Hifz Ceremony 2023

At Ilim College, moments like these truly shine – honouring the remarkable dedication of our students who have committed the entire Quran to memory.
A heartfelt congratulations to not just the students, but also their families and the devoted teachers of the Ilim College Hifz program. Your collective achievement is truly inspirational.

The Hifz Program

In the Holy Qur’an, Allah(ﷻ) declares: “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an, and indeed, We will be its guardians”(Qur’an 15:9). Whoever memorises the Qur’an and acts upon it, Allah will reward and honour them immensely and they will rise in status in Paradise to a level commensurate with what they memorised from the Qur’an.

A Hafiz, a person who has memorised the entirety of the Holy Qur’an, is a guardian of the Holy Book. A Means by which Allah(ﷻ) guards the Qur’an from being altered, the Hafiz have the heavy responsibility of preserving the Qur’an and passing it on to the next generation unaltered. Our college plays its part in the preservation of and protection of our Holy Qur’an, by educating and preparing our own Australian Guardians of the Quran.

The Hifz program is an accelerated Qur’an program supporting students who are interested and committed to memorising the Holy Qur’an in less than three years. The intake for the Hifz class is at the end of Grade 6 and beginning of Year 7. It is for students who excel in Qur’an and Islamic studies, as well as achieving consistently successful results across all subjects.

The Hifz program requires a commitment of four hours per day. Under the supervision of the Hifz instructor, students conduct two hours of study on new memorisation and two hours of study on reinforcing previously memorised Qur’an. Regular gatherings and excursions, as well as our highlight, the Hifz ceremony, and other activities allow for students to remain motivated and in line with the true intention of the program.

Our experienced and dedicated Hifz team guide and educate Hifz students at all times, providing the support needed for this incredible journey of these brave students.