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Sincerity

The Arabic word for sincerity is ‘ikhlas’. Doesn’t that word strike a bell? Yes there is a surah in the Qur’an titled sincerity – it is also the mission statement of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (1) اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ (2) لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ(3) وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ(4)

  1. Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,
  2. Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
    He neither begets nor is born,
    Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”

So how does testifying that oneness of Allah bring about sincerity??

The answer to this is apparent in our everyday ibadah. Whenever we talk about sincerity we also talk about ash-Shirk al-Asghar – ar-Riyaa (showing off). And remembering the oneness of Allah and that we are doing all acts of worship for Him alone, purifies our intentions and makes us sincere.

Therefore it is evident that believing in the oneness of Allah will lead to performing ibadah with sincerity

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Alhamdulillah completed from Surah Fussilat until Surah Dukhan. InshaAllah will finish Jathiyah by next week and then it’s just revision until the exam.

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Hifdh With ADHD Hacks No. 1: Shorter Sessions

This makes a lot of sense to me 0.0

The Hifdh Club

Bismillaah….

Try working in mini sessions with smaller targets.   Working in short bursts helps to maintain focus and motivation. 5-15 minutes may seem too little to some but for them its perfect.

This is a somewhat extreme example of  a short session versus a longer one:

1. Complete concentration for a small amount of time.

2.  Complete concentration  for a small amount of the time then, trying to stop your mind from wandering for the rest of the session.

Things don’t always go this way but this shows an example of how it can be when you have a short attention span.
Studying this way can help keep things interesting and stop them from making the negative association of boredom with hifdh and Allah knows best.

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