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  • Re: Hifz Experiences

    is it better to start memorising from 'beginning-to-back' or from the 'back-to-beginning'? people i know started from back-to beginning because they found it easier but im not sure if i should memorise the quran like that or not?

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      Originally posted by Curious George View Post
      is it better to start memorising from 'beginning-to-back' or from the 'back-to-beginning'? people i know started from back-to beginning because they found it easier but im not sure if i should memorise the quran like that or not?
      Most people I know first do a few ajza from the back: 2 or 3 or 5. Then they start from the beginning and work their way down.

      I think the main reason for that is because the end ajza are easier to memorise, especially the last juz, because it's surahs that you hear being recited in salah a lot, and which you yourself would recite in salah.
      "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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      • Re: Hifz Experiences

        Subhanallaah, 5 ajzaa, I presume someone can start with 1 juz daily and build up Inshaa'Allaah until they can read it easily?
        Laysal khaa'ifu man yabkee wa yamsahu 'ayneyhi...

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        • Re: Hifz Experiences

          Originally posted by Curious George View Post
          is it better to start memorising from 'beginning-to-back' or from the 'back-to-beginning'? people i know started from back-to beginning because they found it easier but im not sure if i should memorise the quran like that or not?
          :salams
          for children its easier if they start with small surahs.

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          • Re: Hifz Experiences

            Originally posted by .:Hanna:. View Post
            Subhanallaah, 5 ajzaa, I presume someone can start with 1 juz daily and build up Inshaa'Allaah until they can read it easily?
            thats when your haafidh bdw otherwise you nor going be able to remember the quran well

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              Originally posted by .:Hanna:. View Post
              Subhanallaah, 5 ajzaa, I presume someone can start with 1 juz daily and build up Inshaa'Allaah until they can read it easily?
              Yes of course, there's no harm in that. In fact in madrasah you do even less than that, you start out with a 1/4 juz, then half, then 3/4, then a whole juz and so on.



              "The `Aalim knows who is a Jaahil, because he used to be a Jaahil before. But the Jaahil does not know who is an `Aalim, because he was never an `Aalim before."


              Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah Rahimahullaah in Majmoo`ul Fataawaa.


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              • Re: Hifz Experiences

                How do you set a specific revision timetable for yourself? I'm finding this difficult for some reason but i've got a week of revision in shaa Allah until i continue on the journey, any tips/advices?

                لا تفكر كثيرا
                بل استغفر كثيرا

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                • Re: Hifz Experiences

                  Originally posted by F_R View Post
                  How do you set a specific revision timetable for yourself? I'm finding this difficult for some reason but i've got a week of revision in shaa Allah until i continue on the journey, any tips/advices?
                  depends on the strength of your hifz. revise a quarter, a half, or a whole juzu everyday. six days a week, and maybe take one day off.
                  or if you are only doing four or five pages or a quarter juzu a day, on the sixth day revise all that you've been revising for the last week, and try to read it in one sitting.

                  or another method is to simply read a certain amount everyday, 3 juzus, 5 juzus, or a manzil.
                  please do not ever rep me. jazakallah.

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                  • Re: Hifz Experiences

                    Originally posted by shafsbhai View Post
                    depends on the strength of your hifz. revise a quarter, a half, or a whole juzu everyday. six days a week, and maybe take one day off.
                    or if you are only doing four or five pages or a quarter juzu a day, on the sixth day revise all that you've been revising for the last week, and try to read it in one sitting.

                    or another method is to simply read a certain amount everyday, 3 juzus, 5 juzus, or a manzil.
                    How do you revise? I.e. from memory, reciting alongside someone, using the mushaf half an half?

                    لا تفكر كثيرا
                    بل استغفر كثيرا

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                    • Re: Hifz Experiences

                      Originally posted by F_R View Post
                      How do you revise? I.e. from memory, reciting alongside someone, using the mushaf half an half?
                      keep learning (perhaps by constantly repeating it) the ruku or page or the few lines until you can easily recite it from memory without stumbling or getting stuck. then go on to the next page or ruku. after learning all the half juzu's or quarter juzu's pages or rukus, then try to recite the whole thing from memory. preferably to someone else.

                      maybe someone else can elaborate or suggest a better method.
                      please do not ever rep me. jazakallah.

