The Closest Companion The Quran
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while he was off of a woman who Allah La Molina myinfo. Now one final Bhima alum tena in Kissimmee on would you would you want to become an enemy? lionpaw Calvin Leia, Sharon FC Leticia, what do I use my Robin Allah to superluminova it had a tener What have you an amulet who cut off my inaka Intel hub ob strictly sundry ways silly only what the terminal is any of the holy desert Malachy for joining us. It's another Tuesday it's 730 We just finished tomorrow here in St. Louis in central in the central area of the United States of America today Alhamdulillah hombre And may Allah Subhana
Allah open our hearts, all of us to the topic of today to the journey of today. And it's
Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran and always these verses comes to my mind and he said it twice, one time in solitude nissa and one time, he said it's inshallah Mohammed insulting me South LA said, I floated the Barona Quran, Allah Academy and the Rila Hello Judo 50 laugh and Kathy euro Why don't they comprehend and reflect on the Quran and if they have found differences in it, if it was not from Allah, they would have found so much differences or conflicts or contradiction in it. Same in salt, Mohammed f Elia to the bone and Quran, Allahu Akbar Fallujah. They do not reflect and understand the Quran or their hearts are locked. These two takes me to the next verse, which Allah
subhanho wa Taala said that inshallah to Allah, and he repeated it, like every few ayat verses and this verse comes in will occur the Asana or Anneli Vickery following him with the cure. We for sure have made the Koran easy.
We're lacquered Yes sir. No, we made it easy little
core analytic to be remembered to be recited family mood, Decker. Does anyone remember this statement? Does anyone remember this? So with this introduction, it gives me a great pleasure today to help guest
Dr. sadya Mian, and she is joining us from Michigan. And the main reason or there is more than one reason but one of the main reasons for my heart close to my heart, that I have the honor and the pleasure of having us having heard with us today is the fact that she is not only a professional, not only a physician, a woman, a working woman, but the main crown that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed her with is the crown of poron. She is also the author of the book, which some of you on probably many of you have read is the crown venture, where basically a book talks about her journey in memorizing the Quran. And this topic memorizing the Quran itself is so dear to me. Subhan Allah
gives me a great pleasure to have her with us. He told us idea Zack Maki for joining us. May Allah pantalla reward you and accept from you. I want to first to tell our audience which I'm sure everybody knows you but doesn't hurt to tell them. How do you want to introduce yourself?
So now I come. I'm so honored to be here in your class, Dakota Haifa.
I am an endocrinologist. I work full time I live in Michigan. I did write this book called the crowning venture inspiration from women who have memorized the Quran. I love other things like functional medicine, healthy lifestyle, things like that. And I'm really honored to be here today.
Thank you for having me. Absolutely. It's a pleasure actually. And there is a reason why we made this. This time. Two months, two weeks, two weeks and a half the month of the Orion is coming. And may Allah Subhana Allah give us life your biyani cH ebme and go through it and give it its due right. And one of the main rights of Ramadan upon us by want to use this term is the right of the Quran in Ramadan. So I'm going to start by saying the Torah study or what made you write the book to start with.
I'll go back a little bit to my story and how I memorize the Quran in the first place. When I was in between finishing, I finished undergrad and I was about to start medical school I had about eight months off. I decided to go to Syria to learn Arabic. My initial intention was to go to Syria for three weeks and to learn Arabic. While I was there, I met my teachers I met NC Tamra and CSUN and other teachers as well.
They actually told me if you are able to extend your trip, you can get me Java to teach the dweeb.
Back at that time, there was not a lot of people, women in the United States who were certified to teach what on so there was a need for this. So I decided to extend my trip. I stayed for about four and a half months, I got my ijazah in Scituate, I came back and four days later, I started medical school.
Then, but after spending the entire summer, glued to the footer on working on that the dwie that working to fix my law working to fix all these letters,
and hours and hours every day, I literally fell in love with the poor on I cannot get enough of it. At that point, my heart just yearned to take the next step.
You know, it's when you fall in love with the Quran like that you yearn to know it's the words inside and out. And I saw all these women there who had memorized the Quran, women and girls of all ages. It gave me something to look at, you know how they say you can't be what you can't see.
So I saw all these women have done it. So why can't I? At that point, I I did two years of medical school and hamdulillah I still had this desire that I want to have a chance to really spend the time to memorize. And so after I took my step two board exam that I passed it with flying colors. I had a friend who had taken a year off of medical school after she did two years and she went to Egypt for a year so I thought well, why can't I go to Syria for a year and then I'll come back and finish medical school. And that's what I did hamdulillah I spent that year there focusing on the memorization of the Quran. I was also learning Arabic at the time because my background is my
parents are from Pakistan. I was born in the US but my parents are from Pakistan. I did not speak Arabic. So I spent that year learning Arabic and memorizing the Quran at the same time.
And after I after that year, I came back I finished the second two years of medical school I went on to do residency, I did a fellowship in endocrinology. And since then, I've been working.
The book came about in 2015, I had traveled to Sweden, with NC Tamra and some other friends of ours who were in robots are part of it.
This is just Tamara gray. Yes, yes.
There was a women's conference in Sweden. So on our way back, we're sitting on the plane. For some reason she turned to me and she said, Why don't you write a book about memorizing Quran.
And so I just pulled out my smartphone right there. And I wrote out an introduction. And I wrote out an outline on the plane. This is what a book that's going to be about memorizing and put on it should contain these chapters, these ideas. And SubhanAllah. From there, you know, I just started writing, I wrote my story shared my story about the year that I spent in Syria.
