the lesson plan, and work towards your short term and long-term goals.

Wishing you ease, optimism, and success, as you renew your hifdh journey!

Rayhaanah

 

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