THE GREATEST BLESSING TO COME MY WAY SINCE STUDYING AT QAMAR IS GETTING TO KNOW MY CREATOR…
Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
My main reasons, my intentions, for enrolling at DN, was to understand the meanings of The Holy Quran…. because I wanted to know how I should live my life in order to please Allahu Ta’Aala. I have 3 young children and I wanted to be a good example to them so that they would strive to live their lives in the obedience of Allah. Ameen.
So imagine how I felt when I found a note addressed to Allah, written by my 7 year old this year, which read: “I love you Allah, You a wonderful Master”.
It is my 5th year at DN and my 4th at DNLU. Studying part-time, it may at times feel as if our progress has been at too slow a pace, but I believe that it is perfectly suited to us as mothers and wives. As our Moulana recently mentioned, “The danger of running on the path towards Allah, is that we could stumble and fall. Instead, the benefit of walking on the path, is that we are able to take our families along with us on the journey.”
The greatest blessings by far, to come from my studies at DN, is beginning to know my Allah, to learn about the system of Allah, to know that Allah is always near and to be able to say: “I love you Allah, You are a Wonderful Master”.
Algamdulillah, our 4th year was filled with many highlights. I’ll only mention a few..
When we reached the chapter of Hadith on The Rights of the Husband over the Wife, our Moulana assigned random hadith to each of us to teach to our class, while he observed and provided feedback. To say it wasn’t easy is a huge understatement, but we fought our nerves (and our pounding hearts) and did our best. Algamdulillah.
We were amazed at how much every one of the hadith hit home. Each of us felt like that particular hadith was meant specifically for us and, as it turns out, we should not have been so surprised by this, because…
Later in the year, we learnt about a hadith which states that “whatever missed you, could never have hit you and whatever hit you could never have missed you”. Subhanallah! It was no coincidence!
This was the year in which a new dimension was added to our studies, in that our hearts were awakened..
We were taught that we should protect our feelings towards our ibadaat; and that our hearts can travel much further than our bodies, because the heart is not limited by space and time.
Then, when we long to be at the Beitullah, for example, we only need to recall those feelings, in order for our hearts to transport us back there again whenever we wish. With our hearts, we could be making tawaaf of the Kaaba right now.
We were taught how to connect our hearts to Allah, how to make dhikr ,
how to visualise the Nur of Allah and His Raghma entering our hearts as we make dhikr, and
how to make heartfelt dua, the kind of dua that causes tears to run down your face, the kind of dua that drenches your niqab J.
In conclusion, we have been very sad these last few weeks, because we have to part with our Moulana, and I’d like to end off with a reminder to my class of something he taught us:
When experiencing a loss, a compartment in the spiritual heart becomes empty, hence it aches. When this happens, we should make use of the opportunity to fill that compartment with the love of Allah instead, so that eventually all of its compartments are filled with the love of Allah, because that is its rightful purpose.
On behalf of the 4th year class of 2014, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our ustaadh, Moulana Yunus for your dedication and sincerity and to Mualimah Fadwa for taking such good care of us over the last 4 years.
May Allahu Ta’Aala shower you and your loved ones with His choicest blessings. Ameen.