Qaanitah Hunter- July 26, 2012 Ramdaan is the month of the Quraan. But is it only for Hufadh? A lot of emphasis on the Hufadh to recite their Quraan in Taraweeh Sallah but the same is not given to a female. South Africa has been blessed with numerous Haafidhas but the effort and spotlight on her efforts stops at her completion. But it is well known that care for the Quraan is ongoing and the commitment is life long. Many female Hifdh teachers have expressed that once a woman completes and gets involved in a busy routine then fitting a time for Dhor is absolutely impossible. "I don't know when last I did a full round of Dhor," is a common sentiment expressed by Haafidhaat and Taraweeh Sallah is often performed with the recitation of the shorter Surahs of the Quraan. But according to a few Hifdh teachers who spoke to Cii News, it should become the concern of every Haafidha to take extra care to ensure that not a single Ayah is forgotten. "Once the Haafidha takes the responsibility of learning the Quraan, she needs to understand that the Quraan has a great right over her," some expressed. They further said that it is the Haqq (right) of the Quraan upon her to recite it in the Taraweeh sallah. "As we study the Seerah of the Prophet Muhammed (saw), the lifestyle of the Sahabah and Akaabereen (religious scholars) and the continuous advise of our Aazatiza (teachers), we find one of the best ways to strengthen ones Quraan is to recite it in Sallah." With the gift of Taraweeh, this practice becomes very easy, the Madrassah said. Speaking to Cii News, various Hafidhaat said that females have it harder than males because they have to accommodate for the period of Haidh (menstrual bleeding). "Women also have to take care of Iftaar, they have to clear up etc and that is why many off them who are Haafidhaat take the shortcut." The Statement made reference to the Hadith: Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The one who was devoted to the the Qur'an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: `Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.''' [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]. "This Hadeeth should be a motivation for every Haafidha who wants to make Jannatul Firdaus her abode, and this abode can only be obtained by that Muslim who is able to read Quraan without errors." They further said that we should not ask the question, "should a Haafidha recite the Quraan in Taraweeh?" Rather it should be a question how much will be recited in Taraweeh.