Come to the sessions mentally prepared.
Minimise distractions such as social media, news right before and after the session.
Set weekly targets for yourself and track your progress daily to see where you can do more and improve.
If you’re stuck with a verse, a word, a letter.. then give it your full attention before moving onto the next.
Recite to someone who’s more experienced than you to see if you’ve mastered the tilawah before reciting to your teacher- especially in the earlier stages.
Recite for at least 15 minutes out loud daily, when you’re starting out and then gradually increase the time to 30 minutes, 45 minutes and an hour. Practicing in this manner will build your stamina to recite more over the same duration.
Every once in a while, I take in students for private Quran lessons.
The conditions are that:
You know the basics of tajweed Can fix your mistakes on the go Have the ability to recite non-stop for at least 15 minutes.
To join, email me at email@example.com
Beware of private sins, especially those made accessible through phones, computers, and television.
Instead, prioritise your faith by praying on time, reflecting on the afterlife and drawing lessons from the teachings of the Quran.
When you truly love something, you will spend your time thinking about it, and be founds in its company. How much time do you truly spend with the Quran these days?
There’s nothing that will have a deeper impact on your spiritual health than spending time in solitude with the Book of Allah.
Over the weekend, try spending your time with Quran as follows:
Select your favourite Surah. Read it’s summary, translation or tafseer. Recite it out loud. Reflect over the verses that capture your heart. Recite the Surah again, this time, in silence.
Take plenty of breaks from the social media, the news, the social gatherings around you so you can recover yourself spiritually and emotionally.
Spending time in solitude, especially with Quran and Dua, as that will act as a cover against setbacks in life .
How can you make the most out of your spiritual retreats? Schedule proper breaks, at least once or twice a week, and spend it away from your phone and the media.
If you ever felt there is a lack of blessing in your time, lack of focus when you attempt to get any important task done, then shield yourself with the Daily Adkhar.
The lack of remembrance of Allah makes us spiritually weak, and we need this spiritual energy to get us through the daily tasks and trials.
As Prophet Muhammad
As Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “
The parable of the house in which Allah is remembered, and the house in which Allah is not remembered, is that of the living and the dead.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6407, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 779
Whatever is overwhelming you in life, whatever burdens you are carrying on your shoulders and heart, staying close to the Quran will lighten your burdens for you.
A closer, consistent relationship with the Quran will help you hold yourself together and regain the balance you’re to have in managing your priorities.