Since the last few years I have really wanted to learn Arabic and understand the Quran better. Not only did I not know where to start, but when I finally did find somewhere nearby which taught the basics and which was starting its course at the same time my maternity leave started, I realised there was no way I could sit for three hours at a time when I am nursing a newborn (and I suspected that the course instructor just would not let me sneak a baby in).
I was upset, but figured I would have to wait till next year and that this was what Allah (SWT) had willed for me. About two weeks ago, my good friend Sister Sumaiya directed me towards a course she had signed up for which she thought I might be interested in. May Allah (SWT) reward her abundantly for pointing me towards this at just the right time.
Abu Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "He who calls another to guidance will have a reward equal; to the reward of him who follows him without diminishing the reward of either of them." (Related by Muslim)
I enrolled in the course called Arabic through the Quran with trepidation and with the worry that I would not be able to get through the course with a newborn and a crazy five year old. Today the course instructor (I am wondering what we should call her? Sister? Ustadhah?) e-mailed us with the instructions to get signed up to the various online platforms we will be using to get through the course, it seemed a bit technical but turned out fairly easy. Our first assignment was to post an introduction about ourselves in the student’s forum.
This was such a good way to start Alhamdulillah. All of the sisters have responsibilities whether children, work or studies and yet they have committed themselves to this course to please Allah and to learn from his book. Subhan’Allah, reading their intro’s was such an encouragement and helped put me at ease.
I am so excited about getting started. I have ordered the book, started playing the learning game on memorize and start looking through the PDF for the course and the teachers blog. I am going to have to stop myself now from spending all night on this or I won’t be able to get up for fajr prayers. Subhan’Allah, how merciful is Allah (SWT). We make an intention even thought we can’t see a way of making something happen and Allah (SWT) shows a path for us.