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    #16
    Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

    Originally posted by غير معروف View Post
    From Islam Q&A:

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Some of the things that may help to combat forgetfulness are the following:

    Keeping away from sin, because the bad effects of sin result in a bad memory and the inability to retain knowledge. The darkness of sin cannot co-exist with the light of knowledge. The following words were attributed to al-Shaafa'i, may Allaah have mercy on him:

    “I complained to [my shaykh] Wakee’ about my bad memory, and he taught me that I should keep away from sin.

    He said that knowledge of Allaah is light, and the light of Allaah is not given to the sinner.”

    Al-Khateeb reported in al-Jaami’ (2/387) that Yahya ibn Yahya said: “A man asked Maalik ibn Anas, ‘O Abu ‘Abd-Allaah! Is there anything that will improve my memory?’ He said, ‘If anything will improve it, it is giving up sin.’”

    When a person commits a sin, it overwhelms him and this leads to anxiety and sorrow which keeps him busy thinking about what he has done. This dulls his senses and distracts him from many beneficial things, including seeking knowledge.
    Frequently remembering Allaah, may He be glorified, by reciting dhikr, tasbeeh (saying ‘Subhan Allaah’), tahmeed (‘Al-hamdu Lillaah’), tahleel (‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah’) and takbeer (‘Allaahu akbar’), etc. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “…And remember your Lord when you forget…” [al-Kahf 18:24] Not eating too much, because eating too much makes one sleep too much and become lazy, and it dulls the senses, besides exposing one to the risk of physical diseases. Most of the diseases which we see result from food and drink. Some of the scholars have mentioned certain foods which increase the memory, such as drinking honey and eating raisins and chewing certain kinds of gum resin.

    Imaam al-Zuhri said: “You should eat honey because it is good for the memory.”

    He also said: “Whoever wants to memorize hadeeth should eat raisins.” (From al-Jaami’ by al-Khateeb, 2/394).

    Ibraaheem ibn [sth. omitted] said, “You should chew resin gum, because it gives energy to the heart and gets rid of forgetfulness.” (From al-Jaami’ by al-Khateeb, 2/397).

    As they mentioned, too much acidic food is one of the causes of laziness and weak memory.
    Another thing that can help the memory and reduce forgetfulness is cupping (hijaamah) of the head, as is well known from experience. (For more information see Al-Tibb al-Nabawi by Ibn al-Qayyim). And Allaah knows best.

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    Gum resin, we call it loobaan which I think is mastic gum (?) If someone knows for definite though, please do correct me.
    JazakAllahu Khayr!

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      #17
      Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

      Originally posted by غير معروف View Post
      From Islam Q&A:

      Praise be to Allaah.

      Some of the things that may help to combat forgetfulness are the following:

      Keeping away from sin, because the bad effects of sin result in a bad memory and the inability to retain knowledge. The darkness of sin cannot co-exist with the light of knowledge. The following words were attributed to al-Shaafa'i, may Allaah have mercy on him:

      “I complained to [my shaykh] Wakee’ about my bad memory, and he taught me that I should keep away from sin.

      He said that knowledge of Allaah is light, and the light of Allaah is not given to the sinner.”

      Al-Khateeb reported in al-Jaami’ (2/387) that Yahya ibn Yahya said: “A man asked Maalik ibn Anas, ‘O Abu ‘Abd-Allaah! Is there anything that will improve my memory?’ He said, ‘If anything will improve it, it is giving up sin.’”

      When a person commits a sin, it overwhelms him and this leads to anxiety and sorrow which keeps him busy thinking about what he has done. This dulls his senses and distracts him from many beneficial things, including seeking knowledge.
      Frequently remembering Allaah, may He be glorified, by reciting dhikr, tasbeeh (saying ‘Subhan Allaah’), tahmeed (‘Al-hamdu Lillaah’), tahleel (‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah’) and takbeer (‘Allaahu akbar’), etc. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “…And remember your Lord when you forget…” [al-Kahf 18:24] Not eating too much, because eating too much makes one sleep too much and become lazy, and it dulls the senses, besides exposing one to the risk of physical diseases. Most of the diseases which we see result from food and drink. Some of the scholars have mentioned certain foods which increase the memory, such as drinking honey and eating raisins and chewing certain kinds of gum resin.

