Khamis, 19 April 2018

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


Copy and paste article for reference and motivation.


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
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


C&P article from this link:
For keepsake.


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


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.

May this sharing brings benefit.
Salam alaik.

Jumaat, 6 April 2018



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..


Semoga perkongsian ini memberi manfaat.
Salam alaik.

Rabu, 4 April 2018

How to Memorize the Quran (c&p post)


Cut and paste from other blog. For keepsake.


Advice from Madina — How To Memorize The Quran

Dr Abdul Muhsin Al Qasim, the Imam and Khatib the Prophet Mosque, of the delight of our eyes Messenger of Allah, our beloved master Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) — Masjid al-Nabawiyy.

Deep Memorization of the Quran: Advice from Madina al Munawwarah.

This method is excellent for the strength of memorisation and its solidity (deep-rootedness) and the quick speed of memorisation and quick completing the Qur’an. Note it is not necessarily the case that you MUST use this method, but you MUST try it. You NEED to find your method and own it!
So here we go. Taking the example of Surah al-Jumu’ah:
  1. Read the first verse 20 times
  2. Read the second verse 20 times
  3. Read the third verse 20 times
  4. Read the fourth verse 20 times
  5. Read these (above) four from the beginning to the end, to link them, 20 times.
  6. Read the fifth verse 20 times
  7. Read the sixth verse 20 times
  8. Read the seventh verse 20 times
  9. Read the eighth verse 20 times
  10. Read from the fifth verse to the eighth verse 20 times to consolidate between them
  11. Read from the first verse to the eighth verse 20 times to perfect this page.
You should continue like this for every page of the Qur’an. Persist with it and you will get better and better. As with anything the more you give it, the better you get. The next thing to note is that you should not exceed memorising a certain amount as to not exert yourself. You should not exceed your daily portion above and beyond one eighth of a chapter.

If I wish to memorise a new page tomorrow then how do I do it?

If you wish to memorise another page for the next day, then before you memorise the new page using the method mentioned above, read from the beginning of the page (you memorised yesterday) to the end of the page 20 times so that the previously memorised page becomes solid (in your memory). Then memorise the new page using the method shown.

How do I combine between memorisation and revision?

Do not memorise the Qur’an without revision, (otherwise) if you memorise the Qur’an, page by page until you complete the Qur’an, and you wish to return to what you have memorised you would find that you have forgotten what you had memorised. (You would have forgotten by the time you stopped reading the first pages you had learnt).
The correct way is to combine memorisation with revision. Divide the Qur’an into 3 divisions: every 10 parts (juz) is a division. Then if you memorise one page a day, then you should revise 4 pages a day until you have memorised 10 juz. Then when you have memorised 10 juz, stop for one whole month for revision, everyday revising 8 pages.
And after a month of revision, start memorising the remainder, a page or two, according to your capabilities and revise 8 pages until you complete memorising 20 juz. Then when you have memorised 20 juz, stop the memorisation for 2 whole months for the revision of the 20 juz, everyday revising 8 pages. Then when the 2 months of revision have passed, start with the memorisation, doing one or two pages everyday according to your capability, while revising 8 pages until you complete memorising the entire Qur’an.
When you have completed memorising the entire Qur’an, revise the first 10 juz alone for one month; everyday half a juz. Then you go to the second 10 juz for a month, everyday half a juz and you read 8 pages from the first 10 juz. Then you go to memorizing the last 10 juz for one month, everyday half a juz and 8 pages from the first 10 juz and 8 pages from the second 10 juz.

How do I revise the entire Qur’an when I have completed this (above) revision?

Start with revising the entire Qur’an: everyday 2 parts (juz), repeating them thrice everyday, thereby completing the revision of the entire Qur’an every two weeks. And in this way, during one year you would memorise the entire Qur’an with perfection while you use this method the whole year.

What do I do after one year of memorising the Qur’an?

