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Friday, November 30

Kita Yang Sibuk


Nampaknya kita tiada lagi alasan, melainkan wajib untuk menghafal Al-Qur'an. Kita tiada lagi alasan untuk mengundurkan diri daripada impian menjadi seorang Hafiz atau Hafizah. Lebih-lebih lagi kita tiada lagi alasan kerana bukan dari bidang agama,tidak faham bahasa Arab, tidak ada masa menghafal dan mengulang hafalan kerana kesibukan yang tak terganggungkan..kerana..

1) Darjat antara syuhada dan seorang syuhada' yang menghafal Al-Qur'an jelas berbeza di sisi Allah. Sehinggakan Rasulullah mendahulukan syuhada' yang huffaz akan dikebumikan dahulu

2) Imam Abu Hanifah, kata ayahdanya bahawa mendidik Imam Abu Hanifah itu adalah 40 tahun sebelum beliau dilahirkan..Kerana mahu sekali generasi kita adalah para Huffaz, maka terhadap kitalah yang perlu memulakan kerana dari rahim ini yang akan mengalirkan darah yang terbaik untuk kesejahteraan iman zuriat kita.

3) Bahawa kita adalah pembina generasi, mencetak kader dakwah dengan muwasoffat muslim yang sempurna. Maka dari lidah dan hati yang bercahaya dengan Al-Qur'an sahaja bisa menyentuh jiwa, mengalirkan iman ke iman yang lain. Pada sentuhannya ada Quwwatul Ta'sir, hingga pengaruh imannya terus menjalar kepada setiap orang yang mengenalinya. itulah kuasa Al-Qur'an yang telah membumi di dadanya.

Maka untuk kita yang sibuk-sibuk ini, telah dipermudahkan secara praktikal untuk menghafal Al-Qur'an. Tanpa perlu ke Maahad Tahfiz, komited sepanjang masa, walau mengambil masa yang lama. Ayuh, jika anak 3 tahun mampu menghafal 30 surah, di mana mahu letakkan malunya kita ini? Apatahlagi kita sebagai seorang penggerak dakwah dan murobbi:

In this post you’ll learn one of
The most effective strategies for doing your hifz of the Quran and building a very close relationship
With Allah (swt) in the process…


So, this technique was taught by the Algerian
Shaykh Zakariya al-Siddiqi who teaches
at the Institute of Human Sciences in
France is one of the foremost scholars
of Quran.

He memorised it by the age of 9 and
dedicated his life to studying and teaching it, and he once told us the story of one of his friends. His friend was an engineering student, who was a 'Fresher' about to embark on a 5 year degree. Let's call him Ahmed...

Ahmed was an intelligent student who
Followed one of the oft-forgotten Sunnah's of Success...

He woke up earlier than most people.
In fact, he woke up on time to get to the
Mosque to pray Fajr every day.

When he got home from the mosque,
instead of busying himself with the
internet or watching television, he spent the first few minutes of each day
memorising the Quran.

Ahmed made a firm commitment to
memorise the Quran, but instead of
rushing in and trying to memorise one
or two pages each day (like his friends
who gave up before long), he confined
himself to learning 5 lines per day.

This worked out to be about 20-30 minutes per day for him.

In order to overcome the initial unfamiliarity with the new verses, he spent the first few minutes each day actually writing out the
5 lines of that day onto a small sheet of paper.

He spent the next few minutes reciting
them over and over, and then attempted to memorise them.

As Ahmed went about his day, he often
found that he had a few chunks of time – several minutes each. During these times, such as waiting for the bus, or waiting for a teacher to turn up to a class, Ahmed would try to remember the 5 lines from that morning.

To aid his memory, he kept the sheet
that he wrote out that morning folded
in his pocket, and would pull it out if he
was struggling.

To further support his memory, every
prayer he prayed that day, he would
recite the same 5 verses of Quran that
he learned that morning. In each raka',
he would alternate between the 5 lines from that day, and the 5 lines he learned the day before. And remember...

With the Uthmani script of the Quran,
there are exactly 15 lines per page.
So, by the end of the week, Ahmed
had not only memorised 2 whole pages
of the Quran, but he had written them
out in full, too... a very blessed act if
ever there was one.

On the weekend, Ahmed would visit a
local scholar of Quran recitation, and
would revise with him the 2 pages he
had just memorised, and have a go at
the 2 pages he would be working on the
following week. This way, he was certain to learn the Quran with accurate tajweed and beautiful recitation.

There was one other secret to Ahmed's

Once a week, on a weekend evening
(usually on a Friday night), Ahmed
would wake up in the middle of the
night, and pray Tahajjud. During his
special Tahajjud prayer, Ahmed would recite the whole two pages he had learned that week, and consolidate them.

At this point, the Shaykh mentioned
that perhaps one of the reasons so
few people manage to wake up and
do this special prayer, which is highly recommended by the Quran and by our beloved Prophet (saw), is that we don't have anything to recite.

We have so little Quran memorised
that there's no fun or enjoyment in
the challenge of waking up for Tahajjud.

You can imagine Ahmed's excitement
and feeling of achievement and success
3 months after he started, when he had memorised the entire 1st Juz!

It's not just the feeling of success and
empowerment that Quran gave him,
but also the deep connection with Allah (SWT) he felt every single day.

You can only imagine how proud he must have felt of himself, when upon graduation Ahmed not only received a 1st class degree in engineering (he was 3rd in his
class), but he had also officially memorised the entire Quran.

Shaykh Zakariya pointed out a final
lesson from this blessed brother.

The biggest achievement he made was not to memorise the Quran. The biggest
achievement he made was to be deeply connected with the Quran every single day for 5 years.

That connection with Allah (SWT)
is what made Ahmed so special. That
deep link with the Creator is what
keeps life in perspective and is what
helped Ahmed to keep on track with
the little weekly targets he set for

One can only imagine what happened
to Ahmed's levels of personal fulfillment, iman and taqwa, as he went back every single day to develop this ritual of ihsan (spiritual excellence). Each day he woke up for Fajr and wrote out another 5 lines of Quran, his self-esteem and self-confidence soared...

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