Alhumdulillah, having read the book by my honourable and respected colleague Qari Is’Haaq Jasat, I can say that the book is an excellent and apt guide for parents and children. Qari Is’Haaq has put together an encyclopedia of words of wisdom and advice and great guidance for all those embarking on the journey to memorise the Holy Qur'an. Today, there is a great demand and urgency of every parent wanting their child to be a Hafidh of the Qur'an. Qari Is’Haaq articulately and eloquently depicts the path to fulfil this desire. Many people boast of having a degree or certificate from top-class universities, such and Oxford and Havard. One who memorises the Qur'an actually has a Sanad (chain of narration) which links back to the Companions (Allah be pleased with them) and to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). One should reflect on this beautiful connection and strive for it personally. I strongly recommend utilising this book as an instrumental tool to aid you in hifdh, there are also other books and gadgets to help you memorise. Even if you are not memorising the whole Qur'an, just a few Surahs or Juz ‘Amma, this book can still be utilised. For those parents or children who have not thought about Hifdh or do not currently have a hafidh/hafidhah in the family, I urge you to consider it for your son or daughter as long as they are capable. Every family should endeavour to have one hafidh/hafidhah. Finally, as a reminder to myself first and foremost, let us keep the intention for Hifdh, the pleasure of Allah SWT.
All praises are due to Allah to most gracious, most merciful. Allah told us in the Qur'an to read in the name of your Lord who created you. It is through reading one can open their heart and mind and remove ignorance. It is through reading Allah enlightens our souls and hearts. Allah also tells us, the best of us are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it. It is therefore with the words of Allah in mind that I highly recommend and provide commendation to the book, “365 Tips to help you memorise the Qur’an”. As a student of knowledge, the book provides anecdotes which grip the imagination of the user. It motivates and stimulates the mind. It reads as though a friend is always present supporting the reader in the learning of the Holy Qur’an. The colloquial mannerism at some points which direct to real life situations which can be adopted, provide an unassuming friendly approach to supporting the teaching of the Qur’an. It is clear that thought and consideration has been entwined into the prose to make the book as approachable as possible, and suitable for all stages in the memorisation of Qur’an. As a non-hafidh, it makes me feel as though the Qur’an is open for everyone, and that struggle and strife the huffadh feel is human and can be achieved by those who try. Having worked as a director for a deaf Muslim charity and governor for an Islamic primary school, I can visualise from all perspectives, irrespective of ability. It is clear the book is suitable for all ages from any walk of life, regardless of which stage they are at in the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an. May Allah reward Qari Is’Haaq Jasat for his efforts. May Allah reward his family for their sacrifice during the time in his writing of the book. Above all may the book provide support in the memorisation of the Qur’an to many people and be a route to salvation for us all in the Aakhirah.
I have just finished reading the book, ‘365 Tips To Help You Memorise the Qur' an’ and I can say, Alhamdulillah I have been waiting for someone to produce such a book that not only inspires those who just started to memorise the Qur’an or thinking about doing so but for those who are on this long journey, which in many occasions can be lonely and daunting for some people, as they may not get the right support or guidance. Just reading through ‘Week 1’ and flicking through the easy to read pages, which are full of advice, quotes and beautiful reminders to motivate the reader, it really does inspire you to start memorising and reminds us of our obligation as a Muslim to do so and how significant the Qur’an is in our lives. I really like that each day has a short message and is not too long as the one who is memorising may not have much time throughout the day, so the short messages are easy to digest for the reader. As I read more and more, going through the different chapters, I realised that the book is more than just a reminder, it’s also a guide which has a handful of tips, i.e. finding the right hifdh school, using digital resources to maximize the effort of the hifz student. It even has information on foods that are good for the memory. I especially like the bit around reflection and understanding the Qur’an which is vital for all Muslims, especially the hifdh student, as many can neglect this and just rely on reciting the Qur’an without understanding it. In conclusion, the Sheikh gives golden advice to those who have completed their hifdh, and reminds us that it is a lifelong journey. I only wish I had discovered such a book before my son had started memorising the Qur’an, as it would have been a fantastic guide for him. But I hope inshallah that all hifdh students can benefit from this book, as it a must-have book for all. May Allah swt bless the Sheikh and give him success in this world and hereafter. Jazzak Allah Khairan.
A must read for a source of inspiration, dip into whenever you need some motivation to keep you going with your memorisation and revision(dhor) of the Quran.
It is a great and simple book full of tips extremely suitable for young huffadh. As a mother, I would definitely share it with my son who is thirteen and on his hifdz journey. As a Quran teacher, I would surely share it with my teen students! Thank you for sharing the book with me. May Allah bless this effort.
May Allah make the 365 Tips To Help You Memorise The Qur’an book useful and beneficial Insha’Allah for all. May He accept and allow many people to benefit from the book.