I wrote very vulnerably about the difficulties of
reviewing to, especially, you know, now after I had left Syria, now I'm back in real in the real world, working, you know, in school, always studying so hot, how to find time to actually review as well.
After I wrote my story, I thought there are so many women who will never leave the US, there's so many women who will never have a chance to go to Syria, they will, maybe they already have children, maybe they
you know, have come from different backgrounds. So I found 12 other women who had stories different than mine, and interviewed them, so that anybody who picks up this book, if they don't relate to one story, they can relate to another. And 100 lot, I have found that there in doing that there has been so much about Africa. Every week, I hear from people all over the world from women who have said things like I started memorizing the Quran, and then I stopped and I read your book. And it motivated me to start this journey again. So 100 it's beautiful to get that kind of feedback. So So if I want to ask, which is question I commonly also get I'm sure you get it. Why should I memorize
the fourth one? The second is it's not an obligation. It's not a forum and it's true. It's not an obligation. Number two, number three, I don't think I can ever memorize the Quran. It's very difficult and I'm gonna forget it. So let's start one by one. Why
Should I? And if this is one of our viewers, why should I?
That's a good question because I teach classes about memorization. And I bring up that point that yes, it's not foreign. But ask yourself, what I can say from my experience having gone through, and I'm by no means a perfect halfway law at all, like I, it's a journey, it's a lifelong journey for me. And but even even going through one time in memorization, you get to know the Quran so much more deeply,
then when you just recite it, and because if you remember, when I was getting my ijazah, I was reciting hours and hours a day. But once you start memorizing, there's something that different that happens, you enter a different dimension with it. And number two, there's a reward for all that time that you spend doing it. But the other thing is, I give this example to my students, let's say, somebody came up, you know, and I gave the example there are people who are not Muslim, maybe their professors in universities who their Arabic is better than ours, maybe they have even memorized the Quran. If one of them walked up to you and made up an idea, would you be able to recognize is this
and they'll put on or is it not. And when you spend that much time with the Quran,
you get to know it that better at deeply at that level. And so there's you know, the also the benefits of
when you were, you're listening to the recitation in that oh, we, how beautiful it is, when you when you know it. Also, it just strengthens your love for it, the more time that you spend with it, the more attached that you get to it, it just grows, you know, that attachment and that love. These are illest patatas words, if I remember my teacher, some of my teachers, they would say that if you were to receive a love letter, what would you do with that love letter, you would read it over and over again, let's say it's your beloved, you know, you're going to pull it out, you're going to read it, you might read it multiple times, you might put away you're going to pull it out again, you're going
to read those words again, you can't get enough of it. And this, these are the words of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So power law, when I was asked this question, I gave a different answer as a physician in your field that my first answer was, why not? Huh? We have memorized and any of the physicians listening to us, and, and they told us it knows this, when you study medicine, there's some books you really have to memorize. Yeah, to be strong in your field, you really have to memorize and you have to memorize very well. So I said to myself, when people asked me I was like, Subhanallah, nobody asked me, Why did you Why are you memorizing all these books of medicine? Why'd everybody actually expect you to Excel to become different physician than the others? So why when it comes to the words of Allah
subhanaw taala. People question this, this, this brings me exactly the to the love letter, which I will add is where is the Quran, in my heart, and in my life. And in my priority, I remember, and this is something is personal, but I'll share it with everybody. And you probably will feel it very well in my first exam, because you know how many exams you get. So it was the first 10 observe the Orion together. And I remember I sat in front of three teachers who were examining you. And the first question, I start crying and I'm normally woman doesn't cry very easily. I mean, unless it's really something. And they thought that I'm so scared, so they called my teacher, and why did you
bring her if she's not ready, we should not do this to her all this. And finally, when I was able to speak, and I said, I'm not crying because it's an exam, I'm crying, because how can I sit in front of a loss on our toddler, the day of judgment, and I have memorized all these books of medicine, and I did not yet memorize his book, all his book, and really, this is how it came to me. So the first thing is, don't ask why sighs ask how come I have not yet done it? start the journey and we're going to come to your to the journey. But the first question is, ask yourself, why not? We have memorized I always asked this woman, not physicians, and I said, especially in your park, you know this very
well. Dr. Sadie, if I asked them I said, Give me a recipe for Biryani. Right? How many recipes I will get out of their heart. Nobody will look for a book. We all learn that. So don't ask yourself why say your ask yourself why I have not yet started.
Now take us through the journey. What is the obstacles? I'm sure there is obstacles? Of course there is. What is the obstacles? If you want to if you want to start?
Well, I think you mentioned the very first time that obstacle is asking, Is this something that I should do or not? I still have people asking that, you know, is this something I should do? You know, there's the A lot of people are discouraged, either because they're women, or they're discouraged because of the fear of forgetting. Hmm. And I wrote a whole chapter about this concept of forgetting the Quran. And what does that mean, you know, they'll say, well, it's worse to memorize and forget it, than to not do it in the first place.
The, from all the research that I did, and as you as you know, that, like the abani sisters who wrote a whole book about this,
forgetting is a natural thing, we expect it exactly, of course, you memorize something, you're going to forget it. But the key is that you keep on reviewing, and you never leave that commitment. So just hold on to the commitment, and keep a daily word of the Quran. And don't worry about the forgetting or not forgetting, you just commit to every day you're going to be working on review. And the other thing is that, just like you again, if we take it back to medicine, I wish that we could read something one time and never forget it, because medical school would have been so easy.
