Why I’m blogging about my Hifdh journey

 

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*deep breath*

I have wrestled with the idea of blogging about my hifdh journey for some time. It’s so open, so out there, so not me. And more importantly, it seems kind of…wrong. I mean, I should be keeping my good deeds to myself right? Riyaa (showing off) – what if I’m just doing it to show people that I’m a-mazing? Nifaq – what if I just write all of these posts and don’t practice any of it consistently, or at all? Scary scary thoughts.

But then, I read two articles that pushed me to take this leap. One on potty-training and one on flying alone with an infant and toddler.

Come again?

Yes, that’s confusing and random, but let me explain.

While hunting for something on the internet (something I do rather frequently), I came across the above-mentioned articles, both written by non-Muslim mom bloggers. Both articles made me feel empowered. I now had information on topics that before had just plain scared me. They gave me tips, helpful ones, that I actually used and it was comforting to read about other moms who had been there and done that.

So it comes down to this, riyaa and nifaq will always have to be guarded against. May Allah protect us! But I’m going to write as frequently as I can. I’ll write to keep track of and reflect on my progress. I’ll write so my children can one day experience and hopefully – learn from my journey. And I’ll write in the hope that other Muslim mamas out there will share their own experiences learning Allah’s Book so that we can inspire and assist one another.

So here we go, Bismillah :)

First up: How I memorize: The step by step process and how a $100 started it all.

Update: May 2015 – I haven’t really been blogging about my Hifdh journey and I don’t see myself doing so in the near future. That being said, I think my ‘How I memorize’ post has been somewhat helpful and for that reason (in hope of reward), I’m leaving all of this up here for now :) 

Comments

  1. I’m glad that my potty training post helped you.

    Good luck in your journey!

  2. Sumayya says:

    I have to say, your post How I memorize…. has really helped me. I always thought how to use these phone apps memorizing Quran tools to my best used and I have to say, your strategy has shown me pathway how to start it off.

    Riyaa and Nifaq… your posts is already giving me a headstart in building up my arabic vocabulary. About posting on “My hifdh Journery” … May Allah reward you for your niyyat and gunuieness and may Allah guide us all to the right path .. keep us away from portraying riyaa and nifaq in any of our actions. So please….dont stop from sharing your learning experience, in the end its the neeyat(intentions) that counts. You just never know what ends up helping who =)..

    Keep up the good work. May Allah reward us for our naik deeds and guide us to implement them successfully in our lives and of our children .

    • Ameen! Alhamdullilah , your comment has really motivated me Sumayya. InshaAllah I do hope to keep sharing Hifdh related stuff after Ramadan inshaAllah. You’re absolutely right, we just have to keep asking Allah to keep riyaa and nifaq out of our actions and to purify our hearts. May Allah bless and protect you and your family and grant you ease in your Hifdh journey. Also have you heard of http://www.fajr-literary.com/ ? Everything she posts is very motivational Alhamdullilah!

  3. Assalamualaikum Sara,
    Its been really good reading ur posts regarding hifdh and kids ramadan activities. Alhamdulillah i hv gained lots of ideas for helping me in my purpose of parenting in muslim style.May Allah bless u and reward u for all ur work. I am bookmarking ur page for future references. JazakAllahu khairan.

    • Walaikum salaam! Alhamdullilah, I’m so happy to hear that Nayla and Ameen. jazakhAllah khair for taking the time to tell me :)

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