      Imaam al-Zuhri said: “You should eat honey because it is good for the memory.”

      He also said: “Whoever wants to memorize hadeeth should eat raisins.” (From al-Jaami’ by al-Khateeb, 2/394).

      Ibraaheem ibn [sth. omitted] said, “You should chew resin gum, because it gives energy to the heart and gets rid of forgetfulness.” (From al-Jaami’ by al-Khateeb, 2/397).

      As they mentioned, too much acidic food is one of the causes of laziness and weak memory.
      Another thing that can help the memory and reduce forgetfulness is cupping (hijaamah) of the head, as is well known from experience. (For more information see Al-Tibb al-Nabawi by Ibn al-Qayyim). And Allaah knows best.

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      Gum resin, we call it loobaan which I think is mastic gum (?) If someone knows for definite though, please do correct me.
      Loobaan is called frankincense in english.
      "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes"

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        #18
        Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

        Has anyone tried these things?



        "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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          #19
          Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

          BismIllah hir Rahman ir Rahim,
          :salams

          :jkk: perfect timing, i needed these tips

          inshaAllah il try them tomorrow..or today if i get the chance just needa figure out which method to start with...please keep me and my family(and our ummah ) in ur duas
          :jkk:
          :salams

          Originally posted by Abu Mus'ab View Post
          Has anyone tried these things?
          La Ilaha Illa Anta, subhanaka, Inni Kunto Minal dhalimeen.(Al Anbiya 21:87) Nabi(SAW)said'None who is experiencing difficulty employs it except that Allah would relieve him of his difficulty'

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            #20
            Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

            Memory is a very fickle thing but here are some tips to keep it sharp.
            1. Repetition or you can say practice, practice, practice
            2. Next look for associations in what it is you are learning, how seemingly different bits of information link together, then if you can recall one bit it is easier to recall the other.
            3. Discussion is also good for it lets you look at a piece of information from many angles and eventually that information will become your own. This discussion board is good in that respect because you can 'try out' what you know and see what others say as well as refining your own logic and presentation skills
            4. Discuss what you know with anyone who will listen, don't be put off by thinking to yourself 'they will never understand' because if so you can explain it, simplify it, illustrate it and all this helps with memory.
            5. Create a picture in your mind, rather like an analogy that help you remember and understand at the same time.
            6. It is a good idea not to try to rush learning, so take a break (long or short); a walk, sit in the sun, listen to music, a cup of coffee almost anything to give the brain a chance to daydream and reorganise its pathways.
            7. Lastly try to apply what it is you are remembering. So if you are trying to memorize Ohms law try it out on a few examples and that way it gets embedded in your conciousness (similar to item 1)
            Last edited by Umpety; 07-07-11, 06:16 PM.

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              #21
              Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

              Originally posted by Islamisthebest View Post
              My mum said get almonds soak them in water and take the skin off, have like i dont know a few them everyday and you should be fine. I only ever tried it once and nothing happened loq
              That's an interesting method, i'm curious about the result. Would like to try..

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                #22
                Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                hahha well i does not i think so
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                  #23
                  Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                  So is the honey eaten seprately?

