Monday, May 27, 2024

Deeply Journey and The Beautiful Lesson I Learned from Memorizing The Qur'an

                                        بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

It's been a year since I accompanied my daughter started on Qur'an memorization. 

One day, there was an announcement from school. About the students who passed the selection & could be a part of a special class. Surprisingly Diba's name was there. I'm in the mix feeling between happy and scare. Not because she's not incapable, but I know there's a huge responsibility waiting for me. It was not as simple as it seems. It's not an easy thing. But, I truly believe, The Most Greatest has brought us to this moment, to this time, for the best reasons.

Before Tahfidz Class

Well, she had attended to Tahfidz Class three times a week. It started before the regular class. She's always tried to get up early. Always excited to go to school early. Her competitive soul always in the air 🔥 Before going to school, she's repeat the memorization while breakfast. Sometimes, when she plays alone, I heard the Qur'an from her lips. 

Almost everyday, I was connected with her teacher. The teacher made some rules at the beginning, he made schedule for Juz Amma memorization, he wrote out some progress and set a goal for Diba for every week. He's not only teach them about memorizing but also about Tajweed and Tahsin. It was also the beginning of my memorization journey. A deeply journey. A quiet journey 🙂

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It doesn't always go easily. Full of ups and downs. She couldn't read the Qur'an with herself. She just starting Iqro in the level of 2. As a kid, she has her own moods. There's a time she's only want to quiet and doing nothing. She often stuck only one verse a day. Me too, I have my own moods. With tears in my eyes and a heart explode with some emotions. I ask Allah SWT to help me always, to calm my soul, to give me strong, everyday. I just tried my best to create a comfortable and happy environment for us.

After Ashar or Subuh, she would repeat everything she had memorize previously and then she's trying to the next Surah. She listen to the voice records. But, most of the times, she always wanted to hear directly from her mom's lips. So I struggle to progress my memorization. You know what, remove the distraction is so hard. So I would recite over the entire Surah carefully and attention to the detail. And then I read up the translation. I repeat over and over again till I was comfortable and confidence. Until It was memorize. 

Now I understand, it's not just about memorizing but it's about the relationship with Allah SWT. It's about understand the knowledge. It's about avoid careless mistakes. It's about maintaining positive behaviors and verbal expression. When someday I lose my motivation or angry or too busy with this world, I feel too difficult make a time with Qur'an. I often cry in silent when I turned to Allah SWT with a desperate heart "ya Allah... help me be more connected to your Qur'an to support Diba's memorization".  

Beautiful than that. It's also about something magical. I tried to recite the verses I memorize in my daily prayers. I would begin the memorization in 2 raka'at of Tahajjud and 2 raka'at of Dhuha. I don't know, every time I succeed to memorize more verses, I felt such peacefulness that I had never felt before. There have been so many times, when I need an instruction on my prayers, surprisingly I found this verse that felt like " oh... this is the answer". It was like for me, like my circumstance at those time. This was the answer when we had our difficult times, on August 2020 😇

An-Naba' is the first Surah that memorized by her. The first Surah in Juz Amma. It's means a big news. The hereafter has been so frequently repeated in this Surah. Diba's taking a longer time to memorize this Surah. About a month. Continued with An-Nazi'at, Abasa, and shorts surah from Qur'an (Ad-Dhuha, A-Tiin, Al-Alaq, Al-Qadr, Al-Bayinah, Al-Adiyat, Al-Qoriah, Al-Asr, Al-Humazah, Al-Fiil, Quraisy, Al-Ma'un, Al-Kafirun, An-Nasr, Al-IKlas, Al-Falaq, An-Nass). She shows a good progress everyday. 

But, it's not about her own skill. It's a gift from Allah SWT for each verse she's memorize. Allah SWT knows the best time when she's ready to receive those gift. 

And after a year, at the May of 17, she's officially a graduate !

Tahfidz Graduation of KB TK Islam Al-A'raaf

The Holy Qur’an give us more strong message to remember. It will guidance us to the right path. It will give us transparency about our du'a. It will give us calmness. It will bright our ways and give peace for our soul. In happy and hard times.

I remembered the teacher always says to never stop learning, memorizing and contemplating The Qur'an. It never be long term save in mind without constant review over time.

Jazakumullahu khairan katsiran, KB TK Islam Al-A'raaf. Ust Herna & Ust Yuli in Class of A3. Especially The Tahfidz Qur'an mentor Ustad Ibnu. Thank you for the opportunity. Thanks for making learning in Tahfidz Class so enjoyable. Thank you for being a dedicated mentor in every way. We appreciate all the time and effort you have put into the Tahfidz Class. May Allah SWT be with you at every step you take, guide you in any decision you make, bless you with all success health and happiness.

This is just the beginning, Diba. Thank you for your effort to memorize the Surah in The Qur’an as best as you can and still be happy. May Allah SWT always grant you big love for The Qur'an, keep your memories, makes you a person loved by Allah SWT and still give you a happy time to learn Qur'an. Allahumma bariik ~