Sabtu, 5 Mei 2018

C&P: Memorization plan

  • Memorizing the Quran is a major and tremendous undertaking. It’s incomparable to any other projects, for its profit is guaranteed.
  • Every project you undertake needs a detailed plan, it has to have a beginning and an end, and between the beginning and the end there needs to be milestones to measure progress and be a source of motivation
  • You can start now. As for its end, it’s for you to decide. That will depend on your commitment to this project
  • Determine for yourself, how much you can memorize in a day, 1 page, 2 pages, 3 pages?
  • Then determine how much you can revise in a day.
  • Also determine how often during the week are you able to sit with a sheikh/teacher, once a week, twice etc?
  • It all depends on your own personal and individualized situation
  • The important thing is to have a detailed plan, a beginning and an ending
  • the duration doesn’t really matter, but what matters is that you have a plan, just like you have a plan of course of study in unversity
  • Don’t start off memorizing not knowing whether you will finish in 5 years or 10 years or even 15 years. Set your goal, “I will finish in 5 years inshaaAllah!”
  • Don’t think 5 years is too long. They can just pass you by very quickly.
  • You can have 5 years pass by so easily without making good use of them, but spending it with the book of Allah is very different
  • Just look at your own commitments and responsibilities and make your own customized plan. With this type of planning and management you WILL inshaaAllah be able to achieve this goal
  • A beautiful thing to do while  memorizing this Quran is for you to have an appointment with Allah ; a set time in the day where you would spend memorizing and revising the Quran
  • It can be half an hour, 1 hour, 2 hours, you set the time, just as long as you stick to it
  • An old man, who works as a school guard relates that he would revise 5 juzz a day, and some days he would feel sleepy, but he wouldn’t sleep until he finishes memorizing those 5 juzz
  • He would look for free time during his work days, and when he sees a free teacher, he would ask him to listen to his ruba3 (quarter) and so on
  • This time that you give to the Quran in the day, is quality time, so never ever give this time to something else. Keep this appointment with Allah
  • Surah Fatir [35:29]
    35:29
    Sahih International
    Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish –
  • Those who recite the Quran, and do not necessarily memorize it, imagine the reward they are getting, as the hadith says that when you recite the Quran, one letter gets you 10 reward
  • The one who merely recites is not at the same level as the one who memorizes
  • The one who memorizes, imagine his reward, as he does his revisions, and how close he is to the Quran compared to the one who doesn’t
  • The memorizer, he knows that this Quran will keep on dropping from his memory, so he keeps revising it, and he revises a lot, for the rest of their lives
  • This is the real ‘trade’ with Allah. And this trade, has a profit that will NEVER perish, as stated in the ayat above
  • Indeed, the rank of a haafidh is very very great

Jumaat, 4 Mei 2018

Kembara bersama Quran - Bacaan tergagap-gagap

Bismillah..

Alhamdullillah, hari ini saya telah diingatkan dengan satu perkara.

Secara alami, saya bukan lah seorang yang mudah mengeluarkan kata-kata secara spontan. Tidak pernah menjadi wakil pemidato sekolah, atau wakil mana-mana pertandingan bercerita. Pernah masuk bertanding untuk pertandingan pantun mewakili sekolah, namun terpilihnya saya dalam team tersebut adalah kerana keupayaan saya untuk membina baris-baris pantun secara cepat. Andai dinilai dari segi lantunan suara untuk berpantun, saya kira itu mungkin menjadi sebab mengapa team kami hanya mampu bertahan di peringkat separuh akhir sahaja.

Adakala saya boleh mengeluarkan pendapat dan nasihat namun, 70% daripada keseluruhan situasi saya lebih kepada seorang yang banyak mendengar, dan jika diminta untuk melontarkan pendapat.. mungkin pendapat saya akan keluar tersekat-sekat. Ini secara alami- jika diminta bercakap secara spontan.

