Entry II

A lot has happened over the last few weeks…

Among the major events were the Discover Islam week and the elections at the University. The Discover Islam Week started on the 26th of February with a Discover Islam Exhibition, unfortunately I couldn’t help out much, because I had lectures all day. It was followed by a talk on the linguistic miracles of the Quran at 6pm. The talk was okay, when I proposed the idea for this talk I was thinking of something on the lines of how Nouman Ali Khan reveals these little tidbits of just amazing structures and use of words in the Quran. Just today I was watching a video of him, about how it says in the Quran, paraphrasing here, Allah swt. surely has not placed two hearts in the body of a man. I’ll let him explain.

The DIW talk, was unfortunately not as amazing, but alhamdulillah lots of people said they liked it sooo..

On Wednesday we had a Meet the Isoc day in the prayer room, I heard it went well for the sisters, it didn’t go so well for us. : P However I think that is quite normal, having some experience in that from the Open Mosque day every year in Germany on the 3rd of October. It is quite often so that there are more women interested in something like that.

We had a talk on Animal Rights on Thursday, which was quite well received although we started late. Muslim standard time like always.

On March the 1st we had our biggest event, one I actually didn’t even get a ticket for as they were sold out quite quickly, imagine that. The talk was titled “Walking in the light of the Quran” by Mufti Ismail Menk and Sh. Abu Bakr Al Shatri, imagine that. Lucky I was one of the volunteers and a committee member then, huh? A lot of work went into it and alhamdulillah we pulled it off quite well, I heard that Mufti Menk was also quite pleased and that he like Bradford uni and would like to return so yes Alhamdulillah.

Well then the elections, I begin with Alhamdulillah.

Bradford University is a uni with over 6000 Muslim students we are in the majority, as such what goes on in and with the student union is very important to us as ISOC and representative of most of the Muslim Students on campus. Quite a few of us were running for positions and others (me inc.) were helping in the campaigning. Unfortunately for all positions, that really mattered, we lost. In the sight of Allah swt. at least we hope that we won.

“Strange is the affair of the mu’min (the believer). Verily, all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (sabr) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the mu’min.”
We’ve got a lot of work to do next year, I don’t yet know if I’m going to be with them next year,  but I wish them all the best if I’m not.
Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman
Mu610

About Mu610

22 year old German Muslim currently studying at Bradford University in the UK. Born in Marburg, raised in Berlin and spent 5 years in Nottingham then moving to Bradford in September '12. Is fluent in German and English and has some knowledge of French and Arabic, has an interest in learning Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and maybe Urdu for now.

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