Day#32 Surah Al-Ghâshiyah Verse 6-7

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no specific du’aa’ mentioned in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or in the reliable books of du’aa’s and dhikr, or in the opinions of the reputable scholars, that is to be recited before reading or memorizing Qur’aan. Rather what is prescribed is to seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan before reading, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com
Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com

“So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)” – An-Nahl 16:98Source: 20005: There is no specific du’aa’ to be recited before reading Qur’aan

Memorisation Day#32

It was a very challenging day for memorisation. Arrived for the first time in Dhaka, Bangladesh at midnight this morning.

Dhaka, Bangladesh
The view in the morning after Shuruq.

I only managed to memorised verse 6 and 7 of Surah Al-Ghâshiyah. Nonetheless, Alhamdulillah. Consistently aiming at memorising something daily is better than not memorising nothing at all. Achieving the desired result is not within my control, I tried my best to managed my time and Allah SWT has decreed that this is better for me at the end of the day. Results is in the hand of Allah SWT. I did my best what I’m able to control.

What matters is the process that I’m continually taking action everyday since I started this experiment. No matter how busy my affairs for the day are going to be, a verse needs to be memorised before my day starts.

What are three things going well?

  1. Recite and memorise a line before leaving the room for breakfast.
  2. The tongue was busy reciting the newly memorised line during the time I was in the lift, walking around the venue, before going to bed, and any other time during an activity that I can recite.
  3. Taking an extra time before sleeping revising the newly memorised line and the previous memorised lines to strengthen long-term memory.

Alhamdulillah.

What are three things to improve?

  1. There were pockets of time scattered throughout my day while the workshop was conducted. Some of these time available to me we distraction free. Meaning people were not coming up to me to discuss matters or seek help in their ideas. I had the intention of putting my headphones on and listen to todays’ memorisation verses. Did not happened.
  2. Not getting enough sleep and rest the night before. Arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh at midnight. Myself and the team checked-in our rooms at about close to 130am. Stayed awake till about close to 300am before committing to sleep as I overlooked the timing for Fajr in Dhaka. Solah timing for Fajr is between 345am to 515am. Woke up midway through my first cycle of sleep to standup for Solah Fajr and continue back sleeping to catchup on my sleep.
  3. Finding a better and more efficient process to blog daily progress. To produce a daily progress post like this requires 90 minutes of my time everyday. On a busy workshop trip this week, 90 minutes is long time as I have workshop presentations, mentoring and coaching to prepare for the day.

Alhamdulillah. May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily hifdh journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this post and Founder of IslamAudio. The intention for this post is to journal the daily progress to memorise the Qur’an and As a witness of an act of worship. It all began when a brother (May Allah accept this for him) shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hypothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day#31 Surah Al-Ghâshiyah Verse 1-5

Saturday, 7 July 2017

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no specific du’aa’ mentioned in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or in the reliable books of du’aa’s and dhikr, or in the opinions of the reputable scholars, that is to be recited before reading or memorizing Qur’aan. Rather what is prescribed is to seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan before reading, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com
Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com

“So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)” – An-Nahl 16:98Source: 20005: There is no specific du’aa’ to be recited before reading Qur’aan

Memorisation Day#31

Surah Al-Ghâshiyah Verse 1-5
Surah Al-Ghâshiyah Verse 1-5 Ayahapp.com

English Translation by Muhsin Khan via Quran.com

(1) Has there come to you the narration of the overwhelming (i.e. the Day of Resurrection); (2) Some faces, that Day, will be humiliated (in the Hell-fire, i.e. the faces of all disbelievers, Jews and Christians, etc.). (3) Labouring (hard in the worldly life by worshipping others besides Allah), weary (in the Hereafter with humility and disgrace). (4) They will enter in the hot blazing Fire, (5) They will be given to drink from a boiling spring,

7:17am

Started memorisation activity right after I’m done with morning Dzikir.

7:40am

Alhamdulillah. I have completed memorisation of two lines. MashaAllah. It feels great accomplishing a goal and setting the right tone for the day. Subhanallah.

May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this blog and Maker of IslamAudio app. The intention for this post is to journal the daily progress to memorise the Qur’an and As a witness of an act of worship. It all began when a brother at his work shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hyphothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day#30 Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 16-19

Friday, 7 July 2017

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no specific du’aa’ mentioned in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or in the reliable books of du’aa’s and dhikr, or in the opinions of the reputable scholars, that is to be recited before reading or memorizing Qur’aan. Rather what is prescribed is to seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan before reading, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com
Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com

“So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)” – An-Nahl 16:98

Source: 20005: There is no specific du’aa’ to be recited before reading Qur’aan

Memorisation Day#30

Surah Al-A'lâ Verse 16-19
Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 16-19 Ayahapp.com

English Translation by Muhsin Khan

(16) Nay, you prefer the life of this world; (17) While the Hereafter is better and more enduring. (18) Indeed, this is in the former scriptures, (19) The Scriptures of Ibrahim (Abraham) and Musa (Moses).

A surah milestone day on the best of days for Muslims, Friday. It is also the first Sunnah day of fasting on the three white days of the month 13 (7 July 2017) , 14 (8 July 2017) and 15 (9 July 2017). Alhamdulillah.