But why is medical school so difficult? Why does it require hours and hours and hours of study is because the nature of learning something is that you are going to forget it.
You just go in first of all, you go in with that. And it takes away so much stress. You know, I hear people all the time, okay, but I memorize this and I forgot it well, of course, you know. So it's that's the whole thing, you just commit that, no matter what the rest of my life, I will be spending some time every day with a quote on and whatever that is for each individual person. You know, for somebody who has a newborn baby, it might be 20 minutes, for somebody who has a lot more time it might be hours, but whatever it is, you you just pick an amount and you stick with it. And also realizing that there may be times in your life where things happen, you might miss a day, but that's
okay, you just get started again the next day, you know, there's let's say you're there's a family member of the hospital who's sick or you get sick or some you know, this is life, but a part of our life we we fit, we fit actually, you know, the way we describe it is fit your life around, put it on, you know, I was going to say how do you fit on into your life. But really, another way to look at it is okay, here's here's the put on and let me fit my life around this. So that's one thing is this concept of Should I do it? And the concept of forgetting?
You mentioned at the actually we were having this conversation before we came live about finding a teacher, which Yes, it's important to have a teacher however, until you find a teacher. Now you can always start the journey and the journey is different for different people. For some people. Now I I recommend starting out with the dweeb and and really working on one schedule before going deeply into memorization. And nowadays, there's no shortage of the druids teachers, we can find them online. You know, back when I got my ijazah there was an actually intranet was brand new.
And now we really don't have any excuse. I mean, I had to travel to Syria to get this knowledge. But now we have not only did you with teachers online, I mean all sacred knowledge you can, although it's nice to be in the presence of teachers, but we really don't have any excuse. So start out with the dweet and I firmly believe that when you have a sense, deep sincere intention that the less hands on I will open the way and whatever that that means whether it means a teacher will come into your life.
In my case, when I wanted to go to Syria, initially my parents did not feel comfortable. You know, my mom did not feel comfortable sending her daughter to a country that was not you know, their country.
It just so you know, turned out initially, you know, my mom, she didn't feel comfortable the first time. So I I just put it to the side. And then a few months later, there was a group of women going and one of them was my sister's friend and my mom knew her. She trusted her and she
She she herself brought it up and said do you want to go to Syria and I mean somehow like I
that was a shock to me and then even when it came to taking a year off after finishing two years of medical school again initially my mom was a little bit concerned and nervous about it and I just kind of let it go I remember it was Ramadan it was towards the end of it on Milan that I asked her and there was maybe one more day left of it on Milan
I she was nervous so I just said okay and I just decided you know what I'm almost over I want to finish another hertsmere so I had like you know 17 minutes or something and I just remember
quickly finishing with less in less than a day finishing another headsman and I don't know if as my mom saw me You know how much I was working on it or what but she brought it up herself again so really just having that sincere intention so first of all deciding this is okay this is something I want to do having that sincere intention and then just making go out and take the first steps don't don't put it off you know don't let anything okay this is something I'm going to do in the future just just do it you know start learning to do it if that's where you're at.
There's even memorization teachers I mean there's so many programs now for women men children so there's not those obstacles are not
like they used to be and then of course from there just commitment you know and just committing that whether you you know we're not we're people of commitment so starting out and putting that in your mind that you know for me like I mentioned when I fell in love with the Quran there was a lot of I had a momentum just this you know a lot of feelings you know, and that gave me force it gave me power but at the end of the day some that waxes and wanes sometimes you feel on top of the world and you feel like you're just reciting with the angels and sometimes you just want to get back into that you know in the morning and just realizing that we are people of commitment and not people of
feelings. So okay, I've made a commitment some days it's it's going to feel great and I'm going to do great and things are going to flow it's going to be easy. Some days it's going to be challenging, but that's okay. anything in life that's that's really worthy. is going to be challenging. So those are things yeah. Beautiful. So if I want to summarize is the first obstacle which is you hear it and it's actually us before people say to us is that I will add number one if you allow me to tourists idea is you. Me comes to me and says I don't think I can do this. This is very difficult. This is impossible. I mean, this is more than 400 pages and I'm going to have to memorize every single word
and I cannot put two out before five and all this so this is this has shaped on that's number one. This is shaytaan so push this away. And remember the verse I said in the beginning yes sir the Quran and Allah made it easy. We make it difficult. We look at it as difficult. If now I look back and probably the Torah Saudia can say this to in your residency in endocrinology or my residency in ob gyn, how easy was that? It's very difficult to read books about it. Yes, 72 hours continuous work, but we did it. Why? Because you had a goal. And you people always reminded you remember in the in the residency, there is a light at the end of the tunnel they always they used to say this to us,
there's a light under the tunnel now you are not sleeping three, four days. Once you finish you choose your time Subhanallah and we did it and woman and professional and you have commitments and we did it and that needs to be came to us and are like if y for this dunya thing we put the commitments y for the book of Allah, we cannot put the commitment and it is difficult. No Yes sir. No, it will be easy. One of my teachers used to get very unhappy when we say difficult used to say could lead to other be my law. This is lack of manners with Allah. He said you're certain Al Quran. He said he made it easy. Say it's challenging. Say. So that's number one. We will forget.
Absolutely. If you don't forget, there's something wrong. I was saying in the beginning. Absolutely. Because Roswell is thought to a center.
