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    What do you guys do if you realise that your revision for certain ajzaa aren't as solid as others I mean how do you revise? And if someone hasn't got themselves into a regular revision habit then what would you say? (Last one is a general question)

    The longer the Surah the easier it is to revise and to solidify but the ajzaa at the back are not as solid because of their size (and me).

    5 months is enough to get into a habit of daily revision nonstop isn't it? I've got exam coming up so will be much more relaxed between oct an nov :insha: to focus my drive solely on quran.

    And also what if hmm because I will have a very demanding final year would it be wise to focus on finishing and solidifying hifdh within those 5 months because I don't know how my schedule from feb onwards will be or if I'll be able to dedicate as much. If this makes sense.
    Last edited by F_R; 07-09-13, 02:26 PM.

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      Also if you're towards the end of your hifdh what should you expect? Would shaytan try to slow you down or distract you even moreso? What are the main things to look out for and keep an eye out for when you're rounding up this bit (although technically just starting the journey)?

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      • Re: Hifz Experiences

        Some good advice found on blog

        Hubut (هبوط)

        This Qur’an, as much as it is the Gift of Allah which He gives to whom He wishes, it is also the test of Allah for many of us. If we’ve made a sincere decision to memorise the Qur’an, this Book which took 23 years to come down to Earth… we also need to realize that it’s not really going to be one simple, easy, straightforward road from the moment of ‘Azm (resolve) to the day of khatm (completion). It is the case that we’ll face many obstacles on the way, and one obstacle which is not always spoken about is a particular one which I call: Hubut – هبوط (an Arabic term meaning ‘diminution, lack of motivation, laxity, mental blocks, laziness, weakness, slackness’ – you get the idea)

        In the course of your Hifdh, watch out for the ‘Hubut’ moments. Those days when you can’t seem to memorise anything, you have a mental block & your motivation feels like it’s just faced the firing squad. Yep, you know what I’m talking about… it’s a strange phenomenon faced by everyone but for the student memorizing Qur’an these ‘down moments’ are public enemy no.1, they can really mess you up and throw you off-course if you don’t know how to deal with them. Some students face major moments of ‘futur’ (laxity) and as a result; they abandon memorisation entirely and never reach their goal of Hifdh al-Qur’an (even though they have memorised over half the Qur’an done). Yeah, it happens.

        It’s a frustrating period of time which makes a person sad, disheartened and feel like they’ll never achieve anything. So the one who used to memorise 2 pages a day is reduced to memorizing only a few verses, the one who used to wake up earlier than crows finds himself in hibernation and the one who used to make time for Hifdh despite his busy schedule can no longer be bothered with things.

        So why does it happen and when does it happen?

        Well, I guess that’s one for the psychologists to answer but in general, these moments can occur randomly and for different reasons. As a student you’ll have always been told to steer clear of sins (the wise advice of Wakee’) and this is because sins bring about these moments of hubut faster and more frequently than anything else – and once you begin to suffer from it, it creates the perfect atmosphere for one to abandon and forget the Qur’an. It’s a major tool of Shaytan which he uses to mislead the slaves of Allah from becoming constant in good deeds (watch him enter hubut into all your ‘ibadat). But sometimes in a person’s attempts of avoiding sin, they fall into the other ‘less known’ causes of hubut:

        Stress
        Work overload
        Long periods of not listening to or reciting Qur’an
        Emotions running high or low/emotional instability (such as anger, over-excitement, depression, mood-swings, giddiness etc).
        Thinking too much
        Eating/sleeping too much
        Not finding a companion to work with or a teacher to assist you
        Too much empty time
        Boredom
        Receiving too much criticism from others

        For sisters, you may notice hubut near the times of your menstrual cycle and hence you face mental blocks either before, during or after your period.

        So what do we do?

        Good question, my friend!

        But a better question is: ‘What would you do if you were on your way somewhere important and something blocked your road?’ Or ‘What if you were going home from university or work but as you come to the tube station, the Underground folks tell you that the Northern Line has been suspended’ (doesn’t that always happen?) and your route home has now been affected. What do you do?

        Your answers would probably include things like:

        - Avoid the blockage

        - Get around it or move it out of your way somehow

        - Find a different route

        - Wait a while for things to clear

        - Don’t rely on London’s Transport! J

        Please, Fajr… something more detailed?

        Ok, ok…

        · First thing first: When you’ve hit your moment of ‘hubut’, it’s important that you do not end up doing the dreaded, which is: stopping your Hifdh altogether. You can decrease your portion if necessary, but never halt it. Instead, to make up for things, try to increase your listening of Qur’an so have your Surah playing in your iPod or cassette player, around the house, in the car, on your way to work etc. If you are familiar with your hubut and know that it’ll only last a few hours or a day, then maybe take a break from Hifdh for that time period and do something different until your laxity passes by.