After a year of perfecting the revision of the Qur’an, then let your “Manzil” (division) of the Qur’an be that of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) until your death. The Qur’an is divided into seven divisions in this way you complete the Qur’an once every seven days.
(Note: there are two terms used, Manzil and Hizb. They both mean portions but will we used in different Qur’an copies. Manzil is used in asian/sub-continental copies whereas Hizb is used in Arab/Uthmani copies. There are 60 Hizb all together but divided into 4 quarters per Hizb. The Manzil method divides each Juz into 4 quaters but divides the Qur’an into 7 divisions).
Ahmad and Abu Dawud narrated from Aws b. Hudhayfa, may Allah be well pleased with him, who said: ‘We came to the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace be upon him, as part of the delegation of Thaqif.’ He said: ‘The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace be upon him, would come to us every night after ‘isha and speak to us.’ He said: ‘One night he was late from (coming to see us at) the time he would come to us.’ We said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you have come to us late tonight.’ He said: ‘I had my portion of the Qur’an to read and I did not want to come until I had finished it.’
Aws said: ‘I asked the companions of the Messsenger of Allah, prayers and peace be upon him, about how he divided up his reading of the Qur’an.’ They said: ‘Three, five, seven, nine, eleven, thirteen and the Mufassal.’
Thus, the Prophet, prayers and peace be upon him, would complete the Qur’an weekly. His reading would be as follows:
  • Day 1: Fatiha to Al-‘Imran (three suras)
  • Day 2: Al-Nisa to Al-Anfal (five suras)
  • Day 3: Al-Tawba to Al-Hijr (seven suras)
  • Day 4: Al-Nahl to Al-Nur (nine suras)
  • Day 5: Al-Furqan to Al-Fatir (eleven suras)
  • Day 6: Ya Sin to Al-Fath (thirteen suras)
  • Day 7: Al-Hujurat to Al-Nas (Mufassal)

How do I differentiate between the Mutashabihat (verses that are similar) in the Qur’an?

The best way is that when you come across two similar verses in the Qur’an, then open the Qur’an (Mushaf) to both these verses and look at the difference in the two verses and reflect over it, and set a rule for yourself, and during your memorisation note the difference many times until you have perfected the similarities between the two of them.

Rules and disciplines in memorisation:

  • It is necessary that you do your memorisation with a qualified teacher (so that he may) correct the recitation.
  • Memorise two (sides of a) pages everyday, one after Fajr and one after Asr or Maghrib and in this way you will memorise the entire Qur’an solidly during one year and your memorisation will be perfect, but if you increase in memorisation then that which you memorised will be weak. (based upon 20 page per juz Qur’an / 15 lines)
  • The memorisation should be from Sura Naas to Sura Fatihah because it is easier, and after your memorisation of the Qur’an, your revision should be from Surah Baqarah to Sura Naas.
  • The memorisation should be from one printed copy so it helps the firm-rootedness of memorisation and the quickness of remembering the places of the verses and the ending of pages and the beginning of them.
  • Everyone memorising in the first two years, that which is memorised slips away (he forgets easily that which has been memorised) and this is called “the assembly stage” so do not feel sad that the Qur’an is slipping away from you or your many mistakes. And this is a difficult phase with trials, because Shaytan has a part in stopping you from memorising the Qur’an. So turn down his whisperings and continue memorising because it is a treasure not given to just anyone.
Originally written by: Dr ‘Abdul Muhsin al-Qaasim Imam and Khatib of the Prophets Mosque in Madinah al-Munawwarah.
Edited and updates by: Qari Mubashir Anwar.

Selasa, 27 Mac 2018

Berkata benar


"Puan, dah siap tak carrier saya?" kiriman pesanan ringkas daripada seorang customer diterima masuk.
Details pesanan customer tersebut saya periksa dan ternyata, due order dia adalah semalam.
"Alamak," bisik hati. Carrier dia masih dalam bentuk kain lagi, belum berjahit. Kesibukkan perkara lain menyebabkan saya terlupa.
"InsyaAllah lagi 2 hari ya Puan. Tengah jahit ni," balas saya, ada sedikit pembohongan di situ.
Alhamdullillah, 2 hari kemudian carrier dia siap dipos, setelah bertungkus lumus menyiapkannya.

Seketika kemudian, saya mula merasakan kenapa lah sukarnya nak hafal some ayat yang pendek dan bunyi nya sangat simple, I keep on confusing, terjumble-jumble ayat tu. And then I reflect to my own self. "Did I commit any sins?" Mula-mula rasa macam tak ada buat dosa -solat, ngaji tak tinggal, then I remembered a very simple sins, as the above situation - sebuah pembohongan. Memang, I did delivered the carrier in 2 days as promised, quwataillah billah, but statement 'tengah jahit' itu adalah statement menipu. The fabric was raw uncut, when I received her message. Astaghfirullah.. so thats the sins that I've commited yang bikin susah sangat nak hafal even ayat pendek dan bernada mudah (all tarqeeq letters).

