Monday, August 03, 2009

I actually don't LIKE being angry and frustrated.

assalamu alaikum,

You know, the past two weeks have been hellish. InshaAllah this is the worst I have to experience in learning something.

It hasn't been the best year for learning, but I can point to microbio and anatomy and definitively say I'm not stupid. But the education classes I attempted/took, and now this arabic intensive, are not working out.

I'm frustrated. I cry daily over a single class for so many reasons. I feel that somewhere maybe I'm doing something wrong (what am I doing wrong?!) or that I'm not spending enough time studying (because studying to 3 AM isn't enough TIME) and then I have to restrain myself from coming out of my mouth on my teacher and my classmates and

and I give.

I give.

There are 3 more days of this course and then I'm done stressing about it. The reaction from the teacher and some of the administrators and even some of my classmates has made me think they have this opinion that I just want to be frustrated, that I don't want to learn.

Nothing could be as far from the truth. This is my fourth language. This is a language close to my spirit and my heart. I still love memorizing. (I'm finally really working on ayat al kursi, and it's working- especially when I have people to feed it to me and explain what it means. Easier to pick up that way.)

So while I'm done with (edited to redact institution name) mentally at this point, I'm not giving up on Arabic.

I feel remorse for having my friends see me get so low over this. I'm just sick and tired of being angry and frustrated. Time to be happy now. I'm done.



  1. I can't pull it up right now but I recall reading about the Prophet passing by a group of non-Arabs working at reciting the Quran, and praised them and reminded them that they received particular blessings for their effort. It is HARD WORK learning a new language - in a new SCRIPT. And if you have born Muslims exposed to Arabic, urdu, etc from birth, they got no right looking down on you and you can tell them I said so.

  2. I am taggin you for a meme, sis. I hope you enjoy it.