Bismillah, wa hamdullilah, wa salatu wa salam ‘ala Rasoolullah.

It’s our first weekend after Heavenly Hues, and while reading Zulander’s post, I was reminded of the hadith of our beloved Prophet, sal Allahu alayhi wa salam. He stated that, “the Shaytaan continually pursues humans as a wolf pursues sheep. The wolf only dares to attack those sheep which have separated from the rest of the flock and are standing alone…” (Imam Ahmad). I think this is such an awesome hadith. It challenges our conventional understanding of will power and inner strength. It emphasizes that the essence of the individual is, in all aspects of his being, dependent on his community. Dependent on his brothers and sisters to safeguard his life, his iman, and his link to Allah. It’s this trust and reliance that has me coming back to Al Maghrib seminar after seminar after seminar. The protection of my heart is in the hands of my brethren, and within Qabeelat Nurayn that I feel my heart is most safe; amongst a group of Muslims who strive to please Allah subhanhu wa ta’ala, who strive to implement the sunnah, and who struggle to be believers. This last seminar is a testament to our efforts. Through our mutual goal of bettering ourselves, we were able to provide nearly 180 students a clear understanding of the Quran. It’s our collective efforts, by Allah’s permission, that are allowing us develop and sustain a thriving community. That’s so impressive, maashaAllah! I truly feel blessed to be part of the revival, the New Reign within Nurayn πŸ™‚ Mariam 3:36 said it best- being part of Nurayn has redefined friendship. And subhanAllah, between a flock of sheep and a loner, friendship could mean your life.. Written by Little Bo Peep