I mean, who has seen your lawmakers remember what we have made to forget so 100 Lauterbrunnen. Me Exactly.
To pick up on a word is commitment, commitment. again one of my teachers used always to tell me this because you know when you're a physician and work and you're tired, she used to look at me and says don't give the Quran you're left overtime. Yeah,
give it your primetime
so can Allah so for example I'm a morning person I'll do my Quran first thing in the morning I'm a night person I'll do it in the night, but do it and I will add up this the memorizing the Quran is like going up like hiking once you get to the 15 Jews have you finished 15 It doesn't matter which sequence once you get to the 15 you reach the top
and then you start coming down much easier Subhanallah it gets much easier afterwards and once you finish the first customer as you said the first time you finished it there is a momentum afterwards as luck you say Allah made it easy to read I will say absolutely agree with you but let's make it clear it's not about to read you have to be the perfect the three levels just you have to read it well meaning your letters are correct so it's not going to struggle in the future the HA is how or once you get to the as we say mister oh well first level you can say it well start the journey and don't delay it right what's happened to you after the meaning what changes it's brought to your life
after you memorized the first time when you're finished
I felt like it
really gave me in my heart It brought my heart to life
and gave me the sense of discernment
my heart immediately knows
it's either going to you know it's going to turn away from something that that is not good you know there's there's something that I just know you know I have a feeling like this is not something that is a good thing for me to either do or a good place to be I immediately have the that those senses very like sharpened
and the other thing that I when I when I look
at how it's just kept me solid
you know when when I say it's kept me solid in faith it doesn't mean of course we have ups and downs in our faith as well we know that Amen You know it goes up up and down but hamdulillah I have never felt you know the desire to
you know go back to anything that I used to do before you know like as far as I am that I was always in a good religious family but for example I have not felt the desire that oh I want to take off my hijab you know, or I want to do x y and z you know or it's just kind of kept me
with with a goal in mind like what is the goal of this dunya aha in I can't even like really explain it's hard to put into words and I think that there's actually more
that I don't even realize what it's given me you know this protection
sort of like Allah subhanaw taala is just keeping me
going on this path. Allah you know without feeling like Okay, I see this person is doing this I need to do that, you know, or this person is doing this. No, no, no, I you know, I need to be doing this with my life. No, it was just kind of like, very straightforward and simple.
So hamdulillah you know what this reminds me the word half, half, half a lot. It's basically translate. We all use it
loosely for the person who have memorized the Quran, but heavy in the Arabic word is not memorization actually is a protection, right? And they always used to say inoculum tougher the Quran, Quran halfa Bucky, you did not memorize the Quran, rather the Quran protected you? Yeah, which is so true then, and I loved what you said.
When Allah subhanaw taala put the Quran in your heart and I'm speaking to all the people who are listening to us when Lola de Allah who so true I got a little bit emotional when you were saying this is literally the heart is one container. It contains only few things because it gets full. When you fill it with the Quran. Things goes away from
The other door, you don't have an interest anymore. It's not you're struggling, you don't have the interest anymore. And then you probably know the famous line of a meme of Napoleon. He used to say, singing and Quran does not live in one heart. One of them comes in the second leave. And what does that mean you don't feel in. You don't have this desire, like everybody else, you know, the rat race, the dounia race, I call it your focus is on the Horan. And this is I think one of the ways the Quran protects you young and old man or a woman, you're different you and even you keep reminding yourself and saying you have the Quran in your heart. It doesn't fit anymore. Am I right? Do you
feel this victorious idea? Yes, yes from Allah Subhana Allah so it is protection. It's even now and I want you to comment on this also, as a physician, what does it do to the memory
I believe that it
as far as the memory goes, the more we use those neurons, there's there's this thing neuroplasticity
we are keeping our mind fresh, you know, by keep on doing this. And we can always form neurons, new neurons, neurons and may actually make stronger the ones that already exist. And it is definitely one of those situations where you use it or you lose it. So I had to let that you know it gives us a an opportunity to even it's a byproduct you know, we don't memorize put on for the sake of our memory you know, because we want to we memorize it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala for the reward because it's his words, but this is something it's a extra benefit that we get. And you know what you said about the Quran being a protection 100% I'm, like I said, I probably can't even
I probably don't even know all the things that I've been protected from because I've been protected from them.