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                      • Re: Hifz Experiences

                        Originally posted by F_R View Post
                        How do you revise? I.e. from memory, reciting alongside someone, using the mushaf half an half?
                        from memory revision is the best however siome ulema also advice 3 juzz a day from the mushaf

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                        • Re: Hifz Experiences

                          As for memorization , walhamdulilah, i don't have a problem with.. it's just the muraaji'ah.. now that has to be really consistent.. i was advised to to 1 juz a day of muraaji'ah to re-memorize what i've forgotten.. and 5 juzz a day for just recitation.. i find that really difficult.

                          And i don't know if this was already posted.. but don't forget the poem of Imam Shafi'i:
                          شَكَوْتُ إلَى وَكِيعٍ سُوءَ حِفْظِي فَأرْشَدَنِي إلَى تَرْكِ المعَاصي
                          وَأخْبَرَنِي بأَنَّ العِلْمَ نُورٌ ونورُ الله لا يهدى لعاصي


                          I complained to Wakee' of my poor memorization
                          And so he advised me to give up sin,
                          He told me that knowledge is light,
                          And the light of Allah does not guide one who is disobedient..

                          ^--- a rough translation of the poem, couldn't find the official translation.
                          º•○º○•Sabr... is like swallowing something bitter without showing any distaste on your face.•○º○•º -Imam Junaid

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                          • Re: Hifz Experiences

                            In Arabic the term for a woman who has memorized the Qur’aan is 'Haafidhah' and its plural is 'Haafidhaat'. It’s a prestigious title of honor unlike any other, it’s a blessing which is indescribable and it’s a title for one who has been blessed to travel a journey and tread a path only undertaken by a few out of the majority of Allah’s creation.

                            For the real Haafidhah, every page glows forth right into her heart, taking away and washing the dirt and accumulated filth, rubble and debris therein. Every letter sparkles, twinkles and glitters -boosts that emanate and seep into her heart and into her very essence and being. For the Haafidhah, every creates, instills and infuses a unique, healthy and life transforming relationship into every aspect and facet of her life.

                            She no longer feels alone, she no longer thinks like others. She stands in front of her Lord without needing a copy of the Qur’aan in her hands and says “Allahu Akbar” and then disconnects from the world for a while and enjoys her sojourn to find tranquility and spiritual peace through the soothing words of Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem, Allah the Almighty. It is then that she experiences help, comfort and consolation unfound and unexplainable through the mediums of this worldly life. She isn’t in need of any other therapy; she isn’t in need of counseling by people who are themselves lost and in need of Allah. She isn’t in need of anti-depressants, which only further mess up her mind, pushing people towards moments of insanity and further despair. She isn’t in need of others performing on her, for she has turned towards her Lord herself and is constantly working on being a meek slave in front of the Omnipotent, yet Forgiving and Merciful Lord. Yes, she is a Haafidhah, she is truly blessed; she is human, yet carries the words of her Creator in her heart. Her heart has been chosen by Allah Himself, for nothing in this creation can come about except by the idhn (permission) of Allah. This Muslimah, this Haafidhah who takes the Qur’aan as her guide, can gain proximity and spirituality without leaving the boundaries of the Canons of Islamic Law, and without falling into innovation. For how can one claim spirituality and truth by going away from the way of the truthful one (Muhammad, peace be upon him) and by leading a life away from the words of Allah, Almighty? No. It can never happen. The Qur’aan will continue to be a blessing for her, it continues to elevate her rank until and unless she stops acting upon its words and injunctions, which we pray never happens, as then, for such a person, the end is feared and the punishment severe.

