Surat Ar – Rahman Hifdh Guide

Surat Ar Rahman

Bismillah

Surat Ar – Rahman is such an unpredictable surah to memorize, thought it was easy because of the refrain but it was not, it can get a bit confusing and tough towards the end.

Follow the “Productive & Easy Memorization of Ar Rahman” and this table.

Read my tafsir gist of Ar Rahman HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE & HERE

Day/Week

Week 1

W-2

W-3

W-4

W-5

W-6

W-7

W-8

W-9

1

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

2Verses

2

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

3

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

2Verses

4

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

Revise entire Surah

5

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

1Verse

Revise entire Surah

6

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

2Verses

Revise entire Surah

7

Revision /Tafsir of 9 Verses

Revision/Tafsir of 18 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 27 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 36 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 45 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 54 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 63 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 72 Verses

Revise entire Surah

Wrong = Memorizing 10 Verses in 1 day and not memorizing anything for next 2 weeks.
Right = Memorizing 1 Verse everyday and finishing 12 Verses in 2 weeks.

Narrated `Aisha رضى الله عنها: Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even though it were little.”
(Bukhari 6646)

I memorized Surah Ar Rahman with the help of this software and followed the recitation of Mishary Al Afasy

SELF STUDY/HELP LINKS:
Ustadh Moutasem Al Hameedi – Tafseer Surah Ar Rahman Part 1 & Part 2
Ustadh Nouman’s Talk – Lessons From Surah Ar Rahman
Ustadh Nouman’s Talk – Qur’an your Companion  (An Added note this talk is so beneficial I have heard it nearly 4 times and every single time I am left with renewed vigor and zeal to study, memorize and teach Qur’an).
The Brother who Memorized Quran in – 2 months!
Tafsir Ibn Kathir of Surat Ar Rahman 

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Surat Al-Mulk Hifdh Guide

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Bismillah

DISCLAIMER : This method is not from the Sunnah. This is something that worked for me when I initially started memorizing Qur’an. I pray it works for you as well – bi’ithnillah.

Day/Week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

1

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

2

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

3

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

4

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

5

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

6

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

1 verse

7

Revision /Tafsir of 6 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 12 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 18 Verses

Revision /Tafsir of 24 Verses

Revision/Tafsir of 30 Verses

It is of paramount importance that you keep reciting all the suwar (plural of surah) you have memorized. Also tafsir and a little word analysis goes a long way in helping to remember what the surah is about. The Qur’an “escapes” from the heart, if the Muslimah does not constantly and regularly review what she has memorized of it.

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “The likeness of the one who memorizes the Qur’an is that of the owner of a hobbled camel. If he tends to it regularly, he will keep it, but if he lets it go, he will lose it.”
(Bukhari 5031)

If you are confident you can do better than this, raise the number of verses up a notch. Instead of 1 Verse you can make it 2 Verses. Although please do not over burden yourself. Small but consistent deeds are more beloved to Allah subhanahu wata’ala.

Wrong = Memorizing 10 Verses in 1 day and not memorizing anything for next 2 weeks.
Right = Memorizing 1 Verse everyday and finishing 12 Verses in 2 weeks.

Narrated `Aisha رضى الله عنها: Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even though it were little.”
(Bukhari 6646)

I memorized Surah Al Mulk with the help of this software and followed the recitation of Saad Al Ghamadi

SELF STUDY/HELP LINKS :
My Mini Tafsir Notes on Surat Al Mulk Note 1 | Note 2
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s “13 Steps to Memorize Qur’an”
Ustadh Nouman’s TalkQur’an your Companion
(An Added note this talk is so beneficial I have heard it nearly 4 times and every single time I am left with renewed vigor and zeal to study, memorize and teach Qur’an).
The Brother who Memorized Quran in – 2 months!
H
ow to memorize Surah Al Mulk by Shaykh Hassan AliCLICK HERE

Bayyinah Tv / Ramadan – Day 1 – Introduction

Nouman Ali Khan - Ramadan - Day 1 - Introduction

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan outlines his thoughts on how best to leverage Bayyinah TV for yourself and your family this Ramadan. May we find ourselves closer to the Qur’an at the end of this blessed month than at it’s beginning… ameen!