You know, because they never even and Subhanallah that's, it's a gift like we don't even know how many things could have happened to us. or ways we could have strayed because they never even they never even came into our circle you know and so that that's definitely there and and that feeling of we don't memorize put on to have you know a feeling or you know, but you can actually feel the Quran in your heart. You Can you feel the Quran beating in your heart and when you recite it you know when you're in prayer, it's a gift so that less hands on it gives you absolutely, yeah. Especially in the night solder in the PM. And whether you're heavy, your memorization is perfect and you can recite
without looking whether you're reciting and then you still need it in front of you just in case the fact that are lost and I this I say this to myself every day, the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chose you and I'm saying this to everybody who wants or memorized or in the process chose you from all these billion people to be given his words now remember the Quran is Allah is worth cunnamulla to give it to you or to me or to the Torah Saudi or to anyone who has done it at hamdulillah and then allows you to stand in front of him and reciting it it's amazing it's it's it's a overjoyed is like somebody who wrote and Allah is Exalted. But just to give you the example,
somebody wrote in a beautiful poem, and he's a dignitary and he's sitting there and you're reciting the his, his or her poem in a beautiful way from memory. And this is Indonesia. Now this is a human beings like you and me. What about the last panel which is one thing I think we have to remind everybody and this is one of the one of the reasons I memorized it is the virtues of memorizing the Quran. What did Allah Swati Sato sedang taught us the person who memorized the Quran, what he or she will get in dunya and an era and their family. Do you want to comment on that yet? Or sadly, yes, sir. So definitely that is where the book the crowning venture starts with a Hadeeth about the
merits of memorizing and put it on. And, you know, of course, we know that there's the reward for the parents of the person who memorizes they'll put on where they will be crowned in the hereafter. There's a headache about how you will be asked to recite and you will go as high until you keep on reciting that was one of the headaches that I
I heard for the first time when I went to Syria. And you know, for me, I'm imagining, like, visualizing in the ACA that there's an escalator and I see people are going higher and higher and higher. And that feeling of why didn't I do this? You know, I had a chance. Everybody is given the same chance. And we have this short life to take that opportunity that that has really hit me. Then there's that that Hadith about the merits of even recitation. So for every letter, you're getting 10 rewards and Elif is a letter Lino lamb and mean, if you think about how many times you repeat the put on when you're memorizing, that's all reward. And you think about all of the mistakes that we
make and how our good deeds all the good deeds that we get that can cancel out, you know, inshallah for armies den and athleta that that reward is all there. The Hadith about how the person who memorizes the Quran gets to intercede for family members.
You know, there's so many, you know, hamdulillah ulma hero, will Quran, Maserati Kira, kyirong the person who Alma Herman he's so aashi professional and so eloquent and knows the Quran very well so that's definitely include include the half of my sorority Kieron that's Swati salsa, he or she and this is no difference here is with the Sephora Kiran the honorable angels and this is number two this is for everyone who's finding it difficult and the person who reads the Quran and find it difficult to reciting which it is even for me as an Arab speaking there's still some words I used to say it wrong and that person Yahoo agilon this person with all this difficulty has doubled the
reward the reward of the difficulty, and I kept reminding myself and I'm sure you did and I remind all my sisters and anyone who's listening to us the time you spend with the Koran reading understanding Tajweed memorizing it's an act of worship. It's like you are in sauna is like you're fasting so don't look at it as it think of the positive I want you to take us into the practical
like a practical scheduled somebody let's assume I decided today I'm so inspired by this talk and I want to tell me that thorough study how did you start What do I exactly do
so my my
there's an excellent Oh, so my initial experience was different because I like I said I spent a year in Syria just focused on photon and Arabic my day there it was very different than it is for me now. But you know, if you happen to have for the person who is able to take time out and do that even if it's one week, even if it's a month, a year, my day used to start with four days of air four hours of Arabic class and then actually before that, because there's the you know, the Keystone habit
when it comes to anything in life, but especially I believe with boron is to become regular into hydrogen so that you were starting out your day correctly with a bazooka even before fudger time and if it's something you have never done or if it's you're you're struggling I tell people even wake up and pray to the gods before funded. So right when Frederick comes in, you pray for as your Salah and then afterwards that that is the bless the time for put on, you know right after fudger It's a time where
we know from the Quran, that it's a blessed time. And also there's not a lot of distractions. So if you have children or other things going on, probably most people are sleeping at that time. If your family is awake, then that should be there put on time as well. And that's that time
is key, you know and so whatever you do in that time, so even before I had Arabic, my Arabic class, I would spend that time you know before if you're after fudger with the Quran, go to my Arabic class, come back put in a few hours every day.
Of course now, with work, it's you know, I don't have the few hours every day like I did at that time, but that time after fudger is still key. And so putting in the time after fudger before you start your day
is the most important thing in this journey. Now for some people and this has never been
They find that before bed before bedtime is a good time for them and that's never really been my because after work you know bedtime I'm usually ready to go to bed you know long commute and everything so really just taking advantage of that morning time and there's so many different formulas that people share about okay we you know recite this page this many times 40 times before you even just like read it 40 times before you memorize it one helpful sort of recipe or formula that I have read and sometimes I use it is even now in reviews okay go through and either you read the whole page like say 20 times or you go through you read an idea 20 times read the next 120 times
put them together that's kind of you know how you just repetition repetition repetition also I'm looking at the you know, if you don't know Arabic In the beginning I did not know Arabic So I used to have a translation open with me next to me even though you do not have to know Arabic to memorize the Quran and that's important because sometimes people will say, I don't I want to learn Arabic first before I memorize but like you said Alyssa has made the Quran easy to memorize. It's not like memorizing any other book. It's it's easy you know, because Elizabeth has made it easy and beautiful and the way it flows that that we there's a gift there's something there's a miracle and it's the
so you don't even have to understand it. I tell people like if you look at most of the massages in the US who is leading the majority of the people, many of them I should say who are leading that uh we are not even Arab You know, there's I am speak I'll speak for Michigan You know, there's numerous indo Pak you know, people who are leading that away.
Sometimes people will say about their children like, you know, should my child memorize Quran or learn Arabic first you know what I tell them don't don't stop them from memorizing because they don't know Arabic like it's both are lifelong journeys. Even learning Arabic is a lifelong journey.
You know, I'm still learning Arabic I'm still in Arabic classes. So it but it did help me at that time to have a translation open. And that's how I learned a lot of the words too. But it's not necessary once you memorize a page you can just recite it.
