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An old friend

Assalamu ‘alaikum,

Last night I went to my first Dar-ul-Qur’an class in over a year. It’s been months since I opened the Qur’an. At first I was a bit leery, but then as I looked over the familiar surahs and began to read and run the words over my tongue and lips, I was filled with comfort and familiarity, as if greeting an old friend I haven’t seen in a while. I can hardly describe the way it made me feel. SubhanAllah, how can one feel this way about a book and in an unfamiliar language? The Qur’an is no ordinary book, and indeed I think I’ve read somewhere that it can have this effect on people, perhaps within its very pages. I guess I didn’t believe enough, or didn’t think that it was meant to be taken literally. SubhanAllah.

Wassalam,
Callista

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