Alhamdulillah, I can’t thank Allah enough for the opportunity to khatam the Qur’an for a third time in this holy month of Ramadhan under the guidance of Mrs Mom! My parents have always taught me that quality is better than quantity – but Ramadhan is an exception. We want both quality and quantity in our Ibadah, as Ramadhan is a holy month for us Muslims.
In the beginning of Ramadhan, I planned to khatam the Qur’an as a gift for my Mamajee. At first, it seemed like an impossible mission to complete – one month surely wasn’t enough! But then, by the will of Allah, plus the unmatched guidance of Mrs Mom, I managed to khatam the Qur’an – in no more than 15 days…Alhamdulillah!
No words could describe the sweet feeling of success I gained from my first khatam. That sweetness gave me the urge to start reading immediately after my first khatam. At this point, I found myself more and more attached to the Holy Qur’an. I started to dedicate as much time as possible to reading the words of Allah. Every weekday, I used my one-hour lunch break, plus another two 20-minute breaks to read the Qur’an. As soon as I finished my online classes, I prayed, and then immediately continue reading Qur’an again. And in the evening until late night, there was nothing but Qur’an. I also used all day on Saturday and Sunday as bonus time for me to read the Qur’an as much as possible.
And the result I gained from all those sacrifices was beyond sweet when I successfully khatam the Qur’an for a second time. And this time, I managed to complete it within a week! Immediately after that, I started reading again for the third round and Alhamdulillah, today, after a week, I managed to khatam the Qur’an for a third time in this holy month of Ramadhan. All praise is due to Allah for the blessings He showered upon me which enabled me to khatam the Qur’an – not once, not twice, but three times in a month! And the best thing about it is the fact that after each completion, the satisfaction does not die away…instead, the proud feeling of being able to finish the holy book grows bigger and bigger each time! But of course this mission would be impossible for me to complete it myself had it not been for the guidance of Mrs Mom – my Qur’an Buddy.
But, like I have said from the beginning, #successisnottheend! My three-time success in this holy month of Ramadhan has motivated me to start preparing myself if I am destined to meet next year’s Ramadhan. InshaAllah, my Qur’an buddy (Mrs Mom) and I have many plans to continue our sweet success after this holy month of Ramadhan – may Allah make it easy for us.
I pray that my sharing will inspire others and help them to see that nothing is impossible if you work hard to earn Allah’s pleasure. And to those who have missed the opportunity to read the Qur’an in this holy month of Ramadhan, don’t despair. It’s never too late to start reading the Qur’an. Let this ending of Ramadhan be the start of your new beginning!
May Allah accept all of our good deeds in this holy month of Ramadhan and purify our hearts from riya’…
Have a Blessed Friday,
29th Ramadhan 1441 AH
Friday, 22nd May 2020