Dan di sini lah datangnya 'hudan'.. petunjuk.. dan petunjuk yang terbaik adalah daripada Allah swt, iaitu Al-Quran:

Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, bertaqwalah kepada Allah, dan katakanlah perkataan yang tepat - benar (dalam segala perkara), Supaya Ia memberi taufiq dengan menjayakan amal-amal kamu, dan mengampunkan dosa-dosa kamu. Dan (ingatlah) sesiapa yang taat kepada Allah dan RasulNya, maka sesungguhnya ia telah berjaya mencapai sebesar-besar kejayaan. (Al-Ahzaab 33:70-71)

Suatu pembohongan adalah tetap pembohongan. Tiada istilah bohong sunat, nak cover keadaan, menjaga hati atau nak bagi sedap jalan cerita. Ianya adalah dosa, natijahnya: tompok hitam pada hati. Dan jika dilakukan dengan kerap, maka hilanglah sinar pada hati dalam menerima taufiq Ilahi.

I learnt my lesson, Alhamdullillah. Lepas tu anything, insyaAllah, cakap je terus terang, "tak jahit lagi Puan", "Belum siap lagi".. dan seterusnya.

Dan Alhamdullilah, ayat-ayat yang nak dihafal juga mudah meresap dan kekal diingatan. Alhamdullillah..

Semoga Allah swt terus-terusan memberikan hidayah dan petunjuk untuk kita menjadi manusia yang berjaya pada keseluruhan kehidupan dunia dan akhirat. Ameen...

Semoga perkongsian ini memberi manfaat.
Salam alaik.

Isnin, 26 Mac 2018



But simply organizing our stuff (without removing it) is always only a temporary solution. By definition, organizing possessions is an action that must be repeated over and over and over again.

Saya sangat suka akan kehidupan minimalism - saya seperti mahu semua orang menikmati kehidupan seperti ini. MasyaAllah quwataillah billah.. kehidupan yang ringkas dan sederhana memberi banyak masa dan peluang untuk melakukan perkara yang lebih bermanfaat.

Seperti contoh:
Rumah yang sedikit perabot nya, hanya perlu sedikit masa untuk mengemas. Sapu-sapu, vakum mana patut - selesai.
Almari yang tidak banyak baju mengurangkan pilihan dan masa untuk berfikir nak pakai baju apa hari ini.
Jadual waktu lauk untuk 2 minggu memberikan saya idea awal apa yang nak masak hari ini, dan apa yang nak dibeli di pasar.
Susunan masa yang teratur juga memudahkan saya menguruskan hari - waktu kelas online, masa untuk memasak, masa untuk menghafal, ulangkaji pelajaran, dan masa bersama anak-anak, juga waktu senggang untuk saya membaca buku.
Pembahagian tugasan kerja rumah - di mana department basuh kain diuruskan oleh suami - juga meringankan beban saya. Btw, kami basuh kain di self-service dobi - senang lepas dibasuh terus di-dryer. Tak ada kisah jemur baju dan kelecehan untuk mengangkatnya (masalah orang berniqab - keluar rumah sekadar nak potong daun kunyit untuk memasak pun, keadaan nya 'presentable' seperti boleh ke usrah).

Dan untuk menjayakan semua diatas:
i. jangan suka membeli barang, termasuk la permainan anak, baju-baju anak semua - pakai saja baju apa yang ada. Yang buruk dibuang, yang masih elok pakai sampai puas. Untuk baju anak kami memang beli masa Raya sahaja. Other than that, they will wear the same ol baju. Memang nampak kesian, balik-balik pakai baju tu saja budak-budak ni, but they are happy. Ada perkara lain yang lebih penting daripada membeli baju baru untuk mereka. Kami selalu cakap, kita simpan duit untuk percutian keluarga, and they happy with the reason, and of course looking forward for it every year. Alhamdullillah juga duduk di negara semusim, masalah pakaian sangat tidak kritikal.

ii. turn off distraction - no tv, less time on fb - follow only beneficial people and page, logoff from instagram, change the password and never return, STICK to the daily timetable. Alhamdullillah, perkara ni memang banyak membantu mengembalikan masa saya yang hilang secara separa sedar. Dan Alhamdullillah juga dengan aktiviti menghafal, since I have a daily target, suka atau tak, perkara 'itu' kena didulukan. Have to sit and practice. Juga kelas-kelas yang ada hw, kena sit and do, and revise. Alhamdullillah..

iii. have a clear goal. By today i must achieve .. so and so. Carrier ni kena siap dan post, hw kena submit, ayat kena hafal.. dan Alhamdulillah, semua ini benar-benar memberi nilai pada hari-hari saya. Tidak lah masa itu dibuang dengan sia-sia.

Pokoknya minimalism, kerana saya rasa jika barang banyak dalam rumah, saya mungkin tiada masa untuk perkara lain.. asyik nak mengemas saja. Lepas kemas, bila anak buat kecah, marah-marah.. Anak rasa tak seronok, saya pun rasa tak seronok. Huhuhu..

Semoga perkongsian ini memberi manfaat.
Salam alaik.