                  The Prophet (saw) said, Verily, the knots of Islam will be undone one by one. Whenever one knot is lost, then the people grabbed onto the one which came after it. The first of these knots will be ruling and the last will be the salah.[1]

                  The author of Sitoon as-Sultaniyah says about this Hadith: “It was the Prophet who tied together the knots of Islam, including the uppermost knot of ruling after he established the Islamic state…As mentioned by Imam Mawardi the leadership has been proscribed as the succession of the Prophet in protecting the deen and governing the societal affairs. In this respect – Imam Baidawi mentioned that the Imama/Khalifah is the succession from the Prophet in the establishment of the laws of the Shari’ah. So without the Imam the laws lie unapplied and the territory is not protected effectively. The hadith indicates that it is the uppermost knot that keeps the subsequent knots safe from being untied. This is since it is the ruler that is responsible to apply Islam in its entirety, to implement the limits proscribed by Allah and to protect the society. Imam Ahmed mentioned without an Imam (for the Muslims as their leader) there would be fitna, and the destruction of the symbols of Islam ending with the Prayer is a great fitna.[2]




                  [1] Tabarani, Musnad Ahmad and Al Hakim in his Al Mustadrak
                  [2] Ibid. pg. 46

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                    #24
                    Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                    Originally posted by Medievalist View Post
                    yeh thats another method. soak them the night before, peel the skin off in morning and have with milk. another one of my mates, back when he was doing his hifz would have crushed almonds and pistachio in warm milk for brekky.

                    benefits are felt as soon as a couple of weeks after starting **thumbs up**
                    In our childhood, my nan and mum used to advice us to soak the almonds in the water overnight, then in the early morning rub them on a mud plate something like this one:



                    when you rub them on this kind of plate it develops as a paste due to the rough surface of the plate and then have that paste on empty stomach... this is to increase of hafiza (memory).

                    No wonder we all turned up quite good in education mashaAllah *outta*
                    Last edited by truepath; 10-01-12, 06:50 AM.
                    لا أريد مِنْكُمْ جَزَاء وَلا شُكُورًا

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                      #25
                      Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                      wah wah!!
                      Rajab is a month of cultivation, Shaban is month of irrigating the fields, and the month of Ramadhan is a month of reaping and harvesting.”

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                        #26
                        Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                        Wasnt it Imam Shafi'ee who said that excessive sinning will have an effect on memroy.

                        Because 'ilm is noor, and sin in dhulmah, and where there is dhulmah the noor of Allah swt cannot enter?

                        Abundant istighfaar!!
                        وَالْعَصْرِ

                        إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

                        إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

                        "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

                        "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

                        Khanqah Habibiyah

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                          #27
                          Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                          Originally posted by truepath View Post
                          In our childhood, my nan and mum used to advice us to soak the almonds in the water overnight, then in the early morning rub them on a mud plate something like this one:



                          when you rub them on this kind of plate it develops as a paste due to the rough surface of the plate and then have that paste on empty stomach... this is to increase of hafiza (memory).

                          No wonder we all turned up quite good in education mashaAllah *outta*
                          That´s so similiar to what we had as kids, my mom would turn the almonds and pistachios into a paste add honey and warm milks and we would eat like a sort of poridge but it was good very filling and sweet

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                            #28
                            Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                            Originally posted by adri View Post
                            So is the honey eaten seprately?
                            I put it inside, though I've ran out of honey so just being reading at fatiah and drinking water in the morning before i pray fajr.
                            ‎"Listen with the ears of tolerance. See through the eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love."
                            Rumi RahimuAllah.

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                              #29
                              Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                              Originally posted by .Abu.Rambo. View Post
                              I put it inside, though I've ran out of honey so just being reading at fatiah and drinking water in the morning before i pray fajr.
                              have your skull cupped i do it every year , hijama really works and helps and lots of dua quranic dua from surah Ta-Ha rabee zidnee ilmaa in your sujuud in salah

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                                #30
                                Re: Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqobi's recipe for a sharp memory;

                                Originally posted by AhlulQuran88 View Post
                                have your skull cupped i do it every year , hijama really works and helps and lots of dua quranic dua from surah Ta-Ha rabee zidnee ilmaa in your sujuud in salah
                                I've been taught not to get cupped without a valid reason allahu ali3m.
                                ‎"Listen with the ears of tolerance. See through the eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love."
                                Rumi RahimuAllah.

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