Namun kemajuan teknologi, membolehkan kita berbicara tanpa meluncurkan kata, maka saya menulis, dan saya kira sekiranya penilaian dilakukan secara maya, orang pasti melihat saya sebagai seorang yang ramah dan mesra. Walhal, sekiranya bertemu muka, saya mungkin dinilai sebagai seorang yang lebih banyak diam tersenyum dari berkata-kata - itupun jika kamu melihat muka saya.

Samalah dengan perkara tasmik. Entah, saya dapati saya sering membaca bacaan yang telah dihafal, jika tidak tersekat-sekat ia akan jadi sepatah-sepatah.
Sehingga kan Ustadza memberi komen, "Saya tahu awak dah hafal, cuma bacaan nya masih tak lancar, masih tersekat-sekat."
"Ya Ustadza. Even I can see the page clearly in my head, but when I start to read, I stuttered," jawab saya, kecewa dengan diri sendiri.
"Maybe you need to build confident," cadang Ustadza, menyuntik motivasi pada diri ini.
Saya diam tidak memberi sebarang maklumbalas. Seperti apa yang saya tulis di atas, saya bukanlah seorang yang mudah mengeluarkan kata-kata secara spontan.
"In shaa Allah," jawab saya mengakhiri perbualan.

Tatkala saya hampir merasakan yang saya mungkin bukanlah orang yang sesuai untuk menghafal Al-Quran, kerana saya pernah terbaca, hanya orang-orang tertentu sahaja yang terpilih untuk menghafal, Alhamdullillah.. persoalan yang berpusing-pusing di dalam kepala, di hantar jawapannya oleh Allah swt secara langsung. Saya diketemukan dengan artikel ringkas daripada DarulTauhid.com berkenaan dengan Petahnya Bicara. Di dalam artikel tersebut, ia menulis:

Bagaimana pula dengan nasib penceramah yang tidak begitu fasih dan kurang "umph" ? Kurang manis mukanya, kurang pandai bermadah dan mengayat, suara pun tergagap-gagap dan kurang mantap. Si pendengar pun asyik menguap... 

Mereka tidak dikenali. Tidak diikuti. Tidak dihadiri ceramahnya kecuali sedikit. Youtube viewers mungkin hanya berpuluh sahaja, itu pun sudah cukup menggembirakan.

Benarkah lagi petah bercakap lagi baik?
Lebih berkesan?
Lebih POWER?

Lupakah kita akan nasib NABI MUSA 'alaihissalam? Bukankah dia seorang yang gagap? Tidak jelas tutur katanya? Tidak kemas butir bicaranya? Hingga dia meminta agar Allah 'azza wa jalla menjadikan saudaranya Harun 'alaihissalam sebagai nabi dan teman baginya... yang lebih fasih dan petah; agar dia menjadi jurucakap bagi Musa?


Subhanallah.. statement ini sangat memotivasikan diri. Membawa kepada asbab mengapa saya lakukan semua ini.. Saya kembali meluruskan niyyah. Saya menghafal kerana Allah swt. Semoga Dia memberkati perjalanan ini, merahmati segala usaha saya, dan memakbulkan doa dan harapan saya.

Semoga Allah memudahkan segalanya. Ameen...


Selasa, 24 April 2018

Ramadan 2018

Bismillah..

Alhamdulillah, banyak perkara yang berlaku (dalam hidup saya) kebelakangan ini.

As till today, 20 hari telah berlalu tanpa FB.  3days after I logoff Fb, parlimen Malaysia dibubarkan. Alhamdulillah. Syukur sangat, sebab rasa macam boleh agak saja yang timeline akan dibanjiri dengan kisah-kisah politik, yang tiada kepentingan dengan perjalanan kehidupan akhirat saya. 5 hari selepas saya logoff FB, saya delete apps instagram di telefon. Walaupon iG tersebut hanya berkisar kepada 'perniagaan' - @neezaneedles - namun jerat nya masih ada - butang EXPLORE. Sekali tertekan 30min hilang begitu sahaja. Itu baru bercakap pasal masa. Belum lagi bercakap pasal tompok-tompok hitam di hati yang meningkat naik secara mendadak. Huhuu...
All I can say after 20days without FB, and 15days without iG is my quality of life improved A LOT. I started on focusing on what's important for my family and ya, my deen. No more viral videos, no more cute pet pictures, no more non-sense! Lega... Alhamdulillah.

