Everything About Hifdh


I discovered this site about 5 years ago and has been extremely very useful. They have details about various methods of memorization and also tips to learn page numbers and verse numbers.


Surah Sajdah #1

After having read Surah Sajdah many times over I thought memorising it should be easy like how it was with Surah Kahf. Maybe I’m just soo much out of touch with memorising 😦

Memorised Surah Sajdah 32:1-11 (1pg) with a few mistakes and 32:12-20 somewhat.

How Al-Quran Preserves You

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 […]

via How Al Qur’an Preserves You —

Nahl 16:73-75

What does worshipping other than Allah compare to? Allah gives a metaphor in Surah Nahl, verses 73-75.

{وَيَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَمْلِكُ لَهُمْ رِزْقًا مِّنَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ (73) فَلَا تَضْرِبُوا لِلَّهِ الْأَمْثَالَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ (74) ۞ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا عَبْدًا مَّمْلُوكًا لَّا يَقْدِرُ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ وَمَن رَّزَقْنَاهُ مِنَّا رِزْقًا حَسَنًا فَهُوَ يُنفِقُ مِنْهُ سِرًّا وَجَهْرًا ۖ هَلْ يَسْتَوُونَ ۚ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ۚ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ (75)} [النحل : 73-75]

( 73 )   And they worship besides Allah that which does not possess for them [the power of] provision from the heavens and the earth at all, and [in fact], they are unable.

( 74 )  So do not assert similarities to Allah. Indeed, Allah knows and you do not know.

( 75 )   Allah presents an example: a slave [who is] owned and unable to do a thing and he to whom We have provided from it secretly and publicly. Can they be equal? Praise to Allah! But most of them do not know.

In these verses Allah compares worshipping dieties other than Him to asking a slave who doesn’t have anything for one’s needs. Their relevance today is not surprising considering how many people don’t understand that asking from someone who doesnt have anything of their own is useless.

Ibn Abi Najih reported that Mujahid said: “This is an example given of the idol and the True God – can they be the same” Once the difference between them is so clear and so obvious, no one can be unaware of it except the one who is foolish.

Hifdh Log

Assalamu alaykum.

It has been nearly two years since I kept a record of my hifdh so I decided to put in a hifdh log into my journal. I’m only going to record my new memorisations and revisions there inshaAllah. Alhamdulillah I’ve also joined a hifdh class since I’m out of school and there isn’t a teacher for me to read to.

I’m also going to put in the amount of time I’ve spent each day. Everything I read is going to be in just one column so I thought I’d write the revisions and the new memorisations in different colours, but I’m rethinking that :/ Maybe just a dot in a different colour would do.

Have to try the Qura’nic journals also inshaAllah.

Al-Maher bil-Qur’aan

Assalamu alaykum.

For my motto this year I chose the quote:

I enjoy hardwork, I love setting goals and achieving them.


It is extremely important to work hard and set goals for one to be productive and make progress. This however wasn’t the main reason I chose this quote, dear reader.

I once upon a time used to be a very responsible kid who did all her work on time, kept her room tidy, did her share of chores at home and also made time for hobbies. When I recollect these times I also remember that I used to keep a bunch of post-its and check off tasks as I completed them. As I got older this habit wore off and of course I started to slack off. So in the middle of last year I started my bullet journal to get back on track but that alone did little help. So this year inshaAllah I’d hold on to my motto and start to love and enjoy all my chores, set short term goals and check them off bit by bit.

That’s all for today, folks.


Al-Maher bil-Qur’aan