Beware of these Mistakes

Reciters of Quran: Beware of these Mistakes

× Memorising without reviewing.

× Memorising without repetition of previous hifdh.

× Scheduling long breaks during memorisation.

× Having no proper plan for memorisation.

× Procrastinating in memorisation and reviewing.

× Memorising without paying attention to recitation of the Quran.

Crowned

One hadith to motivate and raise your spirits while memorising Quran is the one where the noble Messenger of Allah ﷺ foretold how the parents of the guardians of the Quran will be honoured, crowned and elevated because of the efforts of their child or children to preserve the Quran in recitation and memorisation.

عَنْ مُعَاذٍ الْجُهَنِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ قَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَمِلَ بِمَا فِيهِ أُلْبِسَ وَالِدَاهُ تَاجًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ضَوْءُهُ أَحْسَنُ مِنْ ضَوْءِ الشَّمْسِ فِي بُيُوتِ الدُّنْيَا لَوْ كَانَتْ فِيكُمْ فَمَا ظَنُّكُمْ بِالَّذِي عَمِلَ بِهَذَا – سُنن ابن ماجه

Mu’adh al-Juhani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites the Quran and acts according to what is in it, his parents will be crowned on the Day of Resurrection with a light brighter than the light of the sun in your worldly houses, were it among you. So.. What do you think of one who acts upon this?” – Sunan Ibn Majah

Set good goals for yourself, focus with intent and look forward to completing your journey with the Quran.

Estimate It

Estimate how many lines of blogs, internet, twitter and news you’ve read today, and then compare that with how many lines of Quran you recited or will recite today.

Look forward to the Reward

When you start reciting Quran: • Don’t stop until you’ve mastered the letters (proper pronunciation- تجويد) and can connect them easily.
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• Having mastered the letters now focus on reciting the words comfortably. A fluent reciter can recite an entire page of the Quran in 1.5~ minute.
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• Increase your portion of Quran slowly if you are new to the concept of recitation. ..
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• Make sure you’ve a teacher who you can recite to and will correct you promptly whenever you make a mistake. ..
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• If you are scared of making too many mistakes then set an upper limit and focus on smaller Surahs instead of reciting longer Surahs.
That way, you’ll be able to perfect your letters and be able to recite effortlessly once you reach the longer verses and chapters of the Quran. ..
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.. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
“Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.”
صحيح البخاري


So look forward to the reward in any case, and don’t let anything or anyone stop you from becoming a fluent reciter.

She did it

She did it.
Completed the entire Quran in a year before Ramadan this year.

It was a long, and quite a short year.

I sat down today post Fajr to write down her Ijazah 8 months later.
I did it, too.

Look forward to helping out more students of Quran.

A Principle

Take it as a principle:

Nothing will bring you closer to Allah’s mercy and His pleasure as much as the Quran.

Recite it, reflect upon its verses and make it your permanent companion in this life.

The Time is Now

1. You don’t always have to stand up for what you believe in.
Sometimes, you need to sit down and reflect on your current state and see how you can improve yourself, followed by your family, friends and then the community.

2. Make decisions and speak up.
You can remain silent for only as long as your silence isn’t being used to give weight to injustice. Do you really believe in the afterlife? If yes, then what have you prepared for it? If no, then why do you think you were sent on this planet and what could really be your purpose – death into oblivion?

3. Forget perfection – aim for excellence.
You’re never going to be perfect – no one is. But you can always strive to be better today, better now, than yesterday, and earlier. Allah loves those who take up tasks and excel in them, so by aiming for excellence, you’ll automatically be listed among those whom the Lord loves. No subscription charges, no hidden fees.

4. That’s it.
Why do you want to continue reading forever? Get up and renew your intentions. How about reading 3 pages from the Final Revelation? Choose any, and share your thoughts on them with me.

Would love to hear your thoughts.