Amina pun dah wean-off breast feeding. Sebuah perjalanan 11 tahun, with a gap few months from one child to another, berakhir sudah. Saya senyum puas. Alhamdullillah, Allah swt banyak membantu. Jika hanya bergantung kepada motivasi diri, mungkin awal lagi dah quitted. I got my body back, Alhamdulillah.

^^^ semua yang di atas saya lakukan sebab nya satu - inshaallah saya ada projek besar untuk Ramadan tahun ini. 

Allahumma balighna Ramadan.. Ameen.

Ramadan selalu menjadi bulan yang cukup bermakna untuk saya memulakan suatu perubahan, mendekati diri kepada agama Allah.

  • Ramadan 1999 - saya terpanggil untuk membaca Al-Quran dengan terjemahan. Lalu saya beli mushaf yang pertama di dataran Pusanika yang ketika itu berlangsungnya Pesta Buku Agama sempena Ramadan. Saya kira ini titik permulaan saya mendekati Islam dan Al-Quran.
  • Ramadan 2003 - saya mula memakai tudung. 
  • Ramadan 2011 - saya mula merubah penampilan - berjubah dan berpakaian mesra solat ketika bersiar.
  • Ramadan 2012 - saya mula kembali kepada Al-Quran. Terima kasih kepada Konvensyen Bidadari 2012 yang banyak membuka mata. Walaupun tidak berjaya mengkhatam Al-Quran pada Ramadan ini, namun, saya dapat merasakan bahawa hubungan saya dengan Al-Quran semakin akrab dan terus berhubung sehingga kini. Alhamdulillah. 
  • Ramadan 2013 - permulaan saya melaksanakan solat pagi secara istiqamah. Alhamdullillah.
  • Ramadan 2014 - suami selalu mengatakan bahawa bacaan Quran saya agak lemah dari segi tajweed nya. Lantas, ramadan ini, saya berdoa agar diketemukan dengan akademi yang boleh membantu saya membaca Al-Quran, dengan tajweed yang betul. 4bulan kemudian saya menyertai TMEAG 5days intensive mega course -- yang kemudiannya banyak mengubah hidup saya. Alhamdulillah.
  • Ramadan 2015 - saya banyak berdoa agar urusan perjalanan Haji kami dipermudahkan. Alhamdullillah, Allah swt, memakbulkan doa-doa tersebut.
  • Ramadan 2016 - saya mula beristiqamah melakukan solat sunat 12 rakaat - 2 rakaat sebelum subuh, 4/2rakaat sebelum dan selepas Zhur, 2 rakaat selepas Magrib, 2 rakaat selepas Isyak dan 2 rakaat solat sunat sebelum tidur.
  • Ramadan 2017 - Alhamdulillah, setelah bertahun-tahun, saya akhirnya berjaya untuk solat tarawikh penuh dalam tahun ini, walaupon hanya melaksanakannya di rumah. 

InshaAllah, biidznillahi taala.. ramadan ini saya akan memfokuskan waktu untuk menghafal Al-Quran. Saya mahu sekurang-kurang nya apabila tamat 30hari 'bootcamp' ini, saya ada 1juzzuk dalam hati. Saya banyak berdoa berkenaan dengan perkara ini. Saya tahu saya seorang menghafal yang lembab, sebuah surah semuka separuh (seperti surah An-Jin, Al-Mutaffifin, Al-Insan) akan mengambil masa hampir 3minggu untuk benar-benar tertanam dalam hati dan lancar bacaan nya. Saya selalu tertanya-tanya bagaimana seseorang boleh menghafal separuh muka dalam sehari, dalam satu jam. Saya beli buku yang menceritakan pengalaman mereka yang mampu menghafal dalam tempoh setahun atau 2 tahun, dan membaca juga pengalaman dan tips kisah-kisah mereka di internet. Namun hasilnya masih hampir sama, seperti tiada perubahan pada diri.. saya berdoa dan berdoa, dan Allah memakbulkan doa tersebut dengan undangan menyertai Daurah.

