بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I joined the course when the group was ending Juz 3. I had gone through the Daurah-e-Qur’an and had felt this was just the surface. This was in October 2009. Ever since then, Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) selected me to become the student of the Qur’an and Alhamdulillah this has been my status since then. It is the most satisfying role.
What does it mean to be “A Student of the Qur’an?”
It means you fall under the special protection of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى). He helps you in ways that one can never imagine. Anyone attached to the Qur’an must have experienced this Divine Intervention several times. This only comes with the connection of the Qur’an. Once that severs, Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)’s help is also severed.
During this course, I was tested severely. There were ups and several downs in my life as is the case with all those who resolve to undertake this journey. I saw people come and go, seats being emptied and being filled with newer faces. But I was blessed with the biggest of favors – the Qur’an remained with me. I remained a student. Alhamdulillah.
When we reached the end of the 30th Juz 3 months back, I had not completed the first 3 Juz. The Shaitaan that runs through my veins said to me, “You have done enough Qur’an these last three years. You need to stop spending your mornings in Qur’an class and look at your life in perspective. All your time is consumed.” My teacher said to me, “You must go through Surah Al-Baqarah as it will give you Sharh Sadar.”
Alhamdulillah – Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)’s help was still with me and today I have been able to complete Surah Al-Baqarah. I know this is not my doing in the least. I realized that there was still so much that I did not know and so much that I had forgotten. When you think you have “completed” the Qur’an you open it up again to read it as if you have never gone through it. Yet, with the knowledge there are times when you feel you have things in its correct perspective as you remember the ayahs you are acting upon. It is most definitely a life changing experience. AND if your life has not changed after the so called completion, there is something wrong in your understanding of what Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) is saying to you. You have not internalized it yet. May Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) help us implement all that we have learned and give us ways to stay connected. Ameen.