If we memorize the Quran without changing our hearts then what is the point? Ya Seen: a hifdh journey in America addresses this central question through an endearing family, first introduced in Umm Muhemmed's A Qur'aanic Odyssey: Towards Juz Amma. Once again, we meet familiar characters, including Ibrahim, Amna, Khadija, and Abdurrahman. This time, however, it is amidst RaIf we memorize the Quran without changing our hearts then what is the point? Ya Seen: a hifdh journey in America addresses this central question through an endearing family, first introduced in Umm Muhemmed's A Qur'aanic Odyssey: Towards Juz Amma. Once again, we meet familiar characters, including Ibrahim, Amna, Khadija, and Abdurrahman. This time, however, it is amidst Ramadan and the memorization of Surah Ya Seen. The goal of the story is not to teach Surah Ya Seen but instead to show how learning the surah may unfold in a 21st century Western family with many of the same challenges that we all face. Hifdh al Quran (namely memorizing and striving to preserve the Quran) is both foreground and background in the story....
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Ya Seen: a hifdh journey in America Reviews
Ya Seen: a hifdh journey in America is primarily a story about a mother’s struggle to help her young son to memorize the Quran in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling. Providing him with motivation to continue on this path at a steady pace without being overwhelmed and losing interest is only one of the many challenges she faces. Trying to balance a career and complete her own memorization while taking care of a household that is ethnically diverse is a daunting task. The author subtly weaves other themes into the story that add to the richness of the narrative: Mother-daughter relationship: The protagonist’s relationship with her own mother highlights the delicate nature of such a bond while giving her invaluable lessons about parenting.Sibling rivalry: She learns to deal with the constant competition between her children with love, compassion and patience.Multi-racial marriage: Her interactions with her husband, who comes from a different religious and cultural background, forces her to be more cognizant of the sensitivities of other cultures and their way of life.Balancing career and family: Raising kids while trying to have a career of her own teaches her the importance of time-management and prioritization.Relationship with Non-Muslims and cultural integration: Her interactions with other Non-Muslims in the community. The overriding theme, however, is her attempt to teach her children to understand and act upon the Quran that they are memorizing. The way she incorporates what her son is memorizing into everyday lessons for him is the best part of the book. Relevant Ahadith, Quranic ayahs and hikayat are quoted to further instill the concept being learned. It is a very important that parents make memorizing the Quran a worthwhile experience for the children. The children should be able to understand how to implement what they are learning in their lives otherwise it will just turn into rote memorization with no benefit. Cons: The copious footnotes became a tad distracting. I would suggest putting those at the end of the book as a reference for those who need to read more on the subject.There are so many interesting themes in the book that can be further developed. I wanted to find out more about the characters. So perhaps, at least some of the main characters can be further developed. There is great potential for this to become a series for kids in 5th grades and upwards. It will especially resonate with the kids who are memorizing the Quran and face similar challenges. It could also give hope and encouragement to those who plan on embarking on this journey, giving them a guideline about how to go about doing it in a beneficial way.Erum Rab.
Umm Muhemmed's Ya Seen, a hifdh journey in America, is an engaging read providing insight, clarity and a window into the remarkable world of Qur’aanic memorization. More importantly, it illustrates the living beauty of Islam with practical linkage to all of creation. This unique publication is a recommended read and a must for every bookshelf!