Bismillah,

Assalaamu ‘alaykum

“And We have indeed made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any one who will remember (or receive admonition)?”    [54:17]

Fee Qalbee’ : A unique blog that seeks to inspire muslim women to memorise Al Qur’aan. Utilising textual, audio & visual information, our aim is to instill the love & ambition within each muslimah to make tahfeedhul Qur’aan an integral part of her spiritual quest to gain His Divine Pleasure.

In addition to this, we seek to provide a global support network for muslimahs worldwide, to share their experiences, challenges, memories & advice on memorizing Al Qur’aan.

My personal journey towards learning Al Qur’aan, began at a tender age, whilst growing up in Europe. The  phenomenal sacrifices of a loving mother & the strong support of a dear father ( May Allah bless them abundantly & grant them the highest abodes in Paradise,aameen!) played the most significant role in my journey. My wonderful husband, sisters, friends, teachers & scholars were & continue to be mediums of inspiration & progress, Alhamdulillah. I hope to journal & share my experiences as a student & teacher, for which I am eternally grateful to Allah, The Lord of the worlds: Alhamdulillahi bi ni’mati hi tatimmus-saalihaat!

Why ‘Fee Qalbee’?
“Those who knew Qur’aan by heart shall be the leaders among the dwellers of Paradise.” [At-Tabaraani]
All & absolute praise is due only unto Allah Ta’ala, who blessed us with Al Qur’aan: The Sacred, Noble Book, of which its beautiful verses are like the thread from which the substance of our souls are weaved. Abundant salutations be upon our beloved teacher & role model, the 1rst Haafidh of Al Qur’aan, Sayyidinaa Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), whose entire life represented the Qur’aanic model.
As I’ve often reminded myself & students alike, there is a simple equation that illustrates the significance of the heart in relation to memorizing Al Qur’aan:
Hifdh + Heart =Heedfulness (of Al Qur’aan)

For indeed, the heart of a believer is unique: For, a true believer acknowledges that whilst she has been gifted to preserve the Mighty Words in her heart, she needs also to understand & implement its wisdom & value in her life. I strongly believe that when we preserve its verses, together with its application, then we are, by the Mercy of Allah, heading towards a profound revolution of the spiritual heart.

We beseech Allah Most High, to bless us with sincere, conscious, repentant & believing hearts, that surrender to His Commands, aameen!

May we personify the beauty of Al Qur’aan – with our hearts, minds, bodies & souls:

“Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.”      [39:18]

In pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure,

Rayhaanah

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Bismillah,

If you’re new to the Fee Qalbee blog, welcome – Ahlan Wa Sahlan Wa Marhaban Bikoem:)

This blog is geared towards assisting, uplifting, and encouraging you along your Hifdh journey. We’d love you to draw maximum benefit, so here’s a bit more on the different features of this blog:

Audio / Visual :Eloquent discourses, inspiring graduations & moving anasheeds..Immerse yourself in the world of Qur’aan bearers, with our audio-visual media.

Connecting with your Creator : Qur’aanic ad’iyaa to strengthen your soul through this spiritual journey ; Prophetic supplications to inspire your noble aspirations; Resources & Tools to draw you closer to Allah Ta’ala.

Enhance your journey : Qur’aan memorisation tools, recommendations, educational resource materials & the review of learning aids that can assist in enhancing your journey towards memorisation.

Hifdh Jewels : A sprinkling of heart-moving narratives & inspiration for you to cherish your Hifdh Journey all the more so

Hifdh Learning Aids : Practical steps, guidelines & references on learning & remembering the words of Al Qur’aan.

Soul Stroll : Motivational & soul-stirring entries to strengthen & revitalise your soul, as you work towards the spiritual goal of memorising Al Qur’aan.

Stay Inspired!

42 Responses to “Vision & Navigate”

  1. muuminah Says:

    JazakAllahukhairan sister for your efforts,May Allah (swt) rewrd you abundantly….


  2. assalamu ‘alaykum

    jazakiAllaahu khayr sister, added you to my blogroll 🙂

  3. butterfly786 Says:

    Memorizing the quraan is not easy..its a continuous journey which I personally find challenging..but this blog is what keeps me inspired.. keeps me focused..I keep coming back here..leaving with more enthusiasm n more determination..May Allah reward you!!!

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      SubhaanAllah!Dear, precious sister:) May the Glorious Qur’aan & beautiful sunna always inspire all of us to strive in His Path & may our beloved Allah always be pleased with us, aameen! Praying for your spiritual success & ours too..take care & shukran for your supportive words, BaarakAllahu feeki:)

  4. DaughterofPearls Says:

    MashAllah beautiful! May Allah help you in all your endeavors!

  5. Nuansa Pena Says:

    Praise your good intentions it may be granted by God! Amen! I’ll meet you the other writings!

  6. bintAbi Says:

    Masha’Allah- thats beautiful 🙂

    May Allah increase you in reward

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Alhamdulillah:) aameen, yaa Rubb!

  7. Sarah Says:

    Love the name, idea, blog, everything mashaAllah 🙂

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Shukran, sister Sarah:) May Allah bless you with the best of both the worlds, aameen!

