Hold It

You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.

If you’re lagging behind, feel that you didn’t do enough, are overwhelmed and burdened to the point your heart comes to your throat because you cannot see the road ahead.. Hold yourself right there.

Allah has promised you that He will be there for you whenever you call upon Him. Ask Allah to show you the right path ahead and start walking. Ask Allah to ease your pain and increase in His Remembrance. Ask Allah to grant you righteous companionship, believers as friends and supporters and strive to be a better, loyal and principled friend to others.

Allah will never burden you, never let you drown as long as you hold onto Him. Allah will part the ocean of distress for you and a solid pathway to ease when you submit your woes, sorrows, pain and troubles to Him.

Only look upto Him for help and He will rescue you–for His help isn’t temporary, but will carry you to a peaceful abode at the end of this road.


إِنْ يَنْصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلَا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِنْ يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَنْصُرُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

If God helps you, none can overcome you, but if He withdraws His help from you, who is there who can help you besides Him? In God, then, let the believers place their trust. (The Quran, verse 3:160)


Keep working, keep praying, keep walking.

Strangers

Strangness isn’t being far away from your family or land; strangeness is acting upon the Sunnah and the Qur’an and not finding anyone to help you with it.

‎أَلَآ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَآءَ ٱللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

Unquestionably, [for] the allies of Allāh there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve

‎ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ يَتَّقُونَ

Those who believed and were fearing Allāh

‎لَهُمُ ٱلْبُشْرَىٰ فِى ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَفِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ ۚ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَٰتِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلْفَوْزُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ

For them are good tidings in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allāh. That is what is the great attainment.

‎وَلَا يَحْزُنكَ قَوْلُهُمْ ۘ إِنَّ ٱلْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا ۚ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ

And let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, honor [due to power] belongs to Allāh entirely. He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

— Quran | 10:62-65

A Beautiful Ocean

The Quran is a like a beautiful ocean– the moment you start reciting it and learning it’s meaning you’ll be drowned by its depth and beauty and wouldn’t want to stop.

كَلاَّ إِنَّهَا تَذْكِرَةٌ فَمَن شَآءَ ذَكَرَهُ
No indeed! Truly it (the Qur’an) is a reminder, and whoever wills pays heed to it.

Open Your Mushaf

Reading a book by your favourite author has a positive impact on your mood and helps you in relaxing.

Then, what would the Book that your Lord revealed and called a healing for that which is in the hearts and a form of mercy and guidance for the believers?

Give Quran the best of your time and attention – not the remainder.

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدْ جَآءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَآءٌ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
سورو يونس ٥٧
O humanity! Indeed, there has come to you a warning from your Lord, a cure for what is in the hearts, a guide, and a mercy for the believers.
Surah Yunus 57

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.