The new list for students accepted at the Islamic University of Madeenah 2017/1438 is out! After approx 2 years of not accepting new students, finally the list has been released. For those who applied, check below to see if your name is on the list:
Congratulations to those who were accepted, in particular to my friend Abu Obaid. I know that exact amazing feeling of seeing your name on the list, your eyes lighting up, your heart thumping and the hundreds of emotions that run through your mind at the time. We ask Allaah to bless the new students, to grant us ikhlaas, grant them understanding of the religion and make them a benefit for the Ummah.
For those who were not accepted, qadrAllaah wa mashaa fa’al. Try again, constantly make dua and remember Madeenah isn’t the only place you can seek knowledge. You can seek knowledge in your own country, the brothers who are the strongest students in the Uni are those who had studied before and put the effort in seeking knowledge before they arrived at the Islamic University. Knowledge can be gained anywhere, even more so with easy access to online courses and scholars, and if you don’t start or continue seeking knowledge simply because you didn’t get accepted, then you have to ask yourself if you are serious about seeking knowledge. If you can’t seek knowledge there, what makes you think you can seek knowledge here? I know many brothers who applied at the same time as me and many more who applied across the several years it took me to get accepted – they depended on their acceptance into Madeenah University so much that they remained stagnant in terms of seeking knowledge locally and now they regret it and they missed out many years of memorising Quran or learning Arabic.
رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “ومن سلك طريقًا يلتمس فيه علما سهل الله له به طريقًا إلى الجنة” ((رواه مسلم)).
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allaah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge.”
This path in search of knowledge can be anywhere, be it Madeenah, Egypt, Mauritania, UK or even USA. Seeking knowledge is an ibadah, perform it regardless of where you are.
On another note, it is final exams period for the current students. Please make dua for them, that Allaah makes their exams easy, grants them beneficial knowledge and makes their knowledge a witness for them and not against them.