    2. Rayhaanah Says:

      Alhamdulillah!Shukran for your kind, generous words:)

  8. the middle road Says:

    Assalamu alaikum

    Masha Allah, nice blog. I like the idea behind it. May Allah ta’ala increase the number of huffaz, and keep the Qur’an firm in our hearts.

    Some stuff I think you might find interesting:

    http://tmr123.wordpress.com/files/2009/11/d8a3d8aed984d8a7d982-d8add985d984d8a9-d8a7d984d982d8b1d8a2.doc

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,
      Alhamdulillah, Shukran Jazeelan:) Aameen to your du’aas & shukran for the useful references!

  9. Poppy Says:

    MASHA – ALLLAH.

    THE QURAAN IS YOUR LIFE ,

    ALLAH ALWAYS GUIDE YOU AND USE YOU FOR HIS DEEN.

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Alhamdulillah! Aameen for the beautiful du’aas..I have much to be grateful to Allah for..the blessings of any amazing, motivating mother is amongst the foremost:)

  10. TAIBA NASREEN Says:

    BISMILLAH HIRRAH MANIRRAHEEM
    ASSALAMALAIKUM ,
    SR IFFATS STORY HAS INSPIRED ME .INSHAA ALLAH I TOO WILL START MEMORISING THE HOLY BOOK QURAAN KALAAM ALLAH
    WITH AKHLAAS .
    ALLAH S W T IS THERE FOR ME I KNOW FOR HE HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND THE WORDS OF THE QURAAN AS I READ .
    INSHAA ALLAH HE ALONE WILL OPEN THE VOLUME OF MY MIND
    TO MEMORISE THE QURAAN
    I JUST LOVE THE AYAT- AALAMU ANNALLAHU ALA KULLI SHAIN QADEER

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa alaykumus salaam wa rahmatullah,
      Alhamdulillah! Mashaa Allah! May Allah Ta’ala always be pleased with you, dear sister Taiba, and may He make your journey of memorizing Al Qur’aan Al Kareem an easy and successful one, aameen!Shukran for posting an inspiring comment here:)
      A beautiful aayat indeed, and may the Qur’aan be your companion in this world and the hereafter, aameen.
      We’d love for you to share your journey of Qur’aan with us at this blog, so please feel free to email me your experience with hifdhul Qur’aan.

      With love and du’aas,
      Rayhaanah


  11. Asalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    I have started doing hifdh, but Im having a very hard time, I need someone who could listen to my hifdh, and take the responsibility…Everyone charges.. Please make dua for me, and If you know anyone please do let me know!

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Was salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
      Dear sister,
      May Allah Ta’ala always bless, guide & inspire you in all your noble efforts..mashaa Allah, on taking the first step towards a great, fulfilling, spiritual journey! Please, persevere & continue in your efforts..yes, there may be days when learning seems challenging, but always be inspired by the fact that Allah Ta’ala rewards our intentions & efforts and that each step in memorising takes one closer to reaching the peak of this spiritual mountain:)
      Please email / inbox me with further details (where you’re based, how much you’ve memorised, etc.), so that I may try to source a teacher in your area. email: rayhaanah@gmail.com or facebook: Rayhaanah Omar.
      Take care,
      May Allah always be with you:)

  12. Shakirah Jeebhai Gathoo Says:

    Salaam alaikum

    Due to time constraints and commitments, I don’t get to view the site as often as I would like, but whenever I do so, I am always inspired and leave with a feeling of peace in my heart.

    Reading the comments from Rayhaanah and the sisters makes me feel that progress is happening in the world, as long as we have, and utilise the Quraan and the Sunnah as our guides.

    May Allah Ta’ala grant us the ability to realise the wealth that we have.

    Love,
    Shakirah

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Was salaamu ‘alaykum Dear Shakirah,
      Walhamdulillah!that is so true, subhaanAllah, the Qur’aan and its beautiful teachings and wisdom always inspire & uplift our souls..aameen to your beautiful du’aa & may we always be of those fortunate servants who turn towards His Pleasure and Greatness, aameen.
      Shukran for visting the blog & for your encouraging, kind words:)
      Love, for the Pleasure of Allah

  13. the middle road Says:

    Assalamu alaikum

    A young haafizah. http://katib.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/inspirational-story-of-“bara’a”-2/

    Subhanallah. Allahummashfeehaa 😦

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah

      BaarakAllahu feeka ..aameen yaa Rabb!

  14. Tasnim Says:

    As Salaamu Alaykum Dear Sisters

    When I shared my difficult hifz experiences with my parents on the way to campus this morning, I had no idea I would find this blog today. Alhamdulillah. And it was exactly the first verse quoted on this page that inspired me to begin memorising the Qur’aan last Ramadaan. Having just started my PhD as a medical scientist, standing on the brink of a two-year long research visit to somewhere in Europe, and estimating a long 7 and a half years before I might complete the Qur’aan (at the pace I’m going), the road ahead seems immense. May Allah Azza Wa Jal make it easy for us all to memorise as much as we can, for the cravings of the soul can neither be denied nor extinguished …they can only be granted.

