It feels like just yesterday that I was stalking the Zaytuna webpage while reading the mission statement and thinking to myself, “This is the perfect school that I am looking for!” Now, two years later, here I am, reading a thirty page article on Islamic History for Imam Zaid’s class and preparing for Sheikh Hamza’s Introduction to Theology class. Bewildering, and it’ s all so surreal, yet the sincerity, love, and kindness that one finds at Zaytuna, with it’s amazing staff, students, faculty, and community members, is one of the most real things I have ever experienced.
Alhamdulilah, the first week has come and gone, and all though it only consisted of two days of orientation and our first two days of actual classes, the duration of time that passed seems a lot longer than just one week! The amount of knowledge and opportunity offered here at Zaytuna is just unbelievable, subhanAllah. Although I have just met most of my classmates and peers here, we are a small group, and are drawn close together by one common goal: to seek Sacred Knowledge in order to better understand and get closer to our Lord Almighty. Zaytuna is a beautiful environment filled with beautiful souls who are encouraged and helped by wonderful staff who really care about them while being taught by some of the best scholars of our time.
May Allah give this community tawfiq, allow them to grow and prosper, and become ever more successful in their endeavors. Lastly, please do not forget us, the students, as well as the teachers, staff, and faculty, in your duaa’s, because we are all most definitely in need of it.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
God is Greater,
From a new Zaytunie,