باسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
What an emotional, spiritual and incredible journey. This evening marks the end of my Warsh class and is the day I complete my hifdh in the riwaya of Warsh from Nafi. The eyes flood as I write this but it is the best way to capture raw emotion as I write on my completion today. I have to say tho that this is firstly and foremostly down to Allah Swt alone, Allah alone and no one else first and I mean that. I always remember who I am and that is no one. What makes me different to those I grew up with? Nothing. I have had the same experiences as many people around me yet the way my life has turned out and the blessing Allah has given me of the Quraan makes me feel so grateful. So this is all thanks to Allah and I ask Allah to keep us on the Quraan and to accept it from us ameen.
The way I feel now is similar to how I felt when I completed my first memorisation in Hafs but this one carries more because I have always always always wanted to learn and memorise the riwaaya of Warsh. Why? Well because this was the riwaaya I fell in love with when I first heard the quraan and when Allah instilled the love of His Book in my heart. I have always wanted to memorise in Warsh which is why it is something special for me.
I ask Allah to honour us and elevate us through the quraan ameen. What a great blessing and what an incredible feeling this is. Whilst I was reciting juzz Amma I didn’t feel that I was officially completing just yet but it hit me as soon as I went to Surah At-Teen. That is when I realised “this is it” and I was holding the tears and emotion throughout my class until me and sheikh parted. I put my head straight onto the floor and bawled my eyes out to the one who made this all possible. The tears just flowed before my words and thoughts could come out. I guess this is how the heart speaks.
After my gratefulness to Allah I wiped my tears, washed my face and went downstairs to my mum. I was holding back my tears but also had to let my mum know that I completed my hifdh in warsh with my sheikh because this is good news that I shouldnt hold back from my mum. When I told her we hugged and the tears came out (as they are coming out now). There’s always something emotional and special when it comes to mums and tears but I tried to pull my tears back but I couldnt. She also cried and made so much dua and the truth is this is for her and my dad in shaa Allah, for them, from me to them, the only thing I can bi’ithnillah do for them which will make a difference.
Let this hifdh and these classes and this effort be for my parents for whom Allah will reward. Let this be my gift to them as their daughter for I have nothing else to give. I always think of looking after their aakhira before their dunya so ya rabbi please accept this from me to my parents and give them the benefit of this in dunya and aakhira moreso ameen. Let this be their sharaf, let them be surprised and crowned and clothed on that day where we will be running away from each-other ya rabb.
~Saturday 11th October 2014 – Sunday 22nd May 2016~
1 year and 7 months it took. May Allah accept it from us all ameen. It hasn’t been a walk in the park but it was worth it and now I hope to teach it and pass it on so my sheikh gets the reward.
Allahumma ya rabbee, ya Allah please accept this from us, ya Allah make it a sharaf for us in dunya and aakhira, make it a hujja for us in dunya and aakhira, make it a noor in our hearts, remind us of it when we forget, forgive us when we neglect it, grant us the ability to preserve it properly and to act upon it ya Allah. Ya Allah make us of your special chosen people, the people of the Quraan and make our children and offspring amongst the inheritors and people of the Quraan too ya rabb.