From Heart to Heart



 وصايا من القلب إلى القلب

Advice from Heart to Heart

By Muhammad ‘Abdurrahman Ahmad

أولا وقبل كل شئ أوصيك أخي الكريم أن تجعل القرآن الكريم أول إهتماماتك ومنتهى غاياتك ولا تجعله شيئا ثانويا بحيث إذا بقي شئ من الوقت جعلته للقرآن بل إجعل القرآن الكريم مقدما على كل شئ

Firstly and before all else, I advise you O my noble brother, to make the Noble Qur’an your prime concern and your ultimate objective. Do not relegate it to being something secondary, in that if you have some spare time, you then devote it to the Qur’an – rather, give precedence to the Noble Qur’an above all else.

تذكر دائما قول الله تعالى [وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا القُرْآَنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِنْ مُدَّكِرٍ] القمر:17

Always remember the saying of Allah Most High: “And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?”              (al-Qamar: 17)

تذكر قول رسول الله (إحرص على ما ينفعك واستعن بالله ولا تعجز) وإذا استصعب عليك شئ فعليك بالدعاء المأثور عن الرسول (اللهم لا سهل إلا ما جعلته سهلا وأنت تجعل الحزن إذا شئت سهلا

Remember the saying of the Messenger of Allah: “Strive for that which benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not weaken.” When you experience difficulty in anything then you should make the du’a transmitted from the Messenger: “O Allah! Nothing is easy except that which You have made easy; and if You wish, You make easy that which is grievous.”

عليك بالتقوى والإخلاص واللجوء إلى الله في كل الأحوال وخصوصا في حفظ القرآن الكريم لأنه شرف عظيم وفخر كبير

It is incumbent upon you to have taqwa and ikhlas, and to resort to Allah in all     conditions – but especially when memorising the Noble Qur’an, as it is an immense honour and a great glory.

عليك بترك الذنوب وهجران المعاصي لأنها من أشد معوقات الحفظ

It is incumbent upon you to abandon sins and to avoid disobedience, for they are from the most severe impediments to memorisation.

عليك بمحاربة الشيطان الرجيم لأنه عدوك الأول في حفظ القرآن الكريم  ويكون ذلك بالاستعاذة بالله منه  والمواظبة على أذكار الصباح والمساء والبقاء على طهارة دائمة  وذكر الله تعالى على كل حال

It is incumbent upon you to wage war on the accursed Shaytan, for he is your first enemy in the memorisation of the Noble Qur’an. And you do this by seeking refuge in Allah from him; by being diligent in making the adhkar of the morning and the evening; by remaining in a state of purity at all times; and by remembering Allah Most High in all conditions.

عليك بمعرفة الأحاديث الواردة في فضل القرآن وأهله لتزداد حرصا على حفظه  وتزداد أدبا مع هذا الكتاب العظيم

It is incumbent upon you to be knowledgeable of those ahadith which have come which speak of the virtue and superiority of the Qur’an and its People, so that it may increase you in your desire to memorise it and increase you in being well-mannered with respect to this Great Book.

عليك بقرآءة القرآن بفهم وتدبر  ومعرفة أسباب النزول ومفردات الكلمات الصعبة لأنه يعين كثيرا على التدبر والحفظ

It is incumbent upon you to recite the Qur’an with understanding and contemplation, and to be knowledgeable of the causes of its revelation and its difficult words, for this greatly assists contemplation and memorisation.

عليك بتحسين الصوت في التلاوة ومراعاة أحكام التجويد ومتابعة القارئ الجيد الذي يعطي القرآءة حقها

It is incumbent upon you to beautify your voice when reciting, to be conscientious of observing the rules of tajweed, and to follow a proficient Qari’ who gives the recitation of the Qur’an its due right.

لا تستعجل أبدا ولا تحمل نفسك فوق طاقتها في الحفظ أو المراجعة  وإذا أحسست بالنوم أو الكسل فعليك بالقرآءة مع المشي

Never be hasty, and do not burden yourself with more than what you are capable of with regards to memorising or revising. When you experience drowsiness or laziness then you should recite while walking.

عليك بالمراجعة المستمرة  والقرآءة في الصلوات  والتسميع للغير  وعدم إجتياز الصفحة إلا بعد إتقان حفظها  وإحرص على وصل آخر السورة بأولها

It is incumbent upon you to constantly revise; to recite in salah; to let others listen to you; and to not move away from a particular page except after having perfected its memorisation. Take care to connect the end of a surah with its beginning.

عليك بالأوقات الفاضلة كالثلث الأخير من الليل وبعد صلاة الفجر  واعلم أن صفاء الذهن وإنتفاء المشاغل له دور كبير في عملية الحفظ  قال تعالى [إِنَّ نَاشِئَةَ اللَّيْلِ هِيَ أَشَدُّ وَطْئًا وَأَقْوَمُ قِيلًا] المزمل:6

It is incumbent upon you to recite during the preferred times, such as the last third of the night and after Fajr salah. Know that the clarity of mind and absence of distractions at these times plays a great role in the facilitation of the act of memorising. The Most High says: “Certainly, rising at night has a stronger effect and is more conducive to concentration.” (al-Muzzammil: 6)

إعمل بما حفظت لأن القرآن الكريم ما أنزل إلا للعمل بما فيه

Act according to what you have memorised, for the Noble Qur’an was not revealed except to be acted upon.

لا تحزن أبدا إذا نسيت شيئا من القرآن في بداية الأمر  وعليك بالمواصلة وعدم اليأس  ولا تفكر في الفشل وتوكل على الله بصدق لأنه من توكل على الله كفاه  وعليك بالصبر فإن الله مع الصابرين  وعليك بالإصرار والمثابرة والإجتهاد فإن الله لا يضيع أجر المحسنين

Never be sad if you forget something of the Qur’an in the beginning: continue and do not despair. Do not dwell on the disappointment and failure but trust in Allah with sincerity, for Allah suffices whoever trusts in Him. Be patient, for indeed, Allah is with those who are patient. Persistence, perseverance and exertion are incumbent upon you, for indeed, Allah does not allow the reward of those who do good to go to waste.

حاول أن تشارك في إحدى حلقات التحفيظ  لأن روح المنافسة تشجع على الإستمرار

Endeavour to be part of one of the circles of memorisation, for the spirit of competition promotes continuity.

إجعل لنفسك مصحفا خاصا للحفظ والمراجعة  وبادر بتدوين الأخطاء ليسهل عليك تفاديها مستقبلا

Have for yourself a specific mus-haf for memorisation and revision, and hasten to write down your mistakes, in order to make it easy for you to correct them in the future.

عليك بشكر الله تعالى على كل نعمة وأهمها نعمة القرآن الكريم  قال تعالى [وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ] إبراهيم:7

It is incumbent upon you to thank Allah Most High for every blessing, and the most important of them is the blessing of the Noble Qur’an. The Most High says: “And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely give you more.'” (Ibrahim: 7)

عليك بالفرح والسرور على أن وفقك الله لحفظ كتابه العظيم  قال تعالى [فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ] يونس:58

It is incumbent upon you to rejoice and be happy that Allah has guided you to the memorisation of His Great Book. The Most High says: “In that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.” (Yunus: 58)



May Allah ta’ala reward the one who wrote it with the best of rewards.

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2 Responses to From Heart to Heart

  1. ummreen says:

    Jazakumullahu khairaa..beautiful advice..reblogging it

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