The Time is Now

1. You don’t always have to stand up for what you believe in.Sometimes, you need to sit down and reflect on your current state and see how you can improve yourself, followed by your family, friends and then the community. 2. Make decisions and speak up. You can remain silent for only as long as …

Breathe with Ease

Recite Quran at a pace where you neither run out of breath quickly, nor mispronounce or skip the rulings. If you run out of breath easily, then relax and work with prolonging your breath by reciting shorter ayat again and again.Verses like the last verse of Surah Quraysh, at Takathur, the first verse of Surah …

Consistent Efforts

As a reciter and student of Quran.. Understand what your strengths are and work with them. Whether it is waking up earlier than others and having more time for revision, or sharper focus when listening to Quran for hifdh, use your strengths to your advantage here. Also understand what your weaknesses are and use trial …

A Strong Supporter

أَوْ آوِي إِلَىٰ رُكْنٍ شَدِيدٍOr if I could rely on a strong supporterSurah Hud 80 It has almost been a month since we restart the Quran sessions, and I wanted to share something. A sister recited 7 Juzz from the Quran so far.Two sisters completed Surah Al Baqarah in two sessions.A sister recites for 15 …

What I learnt in 2020

I learnt that we need to pay attention to our hearts. Healing takes time and a lot of silence. Throwing yourself into busy work doesn’t mean your pain will disappear and you’ll heal – give yourself the emotional space you need to recover. Quickly forgiving someone for betraying you will be better for your dunya …

Guardians of the Quran 16

Quran lessons aren’t simply about teaching and listening to their tilawah. They’re about strategic management of human resources and micromanagement of the content. They include mentoring, training and character development. Don’t do it a disservice by just passing down the words – actively engage in growing and directing your community.

Raise the Bar

How would you feel if today was the first time you came across these verses..? Would they make you think about the author of these verses, overwhelm you or confuse you..? Would you be able to tell who your Creator is, instinctively, or would you show skepticism..? And what about the straight path, would you …