    Khair Insha Allah!

    With Much love,
    Tasnim

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah
      Dear Tasnim:)
      Alhamdulillah! Life is beautiful & everything truly happens for a GREAT reason:) Shukran for visiting the blog – I hope that the content will inspire, uplift & motivate you towards your spiritual ambition of memorising Al Qur’aan:) Blessed you are, indeed, for Allah Ta’ala has chosen you to be of those whose hearts will preserve The Beautiful Words, inshaa Allah! As you so beautifully expressed, the cravings of the souls can only be granted – and the journey of memorising Al Qur’aan is a tremendous part of that…Consider each verse as one which draws you closer to this spiritual accomplishment & nearer to His Divine Proximity!
      My du’aa for you: May Allah Ta’ala make your hifdh easy & successful for you, no matter where you are & may your light of devotion continue to resonate within your soul, aameen.
      Be-Tawfeeq! Love for the Pleasure of Allah,
      Rayhaanah

  15. theonekhalil Says:

    Salam alaikom Sister!

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and I find your posts very inspiring. Masha Allah..! I’ve just started memorizing the Qur’an and I found this a good support system for sisters like me who need help. Jazak Allah khair sis.. 🙂

    p/s you should set up a facebook page so that insha Allah sisters from all over the world can share their tips there. I’ll be willing to help you out if you need it insha Allah 🙂

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam dear sister:)

      Jazaakillahu Khayran for your beautiful words of support:)
      Walhamdulillah, Have been offline for a few days, but as i type this note, we’re in the process of setting up the fb group very soon, inshaa Allah:) Will post on it & would love for you to join & benefit from your knowledge, too.
      BaarakAllah!

  16. Sahibatul Quran Says:

    Assalam alaikum warahmatuallah

    Do you know the story of Umm Alsa’ad Rahmat Allahu ‘alayha?

    http://www.idealmuslimah.com/personalities/women-scholars-knowledgeable/200-umm-al-saad-al-askandariyyah-

    AUDIO – http://www.islamway.com/?iw_s=Lesso…lesson_id=56469

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah

      Alhamdulillah, shukran for the reminder..we have posted her beautiful story last year, but your messgae is a lovely reminder to us all, to continue benefitting from her inspirational life dedicated to Al Qur’aan..may Allah Ta’ala bless you, aameen:)

  17. ummi Says:

    assalammualaikum,

    i have stumble upon your blog while surfing the net. fyi i’m somehow have stray from the righteous path. your blog and your inspiring advice have make me more aware of what being a muslim and a muslimah.Fyi i’m now learning back to the basic of being a muslim and a muslimah. thankyou for having this blog. please pray for me to go back to the right path. Insyaallah i would continue to strive to be a true muslim.

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,
      Dear sister in faith:)
      Walhamdulillah!In every one of life’s experience, there is always a beautiful reason and immense benefit…i pray that Allah always blesses you with the sweetness of faith & heavenly success, aameen:) truly, i am so happy for you & i pray that Divine Guidance be the compass of your life always, aameen…please do stay in touch & you’re welcome to subscribe for the blog posts here or to our twitter account (www.twitter.com/feeqalbee), and our sisters-only facebook group (‘Fee Qalbee’)
      Take care & may Allah’s blessings, love & care be upon you – wslm:)

  18. the middle road Says:

    Assalamu alaikum

    I like the new theme.

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam,
      Shukran Jazeelan! Much appreciated:) Request for du’aas, please.

  19. the middle road Says:

    Assalamu alaikum

    A mentally challenged haafidh:

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,

      Shukran for sharing this clip with us …most inspiring & indeed, a great Reminder of Allah’s blessings in our lives!

  20. nadiah Says:

    assalamu alaikum.Jazaakallah for being such a great inspiration in my life . i made my niyah strong to complete my ghifth ,i need everyone’s duas to make it easy upon me Insha -Allah. I attended two of your programs in cape town. May Allah grant you great achievements in your work. Insha Allah.
    wassallaam.

  21. Serenity Pearls Says:

    Salam, mashaAllah this blog shows so much hardwork and dedication. May you get the best reward for this inshaAllah. Hope to see more of it in future =)

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah dear sister,

      Alhamdulillah! Baarakillah,
      may ALLAH guide us, forgive us & make us from amongst His beloved servants devoted to alQur’aan, ameen.
      Shukran for visiting & ameen to your du’a 🙂

  22. the middle road Says:

    Assalamu alalikum

    Advice from Heart to Heart:

    http://tmr123.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/from-heart-to-heart/

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah

      JazaakAllahu Khayran for sharing,
      such beneficial words of advise indeed!

  23. siddiqua jabir Says:

    Assalam-o-Alaikum w.w

    Jazakillah-o-khairan fid daren………………!!!
    Really amazing work…………………..!!!
    Reques for duaa………..

    1. Rayhaanah Says:

      Was salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
      Aameen, wa iyyaaki,
      Baarakillah !

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