May 2014: How to Memorise the Qur’an Course

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

How to Memorise the Qur’an Course
May 2014

Alhamdulillah, due to the success of the last course, I’ve decided to run it again for the month of May insha’Allah. Details are on the featured poster.

This is an intensive 1-month course designed to be taken before embarking upon hifdh.

The course will go through specially-made coursebooks to help inspire students, break mental and spiritual barriers, learn to overcome obstacles, explore the lives of huffadh, as well as study the various methods of hifdh and exercises in hifdh. An interactive course for learning and exploring Hifdh al-Qur’an.

Course topics include:

• Introduction to the Sciences of Qur’an
• Introduction to the Science of Hifdh
• Virtues of the Qur’an
• The Position of Qur’anic Hifdh with the Salaf
• The Qur’an and Islamic Heritage
• 25 Practical Steps for Memorising the Qur’an
• How to Memorise the Qur’an
• Relationship of the Hafidh with Allah
• Gradualism vs. Haste
• Relationship of the Hafidh with their Mushaf
• Obstacles on the Path
• Methods of Memorisation
• Memorisation vs. Review
• Words of Wisdom

If you’d like to register, please book a place here:
(click on the ’10:30′ time slot and fill in details).

This course is for adults (women-only) and there are NO pre-requisites or requirements. Limited seats available.

Class now registering (operating on a first come, first served basis):

Jazakum’Allahu khayran, please forward this to others :)

- Testimonials from previous students -

“Do it without hesitation. It’s a worthy investment.”

“Extremely beneficial especially in terms of motivation with starting to memorise.”

“Masha’Allah an amazing course! Taught from a practical perspective and takes into consideration all the obstacles that may come and how to overcome them.”

“This course has been an eye-opener. I would recommend to everyone no matter where they are with their memorisation.”

For more info on course, please email:

How to Memorise the Qur’an Course

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

How to Memorise the Qur’an Course

Course information:

This is an intensive 1-month course which has been designed to be taken before embarking upon hifdh. The course will go through specially-made coursebooks to help inspire students, break mental and spiritual barriers, learn to overcome obstacles, explore the lives of huffadh and aspiring huffadh, as well as study the various methods of hifdh. An interactive course and workshop for learning and exploring Hifdh al-Qur’an.

No requirements or pre-requisites. This course is designed for all adults. However, students must first register by emailing contact below.


2nd March
9th March
16th March
23rd March

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm


Leading Life Centre
1-3 Manor Parade
2nd Floor
Sheepcote Road

Nearest Tube: Harrow-on-the-Hill (Metropolitan Line)

Course fee: £50

Limited spaces.

Class now registering!
Please email: info@ 

He turned to you so you could turn to Him.

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

When Ibrahim and his son built the Ka’bah, their du’a included this:

“…Our Lord, and make us Muslims (submitting) to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation (in submission) to You. And show us our rites and turn unto us (in Mercy). Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [al-Baqarah: 128]

The last bit is very interesting because it says ‘tub `alayna’ which means ‘turn to us’ but the term used is the same derivative as tawbah itself (which is what they’re requesting). Subhan’Allah, Ibrahim (as), the close friend of Allah, understood something that most of us don’t understand… There is a step before repentance; a process happens before any of us can repent and that is: Allah first turns to us in Mercy.

This is why in the story of Ka’b ibn Malik (who didn’t go on the Tabuk expedition along with 2 others), Allah says:

“And (He also turned to) the three who were left behind (and regretted their error) to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them (taaba `alayhim) so they could repent (li-yatubu). Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [al-Tawbah: 118]

…He first turned to them, so that they could turn to Him in repentance. Subhan’Allah, how merciful is Allah, and how arrogant we can be if we think that our repenting was from our own accord – no, it’s all from Allah `azza wa jall. So let’s learn a lesson from Ibrahim, the khalil (close friend) of Allah, and beg Allah to always turn to us, so that we can keep turning to Him.

‘I don’t think it ends like that.’

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Shaykh al-Maghamisi mentions an interesting story of a Bedouin who once walked past a man reciting the Qur’an. The man was reciting the verse below from Surah al-Ma’idah:

وَالسَّارِقُ وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُوا أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاءً بِمَا كَسَبَا نَكَالًا مِّنَ اللَّهِ ۗ
“As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands as a recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah…” [al-Ma’idah: 38]

But as he was reciting, he made a mistake at the end and closed the verse with, ‘Wallahu Ghafurur-Rahim’ (‘And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful). The Bedouin surprisingly halted and said, “I don’t think it ends like that.”

When the man double checked, sure enough, he found himself mistaken and corrected himself saying, ‘Wallahu ‘Azeezun-Hakim’ (‘And Allah is Powerful and Wise’). The Bedouin replied, “Yes, that’s it.”

 وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
“…And Allah is Powerful and Wise.” [al-Ma'idah: 38]

When the people asked him how he know (since in general, Bedouins weren’t learned or scholarly), he replied:

“Allah in His Might confirmed (the ruling), then He judged by it, and so the hand is cut. But were He to forgive and show Mercy, then the hand would never be cut.”

Subhan’Allah, his understanding of Allah and His Attributes was on-point and because of this, he was able to suss out a mistake even though he was not learned. And for this reason, if a sincere slave knows their Lord well and knows the core Principles of the Deen well, then insha’Allah they will not be misguided easily and they will always have an unease towards things that are not good, proper or authentic. Allah will preserve His Book through various means, even through the hearkening of a Bedouin’s ear.

May Allah increase our understanding and keep us firm on His Path, ameen.

If there is any good in your heart…

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

There is an ayah in Surah al-Anfal that is in the context of War, but the beauty of the Qur’an is such that you can read a verse and it brings a whole new meaning to you than the standard tafsir. Consider this ayah:

“…If Allah knows any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [al-Anfal: 70]

The Prophet (s) was commanded by Allah to say this to the captives taken in war. But it’s also something that we can say to ourselves whenever a worldly benefit is removed from our hands, because let’s face it: we may not be captives of war, but we are captives of the Dunya and this is why a loss devastates most of us. Our hearts become attached to certain things from this world, and this pollutes the pure nature that the heart was created upon. So to purify the heart, Allah will sometimes remove some things from our possession and we suffer a loss. But He `azza wa jall is telling us: if there is goodness in your hearts after this, then there will be no real loss because what Allah gives you in replacement is much much better and on top of that He will forgive and show us mercy for what we endure of the loss.

So be patient and submit to the Work of Allah `azza wa jall, as He Knows all :)

May Allah keep replacing our losses with better things, ameen!