Thursday, July 1, 2010

.: Fiqh An-Nisaa’ :.


Islamic jurisprudence
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Several weeks ago I told a brother I wanted to learn about Islam. *weird huh?* He directed me to his alma mater, UIA (International Islamic University of Malaysia) and even suggested I take up the courses on a part-time basis. However, I'm not able to commit myself for a 3-4 years course due to current circumstances. *I have a highly unpredictable schedule*

Then he said, "Why don't you go the mosque? You can listen to the lectures plus sometimes they organize events and short courses." Sooner than later, I forgot about it. Until I went through the newspapers yesterday and noticed a small article about "Fiqh An-Nisaa'" to be held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque, UIA. Without further ado, I rang them up and pre-enrolled myself. Alhamdulillah, the first class starts next Friday, insha'Allah.

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UIA was one of the universities I chose to further my studies in. One can hope and dream, but I ended up studying someplace else. *everybody has a sad story, don't they? coughs*

In those days, friends and family used to tell me stuff like,

"If you go to UIA, you have to wear the hijab and learn Arabic.",

and I thought,

"I can live with that. In fact, I should live with that, shouldn't I?"

Didn't expect it'd take me almost 10 years to step foot there although it takes less than 20 minutes worth of driving to reach from my house.

Alhamdulillah, nonetheless. :)
11.53am Malaysian Time

6 comments:

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

Assalamu'alaikum,

Sis Hajar, masyaAllah. I salute you for taking such initiative to learn more and more about Islam.It's totally not weird ya ukht! In fact, it's great to empower ourselvs with what we are ought to know i.e. our Deen. isn't it? =)

I'm sure you'll gain so many things there. Oh..how I miss UIA esp the masjid =(

Jeanne-ming said...

Hello dear one,
My daughter might move from Hong Kong to Malaysia so my thoughts turned to you. Thanks for your message of comfort.

Ikhwan Ng said...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Congrats to you! you are one step forward to Allah swt, I hope I may have the chance too..I have to study Islam in "part time" way since I need to study others for my career..

Ikhwan Ng said...

Assalamu'alaikum...

Congrats to you! you are one step forward to Allah swt, I hope I may have the chance too..I have to study Islam in "part time" way since I need to study others for my career..

Abu Pokemon said...

A wise man one said, "Even a ten thousand mile journey starts with a first step." You have started that journey it seems.

Hajar said...

TheHumbleWayfarer ::

Wa'alaikum'as'salam. Alhamdulillah, this is a wondrous apportunity and you're most certainly right, however some people within my circles do find this weird. Don't ask me why. :)

Insha'Allah bro. I've heard so much about UIA (the good, the bad; two sides of a coin really). Whichever it is, I hope to gain a significant amount of knowledge nonetheless. :)

Jeanne-ming :: Wonderful news! If she ever reaches our shores, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to offer assistance of any kind. Do take care and God bless!

Ikhwan Ng :: Wa'alaikum'as'salam. Alhamdulillah, I am granted this blessed opportunity by our dear Almighty Allah S.W.T. Although you're studying part time, every little effort counts bro. Insha'Allah you will have your chance too. :)

Abu Pokemon :: Why does that sound like a Chinese proverb? I suppose I have.