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 اللَّ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

 

http://www.radioislam.org.za/a/index.php/latest-news/14977-autistic-gaza-boy-memorizes-entire-holy-qur-an.html

 

Stay Inspired!

Rayhaanah

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بِسْمِ اللَّ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

 

Cape Town Youngster Wins Gold in International Quran Memorization Competition in Makkah (By: Faizel Patel)  :

http://www.radioislam.org.za/a/index.php/latest-news/14315-cape-town-youngster-win-gold-at-annual-abdul-aziz-international-quran-memorization-competition-in-makkah.html

 

 

Do you have any hifdh-related questions? Mail them to : rayhaanah@gmail.com 
 
Stay Inspired!
 
Rayhaanah

بِسْمِ اللَّ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah  

 

Q: Assalaamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh.. I started hifdh this year alhamdulilah through the grace and mercy of Allah SWT.. I completed one and a half juz from the front.. But now I’m thinking of stopping.. Its just really hard I’ll learn from like 5 in the morning till 7 and I still don’t know the page properly.. So I was wondering if Haafidha Rayhaana could give me some tips or advice.. I’d really appreciate it a lot jazakallah.. Sister A  

 

 

 A: 
mashaAllah on your hifdh journey! you’ve made great progress thus far, alHumdulillah:)
My suggestions:
-Decrease the amount learnt each day , this will give you more time to learn less with better quality. The focus of hifdhul Qur’aan should always be quality rather than quantity.
-Take 5 minute breaks every 40 minutes of learning, this way you will better absorb what you are learning and not feel mentally exhausted.
-Reduce time spent in learning new hifdh and increase time spent in daily revision of older hifdh.
-Ensure that you are attending a hifdh class or private lessons, so that a teacher may mentor and chart your progress.
-Consider first memorising the masnoon surahs, eg.: yaaseen, mulk, waaqiah, sajdah, jumuah, dukhaan, kahf, before building up to longer surahs. Memorising the shorted surahs provides more motivation in the initial stages of memorising.
For more inspiration and resources, please peruse this blog’s extensive archives.
stay inspired, keep memorising! some days are easier than others, and some days are more challenging….but remember that the ultimate prize of having the Qur’aan preserved in your heart does take effort, determination, patience,  sacrifice, and du’aa 🙂
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Do you have any hifdh-related questions? Mail them to : rayhaanah@gmail.com 
Stay Inspired!
Rayhaanah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that with every turn of its page, your heart also turns. You undergo a change of character; and come out better. You come closer to Allah and you understand your religion more.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that not only do you consider it to be your companion in life, but it also considers *you* to be its companion both here and on Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection).

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that whenever you open to read it, it draws you in deeply and takes you on amazing journeys through power concepts and thought-provoking dialogue, through history and the undisputed facts of the future and Hereafter; learning life lessons and learning about yourself. The journey doesn’t end until you end it (by closing the Book).

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that you make it your first point of judgement and guidance when you quarrel or fall out with a relative, spouse, friend or stranger. You place it before you with the sincerity to resolve matters and follow the causes for peace.

“… If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause harmony between them. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and All-Aware.” [al-Nisa: 35]

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that if you happen to miss your daily portion of it, it preoccupies your mind and you are not at peace until you take your regular nourishment from it.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that just hearing the words, “O you who believe…” strikes something within your heart. You are all ears and attentive; ready to respond.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that you truly feel its blessings in your life.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that while many love listening to music and lyrical tunes, for you nothing can beat the melodious recital of your favourite Surah (chapter).

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that you actually walk F E A R L E S S. In every place, at all times, and every stage of your life. Your fear is only from One Being, and He is above His Throne, `azza wa jall.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that the mere contemplation of a verse brings tears to your eyes.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that after a long and tiring day, all you want to do is make wudhu’ (ablution) and sit down with a cuppa tea in a cosy spot for some heartwarming reading and reflection.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that it becomes the first companion you turn to when you need to hear comforting words, or a shoulder to lean on in difficult times, or guidance in times of confusion. It becomes your first point of contact alongside salah (prayer) and du’a (supplication).

🌻 Be so close to the- Qur’an that its melodious verses drown away the meaningless chatter of this world and you prefer listening to it instead of listening to much of Mankind…

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that you become recognised for it; in your character and the way you carry yourself through life.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that being in its company makes you feel like you are in the best company; the most serene, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and tranquil of gatherings. People think you are alone… but you are anything but alone.

🌻 Be so close to the Qur’an that you can’t fathom the idea of dying without having memorised it. You can’t see yourself standing in front of Allah in complete ignorance of His Book, His Verses, His Words.

Stay Inspired!

Rayhaanah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah

Recently,  a number of hifdh students & teachers have shared this list entitled, ‘How long do you need to memorize the Qur’an?’. I thought it ideal to share with Fee Qalbee readers, in the hope that it will encourage you in your hifdh journey and, for those who have deferred /  put a temporary pause to their hifdh, may it inspire your resumption.

We often look at Qur’aanic memorisation in it’s entirety: meaning, we’d all ideally love to memorize the entire Qur’aan, but when we think of committing and thereafter retaining literally hundreds of pages & thousands of aayaat, it can sometimes be an overwhelming thought. When will I complete, if ever?! we sometimes think. 

But in taking baby steps from the base of the ‘mountain’, you will find the ascension much easier and a feat that can be accomplished, inshaAllah. Soldier on, even if it means learning one verse a day or month, because every effort counts and takes you nearer, closer to your goal of completion!

Do remember that hifdh is never meant to be undertaken in a rushed manner, but rather as a journey of ease, filled with guidance & His Love. By no means am I advocating time limitations, but I do feel that this listing helps in defining and charting progress that can be made with daily, consistent effort at one’s hifdh goals.

Stay Inspired!

Rayhaanah

So how much do you need to memorize and how long would it take you to complete?

Daily Amount: 1 verse; Duration of Completion: 17 years, 7 months, 9 days

Daily Amount: 2 verses; Duration of Completion: 8 years, 9 months, 18 days
Daily Amount: 3 verses; Duration of Completion: 5 years, 10 months, 13 days
Daily Amount: 4 verses; Duration of Completion: 4 years, 4 months, 24 days
Daily Amount: 5 verses; Duration of Completion: 3 years, 6 months, 7 days
Daily Amount: 6 verses; Duration of Completion: 2 years, 11 months, 4 days

Daily Amount: 7 verses; Duration of Completion: 2 years, 6 months, 3 days
Daily Amount: 8 verses; Duration of Completion: 2 years, 2 months, 12 days
Daily Amount: 9 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 11 months, 12 days
Daily Amount: 10 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 9 months, 3 days
Daily Amount: 11 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 7 months, 6 days

Daily Amount: 12 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 5 months, 15 days
Daily Amount: 13 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 4 months, 6 days
Daily Amount: 14 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 3 months
Daily Amount: 15 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 2 months, 1 day

Daily Amount: 16 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 1 months, 6 days
Daily Amount: 17 verses; Duration of Completion: 1 year, 10 days
Daily Amount: 18 verses; Duration of Completion: 11 months, 19 days
Daily Amount: 19 verses; Duration of Completion: 11 months, 1 day
Half a Page: 3 years, 4 months, 24 days
One Page: 1 year, 8 months, 12 days
Two Pages: 10 months, 6 days

What are you waiting for?