Daurah 3hari menghafal 1 juzzuk.
Jemputan nya saya terima secara tidak sengaja pada hari Rabu. Daurah nya bermula Jumaat hingga Ahad. Hati meronta-ronta ingin turut serta. Petang tu, usai suami pulang kerja saya tanya, "Ada aktiviti apa-apa tak hujung minggu ini?". Dia jawab, "Cousin saya sekeluarga nak datang rumah kita." "Ok," jawab saya. Terasa ada halangan. Niat nak minta keizinan daurah tak terluah. Pihak urusetia majlis menghantar lagi pesanan ringkas, menanyakan confirmation samada mahu turut serta daurah atau tidak. Sekali lagi hati meronta-ronta mahu.
Pagi Jumaat, sebelum suami pergi kerja saya gagahkan diri bertanya,
"Ada daurah menghafal Quran hujung minggu ni di Port Kelang. Saya ingat nak turut serta, tapi kena bermalam kat sana."
Pantas suami menjawab, "Pergilah."
"Daurahnya start hari ni, Ok ke?"
"Ok." Alhamdulillah.

So, saya ke daurah. 3hari 2malam dengan tujuan mendapatkan 1 juzzuk dalam hati.

SubhanaAllah. Ia merupakan pengalaman yang sangat mahal. Duduk hostel, makan dalam dulang, banyak perkara yang pertama kali saya lakukan di saat umur mencecah 40tahun. Dan saya suka apa yang saya alami:
pagi bangun jam3, solat, Quran..
solat subuh, Quran,
sarapan,
Dhuha, Quran..
Lunch qailullah.
Zhur, Quran,..
Asar, Quran...
dinner.
Maghrib, Quran..
Isha' Quran..
tidur.

Alhamdulillah.. Best!!! A life that I somehow enjoyed. Alhamdullillah. Ia nya mengingatkan impian zaman sekolah yang ingin berdamping dengan agama - saya suka bersolat masa sekolah dulu, dan pernah mengimpikan kehidupan seperti Maryam as, duduk baca kitab dan beribadat sahaja. Malah saya pernah menyatakan jika dalam Islam ada coventry, kehidupan seperti 'nun', saya berminat untuk menjadi salah seorang seperti mereka. Mungkin juga statement seperti ini terkeluar disebabkan terpengaruh dengan cerita the Sound of Music, hehee..

Apa pun di penghujung Daurah, saya hanya dapat bawa pulang semuka hafalan, yang agak rapuh. Teknik bagaimana menghafal cepat itu masih tidak saya kuasai. Namun, saya masih merasakan ada berkahnya daurah ini, kerana sekembalinya saya dari daurah, baru saya temui method tersebut di sebuah program Kursus Menghafal Quran secara online yang saya sertai. SubhanaAllah. Alhamdulillah.

One thing i learnt from the daurah is how to focus. Focus pada diri sendiri dan Quran. Fokus pada halatuju diri - in a month later how much you want to achieve? In the next 6 month? In one year? Melihat pada ketidaksempurnaan diri sendiri dan bukannya menilai kesalahan orang lain.





Dan banyak benda juga yang saya fikir sekembali nya daripada daurah ini. I think my plate is too full. Masa banyak diisi dengan menuntut ilmu dan ia mengehadkan masa untuk saya duduk dan fokus menghafal. Menghafal perlu fokus yang tinggi, fikiran tidak boleh tersimpang siur memikirkan perkara lain - hw, kelas A, kelas B dan sebagai nya. 

