This past weekend Saqib and I returned from our Honeymoon, and arrived back in Illinois just in time for the AlMaghrib course Sacred Scrolls. It was a one weekend seminar taught by both Imam Suhaib Webb and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi.
I was a little anxious to go to an AlMaghrib class in Illinois because I’ve only been attending them in Michigan and Canada. My tribe, Qabeelat Ittihaad holds classes in both Dearborn and Windsor. I’ve grown accustomed to the people, the set up, the lunches, the dinners, etc. I wasn’t sure how they did things here in Chicago in Qabeelat Wasat.
I figured the transition would be interesting considering I didn’t really know anyone here, but… I did! There were over 50 people from Ittihaad attending the seminar in Chicago! It was like my Qabeelat came from Michigan to hold my hand and send me off to a new tribe.
It was so refreshing to and comforting to take a class with my mom, Mariam, the Fahmy’s, etc and at the same time adjust to another mom, and new girls from Illinois. I could easily go from one person to the next, without feeling uncomfortable. And now that I’ve had the chance to get to know some faces from Wasat, insha’Allah at the next class, without the Ittihaadi’s, I’ll be okay to fly solo.
What’s the point of this post? Just saying thanks to the Ittihaadis for driving down 4+ hours to Chicago. I know you didn’t come for me, but rather the knowledge; but it still felt like you all came to hold my hand. Jazakullah khair.
Qabeelat Ittihaad– I heart you!