One of the the Happiest Times in My Life
Channel: Wasim Kempson
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My name is Wassim Kempson. And this is my dua that came through.
So I want to go back to 1995.
And I'd been a Muslim for a little over a year.
And I used to attend a Saturday circle, where we used to study some folk, and some Aqeedah.
And, on one occasion, after attending for a number of months, I've met some good brothers, there was a brother, whom I'd never seen before, when he walked into the room, that everybody came to hug him and give him salams. And it wasn't a normal individual who walked in the room. So I asked who is he? And he said to me that he is a student of the Islamic University of Medina.
I was maybe 18 at the time. So I said, you can study Islam, like at university level? They said, Yeah, there's a well known famous university in in Medina. So after some research, I decided, and I thought, This is what I want to do. I want to be able to learn Islam, from its sources, that I could learn the Arabic language, and I could learn it to them, not by myself, but I can go to scholars and learn the Quran, in the Arabic language, learn and listen to the Sunnah, in the language that was revealed. So I went, and I did whatever is necessary to apply to the University. And at the end of the interview, I asked the individual Am I accepted? And he said, Inshallah,
I took this as an acceptance and a yes. So for the few brothers that knew that I'd gone for the interview in Medina, and I came back and I told them, I said, I've been accepted. And they were astounded, as What do you mean? Accepted? How do you know that? I said, Well, you know, he said to me, in sha Allah,
and I was a new Muslim. And they said to me, no, no, no, no, you have to understand what insha Allah means here. I said, No, this the inshallah that I'm going to get accepted.
And then they said to me, that we recommend you should make a DUA, you know, ask Allah to go there. So when they said that, to me, I took their advice. And this was something that, you know, at this particular time of my life, I'd never wanted something so much. And
it's not a reflection of the level of sincerity, or how great a person I was absolutely not, that any goodness, or any answering of dua for any one person is only through the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. But it is something I really, really wanted to do. So, you know, I used to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala. This is what I want to do, I'd love to study Islam. And I would like to do this, and I had so many kind of dreams, and things I wanted to achieve by studying Islam. And just a few months later, hamdulillah maybe seven months later, I got a letter of acceptance. And the level of happiness, upon receiving that letter is something which is or at least for me, represents one of
the, for a concentrated amount of time was one of the most happiest times of my life. And it goes to show the importance of, you know, if you want something really desperately enough, you want something from Allah subhanaw taala and you are
sincere enough, I guess, and you are consistent with your DUA, that Allah Allah Allah, He will give that to you in sha Allah to Allah if you have a good intention, sincere intention and want good for yourself and others. So this is one of the most important things that happened in my life. And, you know, no doubt it's through the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and that was achieved also by you know, by the making dua and I think it shows the importance of, of making dua to Allah subhanaw taala I don't