NOTES / GEMS

1. Ustadh NAK recites from Surah Baqarah : Verse 185

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.

2. Ramadan is the month of Qur’an – the month in which Qur’an was sent down. What makes Ramadan special is Qur’an itself.

3. By default we always relate fasting to the month of Ramadan but fasting was introduced much later, the very first thing narrated to us about Ramadan is Qur’an.

4. Something peculiar about this ayah is that it belongs to Surah Al Baqarah which is a Madani surah – by this time more than 2/3rd of Qur’an is already revealed (2/3rd was revealed in Mecca). 2/3rd has already been revealed and now Allah is telling us that qur’an is a guidance to people and about its miracles – WHY? This is because in the month of Ramadan we need to re-introduce and refresh our connection with Qur’an.

5. The attitude and priority towards Qur’an needs to be rejuvenated.

6. The goal behind this series is to get ourselves and our families closer to Qur’an in a tangible way – Leaving our understanding,recitation and prayer better than before.

7. This series will deal with “The Musabbihat”.

8. The Musabbihat are a group of 5 surahs from the Quran
a) Surah 57 Al Hadid
b) Surah 59 Al Hashr
c) Surah 61 As Saf
d) Surah 62 Al Ju’muah
e) Surah 64 At Taghabun

That have the following characteristics :
a) These are all Madani Surahs – revealed to prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam after he migrated.
b) They are short Surahs.
c) The common thing is that they all declare the perfection of Allah – Sabbaha (or yusabbihu) lil-lahi maa fi-samaawati wal-ardth – Let everything praise Allah that is in the heavens and the earth.

9. The beginning of these surah’s seem very meccan in nature since it talks about faith. But the over arching theme is when prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam moved to medina the muslim community was not as strong in faith as it used to be in Mecca.

10. Medina predominantly has 3 categories of people
a) As sabiqoon nas sabiqoon (as described in Surah Al Waqi’ah) – The dedicated followers – The muhajiroon (those who migrated along with prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam and withstood the torture and extreme tests of eeman).
b) The Ansar – Again very dedicated and strong in their faith.
c) The newbees who have just entered Islam – it sounded intriguing & they have accepted Islam – took their shahadas – they have not made any harsh sacrifices to realize the value of what being a muslim entails. When the time to make sacrifices came they were reluctant – “I dint sign up for all of this”.

11. Because of the 3rd group ayat in the Qur’an in the form of criticism started to come down as revelations –
a ) Wama lakum la tuqatiloonafee sabeeli Allah – And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah. (Surah An Nisa 4 : 75)
b) Taqooloo ma la tafAAaloon – you say what you do not do. (Surah As Saf 61:3)

12. The overall scenario of eeman in Madina was not as strong as it was in Mecca.

13. The purpose of “The Musabbihat” is to take a group of people/community that is losing its strength in faith and to strengthen/revive/refresh it.

14. In this series we will be discussing the following
a) Surah 62 – Surat Al-Jumu`ah (The Congregation, Friday)
b) Surah 63 – Surat Al-Munāfiqūn (The Hypocrites)
c) Surah 64 – Surat At-Taghābun (The Mutual Disillusion)

15. In Ustadh NAK’s opinion these are the most powerful surah’s to rejuvenate and jolt us back into the state of eeman. They have a very powerful message they are short and they are easy to memorize.

16. How to memorize – A basic tip that U.NAK uses
– Recite 1 ayah 10 times by looking at the text/Mushaf
– Recite same ayah without looking at it 10 times
– Recite 2nd ayah 10 times looking at it
– Recite 1 and 2 off the memory without looking 10 times
– Similarly the following ayahs

17. We need to begin with listening to the dars of Surah Al Hadid – Surah 57 as it sets the tone for all of the musabbihat surahs. The ayat of Surah Hadid puts us in the right mind set for all the musabbihat. It is the first of the musabbihat and one of the most powerful of the musabbihat.

18 You dont have to memorize Surah Al hadid (you can if you want to) since it is very long but ustadh made it the orientation for the rest of the series.

19. The goal is by the end of Ramadan we have memorized 3 surahs + we have heard the durus of these surahs + we have internalized the lessons = when we and our families recite it in our prayers we know what’s going on and have a higher level of khushoo.

