Alhamdulilaah, I have noticed this revival of Islamic knowledge among many Muslims today, including the elderly and the youth. Despite the trauma and pain experienced by Muslims in the Muslim and non-Muslim lands, Muslims are taking serious actions in stepping up to the plate and equipping themselves with Islamic knowledge. To me, this is a good sign. For what good are we if we are ignorant of the basics of our deen.
That said, many sisters are taking tajweed classes led by sisters themselves. Classes on fiqh and aqeedah are now available on our finger tips. We have no excuse to trip and slip. Arabic Language classes are burgeoning and at times, there is a wait list.
Another good sign (to me) is the desire to commit the Qur'an to memory. Hifdh classes are back to business as well and many Muslims are beginning to realize that there is no age barrier to acquiring Islamic knowledge. Truly, understanding and spreading Islamic knowledge would help us live our lives on this earth in accordance to the Qur'an and Sunnah.
So, if you are contemplating on improving your connection with the book of Allaah, start your hifdh journey with two amazing websites. If you are busy with work or school and cannot commit to attending an on-site hifdh program, then these two websites may help you fill in the gap:
I came across this website in SISTERS magazine. It is owned by a haafidhah who is a certified life coach and a mentor for many Muslim sisters. Maa shaa Allaah, there is currently a wait list until Mid March. That shows how hungry Muslims are for the deen. Again, a wonderful sign. Alhamdulilaah.
This is a website started by a friend of mine. She is a student of the Qur'an and Arabic Language. She is also a Research Engineer by profession. Her mantra: "Building My Imaan, An Aayah At A Time!"
May Allaah aid us all as we yearn to arm ourselves with Islamic knowledge, Allaahuma aameen.