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 haafidh, Nabi Muhammad (SAW).
Today I was blessed to have conducted Session Two of my ongoing hifdh workshop, Alhamdulillah.
I honestly had no idea what I was going to present, but as I drove there, I said, “Allah, I have no idea what I’m going to speak about, but You do,” and I asked Allah to guide my words. All I knew was that I was going to learn from the last session and focus on one topic.
I brought along a book called “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy. It was already flagged at a story of a boy who was failing school and wanted to drop out, when the author helped him turn his life around by using the power of his subconscious mind.
So I first did a quick recap of my last session, to see whether the students remembered anything. Some points mentioned were:
- “Why?” – Reasons for memorising the Qur’an
- Ingredients for success: sincerity, humility, right action
- A way to develop sincerity: Saying, “Oh Allah, this is for You” and “Oh Allah, accept from me”
- Benefits of being a haafidha
- Poem: “The Qur’an and Me”
Then I moved along and started with speaking about the subconscious mind and I read and explained the story from the book.
I also told them the story of how Jim Carrey went from being a nobody to being rich and famous, by using the power of the subconscious mind.
We did some practical excercises like an affirmation we did was to say, “I am a haafidha” and a visualisation of their hifdh completion ceremony.
I ended off with the incredible story of Muhammad, who memorised the Qur’an in 50 days, subhanAllah! I had everyone contribute what lessons were learned from the story. Things like intention, sacrifice and effort.
The girls came to realise that they had negative mindsets and they need change them into positive ones, in order to help them succeed. If I could change just one thing about my own hifdh journey, it would definitely be to constantly have a positive mindset.
If you’d like more tips to stay on track, tools to keep motivated or be mentored along your hifdh journey, you’re most welcome to contact me.
With best wishes for your hifdh success,