26 Jan My Hifdh Journey [GUEST POST] : the personal narrative of a Muslimah from Russia
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
Beloved Quran Hearts,
AlHumdulillah, we find ourselves in the midst of another Islamic month, all the while drawing closer to the onset of another Ramadan : how are you doing ? how are your Hifdh plans faring ? how do you hope to transform this upcoming Ramadan through the means of this gift, that of preserving the words from The Almighty SWT in your heart?
An inspiring post full of gratitude & reflections follows, as is the tradition for our last post of each month: real life narratives from sisters around the world committed to the same journey as yours.
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Do you know how ballet dancers manage to keep balance while making Pirouette? One of the essential condition is to do spotting. It is finding a point on a wall and looking at it again and again with every round.
In our whirlpool of life this spot is always Allah swt; even more, all we do is to strive to this point-towards Him.
Allah swt blessed us with various ways to come closer to Him and one of the most beautiful after obligatory ones is Hifz.
I will try to put into words my feelings on my Hifz journey, which have started not earlier than 2 years ago.
How blessed I am to be on a path of putting Quran in the heart that Allah swt gave me. To be honest, it is Allah swt in Hifz that protects me, not other way round, I feel it all the time.
Allah swt gave me a support from people on this journey. It could never started if my parents had not allow me to study in INCEIF where I met my friends who told me about Ustaza Rayhaanah. That was the first time I attended Hifz class and the whole path only began because she let me join in. I always feel her support in my Hifz and life journey.
When I practice Hifz I feel I am beautiful. When I do, Allah swt allows me to put His words inside my heart, word after word.
I also feel very small admiring the immense and massive meaning that some suras contain. That times I realize these words are indeed suras of the Creator, so powerful.
It sounds as a cliche but anyway, is still very true: my life has wonderfully changed after I have started Hifz. I hope He, Almighty, accepts it and from my hifzmates’ striving as well.
Dear sister,I wish all the best in your path towards Allah swt, in whatever form it comes . [Kamila, Russia]