An inspiring reflection from a 15 year old member of the Back to Basics Islamic Studies Class 2012.
This class is amazing, astonishing, astounding, stunning, awesome, awe-inspiring, sensational, remarkable, stupendous, phenomenal, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, wondrous… and I could just keep going on and on about it but my thesaurus ran out of words
Well you see I had nothing better to do on Friday night so I was like what the paradise!
Ok. That’s not true, I’m sorry I lied
The real reason is that I find it so sad that so many converts are more interested or knowledgeable about Islam than actual born Muslims. I didn’t want to become one of them. I wanted to seek more knowledge about my religion and understand it.
This class has truly opened my eyes and ruined my life. Let me correct your thoughts, I mean that last sentence in a good way. Reality has struck me, my virtual bubble has disappeared. Reality is staring me right in the face beckoning me to make a wrong move. And to be honest it’s freakier than I expected.
It made me realize that you must face reality head on and that Islam is the only right way to do it.
It has taught me things that are completely beyond me, things that are so related to our society now that it astounds me.
One thing that had a profound impact on me was the statement, ‘You are whom you hang out with’. The class also made me aware that my Ibadah isn’t up to scratch
At the end of the day we all want the same thing out of life, which is Inshallah to enter Jannah.