A few times I did salatal isthiqarah. For Allah to show me guidance to make a good and firm decision that I will not regret at the end. Jemputan daurah, dan juga notis daripada pihak TMEAG yang menyatakan students tidak dibenarkan menuntut ilmu daripada guru-guru berbeza seperti sebuah 'sign' yang jelas. Sesuatu akan pergi... sesuatu mesti pergi...



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Semoga perkongsian ini memberi manfaat.
Salam alaik.


Khamis, 19 April 2018

C&P: Memorizing the Quran completely in 50 days!

Bismillah..

Copy and paste article for reference and motivation.

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Memorizing the Quran completely in 50 days!
As-salaamu `alaykum
I recently heard an incredibly amazing account told by Shaykh Yasir Salamah, one of the leading Imams and
reciters of Egypt. In his audio tape ‘When will I see you as a Haafidh?’ he speaks of the true account of
Muhammad, a brother who after attending a workshop on memorizing Qur’aan and utilising all the available
mediums, went on to memorise the entire Qur’aan within just 50 days (i.e 2 months).
Within 2 months?!
Yes. Within 2 months. This is his account and he says:
“I declared a state of Jihad upon my soul and put death before my eyes. I made an intention to memorise the
Noble Qur’aan. So I abandoned telephone calls and unnecessary visits, and I changed all the negative thoughts
associated with hifdh (memorisation) to positive and practical ones e.g. When a thought came to me saying ‘I
can’t do it!’ I’d say, ‘I can do it.’ If it said, ‘My memory is weak!’ I’d say ‘I take pleasure in having a great
memory.’
I chose the masjid as the place of my hifdh as it preserves three:
1. The eyes
2. The ears
3. The tongue
I followed a specific dietary program consisting of eating dates, fruits and honey - and fasting helped me a
great deal in that. I used to wake up before salaat al-Fajr by 2 and a half hours and I slept 2 hours after ‘Isha. I
used to wake up for Tahajjud (the night prayer), prolonging my sujood wherein I would call upon Allaah ta’alaa
to ease for me my affair. I would also seek forgiveness 100 times.
I began to memorise 5 pages and would recite them in the Sunnah prayers of Fajr. After salaat al-Fajr, I would
begin the memorisation of 5 new pages and at the end, I would recite them in the 2 raka’ahs of salaat al-
Duhaa, all the time thanking Allaah for easing the memorisation.
I would perfect the recitation of what I had memorised by listening to tapes of one of the recitors. I would read
about the qiraa’ah in books or via the Muqaddimah al-Jazariyyah (poem on the ahkam of tajweed).
After salaat al-Dhuhr, I would repeat everything that I had memorised previously beginning from the 1st Juz,
until salaat al-’Asr. After the ‘Asr prayer, I would repeat the new portion of hifdh and the juz before. After the
Maghrib prayer, I would prepare the recitation of 10 new pages and it was only after salaat al-’Isha that I’d
review the Qur’aan with my teacher, may Allaah reward him well.
Before retiring to bed, I would listen to all that I memorised in the day from cassettes and I would be sitting for
6 continuous hours, without any boredom or feeling tired. In the 1st week, I would sit for 6 hours, memorising
and revising. In the 2nd week, I would sit for 8 hours. In the 3rd week, it was 10 hours and in the 4th week, it
was 12 hours. In the last 10 days, I was sitting for 14 hours memorising and revising.
The hardest times for me were when it came to sleeping and eating. I ardently wished that the period of sleep
would end quickly so that I could start my hifdh of the Noble of Qur’aan. Everytime I began to read the
Qur’aan and memorise, I felt such delight and enjoyment that I had never felt before. Du’a was an important
factor for me before and after hifdh. I would memorise a page whilst sitting down and then repeat it whilst
walking. My teacher played an important role in encouraging me, in revision, in correcting me and benefiting
me in terms of Tajweed.
In the last week, on the night of 20th Ramadan, only 4 and a half juz remained until completion of hifdh. So I
turned to Allaah to open up my way and ease it for me. I went on to memorise it in 6 days with the Help of Allaah.
Laylatul-Qadr came, the night of delight and happiness - it was like a wedding night to me. My completion of
hifdh took place between Maghrib and ‘Isha in the masjid with the Imam and those in I’tikaaf. We began the
khatma (reciting from beginning till end of the Book). In the end, during the du’aa, my heart opened up greatly
and I began to weep like never before. It was the most beautiful hour of my life. Allaah had honoured me with
the memorisation of His Book.
During the du’aa, I remembered a dream I had more than 10 years ago… I was a Mu’adhin of a mosque and
after Fajr salaah, I sat remembering Allaah in the mosque. I felt sleepy so I took a nap in the middle of the
mosque, and behold! I found myself amidst a gathering. A powerful ray of light descended from the sky down
to the middle of the masjid. From that light came many angels and between them were 2 big Angels. One of
them turned towards me and took me to the light. I entered along with the 2 angels. I then found myself on
top of a large green tree - I began to climb it in the companionship of the 2 angels. We found angels standing
by the door of the 1st heaven. They said to me ‘Where are you going?’ They opened up a book and said, ‘We
don’t have your name with us, so climb onwards to the top.’ And likewise, all the time (through each heaven),
they said the same thing to me.
Upon arriving at the 7th heaven, we reached the end of the tree. I found angels standing at the door and they
said, ‘Are you Muhammad?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘Enter, for the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa
sallam) wants you.’ I said to the 2 angels that were with me ‘Come in with me.’ They said, ‘We can’t enter. But
we will wait for you.’ So I entered Jannah and behold, I saw therein what no eye has seen, no ear has heard
and had never entered in the heart of Man. Angels were surrounding me and there was a door, on top of it
was written
لا إله إلا اللّ محمد اللّ رسول - لفردوسا جنة
(There is no God but Allaah and Muhammad is His Messenger. Al-Firdaws Paradise).
The Angels opened the door and I entered. Before me was the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa
sallam) sitting at the top end and beside him were men, some that I recognised and some that I didn’t. In front
of him were a very large group of men, women and children. They wore white clothes, and they were so many
that they had a beginning but no end. All of them were reciting Qur’aan.
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) called me and I went up to him. He got up and made
some space for me. I kissed him and he sat me down besides him. I asked him ‘Who are these people O
Messenger of Allah?’ He said, ‘These are the people who have memorised the Book of Allaah `azza wa jall.’
Inshaa’Allaah ta’ala, the dream ended in truth. I never spoke to anyone about it until the night that I
completed the memorisation of the Qur’aan.”
Allahu Akbar, if this is not tawfeeq from Allaah and determination… I don’t know what is!