20. Watch the lectures with your family – 20 minutes before iftar.

 

Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge – Day 14

Ramadan Qur'an MemorizationSurah Ar Rahman ( Verses 71 – 80 )

Names of Allah Learnt

  • Al Jalali Wal Ikram – Owner of Majesty and Honor

Arabic Words Memorized

  1. Hurun – Fair ones.
  2. Fi – In
  3. Khiyami – The Pavilions.
  4. Lam – Not.
  5. Rafrafin – Cushions.

Gist

The Spouses will have dark, brilliant bright eyes and they will like being at home. They will be chaste and pure untouched by any man or jinn. They will all be reclining and sitting on fine carpets and green cushions. In the end of the verse Allah reminds us that blessed is His name –
WHICH NAME?
AR RAHMAN!! 
We are being reminded to not forget where this surah started from.

Facebook Group Link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/170266216479756/

For Detailed Study
1. http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/rahmaan
2. Tafseer Ibn Kathir – http://www.qtafsir.com/

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBRnTA43FE

References
1. http://quran.com/55
2
http://corpus.quran.com/

3. http://www.arabacademy.com/en/downloads/Learn-Arabic-English-translation-of-99-names-of-Allah

Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge – Day 9

Ramadan Quran Memorization ChallengeSurah Ar Rahman (Verses 1 – 14)

Introduction

  • Surah Ar-Rahman means – The Beneficient or The Exceedingly or Unimaginably Merciful.
  • Surah Ar – Rahman occurs in the 27th Juzz and is numbered 55th Surah in the Mushaf. Surah Ar – Rahman consists of 78 Verses.
  • There is a dispute among scholars regarding the categorization of Surah Ar-Rahman as Meccan or Medinan Surah.
  • It consists of a refrain which repeats 31 times.
    Fabi-ayyi ala – i rabbikuma tukaththibaan
    So which of the favours of your lord would you deny?
  • The Surah is organised in the following layout
    a) Description of the greatness of the Qur’an.
    b) Some of Allah‘s favours to humanity.
    c) Criminals.
    d) People who feared punishment of Allah, did good deeds and deserve paradise.
    e) Another Paradise.

Names of Allah Learnt

  1. Ar – Rahman – The Most Gracious / The Most Beneficient / The Most Merciful.

10 Arabic Words Memorized

  1. Khalaqa – He Created.
  2. Bayaan – (the) speech.
  3. Shamsu – Sun.
  4. Qamaru – Moon.
  5. Najmu – Stars.
  6. Shajaru – Trees.
  7. Mizaan – The Balance.
  8. Wazna – The Weight.
  9. Fakhihatun – (is) fruit.
  10. Asfi – Husk.

Gist

Ar-Rahman demands us to stop, reflect and think deeply. When we think about this ayah, it is supposed to be a very personal experience, and we need to think about some of the mercies we are enjoying RIGHT NOW!
In the very next verse Allah gives us the example of His ultimate mercy – QUR’AN. Then the creation of humans is mentioned. Logically the order should be
1. Existence – Humans.
2. Purpose – Qur’an.
WHY IS THIS REVERSED?! Because the purpose of our creation is more important than our existence. Allah has blessed us with speech. We are told about the sun, the moon and the precision and discipline that they follow. Allah points our direction towards sky and how He subhanahu wa’ta’aala holds it firm above us. And how everything is not allowed to transgress the MIZAAN = BALANCE. Yet we as humans whenever we do something unjust are violating this balance set by Allah.
We are instructed to maintain the balance. Allah has blessed us with this beautiful Earth where fruits, trees, scented herbs and husked grain grows.

THEN WHICH OF THE FAVOURS, MIRACLES, WONDERS, POWERS, GIFTS AND BLESSINGS WILL YOU BOTH (jinn and humans) DENY AND DELIBERATELY BE AGAINST!

Allah tells us He created us from clay, we are being put in our place we are nothing but dust!

Facebook Group Link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/170266216479756/

For Detailed Study
1. http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/rahmaan
2. Tafseer Ibn Kathir – http://www.qtafsir.com/

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBRnTA43FE

References
1. http://quran.com/55
2
http://corpus.quran.com/
3. http://www.arabacademy.com/en/downloads/Learn-Arabic-English-translation-of-99-names-of-Allah