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Before I started the course I came across many students from different parts of the institute who said how life changing it is.
I came into the year feeling slightly arrogant with a hard heart thinking to myself “How can one Sunday a week be so life changing?” and “It will probably not have the same impact on me.”
Oh boy was I wrong. It was life changing indeed.
So what was so life changing? There were several reasons for me joining this course but what made it so life changing for me personally was its ability to connect me with Allah and the Quran in a way, which I had not experienced before. This is after all the primary objective of the course.
I didn’t realize how disconnected I was from the word of Allah. I went about my life doing all the right things but without any understanding. That connection didn’t happen all at once, it was a slow and gradual changing or turning of my heart. The more I learnt the more connected I felt. The excitement you feel when you travel and see a new place for the first time is the feeling you get walking into class and knowing that today I am going to learn something new about my creator.
This doesn’t mean that I didn’t miss a few lessons here and there. Our modern society is a busy one and the teachers understand this and make it easy for us. Once I fell ill and couldn’t physically be in class but I could stream the lesson from bed. Another time I couldn’t make class so I just downloaded the audio recording afterward and felt like I was there.
And if you have any fear about being singled out and asked to answer a question, don’t be. If you are an introvert like myself this class is perfect. You can communicate via your phone and ask questions to the teachers in that way. This was an absolute dream for someone like me.
The examples above are only a few ways of how they have integrated technology into each lesson. I found this made the learning easy and engaging.
My first year is coming to an end and I feel like I know very little but I know more than I did a year ago. And at the end of the day it is not so much about the class but about the end goal of getting closer to Him.
A student of the deen