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This Ramadhān, I gained an absolutely fundamental yet completely unexpected  appreciation.

For the first time, no matter which night of taraweeh I joined, I could recite along. No matter which portion of Qur’ān was being recited on the radio or on TV, I could picture where it was (in my mental mushaf [Qurʾān]). I could recite any portion needed for our family khatm.

This Ramadhān, I came to appreciate the ni’mah (blessing) of being a hāfidha.


Oh Allah, I beg You to strengthen our relationships with the Qur’ān, and ultimately with You. Ameen.