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Burhana Islam

Burhana Islam

Student, Newcastle upon Tyne

Experience in Arabic- beginner (ability to recite from a young age, but unable to understand recitations) Attended 5 levels Alhamdullilah NEALA, for me, was the beginning of my personal connection with the Qur'an. By the end of level 2, I could understand the majority of my salah- something I'd been striving for a while. The course gave me the foundations needed to understand Arabic holistically rather than depend on memorising translations. After five levels of basic grammar, interesting insights and tafseer, I was able to continue my own journey independently with the aim that one day, I'd be able to read and understand The Book like the books collecting dust on my shelf. Looking back on the progress I've made, I'm grateful that NEALA gave me the motivation and knowledge to pursue Arabic further. Right now, I can honestly say that there is nothing sweeter than being able to read the stories of Musa (AS) and Sulieman (AS) directly from the Qur'an itself. I still have a long way to go and in shaa Allah, I'll get there.