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Quran Memorisation Series – Idea 11: Celebrate achievements!

Quran Memorisation Series – Idea 11: Celebrate achievements!

It is important to celebrate achievements along the way, whether it’s one Sura, one Juz or the whole Quran!

I love the caption that goes with the picture above:

‘A Senegalese girl named Aisha finished memorizing the Qur’an. So they had her wear a crown and sit on a chair like an ameerah, a princess, a sultana. What a beautiful way to honor huffādh. Muslim cultures have a way to celebrate and honor someone who finishes memorizing the Qur’an. Honoring the Speech of Allah causes one to elevate in this life and the Hereafter.’

-Umer Ansari

Quran Memorisation Series – Idea 12: Create a Quran Vision for your families

Quran Memorisation Series – Idea 12: Create a Quran Vision for your families

An interesting article about developing a vision for Quran in our families, and how this impacts our practices. Lots of great tips both with the article, and in the comments!

“Depending on what your vision is for yourself and/or your family, especially your little children (if they are still young), you will steer the course of your parenting life in a manner that will depict the intentions, efforts and practical steps needed to achieve that vision using goals, objectives and strategies (tapping into a bit of my primitive knowledge regarding management there, heh!).

For example, a mother whose vision is to just enable her children to be able to properly recite the Arabic text of the Qur’an without understanding it, will anxiously await the day when they finally “finish” one such reading of the whole Qur’an, so that she can throw a huge party to announce the happy milestone to her friends and family members.

That day of celebration, to her, will mark the achievement of her “Qur’an vision” for her children, and from that day onwards, she might not even place a lot of stress on their picking up the Qur’an to recite it on a regular basis, or to study its translation or tafsir under a scholar.

This is because, since her vision for her children was limited to their just being able to recite the Qur’an, she will not go beyond that once it has turned to reality.”

Read the full article here: http://sadaffarooqi.com/2014/06/30/define-the-quran-vision-for-your-family/

Understanding My Ramadan Duas – Journal and Videos

For many many years, I have felt that we do such a disservice to the beautiful duas that we recite in Ramadan because we focus so much on the rote recitation as opposed to looking at and learning from the gems that our Imam has given us within. Last year a close friend and I started working on this journal, first and foremost to work through with our own children and then hopefully with the aim of using it in classes during Ramadan. As it turns out, mosques still aren’t reopening so we have produced short YouTube clips for children to listen to and help them work through the books, Inshallah.

The journal covers the 7 duas we recite daily in Ramadan. Each dua will follow a similar format – Dua Iftitah is broken down into smaller chunks – and there are questions, activities and games to get your child thinking and learning about what we are actually praying for through the beautiful words in the dua.

And here are the videos that accompany the journal!

  • For the younger crowd (suggested 5-10), Memoji Masi does a brilliant job of bringing the duas to life!: http://bit.ly/ctc-memoji-masi – for all of the videos

  • For the older crowd (suggested 11 plus), here is the link to the 12 videos:

Here are some lovely pics people sent in: