A MUST-READ for those traveling on the journey of Hifdh…

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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Memorising the Qur’an is not just about memorising the words of Allah `azza wa jall. No. It’s a lot more than that. By understanding the meanings and by making a sincere move to truly live these words, you’ll come to see that it’s actually a magnificent journey…

It’s a journey that takes you through paths you never thought you’d ever tread. A breath-taking trip that will throw you into a sea of knowledge, cast you under the shade of guidance, ascend you to lofty clouds, and bring you back to the harsh realities of life – but as a hakim (wise one). It will take you through paradigm shifts, open your eyes to the unseen and the unheard, it will challenge you, test your limits, break you down and then rebuild you from new.

It will teach you what patience really means, what endurance is, what…

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  1. #1 by Nabila Usman on October 9, 2012 - 5:04 am

    MashaAllah, I love Fajr’s blog and JazakAllahu Khairan for sharing this thought provoking article. But there is one thing which I have been thinking of ever since I have started my Hifdh classes: the people who are already out there, learned and more knowledgeable than us tend to believe that a majority of people memorize just the words. SubhanAllah, isn’t that demeaning the power of words of Allah (swt)? Even if the person who has started such a journey began with an empty heart, the power of Allah’s words along with his hidaya can transform that life of a person for the better InshaAllah. This doesn’t and can not happen overnight. It’s not just the hifdh classes one can not help but go on and explore the tafaseer, ahadith, fiqh and the basics of tawheed (uloohiya, Ruboobiya and Asma wa sifat).

    However, along side all of that there come the implementation and invitation parts and all of us are different and will be at different levels. So, my humble suggestion is to not put those people down who are memorizing the book of Allah for His sake by judging them. If people do that, then I believe that they claim to know the matters of unseen, which no one can know except Allah (swt). For example if you see people with a horrible attitude or bad manners, don’t jump to certify them as “monsters” rather have mercy on them for we don’t know what they may have gone through life. We can’t expect roses to grown on cactus. Once we realize these subtle matters, mercy will replace arrogance from our hearts. The moment we believe we are better than others or others are worse off than us in the Sight of Allah (swt), we have crossed a very big line. It constitutes misappropriation of hukook el ibaad. Only then can we reach the station of awakening as beautifully described by Imam Ibn Al Qayyim in Madarij Al Salikin, here’s the link: http://sunnahonline.com/library/purification-of-the-soul/191-awakening

    Yesterday I was different, and this is just an opinion I have today. Tomorrow, I could have a better understanding of this issue, biithnillah. So, let’s just be open to each other and help those along the way by not just giving them the “warnings” but also the “glad tidings” – both can work as motivators InshaAllah and make each and every action of ours sincerely for the sake of Allah (swt).

    And Allah knows best.

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