Lifeline is a platform to help Muslim families embrace the Quran and Sunnah, and make Islam a way of life. Lifeline offers an array of diverse courses, workshops, and lectures on Arabic language, Arabic Grammar, and everyday issues such as but not limited to time management, stress management, maintaining relationships, Islamic economics & finance, and general character development according to Sunnah.
Question 1: How was Lifeline born, and what was the inspiration behind this organization?
Alhumdulillah, the only motivation behind Lifeline is the Quran and the love for its teaching. Lifeline’s motto is “Quran is lifeline. Love it, live it,” and this is the lesson we would like to convey to people, Insha’Allah. Without an understanding of the teachings of the Quran, our life is meaningless.
Lifeline came around as a Tawfique from Allah (swt). The premise of Lifeline was initially started off as a Tarbiyati program for children called The Colors Academy, again with the goal of bringing the Quran into the lives of children in a way they could understand. When the opportunity came to switch to a full time Hifz programme, the message of the Quran prevailed. Undoubtedly, this change was a blessing from Allah (swt), as He says in the Quran about the magnificence of His Book: “Say: ‘In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Quran); therein let them rejoice.’ That is better than what (the wealth) they amass.” (Yunus 10:58) Hence, Lifeline began in June 2013 as a full-time Hifz programme, Alhumdulillah.
Question 2: As Lifeline has evolved, what has been your greatest challenge in terms of its operation?
The greatest challenge has been taking care of students’ Manzil in Hifz. Taking care of Manzil is to ensure that all that has been memorized by the student is not forgotten, as he/she advances ahead in the Sabaq (the lesson). The students’ lesson plan has to be closely monitored, and regular assessment needs to be done to ensure that the memorization of the previous Juz is intact.
There is no point in having a Hafiz who has completed the Hifz of the Quran yet remembers nothing of it or only small portions from each Juz. Our goal is not just to complete the Hifz, but also to make these young children Sadaqa-e-Jariya for us, which can be only attained with their remembrance of the Quran in their years to come.
Question 3:Would you like to share any particular success story with our readers?
Our success lies in assisting a child who is not up to his Hifz lesson, and puts his head down on the desk or just refuses to learn his Sabaq, recite his Sabaq, or complete his Manzil for the day. Every day is a success for us if we are able to achieve our goal of helping the child achieve his target for the day, Alhumdulillah.
Question 4: Many Quran institutes have mushroomed in the recent years; how do you see Lifeline standing distinctly amidst them?
Lifeline is a place where children can memorize the Quran in an environment which is free from coercion and harshness. Understanding that each child is an individual, and will have his/her own learning style, is how we connect to the child for developing a particular lesson plan. A reasonable student/teacher ratio helps in achieving this goal.
Question 5: What are your plans for the future in terms of expansion or offering any additional services?
We would like to see Lifeline as a Hifz academy that not only constitutes the memorization of Quran but also offers the understanding of Quran and the teaching of Sunnah. In future, we will, Insha’Allah, add courses and programmes that promote the Quran and the Sunnah. This includes courses dedicated to the Arabic language, Tajweed, and Tafseer as well as other courses which help one understand the Quran, Insha’Allah.
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