How often do I zone out or daydream during class and how can I keep myself focused?
After being assigned this question, I tried analyzing how much attention I was paying during class, . I noticed that I would daydream A LOT when I would be in school. However with the Quran its different, it may be because the Quran has that affect in it, that makes you focus, or if its because I have to write down the whole time. I think it’s the former. Alhamdulillah I do concentrate, however I lose focus mainly during word analysis. I’ve noticed that its during that particular time I zone out and Astagfirullah I start feeling sleepy. During tafseer, I am much more focused.
I actually was taking notice of the fact, like a couple of times, how I tend to be more focused in the Quran class than I was in school. I used to daydream a lot in school. So much that I would just be writing down what the teacher would say and then understanding what we did in class once I would be at home. I guess being interested in what we’re studying is a huge determining factor. The more interested we are, the more we’ll be able to focus.
In order to keep myself focused I need to remember that I am studying the Kalaam of Allah and that in it is reward and benefit for me. Even during word analysis I should remember that I’m analyzing that word which if I recite, I’ll be rewarded ten times for.
I should also get enough sleep. That’s one of the greatest ways to focus in class and not zone out.
Other things which I can do are : miswaak before coming to class, making dua and istaghfar.
I should also remember the first command that Allah (S.W.T.) gave to Musa (A.S.) : “Listen Attentively.”
That is a command that applies to all of us , when studying the Quran. I should keep in mind that that is a hukm that Allah (S.W.T) is also giving me for when I am studying the Quran.
Following all this can insha’Allah ensure that I remain better and more focused in class.
A Student of the Quran