Absolutely, I remember very well this is maybe more than 10 years ago, I was in South Africa. And she Abu Bakr shotty, which most people know one of the most amazing voices of how LA and we were in the same program, and he was advising young boys memorizing and he gave this formula but before he gave the formula, I remember this very well it's number one. Stay away from this obedience of Allah
Don't you think? And he was saying this to the boys and now I'm sure I'm sharing it with everybody, don't you think on I am going to be looking at watching something on TV on the internet on any of the channels and then I'm going to go and open the book of Allah the word of Allah and Allah who make it easy for me and read it doesn't work this way. So stay away from disobedience as much as you can and if we fail, repent and go back one number two, best time again morning person morning person which I agree with you I'm a morning person. I did it all the time after fudger shadow before I go to work to or evening everybody wants to bed and you're an evening person Alhamdulillah then the
repetition he gave is like you read it seven times every if every verse you read it. And one of the things which I'm sure you know that is when you memorize the Quran, which is so interesting. Literally the page will be printed in your brain. So amazing thing so that's when somebody asked you to recite from that part of the Quran. You immediately bring that page in you so they tell you read it read the verse He said he is his advice was seven times. Then recite it from memory seven times. You go to the next verse read seven times memory seven times one and two, seven times. The bottom line is is repetition keep repeating. Your forget you do it in the morning, I remember very well.
You do it in the morning, you go for a lower Tory Tory pray and recite what you memorize. Nothing is there, it's all gone. But once you keep reciting it tomorrow, it becomes easy.
To stay away from disobedience, make a schedule time time allocated for the Quran. Like you know you have to go to bed and sleep you have to take care of your children three o'clock I need to go and bring my child from school. There's a dedicated time for the Quran has to be repeated repetition, repetition, repetition. I, from my own experience, get a teacher better be in a class. Class is amazing. Class five, and this is for us specially woman, pack your ego. I used to say this when I was injured, pack your ego and send it FedEx overseas.
I always said this to myself because it's so special for you like I did it when I did it actually after I finished my residency. So here I am, you know, I've done all this. And then here I am in front of the class. Some of them are my patients, and I'm making all these mistakes. It was so not pleasant, but doesn't matter. Don't look at people look at our last panel baton. And Allah definitely will make it easy. So Paula,
what else you want to share with handler bind with our audience, we have a very good number what else you want to share with them that I did not cover?
I think hamdullah we covered most of the important things but I what I will say is he brought up some good points about the number one obstacle is our own selves. And I you know, I teach a lot of women in my accounting venture class through it a boss, it's a memorization class, and it's motivational. Most of it is motivational. I mean, we go through the headaches and things like that, and tips and everything. But one of the biggest things that I find is as women, we put limits on ourselves, even you know, and I go through an exercise in my class, where I write, there's a column limiting beliefs. And then there's a column empowering beliefs. And I set a timer and I say,
everybody write down what are the thoughts going through your head right now about this journey. And they'll write down things like I don't have enough time. My memory is not good. I don't have a good memory. I'm not good at memorizing, it's too hard. All of these things and then we talk about them and I haven't crossed it out and write down Okay, what are you going to tell yourself instead? You know, so instead of saying I don't have a good memory, we can say that you know, with the help of Allah subhanaw taala you know, I can memorize the Quran. And you know, if I don't have time, you can say I give time, to things that are priorities and put it on as a priority. Like just changing our
own internal chatter
is step one. And so I'm so glad that you brought that up. And I love how you said, you know, the word that I use this is challenging, and not difficult, but like you said, Ellis peninsula he has told us it's easy but it's not the Quran that is difficult to us you know, we are the ones who make it
difficult or challenging for ourselves by holding ourselves back. And the other thing that I found with the women that I work with they are Mashallah very advanced, you know, they've they've gone through, they've perfected their to dweet they've started this journey, they have probably finished assessment and therapy then now they're memorizing is oftentimes the other thing that holds us back is we paralyze ourselves by at the end of a memorization session.
Instead of looking at the blessing that we had of sitting there for an hour with a quote on immediately we go to Oh, I didn't do a good job. I didn't you know, I can't do this I didn't do a good job. I'm really just beating ourselves up instead of why not and was shot good, you know, regardless of what how well or how much I did in this one hour even if it's one I'ma just say thank you, y'all Allah for letting me sit here with the put on for this invitation. Because I could have been doing anything else in that hour. True. Absolutely. There is the the shaitan has many tools, because VEDA Ratan Khurana Festus Villa shaitan regime The only act of worship in the whole Islam
that Allah specified that before you start say out the Balaam Shakeology is reading the Koran so interesting nothing before sada nothing before you fast or hide or rumor or any of these things, because that's where shaitan comes in. It depends who you are and the ways the two things I want to add and this is again, my personal it may help people and I shared it too. I did the eating feed or not if you've seen it, it was about memorizing the Quran. One of the main reasons I memorize the Quran was one of my friends who passed away and I saw her two days before she passed.
was a very dear friend to me past very young, and then a very aggressive cancer. So Panama.
And I remember very well, I was going to Amara No, I just came back from Amara, it was Wednesday, she passed away on Friday. And she looked at me for still talking and everything, but we know it was terminal. And but we couldn't know exactly how long she said, I only want a must. And she has two young children, she passed away the children 10 and 11. But look what she said, this is a dying woman. And she said if Allah subhanho wa Taala, she has amazing eema If Allah subhanaw taala will give me life. And I want Allah to give me life. And and the expected answer is because I want to be with my children. Right? She said, I want to last pantalla to give me a little bit more. For two
things I want to do, I want to memorize the Quran and I want to go for ombre.
