One more week inshaaAllah, and the end of something that has affected and changed my heart for four years will be here. The wonderful bond I believe that has been formed between us throughout those four years, through helping each other with missed notes, confirming if there really is no voice or if it’s a personal computer issue, reminding each other of upcoming tests and assignments, highlighting the words from the word list as word analysis is going on, holding our weekly group meetings during which we grew accustomed to hearing each other recite, bumbling through translation, and taking turns to head the group, is a precious side benefit.
Tears pooled in my eyes last night. My heart is feeling the sadness of the imminent end of this particular journey. As some of us expressed this feeling, I grew even more melancholy. I have planned for this end since, oh, maybe a year ago. Not in a sense of celebration. No. But in making sure I don’t enter an abyss of idleness, as per the advice of our group in charge. By and by, opportunities came to me to avoid that abyss, alhamdulillah. I took them, but then I found myself somewhat overwhelmed. And then, with Allah’s help, I found myself coping and managing, and finding more strength to take on more. Then more opportunities came, and my heart changed. I found myself upon new pursuits. Subhanallah.
The Quran is truly a wonderful amazing thing indeed. It is after all, the words of Allah Out of His mercy, Allah has given us the honor and permission to utter and recite His words. If that is not amazing, I don’t know what is. This journey started from the beginning, and as we approached the end, I could feel that the Quran is carrying us on this journey with themes that seem to fit into how we have developed and grown. In this week’s class, one ayat stuck out to me on Wednesday, from surah As-Sharh7
So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship].
When the earth is shaken with its [final] earthquake
That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds.