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.

 

 

 

 

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

AlHumdulillah, I pray that your Ramadan was filled with precious moments in the company of alQur’aan & served as motivation for your ongoing Hifdh journey. This ongoing journey of learning & improvement is applicable to all of us: those in the process of memorising, those reviewing completed memorisation, and even those teaching hifdh. Truly, it is the Qur’aan and journey of hifdh which humbles, inspires reflection & nurtures  gratitude within us. For, no matter how far along we are in this journey, there is always space & place for growth and betterment: improvement made solely for the Pleasure of Allah SWT is one which allows us to relish the sweetness of Faith.

Moving ahead,  and into the months leading up to the next Ramadan (inshaAllah), it’s imperative that we consider:

  • what were my (hifdh) strengths during Ramadan & how can I ensure that I maintain this positive development?
  • what were my (hifdh) weaknesses during Ramadan & what can I do to ensure that this does not recur? (also consider the causes)
  • what would I hope to do differently next Ramadan?
  • did I meet my Ramadan hifdh goals – why or , why not?
  • did my hifdh experience this Ramadan improve my connection to alQur’aan? and in which way?

These are some of the questions I’d suggest we ask ourselves in order to prepare for the months ahead. Making a mental checklist or even better, diarising your answers, will assist you in developing and defining your hifdh goals, both short and long term.

It’s wonderful to be back blogging, and I’m optimistic that the coming months will present great opportunities for us to learn more about the incredible gifts & blessings that lie in Tahfeedhul Qur’aan, together.

Stay Inspired!

Rayhaanah