Avec amour (with love):
I didn’t know this last June.
I didn’t know how much I would change as a person.
I didn’t know how much God would allow me to learn.
Last June when I was looking for courses to fill my electives requirements I came across ‘Islamic Civilization’ and after reading the course description I enrolled in it quite enthusiastically. The whole summer I was looking forward to starting the school year so that I could start the course. Once the school year started and the routine life began I really started to love this course because of the depth and richness of the Islamic history we were learning. As well, this was one course which actually taught me about my own history and in some sense my own roots.
But this article isn’t about the course even though it’s amazing, the Professor really knows his stuff and everyone loves the TA. Rather, this article is about the undying brotherhood/sisterhood and the love I witnessed in this course. Now, reminiscing, I can clearly see how strong young Muslims are and how devoted they are to their religion. The atmosphere created in this class is homely, comfortable and the environment is friendly. I have to admit that this class is truly different from some of my other classes because of the refreshing environment. By just sitting back and really taking everything in one can see the way people are interacting and the amount of harmony that constantly looms. I feel like now days everyone is always talking about the lack of unity amongst Muslims but I wish they could see what I see. Because what I see is love, beauty and harmony amongst the Muslim Ummah.
Brother’s hugging one another with kindness twinkling in their eyes.
A sister talking to another sister.
The occasional brothers who take out their combs and start brushing their beards during lecture, which is amusing.
So yes, I believe in unity.
I believe that the Muslim Ummah is strong.
I believe that Muslim Youth are strong and once they are united they can embark upon the amazing.
It’s true, unity exists.
It’s here; just take a moment to look around you.
I hope you see what I see, with love.
I hope you believe in it to.