Memorised Surah Sajdah completely in Ramadan Alhamdulillah. I dropped the idea of memorising Yaseen since I joined a Hifdh class (which started last week) and I wanted to make sure I did a proper chunk so I started with Fussliat. InshaAllah will complete until Jathiyah by December.
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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.
Lets try to understand the three words ‘fateel’, ‘qitmeer’ and ‘naqeer’ in the Quran. All three words indicate about dates.
يُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِي لِأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُـونَ مِن دُونِهِ مَــا يَمْلِكُــونَ مِـن قِطْمِيــرٍ
“He causes the night to enter the day, and He causes the day to enter the night and has subjected the sun and the moon – each running [its course] for a specified term. That is Allah , your Lord; to Him belongs sovereignty. And those whom you invoke other than Him do not possess [as much as] the membrane of a date seed.” (Surah Fatir 35:13)
So the meaning of ‘qitmeer’ is the ‘membrane of a date seed’ which is very thin & almost like nothing. There is a proverb,
مَا اَصَبتُ عَنهُ قِطميرًا
Meaning, I didn’t get anything out of him.
Allah (swt) uses this word twice in the Qur’an; in 4:49 and 17:79
يَوْمَ نَدْعُو كُلَّ أُنَاسٍ بِإِمَامِهِمْ فَمَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَقْرَءُونَ كِتَابَهُمْ وَلَا يُظْلَمُــونَ فَتِيــلًا
[Mention, O Muhammad], the Day We will call forth every people with their record [of deeds]. Then whoever is given his record in his right hand – those will read their records, and injustice will not be done to them, [even] as much as a thread [inside the date seed]. (Surah Nisaa 4:49)
Fateel refers to the ‘thread inside the date seed’
This word is mentioned twice in Surah Nisaa.
It means the ‘speck on a date seed.’ It signifies a very small amount of something.
أَمْ لَهُمْ نَصِيبٌ مِّنَ الْمُلْكِ فَإِذًا لَّا يُؤْتُونَ النَّاسَ نَقِيرًا
Or have they a share of dominion? Then [if that were so], they would not give the people [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (Surah Nisaa 4:53)
وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِنَ الصَّالِحَاتِ مِن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ وَلَا يُظْلَمُونَ نَقِيرًا
And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (Surah Nisaa 4:124)