Ahad, 8 April 2018

How I Memorized the Quran In Three Stages by Isra Migdad

Bismillah..

C&P article from this link:
For keepsake.

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Before memorization tips:

  1. Be sincere and renew your intention.
  2. Seek Allah’s help: when you plan, memorize, revise, lose motivation, lack understanding. Turn to him, they are His words and He alone can teach you them. Never underestimate the power of du’aa in sujood.
  3. Write down a list of your friends/ family members/ people who will be part of your project. Be it by encouraging or memorizing with you.
  4. Say NO often: Cancel unnecessary meetings/ activities. Cut back on things you are used to, to find more time to get into the mood and start memorizing.
  5. Keep away from sins: Always repent if you once feel messed up! Remember that Allah is by your side and seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Satan and keep going. We are not perfect at the end and a sin will prevent you from continuing only if you insist, remember this!
  6. Find a recitation/ Tajweed teacher: S/he will teach and help you recite the verses properly and follow up with you. Your teacher could be your mom, dad or siblings at home (if they can recite Qur’an with Tajweed).
  7. Use one Mus’haf— (Quran): So you can use a pencil to mark words and underline verses. Try to get a standard size Qur’an, not too big, that you can’t hold and take it everywhere you go, and not too small, that will be hard to memorize from, and you won’t be able to write on it.
  8. Know your memorization style: Whether using sign-language, copying in a notebook, raising your voice while reciting, writing the beginning of every verse, walking around while memorizing, listening to a reciter and repeating after him. You choose the best technique, and of course you can use more than one, according to your mood, time, place, etc.
  9. Set a flexible plan: It may seem the hardest part to some people. But if you do all the above points, I am sure everything else will be easy. A flexible plan means to have plan A and plan B. It means that you get to know your abilities and write down an action plan that suits you. It will be as easy to say: “I will memorize one page every day after Fajr and another before I sleep/ after ‘Ishaa.” Print out a schedule to follow up on your progress and that’s it!

