So after completing the Quran last year, I felt a bit sad…for three years we sat and just absorbed quraan until we finished it cover to cover…what could be as fulfilling? I asked myself. But alhamdulilah, the option of continuing our studies was there. And thus, I started the 3rd year Fiqh, Haadeeth andSeerah class this year.
A bit anxious about the change, especially at the idea of having to swop from Mualimas to Moulanas… I joined the class., and as we started our journey this year….I can truly say that it has opened up my heart and mind to the inner beauty of this Deen.
Of course all the subjects are taught in Arabic, with the English translation as well, which I thought was going to be a HUGE challenge but,much to my surprise, the fact that the texts are in Arabic has been a wonderful thing. It has helped me with the further understanding of this beautiful language, the language of Al Quran. aa2Ultimately our goal and aim is to understand Quran as a means of developing deep seated relationship with Quraan and through that gaining closeness to our Rabb…
So Fiqh with Ml Carr was great alhamdulilah. Ml took us through the basics of Wudhu, Ghusl, hajj, andSalah in a way that allowed us to ask questions and improve our understanding of this vital subject. This has made us so much more aware of how to better our daily practices subhanallah.
Seerah took us on the most amazing journey of our history. we learnt about how Allah saved the Kabaah from King Abrahar and the birth our our beloved NabiMuhamed saw, I think at that point we were all sobbing behind our niqaabs! Wejourneyed through the dessert and learnt about the life of nabi saw as a child living with Halima, his wet nurse. These stories just heightened our Love for our beloved RasoolSalalahualayiwassalam each week weeagerly waited to hearwhat’s going to happen next. ,
Then we had Hadeeth.Subhanallah, I cannot tell you how beautiful this class is. Hadeeth is the words of our Nabi saw, hadeeth is the teachings of the life and Sunnah which we should be living by. hadeeth taught us about our Niyaah, about Taubah and Taqwa, about Istiqaamah, about doing good to others and how our actions can benefit us even after weleave this world, hadeeth took us right there…making us feel like we are sitting at the the feet of our beloved Rasool saw, and learning His teachings.
And when u bring all three lessons together with Quran in the center, Hadeeth next to it , fiqh and seerah on the sides…it makes perfect, beautiful sense. It reaches you …like a beautiful light that ignites your heart and in that heart you are filled with the love for Allah and his beloved, rasool saw.
This journey from the first year when you learning the scales and the nahu, through the Quran hearing the verses speak right to you, and then the rest of it… is a journey of the heart. I come from a background of having studied medicine for 6 years, being brainwashed into believing that we as doctors are something special….to a class of Quranand hadeeth, where I very quickly realized my nothingness, completely humbled by Allah’s words and His greatness . Secular studies target our minds, our Aqal, and if we not careful it can mislead us, Quraan studies affect our hearts …. Purifies ourhearts.. Which ultimately makes our thoughts and our desires directed solely to attaining Allah’s pleasure and the realization of our complete neediness on Him alone.
So my dear sisters who may have just started this journey, and may be feeling overwhelmed by Mazeed Fee and Mudaaf Mudaafilay….just keep going…Quran awaits you…Quran is waiting to captivate you, to spread its Nur across your heart and onto your limbs…with the power to change everything about how you see yourself, how you raise your children, how you interact with the world at large … and ultimately, the Quran gives you the ability to know Allah and develop a love for Allah , Most Merciful, Most generous ..
For those dear sisters that have not started this journey yet, my advice to you is … make dua that Allah choses you for this course. If you are thinking about doing Arabic, my advice is, say Bismillah and join us. What you will receive is much more than an acquisition of new language skill. It will change your life completely..For the better and this will spill off into your home. In Sha Allah.
Allahswt says in the holy Quran;
“Has the time not arrived for the hearts of those who believe to yield to the remembrance of Allah and to the Truth He has sent down and not to be like those who were given the Book before for whom the time seemed over long so that their hearts became hard?” (57:16) Surah Hadeed
I would like to end off by making dua that Allah keeps on calling us, closer towards him and his book. That Allah uses us in his Service and that for every sister sitting here today, I make dua that Allah grants us all the understanding of His book, so that the Quran can become our way of life. Ameen. I make dua that Allah grants us hearts that are tranquil, and that are constantly turning towards Allah, may our hearts never be hardened, but only constantly beating with the thikrof Allah. ameen
For our teachers, I make dua that Allahgrants them Istiqaamah in Deen ,grants them always to be seeking and teaching beneficial knowledge, that Allah rewards them , their parents and families, for what they impart to us of ILM. I thank the teachers…. words cannot explain the gratitude we as a class have to be sitting at your feet…MoulanaCarrshukran for taking us through our lessons with such clarity and detail. For having patience with our questions, and for treating us with so much adaab and humility, May Allah bless you, protect you and increase you ameen. Ml Zahier…jazakallah to you for the weekly spiritual high you put us on. We have grown to look forward to our weekly Muraqabah, which tugs at our hearts and serves as a weekly reminder of our constant need for Tazkiyyah .You always give us something to take home and implement, MayAllahrewardabundantlyameen.
This year has been just another year of adding on to what we have gained over the past few years at DN lil Ummahat…we make dua that Allah rewards Ml Fadwa, and all the teachers we have had over the past few years. We make special dua for Ml Ali Goder and his family, who has been the teacher of our teachers. May Allah raise your ranks in Jannah through your niyyah of making Quraan literally come alive in our hearts and in our homes ameen
Jazakallah to all the students, we are truly sisters, journeying together through the Quraan , our hearts joined together through Love purely for the sake of Allah