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Asalamu alaykum wa rahmattallah,
I just thinking in my mind about how it would work out to go to Banu Burdue for Rules of Engagement on Aug 19-21 and the next weekend. Never done anything like this before. That first weekend is the weekend right before our first week of classes I'm assuming.
Anyone know a shorter way to get there than what was given on mabquest below, because it seems a bit sqaure?:
Maybe we could get there in 4.5 hours if we take a different route?
Bool beople up, tag them along, might work.
And any advice and how to make it work and ease it into my mind is abbreciated. :)
First barrier might be, everyone is "busy..", "school work.."
"Money," Ok that might need to be worked out.. ok for some that definately does. Allah knows best.
Hey, why don't you guys have your own tribe forum on here?
Asalamu alaykum wa rahmattallah
PS: I got my b's and p's working already :)
06-09-2005, 01:17 PM
Assalamu-alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu,
Brother John, Qabeelat Badr (a.k.a Banu Burdue) would loooove to have you and any other Iowans out to our town. We are in the process of trying to get our own forums so please just be patient with us as that gets worked out.
Now in regards to a few of your questions.
Can you please indicate what city in Iowa you will be starting in? From that information, I'll see if I can find a quicker route for you (I think there may be a shorter route Wallahu Alim).
In terms of inspiring others to travel the distance to seek the knowledge of Islam. I know of a married couple who traveled more than 7 hours (I believe from Iowa) to our first class Light of Guidance and that was a few weeks before Final Exams week - for Purdue (though these two individuals had to work during the week) . They traveled twice from Iowa to West Lafayette just to take the class. This same Muslim couple, May Allah (SWT) reward them and make it easy for them to continue to benefit from AlMaghrib, traveled more than 9 hours (it could have been longer but I can't remember) to Columbus, Ohio just to take an AlMaghrib class there. If you really want to seek the knowledge, remember that Allah (SWT) makes the path of paradise EASY for the one who seeks knowledge. And when you travel to seek this knowledge, all of Allah (SWT) creatures are making du'aa for you and the ANGELS lower their wings to protect you.
Generally speaking, the first week of college is generally not too challenging. Usually by the third or fourth week, the first wave of exams might start up. So don't worry too much about classes beginning at the same time as the AlMaghrib class.
To further encourage you to come: we will provide you with free accommodations (just ask the Chicago Brothers that traveled to LOG)! We love taking care of our out-of-towners.
In terms of paying for the class, remember that when you are forced to pay for something (i.e. college, car, house) that something becomes very dear to you and you strive extra hard to achieve and maintain it. So when you have to pay $165 for a class, you are going to make sure to show up early and attend the class and do all that you can to benefit from this knowledge! We may be offering a few scholarships so I'll try to keep you posted on that.
Also, try getting a few Brothers that you know to come. Car-pooling saves you a lot of cash, believe me all of us who had the privilege to attend Qabeelat Hayl's promo can attest to this.
Also, you will get to meet a lot of good, cool, Brothers from Indiana (and most likely from Chicago and Wisconsin too).
Also remember that you will have a first-hand opportunity to ask Ustadh Muhammed ibn Faqih questions (we get to hang out with the sheikhs after class and this is ALWAYS fun)!
I hope that this helps you akhee! If you have any more questions/concerns please post them. If you would rather contact me personally, I can give you my email address.
Just remember that we all have the time to do what we want to do. Even aftter fulfilling all of our responsibilities (work, school, family, sleep, eat, socialize, pray, attend a halaqah) Allah (SWT) has still blessed us with EXTRA time to seek the knowledge of Islam.
I pray that Allah (SWT) make your journey and decision easy for you to come take the AlMaghrib class at Purdue.
06-10-2005, 04:44 PM
Ya akhee please keep is posted! We would reallllllllllly love to have y'all come to our community for ROE. Please also let us know how we can help you. Bu the way, I'll see if I can find a quicker route for you to West Lafayette.
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