السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Saturday, 22nd Dec 2012, I sat for my last paper in Diploma in Usuluddin which I pursued since 2010, filling me with mixed emotions. In those 3 years I love being able to increase my knowledge in Islamic studies, whilst at the same time I can’t help but feeling sad as I do not know on how best to utilize that knowledge.
Norman Juster once quoted "You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do."
I have yet to decide on what to do next…should I continue with PhD that was put-off since 2008, or should I continue with a Bachelor in Usuluddin. Some friends are keen to continue in the field of Syariah, some are interested in pursuing a certificate in Arabic language, some wanted to master the reciting of the Quran, some who wanted to “top-up” their credit at Darul Hikmah, and there are also some who just wished to “chill”.
For me, follow whatever field as long as it is beneficial and we sit in the council that speaks the name of Allah, إن شاء الله blessing and grace of God is always with us. Where we study and the area of specializations is not important. The most important is the prior knowledge of who we are and what we are after getting knowledge.
Khodi and me on our last day @ APIUM, 22nd Dec 2012