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.
“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
[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.
بِسْمِ اللَّ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu “I’m always amazed at the statement of al-Hasan al-Basri where he says that the hafidh of the Qur’an is not just preserving the Qur’an through his hifdh. No, rather the Qur’an is what is preserving him/her. The more we surround ourselves with the Qur’an and […]