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):
“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
It was a very challenging day for memorisation. Arrived for the first time in Dhaka, Bangladesh at midnight this morning.
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?
- Recite and memorise a line before leaving the room for breakfast.
- 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.
- Taking an extra time before sleeping revising the newly memorised line and the previous memorised lines to strengthen long-term memory.
What are three things to improve?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.