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Being concerned about one’s children’s progress in the Hifz class

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Q: I am a concerned parents whose twin boys are doing hifz. The moulana is quite strict on them and thats not a problem for me but both of them are so scared if he has to ask them anything they both just stare at him and keep quiet. The Moulana is particular about tajweed and their grounding for tajweed is not good. So for that we are also at fault. They had been going to another ustaad for 3 years and had not done their hifz well. They were playing. So we decided to take them out and this year march they started by a new Moulana. My main concern is that the Moulana sent me a message saying that my boys have been with him for three months and they have shown very little progress. They are quite dedicated because they are up from 4.30 and go to Madressa at 6 and return home at 5.30. They have a break and they are back learning at 7. Please help me to overcome this fear.


A: Do not be over worried and overcome with fear. Work moderately and trust in Allah. May Allah Ta`ala make it easy for them and allow their ustaad to be more gentle towards them.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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