InshaAllah by end of today, I’m fully confident that my memorisation of Surah Al-A’lâ will be completed the best that I can, despite the colds I’m having at the moment since yesterday. May Allah grant me cure. In addition to memorising the Surah it is also prescribed in the Sunnah on Friday to recite Surah Al-Kahf as narrated:

It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khduri that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on Friday, he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays.” Narrated by al-Haakim; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 836

Source: 13815: Acts of worship which are prescribed on Fridays

May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this blog and Maker of IslamAudio app. The intention for this post is to journal the progress made daily to memorise The Noble Qur’an. It all began when a brother at his work shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hyphothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day#29 Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 11-15

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no specific du’aa’ mentioned in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or in the reliable books of du’aa’s and dhikr, or in the opinions of the reputable scholars, that is to be recited before reading or memorizing Qur’aan. Rather what is prescribed is to seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan before reading, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com
Surah An-Nahl 98 Ayahapp.com

“So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)” – An-Nahl 16:98

Source: 20005: There is no specific du’aa’ to be recited before reading Qur’aan

Bismillah.

Memorization Surah Al-A’lâ Day#29

Surah Al-A'lâ Verse 11-15 Ayahapp.com
Day# 29 Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 11-15 Ayahapp.com

Engish Translation by Muhsin Khan

(11) But it will be avoided by the wretched, (12) Who will enter the great Fire and made to taste its burning, (13) Wherein he will neither die (to be in rest) nor live (a good living). (14)  Indeed whosoever purifies himself (by avoiding polytheism and accepting Islamic Monotheism) shall achieve success, (15) And remembers (glorifies) the Name of his Lord (worships none but Allah), and prays (five compulsory prayers and Nawafil additional prayers).

A change of format in the content of the post. Added the prescribed action before reading the Quran. I’m always thinking of how to improve the information that I’m sharing as I progress with my memorisation goal day by day. I decided that the previous post to maintain as it is to keep a history of my updates.

May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this blog and Maker of IslamAudio app. The intention for this post is to journal the progress made daily to memorise The Noble Qur’an. It all began when a brother at his work shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hyphothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day#28 Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 7-10 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 7-10 Ayahapp.com

Bismillah.

Yesterday performance results of memorisation weren’t that great.

Alhamdulillah, I did managed to read over the two lines to reinforce my tajweed and makhraj. I didn’t however go over the meaning of the two lines word word as I normally do using Quran.com. I was greatly distracted by so many task both at work and home. Prioritisation is now getting more difficult. As I expected to happened when I started committing to this goal 28 days ago. Shaytaan will always be there to try his best to distract and influence me as much as possible from getting my results.

What I learned is that with so many tasks that I needed to get done, I was trying to do everything and getting as much done as possible. There are only 24 hours in a day. I need to focus on what brings value to my activities and affairs.

If at this time of writing is the end of the day, What would bethe most pain if it weren’t done by end of the day? With so many things to do today, I put priority in making sure that 1 of 3 daily outcomes, I fully memorised and understand what these verses means.

  1. Not memorising these two lines of Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 7-10

Outcome 2 and 3 are work and personal related matters which I need to get done by end of the day. InshaAllah. Results are in the hand of Allah SWT, whether I achieve it or not it is beyond my control. What is important is the action I took to get there. Taking action is putting myself in control. If my intention is correct doing this for Allah SWT sake, then all my time, energy, money and effort will be counted as an Ibadah.

May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this blog and Maker of IslamAudio app. The intention for this post is to journal the progress made daily to memorise The Noble Qur’an. It all began when a brother at his work shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hyphothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day# 27 Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 1-6 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Bismillah.

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Surah Al-A’lâ Verse 1-6 Ayahapp.com

Today starts a new milestone. Alhamduillah. I’m most looking forward to start memorising from this Surah onwards. A Surah which I’ve already memorised. It is very easy for me to just skip this Surah and start with the next one.

Starting today I’m just going to stick with the 2 lines rule per day. This will allow me to fully understand the tajweed and makhraj again. You know the feeling when you read this is in Solah and you’re thinking whether it is the right huruf or tajweed you’re reciting. Especially with the makhraj that is in the same or similar position of the tongue.

Looking at my affairs today at work and home, I’m predicting that I’ll be distracted again and not putting full focus on learning these two lines. May Allah make it easy for me today. This is because it is my first day at work after a long Eid break since June 26.

May Allah accept it from me. Ameen.


About This Experiment
This is a personal daily journal entry of Riz Ainuddin, Author of this blog and Maker of IslamAudio app. The intention for this post is to journal the progress made daily to memorise The Noble Qur’an. It all began when a brother at his work shared with him a YouTube video in Ramadan 1438/2017 of a lecture by Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi. In this video Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shared a story that it is never too late to memorised the entire Qur’an. The inspirational story was of a paediatric doctor, named Dr. Ahmed Nuaina who started at the age where everyone would think it is too late. Now, he is referred to as Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina. Shaykh Dr. Ahmed Nuaina is perhaps one of the top scholars of Qur’an and recitation alive today. Rizs’ hyphothesis after being motivated by this story, by reciting and reading the Qur’an two lines a day will make him memorise the Qur’an. Also, Journalling his progress in a blog will further enhance his long-term memory and aspiring others to take similar action. May Allah open up the doors and accept it. Ameen.

Day# 0 Memorising The Quran

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Starting With Two Lines a Day.

Praise be to Allah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

It was this video that started it all. Shared by a brother at work in his Facebook post.

Ramadan Mubarak 2017 / 1438 AH

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Assalamua’alikum …

Ramadan Mubarak.

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.” – Al-Baraqah 2:185 https://quran.com/2/185

Allah SWT also has blessed Ramadan with Laylat al-Qadr. Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever spends Laylat al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins.Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1910; Muslim, 760.

Can read more on Virtues of Ramadaan at https://islamqa.info/en/13480 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

I ask Allah to give us all Tawfeeq to fast and to make qiyam this month. I also ask Allah to grant us the best of worship to Him this blessed month of Ramadan.

Barakahufeek,
Riz Ainuddin, Founder & CEO IslamAudio
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