*At this point, at this ghastly age, i’m just writing what comes off of my head and no longer bother about structure , or creativity, or the art of being a good writer. Dear reader, i am too busy but some things need some urgent written record*
Nouman Ali Khan gave a beautiful motivation to those who want to study the Arabic in order to understand the Quran.
When the material gets tough, and when the study becomes overwhelming, remember always what Allah has promised in the Quran :
I was a student of Arabic before, quite the serious one too with essays and stuff but i stopped at around 16 years old. I really hated Arabic–the teacher , the dryness, the rough, throaty aural sounds that it requires, and the general toughness of it all (but i had a knack at languages so i got quite good at it Alhamdulillah)
Nowadays i absolutely cannot write those essays anymore, but i can still pick up tenses and a couple of vocabularies. (That gives me a rough idea what a sentence should talk about). However, even during the times when i was the diligent student, i couldn’t speak it for my life. It was with humongous effort of memorization that i passed the oral exam.
So let’s restart inshaAllah.
I like the way Bayyinah started it by giving the whole big picture on why do we even do this. Its a beautiful thing also that Bayyinah ensures that students start with the correct way before embarking on a study--by making the correct intentions. Not the alphabet.
Here’s to my long journey, please make dua for me.