        · If your moment of hubut is due to something physical (e.g. you’re tired, hungry, or stressed etc) then you need to satisfy this first and overcome it. So sleep well, eat well, relax, and maybe get a massage and do some stretches if your menstrual cycle has made you feel like a hippo stuck in mud lol.

        · Stay away from anything which will lower your spirits or demotivate you – be it junk food (this is crime I say), loneliness, laziness, boredom, lack of support, friends/family who may criticize your efforts (be kind and patient with them but take a break as well) basically whatever does not float your boat and gets you down.

        · Having some organisation in your life is like having salt and vinegar in your fish and chips. Really, it does wonders to be tidy, neat and organised – and it actually leads you to become more organised and focused at mind. With Hifdh of Qur’an, you need space. That means physical space (periods of solitude to contemplate and memorise) as well as giving yourself mental ‘space’ – if you overwhelm your brain with a hundred ‘things to-do’ and stick-it notes that are scattered in your mind, you just won’t find the focus, motivation or time for Hifdh.

        . Routines are the best! You may enjoy living in the fast lane and being like a spontaneous person, but sometimes you need those ‘mundane’ routines in life. Think of them as ‘Thawabit’ – constants that hold you down whenever you feel like you’re about to fall off the road. If for example, you have a regular routine of coming home from work, showering, eating and then sitting down for half an hour to memorise half a page, then when you’re hit by hubut one day, you will naturally still be composed and find it easier to continue with that routine compared to someone who has no routine for their Hifdh – and were you to miss that daily half an hour of Hifdh, you will actually feel weird like something is missing! (Well, it is.)

        · Stay active. Have workout sessions where you physically exercise your body, and depending on how fit you are, I would recommend doing rigorous exercise at least two or three times a week – it’ll make you more alert, creates a sense of passion/ambition in life, keeps things like depression, laziness and tiredness at bay and guess what? It’s a sharp sword against hubut and futur.

        · Have a deadline, always. Set one deadline for overall Hifdh (e.g. by July 2010) and have another deadline for every commencing week and month etc. Make sure you write these deadlines in different places – on your work desk, in kitchen, as a reminder on your phone, or if you’re a typical Londoner have it engraved on the front of your oyster card! This way, whenever you are faced with hubut, you still have a focus and something to work towards, no matter what.

        And the list goes on… Seriously, books can be written on this topic.

        A point to note: If you look back at the pre-mentioned causes of hubut, you’ll notice a common factor… they are mainly causes which preoccupy and affect one’s heart. Hence, to avoid hubut, avoid anything which affects the healthy state of your heart, e.g. having too much attachment to this world.

        Realise that through the course of memorising Qur’an you will be undergoing a form of training whereby you attain characteristics of a believer insha’Allah – e.g. firm and correct belief, patience, zuhd, gratitude, contemplation, determination, courage, humbleness, you gain good judgement, sound mind, kindness & ease in character (riqqa), and so on bi’ithnillah.

        So it’s a training period to see you through life… and naturally any form of training will consist of testing moments or obstacles and hence hubut (as much as it’s an annoying and frustrating occurrence) it actually serves a purpose in the long run – so don’t be disheartened and definitely do not give up J

        I ask Allah to keep us and our resolves firm. May He protect us from the downfalls and pitfalls upon this path. Amin

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        بل استغفر كثيرا

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        • Re: Hifz Experiences

          Assalaamualeikum,

          Ok guys i may not completely achieve my target of completion 27th Sep 2013.... have a few things going so wont be able to do my sabak for 3 days and also couldnt keep up 3 pages memorization for a few days... so i did 2 or 1 sometimes...however I have finally completed my 27th Juz so 90% Quran Hifz done Alhumdulillah.... 3 juz left = 60 pages now... if not in 20 days insha'Allah withing 30 days should be done.... I'd like to mention my newly memorized Juz do weak when i give them a gap.. But i still wanna complete my hifz soo that thereafter my daily time allocated to memorizing (3 hours or more) will then be used for revision so i can then work on making all strong Insha'Allah... and anyways gonna do daur for life then :D...

          Keep this servant of Allah in your duas....

          Jazak'Allah Khairan

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            I'm just starting Hafiz thanks for my husband. :)

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              For sisters...

              It's been on my mind for a while now to start up a weekend Hifdh circle for sisters, in West London. But I'm stuck for a venue and also want to know if anybody would be interested in attending regularly? Requirements are:

              - To be able to recite Qur'an with tajweed
              - Desire to memorise and learn around the Qur'anic sciences
              - Punctuality and willing to dedicate time and effort to hifdh

              For the advanced students, there will be the option for Ijazah and also learning the Qira'ah of Shu'bah from 'Asim insha'Allah.

