04 Jun Don’t give up , Don’t let go …
Assalamu ‘alaykum, Quran Hearts…
I pray that you are all well, and benefiting from a closer relationship with Al Quran this Ramadan. May Allah Ta’ala accept our efforts and forgive our shortcomings, ameen.
My sharing today with you, is a piece of advise written and posted by Haafidha Maryam Amir, and every time one reads it, it inspires hope in the heart and spurs on action. I share it with you today, in the hope that it will inspire and give courage to you on your Hifdh Journey:
What if when you’re 60 or 70 or 90 years old you’re not saying, “I wish I had memorized the Quran.” What if you’re instead saying, “After 30 years, I’ve been honored to finish memorizing the Book of Allah.”
You don’t have to memorize the Quran in 1 year. You don’t have to memorize it in 5. You can work every single day to memorize it over a period of a decade or longer!
Can you imagine what that’s like? For you to have memorized one verse a week while nursing your child? For you to have memorized two verses while stuck in traffic? For you to have gone from one life stage to another and yet through all of it- spent slow but consistent, persistent time with the Book of God?
Do you think you’d regret even a moment of even decades of working for it? How much sweeter is that journey, how much more achingly beautiful is it to have had such a consistent relationship, such a personal connection, such an intimate conversation, with a Book that has been with you, with surahs that you connect with specific stages of your life?
Make the intention, make constant duaa, find a teacher, be consistent, allow yourself to take years if that’s what your circumstances demand- but don’t give up, don’t let go, and pray that Allah makes me and you of, “The people of the Quran–they are the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him” (ibn Majah). -Maryam Amir