Assalāmu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullāh,

All praise and thanks are due to Allāh (SWT), who blessed us with the Glorious Qur’ān. Abundant salutations be upon our beloved teacher and role model, the first haafith, Nabi Muhammad (SAW).


I’m 21 and I still love pink and I still want to be a princess. My father thinks loving pink is a phase I should’ve grown out of. I wanted to be a princess since I was a little girl, like most girly girls. It definitely stems from being raised with Disney princesses and Barbie dolls. I kept my Barbie dolls until I was 11 years old, when I was forced to divest myself of them when we moved. I was fascinated by Princess Diana – I was born on her wedding anniversary and I just had to watch at least part of Princess Kate’s royal wedding on TV, even though I don’t usually watch TV.

What on earth does this have to do with memorising the Qur’an? I was watching “Tips to Help With Memorising The Quran” by Dr Ahsan Hanif when he mentioned the following hadith:

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The Qur’an will come on the Day of Resurrection and will say, ‘O Lord, adorn him.’ So he will be given a crown of honour to wear. Then it will say, ‘O Lord, give him more.’ So he will be given a garment of honour.’ Then it will say, ‘O Lord, be pleased with him.’ So Allah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him, ‘Recite and advance in status, and for each verse you will gain one more hasanah (reward for a good deed).”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2915.)

I wasn’t born into royalty and neither will I marry into royalty, but that doesn’t mean I won’t ever get to wear a crown.

Besides, the crown that that Allah will bestow on the true haafidha will be better than any crown this dunya could ever offer.

Oh Allah! Make us of the true people of the Qurʾān. Ya Rabb, allow the Qurʾān intercede for us on Youmul Qiyaamah. Ameen.