While-memorizing tips:

  1. Be that early-bird person: Wake up before Fajr time and memorize your required pages. It’s an advise given by most if not all Huffadh of the Qur’an.
  2. Turn off your devices: To avoid distractions and to deeply focus on what you intend to memorize.
  3. Recite, Read, and Repeat, (3R’s, rule): Make sure that you recite the page properly with Tajweed rules, listening to a reciter is really helpful. You can also recite the page you intend to memorize several times before you sleep and memorize it in the morning. Read the vague verses and words meanings from a Tafeer, so you understand what you are reciting. Mind-maps for chapters of the Qur’an are also helpful, (please do google them). Knowing the stories of the verses make memorization easy. Repeat the page/ verse over and over again until you are done with it. Dividing the page into parts according to their subject, and then gluing it together is also helpful.
  4. Take a break: A ten-minute break is a really good refresher. Do it often.
  5. Set time goals: Have a max goal of an hour/half an hour per page according to your ability, and by time, the more you memorize the easier it becomes.

Revising Tips:

  1. Try not to only memorize, always remember that the Qur’an is so easily forgotten, so give yourself time to revise the pages you already memorized.
  2. The best way to make sure that your memorization is perfect is to recite the page while you are praying. You can do this in Tahajjud.
  3. Be productive in the time you spend in transportation. Revise a certain page or listen to reciter reading it over and over again.
  4. Write your own revision strategy when you finish it all, you can start with a group of friends (I really recommend this).

When-lazy tips:

  1. Change your place and take a break!
  2. Go back to your friends-list: Call or meet one of them. They will be there for you and your mood will absolutely change.
  3. Watch a video about the Qur’an and the reward of reciting, memorizing and studying it. Learn about peoples experiences memorizing the Qur’an. “Guided Through the Qur’an” program is a really good one. (Available on YouTube)
  4. Remind yourself with the many reasons why you started in the first place and why you should continue in this unique journey with the Qur’an.

More Tips?

  1. For those who do not speak Arabic or know Tajweed it would be best if you spend some time learning those first, so you can memorize it correctly the first time. Hear as you learn, never stop listening to reciters as this will make it easier for you to read the Qur’an properly. And remember that Allah the Almighty says: “And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?” I personally recommend learning Arabic with teachers like Nouman Ali Khan. His “Arabic with Husna” free lessons on Bayyinah TV are really amazing. Islamic Online University also offers the “Intensive Arabic Program”. Or you simply can join your local Masjid/ Islamic center to learn Arabic and the science of Tajweed.
  2. Regardless of your age or profession, you still can do it. There are hundreds of stories that will inspire you to take your first steps in this journey, just search YouTube and see how many stories will move you to tears.
  3. Do not delay: Start as soon as you finish reading this article.

Sabtu, 7 April 2018

Study tips

Bismillah..

Sharing my notes from the Taleem-ul Quran class.