She passed away 48 hours later.
And I remember very well when I left that day, and I said what is my excuse? And I was there with her when she was dying. And when we are at the hospital and everything. And I every time I still remember her face. This is more than 20 years ago. And I said what is my excuse? I'm still breathing. Yeah, and Allah gave me the time. And by the way, and Allah Of course, that's our motto. But she was sincere in what she said. Allah will reward her there because she was very sincere, nobody dies dying and has young children and she was young in her early 30s talk about memorizing the Quran unless if they are really sincere, and Allah will carry him he will reward her as if she
has memorized What is my excuse that's what I said to myself. What is your excuse? You're healthy, you're living what is time you make the time and 100 natural but Atomy and I want to share this with everybody because the whole idea as long as I am breathing, then we can do it. And if I die tomorrow and a loss of this you know this character's idea, Allah said this so let me sell when you had your Facebook page it will have the muram and Kathy hiromasa who leave for the sake of Allah hegira migration you will find a lot of opening and openness in Earth The next one is what would related to this one my husband Beatty Mohammed urine he said well Hydra Allahu Allah suited to me with recoil
mount, and who whomsoever, believe for Allah take the journey, then you die, then he died. The HUD guajajara Allah, Allah will reward so it doesn't matter when I will finish. I'm 60 I'm 70 I'm old, I am grandmother, I'm pregnant. Don't put this chiffons obstacles start and see how Allah will make it and as you said beautifully in the beginning, there are so many opportunities these days when I started there was nobody I did it alone. I know in the masjid after fudger I have no idea how to memorize Quran nobody mama I have not seen except one of my friends only but nobody else. And then Allah Subhana Allah after not immediately after couple of years opened. I want to say to her, we
still have a humbler some time. If anybody has any question to the total sadya please write it down. And we'll be more than happy to get your questions till we get a question. Do you want to add anything ham? Do we have five more minutes I'm up with Baraka. It's the Orion Of course it is Baraka hamdulillah I just want to say thank you for sharing that story about your friend. That's beautiful. You know, yeah, it's amazing. I mean, this is more than 20 years ago, I still remember her face when she was sitting in front of me full. I mean, it's terminal cancer so you can imagine. So how long and the other one is one of my patients. This woman is 78 and I was doing we were in the office
counseling pre op before we do a surgery and she looked at me and says, the total When can I
go out of the house after the surgery I was doing a major surgery and Amy I was like, Where does she want to go? Right? As if she read my mind and she said if total because I want when can I go to the school of taffy
and our sexual power of love. And I even called her Auntie so where are you Mashallah you you memorize? And she said yes, I'm in the locker. I said, Mashallah, you're done? I thought she started from the back 78 year old Sure. And she said no, I we just started and smiling literally the way I'm doing it now. She said no, I just started hamdulillah after we did the surgery, I went to visit her at home. And this is stuck in my mind. And I said where are you? holla now she said earlier Emraan not sure. This is six weeks later. 78 year old widow
Hi my grandmother, what a Hema What's our resolve handler?
This is a question from half sources. Somali comm one thing I would love to hear about is advice on learning the meaning of what we read I take tafsir classes now
there's some echo this your classes are great if you have access to that again tafsir is a lifelong journey as well but hamdulillah nowadays there's so many options online to learn this year as we're going and also you know, there's so many different ways even if if you don't know Arabic, there's programs for Arabic doing word for word translation or you know, taking different kinds of Arabic classes. But definitely if you have already found at the sere class that is you know, a good class hamdulillah that's that's amazing that makes a difference when you have gone through that the theater of a suta and now you're memorizing it. The other thing that I found is the beauty another
beautiful thing about having gone through and memorize even one time I'm in Sita class now so I'm in a lot of actually a lot of Islamic classes through the bots like you know I just graduated with their the teacher certificate hamdulillah and I'm doing the next level and in Sierra class now I feel like I have a different appreciation
because when we talk about the different is when they're revealed in different you know times and Sita in the CETA it's beautiful because I know that I like and and it gives me a different angle so now putting it all together like all the different classes you know the theater is important but Sita also like knowing the Sita helps you to know the Quran it's all related and that's why like Dr. Haifa was saying to be a well rounded dat yeah it's important to have gone through and spent a lot of time with a put on of course the best is to be able to memorize it and that's going to help you in every aspect every other Islamic class you take even even going to Arabic Now like as I'm still
learning Arabic my examples are always from the Quran, you know, so from the law
I think right?
Yeah, one thing which I'm sure you've done too, which I think we missed to say is listen to it also Yes, listening to the Quran. So like you're driving in Hamlet, we live in the States, half of our life is on the road.
