I saw her breaking the barrier


|-| Fajr |-|

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

A few years ago, I was teaching Arabic to a large class of adults and there was this one sister who really stood out to me. She didn’t stand out because she was super smart or a fast scribe or anything; on the contrary, she stood out because she actually found Arabic really difficult to grasp (even simply writing it). Truth was, she was dyslexic and had a hard time learning new things. But despite these obstacles, she persisted and strived in a way I never saw any of the students do so.

It was an intensive class and usually if a person falls behind, it’s very hard for them to get back to level, and so many students like this end up dropping out. What I loved about this sister was her perseverance and enthusiasm. Even though a lot of people expected her to drop…

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