Melbourne Boys Memorise the Entire Quran: A Testament to Dedication

Mustafa Mammon of the Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne

In a remarkable testament to commitment and perseverance, two young boys from the Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne have accomplished an extraordinary feat: they have memorised the entire Holy Quran. Mufaddal Dahodwala, 12, and Mustafa Maimoon, 16, have demonstrated unwavering commitment to their faith and education, overcoming numerous challenges along the way.

Mufaddal Dahodwala: Overcoming Challenges with Resilience

Mufaddal embarked on his Quranic hifz (memorisation) journey in 2020 and completed it in 2023, spanning three years of intense study and dedication. However, his path was not without challenges, such as mastering recitation and pronunciation. Nevertheless, Mufaddal’s determination shone through as he sought solutions to overcome these barriers.

Guided by advice to utilise digital resources like the ‘Muhaffiz’ app and listen to audio recitations by Shahzada Husain Burhanuddin, son of the Dawoodi Bohra community leader, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, he persevered. With unwavering support from his parents, who actively engaged in his learning process, Mufaddal embraced a holistic approach to memorisation. He utilised every opportunity to immerse himself in the sacred text, from listening to audios while travelling and commuting to incorporating Quranic recitation into daily activities.

One important decision by his parents was to enrol him in the Hifz Camp in Nairobi for a year and half to help complete his memorisation, with his mother travelling with him for emotional and moral support.  His stay equipped Mufaddal with a stronger personality filled with confidence and courage to manage any situation in his educational journey.

Mustafa Maimoon: Balancing Commitments with Determination

Mustafa’s journey to becoming a Hafiz—the term for someone who has memorised the Quran—began before his enrollment at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community, in Nairobi. Despite the challenges of balancing school commitments with Quranic memorisation, Mustafa’s perseverance and the support of his parents and institution were instrumental in his success.

The move to Aljamea provided Mustafa with a conducive environment for his hifz studies. With Quranic memorisation integrated into the daily timetable, Mustafa was able to focus on meeting his targets. His dedication was evident as he devoted early mornings and late nights to his studies, utilising every available moment to advance his memorisation.

Mufaddal and Mustafa accomplished the coveted feat of becoming a hafiz—one who has committed the entire Quran to memory
Mufaddal and Mustafa accomplished the coveted feat of becoming a hafiz—one who has committed the entire Quran to memory

The Rewards of Memorising the Quran: Blessings and Transformation

Both Mufaddal and Mustafa exemplify the profound rewards of Quranic memorisation. Their journeys have instilled in them qualities of patience, gratitude, and love for their faith. Quranic memorization has not only deepened their spiritual connection but has also equipped them with invaluable life skills.

The merits of memorising the Holy Quran extends beyond the individual, impacting families and communities. Through their commitment to learning and sharing the sciences of reciting and memorising the Quran and embodying its values, Mufaddal and Mustafa have become beacons of inspiration for others in their community. The accomplishments of Mufaddal Dahodwala and Mustafa Maimoon stand as a testament to the transformative power of dedication, resilience and faith. Their journeys inspire to embrace the pursuit of knowledge with unwavering determination, commitment and perseverance.

Read more about the importance of the Holy Quran as an inspiration to a better life on The Dawoodi Bohras website.

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