Allah says in the Quran: “And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah” [al-Nahl 16:53].
If I am honest September has passed by in a bit of a blur and I have been trying to think back about what has made me grateful this past month…..
And I think I will focus on my Quran Tutor.
I have been wanting to correct my ability to read the Quran for a while. I found some classes at a local masjid a few years back but I never connected with that teacher. Do not get me wrong…she knew her stuff….but I felt uncomfortable in her presence for some reason and I felt really stupid in front of her. Then my father got ill and I was missing lots of classes so I quit. And I was actually glad to leave.
They say everything happens for a reason and it certainly was the case in this matter. The decision to quit was the best decision I made.
I eventually found another Quran tutor. I was initially looking for my eldest but she also taught adults. And since starting with her I have never looked back.
Not just my Quran tutor I feel like she is also a friend I can discuss any issues I am having in regards to Islam. There is no judgement, just a desire to help and guide us on the right path. As a result I genuinely believe if it wasn’t for her I would currently be completely lost.
I have found that you mention on social media you are feeling lost and some so called friends often choose to ignore it. I also remember once mentioning it on my blog FB page and local sisters got in touch saying we should meet up, have a coffee…etc etc…and then nothing….. It seems like people want to be seen doing something publicly but then actually do nothing.
It taught me not to rely on anyone else. That I need to help myself. But I now know that there are people out there that do genuinely want to help. Just recently I was feeling emotional and ending up crying in my Quran class over something. Our teacher gave me a massive hug and then changed the lesson that day to discuss the issue I was facing from an islamic perspective. This was to try to make me understand and deal with the issue correctly.
So Alhamdulillah for finding her and learning more about Islam.
If anyone else would like to share what they are grateful for for the month of October then feel free to add your link below.