All praises and thanks be to Allah, who blessed us with the Qur’an. Abundant salutations be upon our beloved Messenger, upon whom the Qur’an was revealed. 

One Year Anni

So it’s been two years now, Alhamdulillah. I’m grateful that I’m in a far better space than I was when I “finished”. Inverted commas because I feel like I’m never really finished. 

I’m currently doing dhor (revision) and simultaneously reading for sanad. Last year, by the Grace of the Almighty, I read a group khatm and attained my first sanad in Hafs ‘an ‘Àsim. This year I’ll soon be completing my recitation for my second sanad InShaAllah. 

I love that there’s so much more to learn post-memorisation. May Allah SWT grant me the tawfeeq to continue improving my tajwīd and achieve my qirā-āt goal of completing the Seven and Ten readings. Āmīn. 

I still have to constantly battle against Shaytaan. I still struggle with my nafs, with keeping up my revision, with upholding good character. But I know they’ll be there for life so I embrace these challenges with open arms. (Most of the time.)

What I’ve learnt is that revision does get easier. FINALLY!

BUT it doesn’t stay with you regardless, unless you keep at it. But that’s where the beauty in being a hāfidh/ah lies, I’m slowly coming to appreciate. 

After thanking Allah SWT, I take this opportunity to thank my parents, Ustadh, teachers, friends and family for your love and support. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you. 

I hope this post makes you reflect on and renew your Qur’an goals InShaAllah, especially with Ramadhān around the corner. 

With best of du’as for your worldly and Afterlife success,