Intention to make hafiz.
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My question is about my niyyah.I made a neeyah before birth of my son that I will make him Quran hafiz.According to my niyah I putted him in madrassa in reyadh KSA since two years back and alhamdullilah he hifz seven and half paras.may be you know here we do not have a good arrangement of hifz qurran. First madrasa where I putted my son several times his qaree(teacher) terrorized by terrible punishment & I change the madrasa but unfortunately again same thing repeated here also then resulted that my son afraid from people having bear like molvee and he feel burdenwith quran also.my question is there any obligation on me to forcibly continue him to hifz quran ,like that I M afraid that by this imposing my opinion my son may afraid from general quran and sunna and Islamic life.
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Intention to make hafiz
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 76 Surah Dhahr verses 5-12:
5 As to the Righteous they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur
6 A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
7 They perform (or fulfill their) nazar (vows) and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
8 And they feed for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive
9 (saying): "We feed you for the sake of Allah alone: No reward do we desire from you nor thanks.
10 We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
11 But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day and will shed over them a light of Beauty and a (Blissful) Joy.
12 And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 177:
177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah, and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance out of love for Him for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practice regular charity; to fulfill the vows (or contracts) which ye have made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.
Respected brother in Islam, if you have made an intention or vowed unto Allah Subhanah that you will make your son a hafiz or memorizer of the Glorious Quran, then it would only be piety and righteousness on your part in the Sight of your Lord that you strive your best to fulfill your intention.
Respected brother, if you have tried and strived to the best of your ability to honor your intention of making your son a hafiz of the Glorious Quran, but you find that the circumstances are unfavorable, or you find yourself forcing or imposing your child into fulfilling your intention to the state whereby you fear that your son might be afraid or even hate the Quran, the Sunnah, or the Islamic way of life, etc..thus if for an extremely valid reason you are reluctantly forced to forego the noble intention which you had made unto your Lord, at least you will have an excuse to present in the Presence of your Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme on that Inevitable Day of Judgment.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 286:
286 On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (So O believers, pray): "O Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; O our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou did lay on those before us; O Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 42:
42 But those who believe and work righteousness, no burden do We place on any soul but that which it can bear; they will be companions of the Garden therein to dwell (for ever).
Respected brother in Islam, know with absolute conviction that your Lord Creator is He Who Knows absolutely everything and is Well-Aware of the condition of each in His creation; and He does not place a burden on any soul more than it can bear. If you have tried to the absolute best of your ability to fulfill the intention you made unto your Lord, but situations or conditions were such that you were unable to fulfill your intention..then know with absolute conviction that your Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,