Saturday, 21 February 2015

Islaahi Correspondence | Letter Seven | Revising Qur`aan Shareef for a Hafez

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem


Revising Qur`aan Shareef for a Hafez


As- Salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

I am a Hafez of the Qur`aan Shareef, but find it very difficult to keep up with Dhor, due to my responsibilities as the breadwinner, husband and father. As a result, there is neglect. The time is never enough to do the Dhor I used to do as a student. I would appreciate Maulana’s suggestions on how to maintain my dhor.


Bismihi Ta’ala

Dear Brother in Islam,

Wa-alaykumus Salaam wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakaatuhu

1.)             Every difficulty becomes easy on the path of Love and for the Lover of Allah Ta’ala, there is always time for the Beloved, and always a desire to be in communion with the Beloved.

The Qur`aan Shareef is the Kalaam (Speech) of Allah Ta’ala: When reciting it, you are listening to Allah Ta’ala and simultaneously, Allah Ta’ala is listening to you. The Hadeeth mentions: “Almighty Allah listens to the voice of the reader of the Qur`aan more eagerly than does a master to the song of his singing slave girl.”

We should be desirous of such opportunities whereby we are recipient to this special attention from Allah Ta’ala.

2.)                 The following is an easy prescription which I give to Huffaaz who are in professions and business:

a.       Between the Azaan of Fajr and Fajr Salaah, after the 2 Sunnats of Fajr, read 3 Rukus of Qur`aan Shareef. After Fajr, read the same 3 Rukus. It will take + 5 minutes.

b.       Before and after Zuhr do the same 3 Rukus only. Then before and after Asar, Maghrib and Esha respectively, the same 3.

c.       In a day, you have done the same 3 Rukus +10 times, allowing for some days when you cannot manage before or after.

d.       Take the following 3 Rukus the next day and recite as explained above. In six days (average), you will complete a para. On Sunday, make dhor of that para, reading a few rukus each Salaah time.

e.       In a month you will do + 4 paras, and in 7 months revision of the complete Qur`aan Shareef without much effort, Insha-Allah.

f.        Continue like this for the rest of your life. 

3.)                 May Allah Ta’ala grant Barakah in time, preservation of His Kalaam in your heart, and Taufeeq of always reciting the Qur`aan Shareef.

Was-Salaamu alaykum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakaatuhu
Yunus Patel (Maulana)