“(It felt) like being in a dream. I never ever dreamt I could achieve this. Allah (SWT) has truly blessed us to be able to go through this journey,” the mother of Yusuf Aslam told Ilmfeed.
“Allah says I will make it easy for you if you try, and He did,” she added.
Yusuf’s elder sister Maariya made the same achievement two years ago. The young girl assisted her brother in his journey to memorize the Qur’an.
“Maariya has stepped in at times when I’m busy. Maariya’s hifz ability is exceptional and she has been a constant source of support whenever required,” the mother said.
The journey to have two kids memorizing the entire Qur’an was not easy though rewarding at the end.
“I’ve given up my career to educate my children; both in the Islamic upbringing and educationally. As a parent, I’m blessed to have children who cooperate and have a good work ethic/ free time balance. I found it easier second time around,” the mother said.
Yusuf’s mother has helped hundreds of parents who message her for advice on her Facebook page.
“All parents should learn or know tajweed enough to help their children. This is an absolute must if you want to be involved,” she said.
“There’s a great sense of satisfaction listening to your child recite the words of Allah swt, but the whole learning for your child will take a more positive stance and even though it’s not a race, you will see results a lot quicker, than if you weren’t involved.”
The Qur’an is a revelation from God, the Creator of the worlds, so He is the original author.
There is only one Qur’an which is in Arabic and many translations of the Qur’an in several languages.
There could be multiple translations by different authors in the same language such as English.
The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Gabriel who used to make the Prophet memorize the Qur’an and made him revise it every year in the month of Ramadan, the fasting month.
Memorizing the Holy Qur’an is one of the most important ways to preserve Allah’s message.
The others are to publish and distribute the book, or the text on the Internet and to recite the parts that one knows to other people.