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Dream World Wide Tour Bayyinah Institute

Early on this year, I saw this video popped up right at January 1st. I was on the train, back from Surabaya, and I had nothing to do but to check the video. It was Nouman Ali Khan, saying that he’ll stop making video on youtube, but is doing World tour instead. I just known him for a few months that January, so I was kinda disappointed, but also not so disappointed because in fact, there are still plenty videos of him that I haven’t watch yet.

Weeks go by, then its Ramadan. I saw him giving lecture in Masjidil Aqsa 25 days in a row, which I never missed. I watch every single khutbah daily, as I ride to office. My heart is at peace. Until one day.. in late August or early September, I saw his video again, new this time, and it says ‘please check Dream World Wide Tour on bayyinah dot com’. So I go to the website. And my heart was like.. explode when I saw Jakarta, November, and without thinking twice, without even bother to see the ticket price, I bought the ticket. 9 days of class plus one day of Story Night. But I didn’t get the Story Night ticket because it sold out already. 

Later in November, I know that his sister (Nouman Ali Khan), passed away that January. He mentions her alot, so I guess they’re pretty close. He sometimes use a story with her as a joke for the class.

Having this ten days in my life, is the most precious moment I’m forever grateful. I really cant wait to share this stories to the kids so that they can benefit the Quran, not as a scary demanding Book, but as a lesson that moves their heart.

His agenda is for as much as people to reconnect with the Quran. I believe when we do something that we like, things are get easier, and not just easier, it’s enjoyable. So this is what he does, to make us to be able to enjoy prayer that we do at least five times a day (that I used to feel that it is a burden), and to enjoy reciting Quran. Reciting Quran for me personally, has always been something that I need to be forced. Because the only reward is pahala, and I can’t see or feel the pahalas. I read something that I dont understand, but it’s all for pahalas, which I dont feel.

Now its different.
He wants us to know that Allah is communicating with us, personally, through The Book. Only then that we’ll feel guided.

In his last session, which is today, he said that guidance and knowledge are two different things. People can be knowledgeable, but doesn’t mean that they’re guided. Unfortunately, we frequently trapped on look, people could wear big hijab and we say ‘oh you’re so guided’. But that’s not the point. The point is in the heart, and we have no capacity to judge what’s in somebody’s heart.

All these things that I learnt, all these stories that he told, about new perspective on the Story of Musa, about the hikmah behind every stories.. he wants us to share it again. To as many people as we can get.

And to me,
I really cant wait to the day, that I can share these to my kids. To help them feel from the early age, what I feel in my 27 years old.
I want them to understand by heart what it means to be muslim. Eventhough I know that we can teach Islam, they can be born as Islam, but they still need to find their own Iman. And there’s nothing we can do about that.

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Between Citayam and the previous station, commuting day 9, thankfully I got a ticket for tomorrow Story Night session which they held because of the people like me who didn’t get the ticket in the first session. November, 28th 2019.


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