              Please let me know if anyone is interested (email me at: [email protected]), and please also share with other sisters too. Just trying to brainstorm around this at the moment. Jazakum'Allahu khayran.
              - Fajr Wordpress (The sister who runs http://fajr.wordpress.com/)

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              • Re: Hifz Experiences

                Originally posted by MWarrior View Post
                For sisters...



                - Fajr Wordpress (The sister who runs http://fajr.wordpress.com/)
                :jkk:
                "O you who have believed, shall I guide you to a transaction that will save you from a painful punishment?
                (It is that) you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you, if you should know.
                He will forgive for you your sins and admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence. That is the great attainment"
                .


                "And (you will obtain) another (favour) that you love - victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers"
                .

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                  Originally posted by nidaelahi View Post
                  Assalaamualeikum,

                  Ok guys i may not completely achieve my target of completion 27th Sep 2013.... have a few things going so wont be able to do my sabak for 3 days and also couldnt keep up 3 pages memorization for a few days... so i did 2 or 1 sometimes...however I have finally completed my 27th Juz so 90% Quran Hifz done Alhumdulillah.... 3 juz left = 60 pages now... if not in 20 days insha'Allah withing 30 days should be done.... I'd like to mention my newly memorized Juz do weak when i give them a gap.. But i still wanna complete my hifz soo that thereafter my daily time allocated to memorizing (3 hours or more) will then be used for revision so i can then work on making all strong Insha'Allah... and anyways gonna do daur for life then :D...

                  Keep this servant of Allah in your duas....

                  Jazak'Allah Khairan
                  I can't say that i am jealous..
                  أم حسبتم أن تدخلوا الجنة ولما يعلم الله الذين جاهدوا منكم ويعلم الصابرين

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                  • Re: Hifz Experiences

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                    Last edited by F_R; 15-09-13, 01:43 PM.

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                    بل استغفر كثيرا

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                    • Re: Hifz Experiences

                      :start:

                      حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مَنِيعٍ حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ عَنْ قَابُوسَ بْنِ أَبِي ظَبْيَانَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ
                      عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
                      إِنَّ الَّذِي لَيْسَ فِي جَوْفِهِ شَيْءٌ مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ كَالْبَيْتِ الْخَرِبِ

                      ibn ‘Abbās narrated that the Messenger of Allah :saw: said, “Indeed, the one in whose chest there is nothing of the Qur’ān is like a ruined house.”

                      (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)
                      "And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way."
                      (al-Baqarah: 143)

                      Allahumma innaa na'udhu bika min an nushrika bika shai-an na'lamuh; wa nastaghfiruka limaa laa na'lam.

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                        Allahu Akbar jazak allah khayr.
                        ‎"Listen with the ears of tolerance. See through the eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love."
                        Rumi RahimuAllah.

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                          http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-stud...-of-the-quran/

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                            “How amazing is it that a seeker of knowledge leaves his home in order to recite and memorise the Qur’ān – for the ummah of Muhammad (may Allāh’s peace and blessings be upon him). It is as if his tongue is saying: ‘O my Lord, bear witness! I want to carry the Qur’ān in my chest, thereby seeking Your Face, and desiring that which is with You!’”

                            - Sh. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Shinqītī

                            Fajr
                            اذاً لن يضيعنا الله

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                              Sheikh Saleh Al-Munajjid said:

                              "The one who is truly blessed is the one whom Allaah enables to make the most of the best years for memorizing, which come approximately between the ages of five and twenty-three. During these years, a person is able to memorize things very well. Before the age of five, he is not able to do that, and after the age of twenty-three his ability to memorize declines whilst his ability to understand increases. So young people of these ages should make the most of it and memorize the Book of Allaah, because they are at the age when they will be able to learn it quickly and will be slow to forget it, unlike when they get older. He spoke the truth who said, “Learning by heart when one is young is like engraving something on stone; learning something when one is old is like engraving something on water.”
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                              "O you who have believed, shall I guide you to a transaction that will save you from a painful punishment?
                              (It is that) you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you, if you should know.
                              He will forgive for you your sins and admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence. That is the great attainment"
                              .


                              "And (you will obtain) another (favour) that you love - victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers"
                              .

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                              • Re: Hifz Experiences

                                Aslm,

                                Alhumdulillah just completed 29 juz... 1 juz left for me i.e. juz 24. Thereafter the plan is to read min 5 paras a day from mushaf for a year with one holiday per week insha'Allah.

                                Duas for me pleas.

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