Study tips - how to study and memorise effectively:
  1. Purify intention - do this solely because of Allah swt.
  2. Begins with istiadzah and basmallah.
  3. Sit in a quite place with less amount of disturbance. This will help to FOCUS.
  4. Turn off distraction - NO socmed when you're study. Put away your phone!
  5. Do NOT multitask. Stay Focus.
  6. Feelin stress? Always turn to Allah swt. - perform 2 rakaat solah & make duas.
  7. Read duas - (i) Before starting to study/memorise, (ii) in the Middle when you feel confuse or tired,  and (iii) After you've done with the lesson.
  8. Hearing what you want to memorise in your own voice will help you Memorise : i. Faster, and ii. Better. Read out LOUD is required.
  9. Write the difficult words - Flashcards, and read it most the time.
  10. Test yourself (record and listen back) to make sure you memorise it correctly.

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May this sharing brings benefit.
Salam alaik.

Jumaat, 6 April 2018

Prioriti

Bismillah...

Alhamdullillah. Kita telah pun memasuki ke bulan April. Suku pertama tahun 2018 telah selamat berlalu.

Ramadan bakal tiba kurang dari 40 hari. Saya telah mula menyusun jadual untuk menyambut Ramadan, Alhamdullillah. Order untuk NeezaNeedles juga telah ditutup dan kini saya hanya ada 3 order berbaki, mungkin akan cuba untuk disiapkan dalam 10hari ini. Kelas Taleem-ul Quran telah bermula 2 minggu yang lepas. Alhamdullillah, so far so good. I like how the word to word translation and analysis was taught. It did give me a new perspective on how to look at the Quran now. Kelas tersebut juga banyak mengisi masa saya yang selama ini disiakan. Alhamdullillah.

Minggu lepas saya menghadiri perjumpaan penulis-penulis team LangitIlahi. Banyak perkara baru yang dipelajari dan yang membuka mata saya adalah soal prioriti. Apa yang kita mahu dalam hidup ini? Apa yang kita kejar? Walaupun pertemuan itu, banyak berkisar tentang kegiatan penulisan, namun saya melihat dari penjuru yang berlainan. Apa yang kita mahu, kita perlu berkorban untuk mendapatkannya. Berkorban masa, tenaga, dan kesenangan = kerana kita mahu. Singkirkan kerikil yang menjadi penghalang kepada perjalanan kita. Kerikil boleh jadi sebab luaran, boleh jadi juga sebab dalaman. Malas, berlengah, tidak menguruskan waktu dengan betul adalah kerikil dalaman. Kerikil luaran pula adalah perkara yag boleh kita kawal. Contoh, menangguhkan melakukan perkara yang lain untuk mendahului priority.

Persoalannya, apa priority itu? Apa yang kita kejar?
Manusia sering ditipu oleh masa. Kita rasa kita punya banyak masa, kita ada hari esok dan masa depan. Kerja sekarang, kita kata sekejap lagi. Dan masa itu diisi dengan perkara yang tiada manfaat.

Saya bercakap tentang diri sendiri. Janganlah ada pembaca yang merasa saya menuding jari kepada mereka.

Sepulangnya saya dari pertemuan itu, banyak yang saya fikir.. Panjang..
Saya rasa saya perlu memfokuskan kepada cita-cita saya untuk 5tahun kehadapan ini. Kelas Taleem-ul Quran, Halaqah Masjid Nabawi dan juga projek menghafal Quran saya. InsyaAllah, jika diizinkannya, manuskrip itu akan saya siapkan selepas selesai apa yang priority. Mungkin selepas itu, idea juga akan muncul mencurah-curah dan menghasilkan buku demi buku, insyaAllah..

Hari ini juga adalah hari ke-2 saya logoff dari FB. Terasa seperti disconnected with something. Dalam kepala rasa seperti, what did i miss? what if i miss this and that ? Hahaa.. But on another side, rasa lebih fokus, tidak menyibuk kepada perkara yang tidak sepatutnya disibukkan. Withdrawal memang mcm ni, I'll be better in few days, inshaAllah..


Oklah..

Semoga perkongsian ini memberi manfaat.
Salam alaik.