You're waiting in the waiting room, right? Especially if you are during the monthly time. Listen, listen to what you have memorized. And I will say if you are so much limited in time, if you're going to study too many things you're going to get overwhelmed focus on your memorization with word towards meaning don't go to the whole detail of TFC because that's a whole science it's beautiful but wait because I unless you have all the time beautiful take it all but if you are like most of the woman are you have so many things you have to take care of and these are important start your memorizing journey but know the words meaning knowing the words helps a lot work to a lot of the
Qurans has worked toward and then as you go through the journey it will become easier you can add there was a couple of questions says What do you read
advice for somebody who continue to send but they still wants to memorize the Quran was very nice question was earlier
you know if you have the if you have the intention that means you have goodness in you and it means you want to stop sending you know hamdullah that's the first step what is the elbow where does it start? That we feel remorse you know for what for what we've done or what we're doing but then there is a point the next step where we where we do promise that we will leave this and you know if there's something that you're struggling with to leave look at a few different things number one What is your sofa you know who like the more you around good goodness and good people it's easier for you to leave sin the more you're around opportunities and and people who are doing bad things
the easier it is to do the same and if you need help to stop us in like reach out to a mentor reach out and you know whether it's you know a shareholder
you know, some kind of mentor you know a family member reach out and ask for help if you're really struggling because and then do I like you know, like sincere adapt to please yeah, Allah help me to leave this you know, because I really want to memorize
Your words and you know whoever wrote that question you know my daughters are with you males final data help you to leave whatever it is that's that's holding you back and I really applaud you for having this intention. You know it's beautiful that you have not left this intention or told you you know yourself that I can't do this You still have that intention. So hold on to that intention, sincerely inshallah. You will find a way to leave what's not good and a door will open for you to move forward with your attention. Absolutely. Remember this beautiful sister lenova Akela Allah will never let you down at all don't let Satan come to you through this kulu Adam hapa all the children
of Adam are sinners Allah so Allah saw to Samson this and he will hopper in our booth and the best among those these sinners they're sinners but there's a best among them are those who repent yes just just repent another question if if I can take a little bit more time Is that okay?
She said that many times a sister it starts from 30 Is that okay?
there Yeah, some some people do start with just 30 you know, because the suitors are, they're shorter. A lot of times people have memorized some when they were young but even if you didn't that's okay. It's it's a nice sense of accomplishment you know, to complete one Joe's and there because the suitors are shorter you feel that sense of accomplishment every time you memorize the suta before jumping to like say you're going to go next to buchla you know or so, some people actually memorize from Surah Yaseen to the back first there's there's no only one way to do it, you can do it any way you want, really, you know and find what works for you whatever just helps you
move forward. For me personally, I find that the longer is are easier for me, you know, looking, the sooner the sooner that have longer I add than the ones where there there's more but there's they're shorter. Because I feel like you know if there's a page that has just three if once you've memorized that if you just put them together, you know, that everybody is different. And I did start with design Ma, you know, even before I started this whole journey
I started with with memorizing Kizomba and I wasn't somebody who had access as a child to a lot of Islamic. You know, I lived in a small town, there was no mosque, there was maybe five Muslim families, our Islamic school was an hour away, and it wasn't regular. So I mean, sometimes I look back and I feel like I wish I had more opportunities, but then I tell myself everything is perfect the way illest pasada has written it out for everybody. It's perfectly perfect and better late than never and just be grateful. Whatever time in your life it comes to the desire and the means just be grateful and and move forward. So yes, um to answer your question, you can start anywhere you want.
May Allah bless your parents, this is how I will say in a small town, Mashallah. Absolutely Yeah, there is because another question in the same Can we start with the sutras that we know more? Yeah, I've seen a lot of, you know what I will say, start the journey. Just start it doesn't matter. Most people I also started with June 30. Because we know what when we were younger, just to give me better motivation like oh 100 Yeah, I finished a juice there Irish to the 20th and memulai. Remember 19 and then I started from my bar. So it doesn't matter. You know, even when you go to, like in with us in Japan Institute, we start we have a class who finished the last five and they are going
backward and we have a class who started with that, but honestly doesn't matter. Just to start and don't give up. Don't give up what ever happens. Even if you're stuck in one idea for three months. Stay and see what Allah will open because Allah test us. He says how sincere Are we ready to take that journey? The amazing journey, the happy about the crown, your parents the Quran will and we probably have to mention this 100 Allah made me remember the Quran will talk to all the will witness for us in the grave in front of Allah we will not speak the Quran will speak so amazing journey just don't give up start anywhere you want I think I don't know if I have any other question handler obey
May Allah reward you time. Literally flew. It's an
EU beautiful shall not will not be the last time How about that.
Then maybe next time we'll we'll make we'll bring schedule exactly and make it easy for people. But again, I will say this about myself. If I can do it, everybody else can do it. Absolutely. And I'm sure the same thing for you. Victoria's idea that you grew up in the United States. You grew up in a small town. You're a physician. Why you just said it. Family is not very religious. You're the first half of your family. I am the first 100 on my family is religious, but we did not. Yeah.
Yeah, not not far off. Yeah. And I had only seen two women in my life who had memorized the Quran before I decided to Well, I would actually say before I went to Syria once I went to Syria, I saw hundreds of emails.
And I shared with you in my studies in Jeddah, I had none none who taught me not happy and not happy about just half your what they called the Quran as I shared it with you before we went live, they shared the Quran liquid like you and I recite Al Fatiha. Subhan Allah so I looked at on these are woman they are young, who all do marry, do pregnant, but it's just norm. Do it. All my beautiful sisters who are listening and brothers, young and old, start this journey. And I always say this to myself. The words of Allah subhanaw taala absolutely worthy my time my effort, my struggle, and the result is amazing. Subhana Allah morbihan dicussion one stop Furukawa to Buddha some Allahu Allah
say no Mohammed Ali was happy to see Makati rockmelon heavenly tourists idea. I'll leave the last word to you. I just want to say this echolalia for having me it really was my honor to be here with you. And you're a role model for women everywhere. So May we all inshallah know the entire put on as well as well as we know sort of fat to have
and inshallah everybody has a beautiful Ramadan for the month of the Quran coming up. In sha Allah inshallah said mid quarter