Leaving university and doing Aalimah course

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Q: I am 19 years of age. I started University in 2014, which I didn’t really enjoy much because I don’t know why but I had a strong feeling to study Aalimah course. I know this is hidayat from Allah Ta’ala. I cried and cried because I wanted to study Alimah instead of university, however it was too late as it was October time. I didn’t know what to do and I really wanted to do Aalimah course, so I started tajweed course Alhamdulillah. Due to not having much interest in my university studies, I failed my course. I prayed to Allah to accept me back to University but unfortunately I didn’t receive the place. I prayed to Almighty to please gain me a place, and I was very very upset. Slowly I started to realise that everything happens for a reason, and now I have no objections to my creator, but sometimes I feel guilt to myself that I could have tried harder at University, but then I feel maybe my Allah wrote it that way. I can’t stop my tears falling in sujood and sometimes wonder why all this happened to me, but then I pray to Allah and I have a beautiful feeling that one day Allah will reveal everything which I have gone through. Currently, I attend tajweed class. I am so happy because I have become a much more pious girl, and I never imagined that I would attend tajweed classes and become so devoted to Allah Ta’ala. I know I only do tajweed classes at the moment, but I’m happy this way. I do feel I could have started Aalimah this year but Insha Allah if Allah has written it I will. However I feel like I am studying Aalimah course by doing tajweed course. I always wanted to go uni, but I don’t know what happened at uni – I just hated it and felt like it’s not for me. Maybe Allah is testing me right now, and I do pray Insha Allah, Allah might give me a place at Uni again, and I have put everything in Allah’s hand so I know he will take care of me and do what’s best for me Insha Allah. Please can you suggest me what I could do? I am definitely going to carry on with my tajweed course. I am worried because I am still 19 and I haven’t yet started my career. I never thought it will go this way.


A: I suggest that you start off the alimah course and beg Allah Ta`ala’s assistance and guidance that Allah keeps you firm on that which He is pleased for your present and future. Do this for at least five minutes every day.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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