ALHUDA taught me a lot. It’s a big list that I learnt in short time. Today, i like to share with my readers so that they would get chance to be a part of this journey.
My journey started with the change in my sister’s attitude, she was regular student of Alhuda . As a family I had a close look how her behavior was changing, and that was positive attitude and confidence. It gave me curiosity to find out what she is learning. And what i found was the connection with Quran and Sunnah.
As I joined alhuda in later years, the beauty of Quran mesmerized me and beautiful way of teaching of Ustadza Farhat Hashmi was the plus. She played a role of a mother; one can feel sincerity and passion in her words.
Let’s discuss what are the keypoints that makes Alhuda students competent, confident and more tolerant, keep in mind the one who understand the message of Quran and the words of Prophet ﷺ could attain these qualities:
Be Open Hearted for the Message of Islam:
Its not easy to completely submit when you are just a born muslim, but iit’sa gradual process, when I learnt the ayah
” سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا “
We hear and we Obey
(Surah Al-Baqarah: 285)
I was shocked and felt that now its time to look at myself, am I the obedient believer, who obey whatever Allah has commanded? If one doesn’t take the message with the intention to act accordingly then what’s the point to read?
Another thing that Alhuda emphasized, is to be a productive part of society. Use your knowledge, skills and talent in creative way, and play beneficial role for family, community and society.
More I learn more I feel importance of true knowledge; our teachers are well qualified in their respective subjects. And feel pride to be a student. A person without knowledge is like someone walking along a track in complete darkness. Most likely his steps will wander aside and he easily can be deceived by shaytaan. This shows that our greatest danger lies in our ignorance of Islamic teachings and in our unawareness of what the Quran teaches and what guidance has been given by the Prophet ﷺ and Alhuda is a platform, where we find an opportunity to learn.
Be a Role Model:
To become a role model for your family, children and society, one need to have a strong role model for herself too. And as a muslim woman, we don’t need to look outside, our role models should be Khadijah R.A, Aisha R.A, Hajar A.S, Maryam A.S, Aasia A.S, Umm Sulaym R.A, Asmaa bint Abu Bakr R.A and so on. Thanks to Alhuda, for providing awareness about wonderful personalities of Islam.
Be Tolerant and Patient:
Allah has made patience like a horse that never gets tired, an army that can never be defeated and a strong fortress that can never be breached. Patience and victory are twin brothers, for victory comes with patience. Allah says:
“Except those who show patience and do righteous good deeds: those, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward (Paradise)” (Hood 11:11)
So can a believer be violent and tolerant at same time? Can a student of Quran could be distressed when one knows the reward are for those who shows patience and gratitude.
Be the one who rush in good works:
Allah swt has defined the believers and their qualities as:
يؤمنون بالله واليوم الاخر ويامرون بالمعروف وينهون عن المنكر ويسارعون في الخيرات واولئك من الصالحين
They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good deeds. And those are among the righteous. (Surah Al-Imran: 114)
This ayah explains the whole purpose of a true believer. Similarly as a student of Alhuda, we like to compete with each other to be Sabiqoon Awaloon in doing good works because as soon as we think about the Sabiqoon, we are reminded of Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Abu Bakr AlSiddiq رضي الله عنه‘s life and how he was always the leader in doing good deeds amongst the Sahabah R.A.
Be gentle in your speech and attitude:
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) said:
“Allah is Gentle and loves gentleness, and He grants reward for it that He does not grant for harshness.”(Sunan Ibn Majah 3688 In-book reference : Book 33, Hadith 32)
Alhuda gives stress to be calm and polite in your speech and selection of words, never have pride in front of others who are less in knowledge, always be a well wisher for everyone and be like a candle, who spread light by burning itself.
I have summarized the important character building points in this article, to pay my gratitude to my institute and teachers. A very quite sad thing about is that teachers does not get the recognition it really deserves. However, they take up source of teaching with humility and accept the support with gratitude. But the most important thing is that teachers are the main pillars of the society. They carry the weight and hold the full responsibility of profession. And aside from parents, are the principal foundation of knowledge, inspiration and greater value for the humankind. that is teaching the most timeless profession of all time.
May Allah swt bless our teachers with the best rewards in life and hereafter and include us among His true believers and beloved ones, and enlighten our life and akhirah with beneficial knowledge of deen, and ameen.
Written by Admin – Student of Alhuda International Institute of Education