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To undertake the mission of memorizing the Quran is not a simple task, though it is a wonderful opportunity. I think that if one decides to memorize the Quran, they should be determined to do it, because such a task requires effort; making time for learning, studying, and reviewing of what they have learned even if they have packed schedules and are often very busy. This means that some activities might be given up for the devotion of the Quran, and a new goal is set.
Why memorize the Quran anyway? What will we attain by taking on such a challenge? I think what inspired me was knowing that the Quran is important to me as a Muslim person who looks at it as a holy book, a guide, and a mercy with GOD’S words and who wants to carry out the orders from ALLAH within it. I want to be able to carry the Quran with me wherever I go. If we can learn all that we do in school and college, I think that we can definitely learn more about the Quran. This is where the meaning is important. I believe that the Quran is a very valuable resource, one that should be cared about, and taken seriously. If we know the Quran and its meaning, we will not only be able to refer to it at any time, but also teach other people about it, which I think would be great for Muslim societies because the Quran can provide so much enlightenment and bring people closer to the Creator. I think that we as Muslims should know what is in our holy book. When we have attained the knowledge of the Quran, we can teach other people about it. After memorizing the Quran insha-ALLAH, I hope to learn it’s language.
Memorizing the Quran is not always easy. On some days, you feel frustrated because you just can’t seem to remember an Ayah. I think it’s important to remember that ALLAH has given us the strength and ability to memorize it, though we may not think so. Also, we can try to remember that what we are doing is important, and that we have chosen to do something that is really good for us, rather than other things that we might enjoy, so we should keep up the good work.
Memorizing the Quran is not the only opportunity we have to become closer to GOD. We have been given so many chances to do good things. I think we should take advantage of these chances and try to be the best we can be. Guidance from the Quran and assistance from ALLAH can help you with that. By the end of the day, it is all about how much effort you have put in to be a good person, is it not? May ALLAH (S.W.T.) help us in our striving to become better. Ameen.

-Yasmeen Virji
I am a thirteen year old Muslim girl who quite recently started to memorize the Holy Quran. I was born and raised in America. I like to write, and I really enjoy horseback riding.

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  • Ayaah
    Posted at 10:08h, 15 May Reply

    Aslaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatu.

    I’m a few years older than you and enjoy the same things, subhan’Allah. I love writing, I’d lve to ride a horse though it probably won’t happen anytime soon, and most importantly, I’ve also started Hifdhul Qur’aan.

    May Allah bless you for your efforts, my dear sister, for striving to be closer to Him, especially at such a young age.

    Here’s a website that will help you learn the meaning of the Qur’aan in an easy way- hope you find it useful insha’Allah.

    All the courses, except short course 2, are in English, as well as other languages, and there are a variety of methods for studying them. you’ll only need about 20-30 minutes a day for each part of the course,since its been broken down to fit easily into our scedules, and you’ll be on your way to understanding the menaing of the Qur’aan insha’Allah.

    I’m not sure how much you’ve memorised so far, but this site will help you either memorise/review Juz ‘Amma, or the 30th chapter of the Qur’aan. The Qari recites an ayaah, and his students repeat it, till the end of the surah, os its very useful and also beautiful to listen to.'Amma/index.html

    Finally, this site will help you memorise the neitre Qur’aan insha’Allah, and also shows you what progress you are making. You just have to download the software (for free + no viruses as far as I’m aware) and then proceed to download the chapters of the Qur’aan until you;ve got the complete package. I recommend you download the first one that’s there, but all of the recitors have a beautiful qiraat which will also help you in memorisation.

    After that, you just click on the surah you want to listen to, and the Arabic tect is displayed, as well as the English meaning, and you can chnage the functions ect, i.e. to repeat a certain number of ayahs, loop the surah, ect. Play around with the features first so you know what’s there, and then enjoy! The cool feature I mentioned was that it has a ‘heart’ which oyu can drag the surahs you’ve memorised into, so you can see your progress.

    Keep memorising, my dear sister, and may Allah reward you for your love for the Quraan and your efforts in preserving its noble words within your youthful heart.

    “Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death.”

    Wa’alaikum asalaam warahmatullahi wabrakaatuhu. Please keep me in your duaas, ya ukhti (o sister) so that I too may memorise the holy Qur’aan.

    PS: I’ve just made that blog very very recently, so there’s not much on it yet, but be free to comment on whatever’s there, especially a poem called ‘Lover of Qur’aan’, which I posted on Fee Qalbee as ‘al Qur’aan al Kareem’ and give suggestions on anything else you’d like to see, or change ect. I intend to post many things there that I’ve written, but it’ll take some time, so have patience, but I’ll try my best to reply to any comments as quickly as possible insha’Allah.

    Jazakallah khairan.

  • Faatimah
    Posted at 10:50h, 16 May Reply

    Assalaamu alaikum Sister

    I’ll be attending your talk next Sunday in Cape Town. I am really looking forward to it as I’ve heard so many wonderful things about you! May Allah be with you always, insha-Allah.

    • Rayhaanah
      Posted at 11:24h, 16 May Reply

      Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah dear Faatimah:)

      Walhamdulillah, i’m looking forward to being in your beautiful city, too! Btw, lovin’ your blog:) may Allah fulfil all your heartfelt wishes & aspirations, blessing you with success in all that you set out to do!

      • the middle road
        Posted at 01:46h, 19 May Reply

        Assalamu alaikum

        Could you give more info about this?

        • Rayhaanah
          Posted at 08:29h, 19 May Reply

          Wa ‘alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullah,
          Sure…the deadline date for all writing submissions has ended & so we are currently posting one entry every day on the blog. Readers are then invited to nominate their favourite pieces of writing, via email or by posting their comments on the blog. The winner will be announced / posted on the blog, on the 1rst June 2010, inshaa Allah.

      • the middle road
        Posted at 16:23h, 22 May Reply

        I meant about the talk actually. But nevermind I got the info about it.

        Lol, it’s a small world. A lot of my family will be attending it in-sha Allah. And that radio program you were on recently, I actually listened to a few minutes of it at the beginning. And Shaikh Muntaha Kenny also happens to be one of my Qur’an teachers…

  • Raziah
    Posted at 13:43h, 18 May Reply

    i like this one also. Very inspiring especially from such a young writer

  • Naseema
    Posted at 22:58h, 19 May Reply

    Alahmdulillah may Allah fill your heart with the Quraan and make your Hifdh journey an easy on and the best journey of your life,Ameen

  • FaDanaAzmarah Al Mansya
    Posted at 21:10h, 29 May Reply

    “Oh Allah make us from amongst the people of the Quran- those who are Your family and special ones!”


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