The journey of a Hafidh


Memorizing 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 reliance tastes like, where sincerity comes from, what it means to believe in yourself and most importantly, it will teach you that your success in life and this unpredictable path truly comes from Allah in accordance to who you are, who you want to be, and the level of your faith & driving force.

It is a journey designed so specifically for you, so unique to you. Don’t run lest you stumble, don’t dally lest you miss the signs, and don’t stop lest the gale winds throw you off.

Days and nights will never be the same again. You will struggle with yourself and others, you will feel pains that only Allah knows of, but the sweet taste in your mouth will never let you give up. There will be dashed hopes, failed attempts, and you might miss the train more than once, but the ignited flame of passion within you, will not let you be, so you carry on. You will be tested and taught your boundaries not as a punishment but as the greatest act of kindness you will ever witness: being shown that your barriers are just that; your barriers. And not Allah’s. He will truly show you your strengths and increase them for you, show you your weaknesses and help you overcome them. He will make sure that you witness all the battlefields known to the Son of Adam; you will battle forces from Shaytan, forces from your surroundings, forces from your emotions, and you will battle the greatest force to reckon with: your mind and soul. Allah will let you fight in these plains, but He will make sure that you not only win the battle, but that you win the entire war.

As you endure and develop grip on this path you will start to feel physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger. You breathe on a deeper level, you see further than you did before, your heart captures what it could not before, and it dawns on you that you are emerging as a completely different person. Your mind is alarmingly clearer, your knowledge more vast, and your ability to understand and comprehend is more than you thought. The blessings in your life don’t stop coming, you see the responses to your du’a, you feel the secure presence and serenity of Allah in your life, you are continuously being taught and continuously improving and the signs all seem to point in one direction: Go forward.

As you arrive in the end, you arrive as a musafir (traveller) arrives home, as a hero returns from the front line, as a beloved comes back home. You arrive with the greatest smile on your face, and a radiant glow in your heart. You look back and see that you’ve crossed over a realm and a world you didn’t know existed. As an enlightened believer you emerge walking with light upon a lighted path… Your name is the same, but you? No, you will never be the same. What just took place is a transformation like no other; a transformation promised to all who decide to take this route. Don’t leave this world without treading this glorious path. Don’t leave without memorising, no, rather *living* this Qur’an. Angels align with you as your brethren, and Allah is guiding you back to Him for rewards that no eye has seen, no ear has heard of and no heart of yours ever thought possible. Wa billahi tawfiq.

Brother Umar Munir

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Sa’ad Al-Ghamdi – from surat al-an’am

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September 3, 2013 · 11:32 am

The Easiest Way to Memorize the Noble Qur’an

The Easiest Way to Memorize the Noble Qur’an –

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By: Shaikh ‘Abdul Muhsin Bin Muhammad Al Qaasim an Imaam and Khateeb in the Masjid of Prophet (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam).

The Easiest Way to Memorize the Noble Quran

“Similarly, utilize this method for every page of the Qur’an, however do not exceed eight verses in a day (or one page) so that the portion memorized will not increase which may result in a weakening of the memorization of said portion…”

The Methodology & Supplication for Memorizing the Qur’an
By: Shaikh Muhammad Bin Saalih Al ‘Uthaimeen (may Allah have mercy upon him)

“the way in which an individual will memorize the Qur’an is by being consistent (upon memorizing it).

People (generally) have two ways of going about memorizing (the Qur’an).

  • The First: is to memorize verse by verse, or two or three verses at a time, depending on the length of the verses.
  • The Second: is to memorize page by page

… Furthermore, it is incumbent whether, (one memorizes) by the first or second method, that they do not proceed (to the next verse or page) until they have excellently memorized (that verse or page that they are currently on)…”


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June 5, 2013 · 7:52 am

Masha’Allah Tabarakallah!

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah..


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May 7, 2013 · 9:12 pm

‘We’ as used in the Qur’an


It is a feature of literary style in Arabic that a person may refer to himself by the pronoun nahnu (we) for respect or glorification. He may also use the word ana (I), indicating one person, or the third person huwa (he). All three styles are used in the Qur’an, where Allaah addresses the Arabs in their own tongue. ( Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 4/143).

“Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, sometimes refers to Himself in the singular, by name or by use of a pronoun, and sometimes by use of the plural, as in the phrase (interpretation of the meaning):’Verily, We have given you a manifest victory” [al-Fath 48:1], and other similar phrases. But Allaah never refers to Himself by use of the dual, because the plural refers to the respect that He deserves, and may refer to His names and attributes, whereas the dual refers to a specific number (and nothing else), and He is far above that.”
( Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tadmuriyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, p. 75).

