Tuesday, August 23, 2005


"Our Lord, do not punish us if we forget or fall into error, and our Lord, lay not on us a responsibility as You did lay upon those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with what we have not the strength to bear; and overlook our sins and grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us; You are our Master; so help us against the disbelieving people". [Al-baqarah:2:286]


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I missed my early morning Quran class for three days in a row, and I was much worried. Also I was having difficulty memorizing, may be because the verses are a bit complicated to learn, like the verses about divorce and other social guidlines.
But anyway i recited the new verses for my teacher and she actually made memorize the next ones right there in a few minutes. We did the translation, and thats ofcourse the tip, I dont think I could do it if i didnt know the meaning of what I memorizing.
The verses are long, starting from 232 onwards, so she made me do them in very small portions. And then reading the whole verse, and in the end reading the whole Ruku (section) together. I read behind her two or three times and it didnt take more than 25 minutes till I had it done. Alhamdulilah.
So the tip is, (for us non-arabs) to learn the meaning of each word before we start.
And then keeping the meanings in mind, doing it in small portions, and finally doing it as a whole.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

I have alhmdulillah done more of the surah Al-baqarah than it is left to do.

My teacher had told me that when Umer (ra) had finished memorizing this surah (chapter) , he sacrificed 60 or 100 camels for charity (which i think is like give as many cars in charity). Lets see what I can do inshaAllah. I have a little money, and dad will help with the rest inshaAllah :)

What i have in my mind is that i will buy a copy of the Quran (with translation) and some books for the neighbor's maid who is learning the Quran from me, and she is so eager to learn and is so quick in understanding, and above all in putting it into practice as soon as I tell her something new. But she will be leaving in a few days, so i must make arrangements so she keeps learning somehow. She is an asset for me like all the students I have, Alhamdulilah.

I have been very slow in doing this surah, I probably should have finished by now, but it is good, I really have felt this surah

Here is a verse from my latest lesson:

Meaning, its a deal with Allah, I give my self all to Him and get His pleasure in return.

This is, making my SELF do all what pleases Allah, and having pleasure in that.

That involves nothing but sacrifice. But its also says Allah is Compassionate to His servants, so once I start Allah will keep making it easy for me. And for all of us.

May we become one of these , Aameen!