11 Jul Preparing your hifdh for Ramadhaan
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah
As we draw closer to the month of Ramadhaan, there is an amazing, spiritual vibe in homes, communities and societies.
Believers everywhere are preparing for this month that promises tremendous spiritual potential & inspires an awakening from deep within.
NOW is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your relationship & connection with Al Qur’aan.
Many students have requested advise for Qur’aan preparation, and this would differ from one individual to the next.
But what remains a part of the constant gradient, is that we maintain commitment, focus and consistency.
So, create an outline of your personal Qur’aan goals, ensuring that the 3 T’S are maintained
*Tilaawat : recitation of Qur’aan, even though youmay be memorising or may have completed memorisation of Qur’aan ; this will aid your memorisation skills and improve tajweed recognition & fluency in recital. Most importantly, it provides you with the opportunity to connect to the Glorious Qur’aan.
*Tahfeedh: whilst some students and teachers prefer to postpone memorisation for post-Ramadhaan, there are those students who continue forth with memorisation. Work at maintaining a minimum amount each day, so that you will inshaa Allah, achieve your month-end goal.
*Tathbeet: this is to strengthen the surahs of the Qur’aan which you have already memorised. Basically, this would entail intensive revision. It may include having to relearn some verses, or apply yourself more, in order that you strengthen and improve your memorisation. This form of intense revision would include listening to the Qur’aan (audio), together with sharpening memory retention skills. One of the best ways to strengthen your hifdh, lies in including more of your hifdh IN your salaah – fardh, sunnah and nafl.
This Ramadhaan, choose to remain committed to your Qur’aan dream, focus on the improvements that you wish to implement in your learning programme, and above all, maintain consistency in your routine & efforts.
These are your stepping stones,as you strive to honour the Qur’aan, this Ramadhaan and always!
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