                            Today it is truly tragic that many women have allowed their whole lives to pass by them but haven’t still finished memorizing the 30th and 29th of the Qur’aan, while the rest of the Noble Qur’aan stays untouched. If you ask them to recite from that which they do know, some shy away due to their Tajweed (recitation) being rusty or due to weak memorization. It’s true that the Sahaabah would only memorize ten verses, practice them, and then continue on in their journey of memorizing the Qur’aan. But many of us are on an indefinite halt, a continuous stop; we just can’t seem to carry on and are really lagging behind big time when it comes to our relationship with the verses of Allah, the Mighty Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. We find ourselves being similar to the one who sits in a train station, unaware and careless of the many trains that halt and then continue on, which could have taken us to our destination. Similarly, we remain too, idly sitting by without taking the effort to continue on. And then later, when regret hits us, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Especially in today’s world, when satan is in a constant battle against the Qur’aan; be that directly, such as attempts to burn the Qur’aan (N.B. the failed attempt of ‘Burn a Quran’ day), or indirectly, by mocking, ridiculing and belying its very message.

                            As daughters, sisters, mothers and wives we have a huge responsibility to try and instill the love of Allah’s words into the hearts of our loved ones and the generations to come. Our homes should be surrounded by the protecting Words of the Almighty, its peace emanating within our homes. But how can we achieve this when we ourselves have not achieved this connection, when we ourselves don’t have its message in our hearts and minds?

                            Before we dive into other sciences, we should learn the Qur’aan. Traditionally, and even today in countries such as Mauritania, some scholars and institutions of Islamic learning make it a condition that the enrolling student knows the whole Qur’aan by heart or a significant portion of it. This is because it is the foundation of knowledge, the sea from which lakes of knowledge flow and the seed from which sprout the fruits of knowledge. Shk. Mohammad Akram Nadwi writes:

                            “After or alongside acquiring language skills, the girls would turn their attention to the Qur’aan, learning how to recite and memorize it, and understand its meaning. Only then would they start learning hadeeths by memorizing and then narrating them. Those with more aptitude would go on to learn how to think about the ‘scholarly apparatus’ of the hadeeths – their occasions and their narrators – how to distinguish among narrators and chains of narrators, and learn the sunnahs that derive from the and how to implement them…From my study of biographies of the women scholars of this period I can affirm that girls usually began their studies with Arabic language and developed reading, speaking and writing skills. At the same time they would learn Qur’aan, reciting and memorizing it. Some learnt the whole of it by heart at a remarkable young age.” 2

                            He also wrote:

                            “All the major jurists in the history of Islam began their education by memorizing the Qur’aan, learning its different recitations, and gaining expertise in its interpretation. Women have also built this strong relationship with the Book, the fruit of which is that it is fully internalized, and they become fluent in it, speaking from it like a mother tongue.” 3

                            Dear Sisters, I want you to consider and compare the knowledge and memorization of the Haafidhaat I will shortly mention, to your own. You can do this as you sit reading these words on your laptop, computer or mobile or you can take out some special time this week to take it a step further and organize and (re-)plan your journey through the Qur’aan, even if completing your hifdh will take you absolute years. We shouldn’t forget that one of the questions that we will be asked in the grave is regarding the Qu’raan, which may come as a surprise to some. For, it has been proven authentically in narrations that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said that Al-Munkar and An-Nakeer (two angels) will come to the person in the grave and ask, ‘What did you do?’ S/he will say,

                            "I read the Book of Allah and I have believed in it"
                            Last edited by Sam_87; 09-02-12, 09:32 AM.
                            Allahumma innaa na'udhu bika min an nushrika bika shai-an na'lamuh; wa nastaghfiruka limaa laa na'lam

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                            • Re: Hifz Experiences

                              What do you think..

                              Should a student stop memorising for a little while, maybe a week or so, to catch up with revision?
                              اذاً لن يضيعنا الله

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                              • Re: Hifz Experiences

                                Originally posted by Hamnah View Post
                                What do you think..

                                Should a student stop memorising for a little while, maybe a week or so, to catch up with revision?
                                If there is a lot of revision that needs to be done, than I don't think that'd be such a bad idea.
                                º•○º○•Sabr... is like swallowing something bitter without showing any distaste on your face.•○º○•º -Imam Junaid

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