Mistakes to Avoid with Hifdh

Tonight, I’ll share some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to the memorisation of the Quran:

1. Memorisation at Home:
Memorising all by yourself all alone will weaken your desire to continue over time because you won’t have any catalyst to motivate you.

And without a teacher, you won’t have anyone to correct your mistakes which will make your memorisation far harder for you to fix and this is the most common mistake among people who memorise all alone.

2. Memorisation without Reviewing:
Now, this is almost like pouring water in a pot filled with holes with continuous flow.

3. Speed Hifdh:
Where the person only cares about finishing the entire Quran as quickly as possible so he marks up the pages to memorise on a daily basis with no concern for revision, reviewing or pausing to reflect.

The most important thing is not that you be called a Hafidh/Hafidha, the most important thing is that you retain the Quran in your heart.

4. Not renewing the Intention:
Don’t turn your Hifdh of the Quran into an event celebrated by your friends and family in this world, while your efforts count for nothing in the sight of Allah because your intentions changed from it being for the sake of Allah to doing it for the title, fame and worldly gains.

It’s okay if we rejoice over the blessings given to us, and keep in mind that Allah looks at your heart and knows your true intentions.

5. Not acquiring the Character of a Hafidh:
How we carry ourselves in the society, deal with others reflects on everyone who’s been on this journey before us and will come after us.

Remember to have a strong character which is in accordance with the manners taught in the Quran and Sunnah, and don’t be like those who go against the Prophetic teachings only to put others off this sacred journey because they didn’t want to be like someone who doesn’t put the teachings of Quran into action.

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