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As we all journey through this chaotic road called life, we often learn valuable lessons along the way. I might not be the oldest man you will find in the world, but I have learnt my fair share of lessons. From positives to negatives, life’s lessons would sometimes bring a smile to my face and sometimes a crack to my heart. I have decided to browse through my life and pick out 10 of the most important lessons that I have learnt. “Why would you do this?” you might ask. Well, unlike certain realities in life that occur to certain people at certain times, these realities will occur to every person. That is why I want you to read this carefully and alter your life in a way that you cater for these realities. So let’s get right down to it…
1. Parents and family stay, friends don’t – Now I do have quite a bit of friends. The thing is, none of my friends today were with me 10 years ago, and none of my friends 10 years ago were with me 15 years ago. The point is, you will come across many friends in your life. Some will be very good but due to our ever changing lifestyles, very few will stay. Your parents and family on the other hand, will always be with you. They were with you the day you were born, they are with you today and they will be with you the day you die.
2. Dua can move mountains – There is no time to go into the details but I know of a man who literally took what he wanted with Dua. He sat up at night, he cried and cried until he got what he wanted. It took him about 2 years to get it, but he never gave up. There were a few people who thought it was impossible to get what he wanted. I, myself, at times doubted if it would ever happen but what many thought to be impossible, became possible with the will of Allah. I know all this because he use to confide in me and we were very close. That one incident thought me that indeed Dua can make possiblewhat people see as impossible. I know you burning right now to know what is it that he wanted so much, right? Well, he wanted to marry a certain girl. She was not interested at first and it seemed like there was no hope. Long story short, today they are happily married.
3. Old habits are here to stay –We often have bad habits that we wish to change but we trick ourselves into believing that it will happen later in life. You might have a habit of listening to music but you keep telling yourself that you will stop listening once you get married. Or you might have a habit of missing Salaah but you tell yourself that once you complete your studies you Prayers will be in order. The reality is, you deceiving yourself my friend. It will never happen unless you start today, right now. As we go through the different stages in life, it’s the old habits that stay with us. By making a change today, you turn your bad habits into good habits thus allowing your good habits to become the old habits that will stay with you for life. This habit of telling yourself “I’ll change one day” is a powerful tool that Shaytaan uses on all of us.
4. We can never have everything in order – I’m sure, just like me, you long for that day when everything in your life will be in order. I don’t necessarily mean being wealthy and rich (I’m still coming to that point). I’m referring to the usual “things” that we have to sort out in life. Things like taking the car for a wash, fixing your phone, getting your studies in order or closing down an old Facebook account. The thing is, it never gets done. If you finally get your phone fixed, all of a sudden your MP3 player starts giving problems. If you finally get down to closing down your old Facebook account,guess what, you receive an SMS from the bank that an old bank account is in arrears. Yes, it might not be the most important things in life but I have learnt that these are chores, it’s part of life. It never ends.
Nouman is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah, as well as the lead instructor for a number of Bayyinah courses including the ‘Fundamentals of Classical Arabic’ and ‘Divine Speech’. His first exposure to Arabic study was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he completed his elementary education. He continued Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examinations in 1993. But his serious training in Arabic began in the United States in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College, Faisalabad, Pakistan who happened to be touring the US for intensive lectures in Tafsir and Arabic studies. Under Dr. Abdus-Samie, Nouman developed a keen methodical understanding of Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr. Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English for the benefit of his own students. Nouman served as professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until ’06 and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 7 years with over 10,000 students nationwide. Currently he has dedicated himself to a seven-year-long project, of conducting a linguistic & literary focus Qur’anic Tafseer series in English.