These words, innaa (“Verily We”) and nahnu (“We”), and other forms of the plural, may be used by one person speaking on behalf of a group, or they may be used by one person for purposes of respect or glorification, as is done by some monarchs when they issue statements or decrees in which they say ” We have decided…” etc. [This is known in English as “The Royal We” – Translator]. In such cases, only one person is speaking but the plural is used for respect. The One Who is more deserving of respect than any other is Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, so when He says in the Qur’an innaa (“Verily We”) and nahnu (“We”), it is for respect and glorification, not to indicate plurality of numbers. If an aayah of this type is causing confusion, it is essential to refer to the clear, unambiguous aayaat for clarification, and if a Christian, for example, insists on taking ayaat such as
“Verily, We: it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e., the Qur’an)”
[al-Hijr 15:9 – interpretation of the meaning] as proof of divine plurality, we may refute this claim by quoting such clear and unambiguous aayaat as (interpretation of the meanings):

“And your god is One God, there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful” [al-Baqarah 2:163]
“Say: He is Allaah, the One” [al-Ikhlaas 112:1]
and other aayaat which can only be interpreted in one way. Thus confusion will be dispelled for the one who is seeking the truth. Every time Allaah uses the plural to refer to Himself, it is based on the respect and honour that He deserves, and on the great number of His names and attributes, and on the great number of His troops and angels.

(Al-‘Aqeedah al-Tadmuriyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, p. 109).

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On the Virtues and Excellence of the Qur’aan

Abu Umaamah (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Recite the Qur’an as it will come on the Day of Judgement as an intercessor for those who used to memorise and recite it.” [1]

Uthmaan bin Affaan (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it. ” [2]

Aa’ishah (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The one who recites the Qur’an and is skilled in doing so will be with the obedient and noble angels and the one who recites the Qur’an in hesitance due to difficulty will receive a double reward.” [3]

Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Whoever recites one letter from the Book of Allaah then he will receive a good reward, and every good deed is rewarded with ten times its like. I do not say that Alif Laam Meem is one word but Alif is one word, Laam is one word and Meem is one word.” [4]

Abdullaah bin Amr ibn al-Aas reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “It will be said to the one who had memorised the Qur’an [and acted upon it]: ‘Recite the Qur’an (ascending the levels of Paradise thereby) and do so slowly and melodiously just as you used to recite slowly and melodiously in the world since your abode will be at the place where you finish reciting your last verse.” [5]

Nawwaas bin Sam’aan (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The Qur’an and its people, those who used to act upon it in the world, will be brought on the Day of Judgement. However, Sooratul-Baqarah and Sooratul-Imraan will precede them and argue in favour of those who memorised and recited these soorah’s (in this life).” [6]

Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radiallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Verily, Allaah will raise elevate some people by this Book and He will degrade others with it.” [7]

Al-Bara’ narrated: A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept oncoming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The Prophet said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur’an.” [8]

Usaid bin Hudair narrated: That while he was reciting Surat Al-Baqara (The Cow) at night, and his horse was tied beside him, the horse was suddenly startled and troubled. When he stopped reciting, the horse became quiet, and when he started again, the horse was startled again. Then he stopped reciting and the horse became quiet too. He started reciting again and the horse was startled and troubled once again. Then he stopped reciting and his son, Yahya was beside the horse. He was afraid that the horse might trample on him. When he took the boy away and looked towards the sky, he could not see it. The next morning he informed the Prophet who said, “Recite, O Ibn Hudair! Recite, O Ibn Hudair!” Ibn Hudair replied, “O Allah’s Apostle! My son, Yahya was near the horse and I was afraid that it might trample on him, so I looked towards the sky, and went to him. Then I looked at the sky, I saw something like a cloud containing what looked like lamps, so I went out in order not to see it.” The Prophet said, “Do you know what that was?” Ibn Hudair replied, “No.” The Prophet said, “Those were Angels who came near to you for your voice and if you had kept on reciting till dawn, it would have remained there till morning when people would have seen it as it would not have disappeared.” [9]


1 Reported by Muslim
2 Reported by Bukhaaree
3 Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim
4 This means it is equal to three letters and a person receives thirty rewards for reciting it. Reported by Tirmidhee
5 Reported by Abu Daawood and Tirmidhee
6 Reported by Muslim
7 Reported by Muslim
8 Reported by Bukhaaree
9 Reported by Bukhaaree

Source: TurnToIslam

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Masha’Allah TabarakAllah!!!

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Masha’Allah TabarakAllah! Can’t add anything else…







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