I was honestly lost for words at the end of the course. It was, and I’m not just saying this, the best course I have ever been too mashAllah (and in my 5 years since reverting I have been to my fair share!). I came out of it feeling my Emaan had reached a new high, taking me back to that feeling when I first took my Shahadah… and I really needed that!
The course was a VERY powerful reminder. I left thinking alhamdulilah I could not have spent the weekend in a better way – in constant remembrance of Allah and learning about practical ways I could accomplish my goals which would get me closer him inshAllah. It was very very emotional. Everything I expected and more.
Really just wanted to thank you both, for all your hard work, effort and for delivering the course in such a beautiful way mashAllah. For travelling so far and spending time away from your families and all for the sake of Allah s.w.t. Sacrificing in that way inspires me very much. And I am grateful to everyone for sharing their personal experiences (especially you sister Farhia). It made the course even more powerful and so relatable and beneficial, learning from other sisters’ experiences.
I in particular, loved the practical excercise and how we were encouraged to take physical steps towards our goal by a deadline. All courses should do that! So often you leave a course not actually changing things in your life or finding it very hard. But mashAllah we got the ball rolling there and then!
As I’ve already mentioned, if the course was run again in the near future in London I would not hesitate to go again. There was so much amazing content I feel it is the kind of course you can attend again and still get more from, things you may not have picked up first time round. I have already allotted time in my diary to sit down and go through that course book again!
Which by the way I was loving the structure of it! The running theme of the carpenter, the way the topics interlinked… Even the fact that there were the main points/quotes of the topic written down but you had so much space around them to write your thoughts to tailor it for yourself. And the way it related back to Quran and the story of Yusuf (AS) which by the way I had just refreshed my memory of his story a couple weeks ago subhanaAllah!
I am trying hard to think of some constructive criticism to help improve the course but honestly can’t think of any – only I wish we had more time to go into more detail on some of the topics. SubhanaAllah the content was really good!
I will end on this… If I were to describe the course in terms of a metaphor – For me personally, it was like experiencing the death of a close loved one – the shock experience, the difficult process of letting go, the emotional roller coaster, the powerful reminder of death, putting things into perspective, appreciating things in your life, reassessing your life, and then the hope. So even though this metaphor might seem morbid at first, for me the course enabled growth and really moved me alhamdulilah! 🙂