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Bismillāh,

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Oh Allah, make the Noble Qur'an the spring of our hearts, the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.

By His Rahmah, Allah (s.w.t.) has chosen another, not one, but two of His slaves to complete the memorisation of the Glorious Qur’ān.

Anas (ra) reported that the Prophet (saw) said, “Verily, Allah has chosen people amongst mankind. The People of the Qur’an – they are the People of Allah, and His Chosen ones.” [An-Nasa’i]

Sometimes I wonder why Allah chooses some people over others. I learned today that Allah truly is the Most Wise. Before today, I wouldn’t have considered the two new haafidhaat amongst my role models, but after the speeches made by them and about them, I am humbled.

Although they may not meet my expectations of haafidhaat where character is concerned, their level of memorisation is outstanding, ma-sha-Allah. The day they completed they knew their entire Qurʾān solidly, which is very rare. Their incredibly hard work and their parents’ and teachers’ efforts have paid off, Alhamdulillah.

With regards to living the Qurʾān, I have to understand that they are young and they have the rest of their lives to grow, mature and be guided, in-sha-Allah. The Qurʾān is only their foundation and the rest is yet to be built. I’d love to meet them in twenty year’s time and see what they blossom into. I make du’a that Allah guides them and protects them and us throughout our lives. Ameen.

One of the speakers said words to the effect that their hifdh school makes a big deal out of its students completing, because it is a big deal.

And a big deal it is. Memorising the entire Qurʾān is no easy feat. It takes dedication, effort, patience, peserverance, diligence and resilience.
A distinguishing attribute of today’s haafidhaat is that they follow routines. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” -Mike Murdock.

One of the mothers said in her speech that she never had to tell her daughter to sit with her Qur’ān.

Furthermore, I found her most touching words to be that her daughter was gifted to her to guide her. She had her daughter out of wedlock and initially wanted to abort her. Her daughter ended up being her best friend and source of guidance. She can’t recite but she would research the tafseer of her daughter’s lesson to help her. SubhanAllah. I look forward to being a mother some day and going through this journey with my daughter in-sha-Allah.

Today brought back memories of my completion. It was like finishing all over again. Beautiful.

I hope that what I witnessed today and shared with you inspires us to strive to be of the special people of Allah. I ask Him to soften our hearts and grant us steadfastness. Ameen.

I leave you with the message from both of our new haafidhaat: “Work hard and don’t give up, because it’s worth it in the end.”

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