I recently read the book, The Crowning venture by Hafidha Saadia Mian. I shared some pages on my Instagram stories and it gathered some interest. And as I love reading and talking about books, I decided to share quick bits from books I read, love and recommend.

This book basically revolves around the memorisation of the Qur’an. I prefer to say Journey with the Qur’an. Read my full review here.

Lessons from the book

  • Memorising the Qur’an is a deeper way of relating to it than just reading. We all reach a point where we want more. We don’t get the Iman high we used to get when reciting the Qur’an. Imagine the same words passing through your heart, over and over again. It would clean it somehow.
  • Memorizing the Qur’an is not an all-or-nothing venture. It is continually striving to build and keep a relationship with the Book of Allah.
  • Perfection like the Qur’an is a journey and not a destination. I cannot sit on the sidelines and be perfect. I need to continually put in efforts and strive. Every effort counts. One doesn’t just start perfectly.
  • Memorizing the Quran would make me better. I don’t have to attain a particular level of spirituality or faith before I start my journey to memorization of the Qur’an.
  • Approach memorization in a relaxed manner. The journey should lead to love, peace and contentment. There should be no stress.
  • Everybody’s journey is different

I would recommend this book to every Muslim woman, then I would recommend the book to every Muslim man.

Have you read the book? What were some of your takeaways?