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Four or five years ago, I started reading The Quran, after quiet a while drowned into some mundane-lame-activities. But my only intention was to find a baby name. Because I was about to get married and I want my kid to be named after some words in The Quran. Eventhough I was nothing of a religious person, I only have a few knowledge about Islam from highschool but not really absorbed it to my skin and bone.

I read the whole Quran and its translation, page by page, night after night and when I finished (or khatam), I found nothing. No names that I can use.. nothing. So I started to think of other way., (google included). Because of all the idea of marriages, the thought of having a baby and give him/her a name, is a lot more exciting.

I didn’t know then.. that the marriage didn’t happen. Nor that I would imagine that I would stay single for almost four years now. All I know is.. I have following a strange path.. which felt so familiar, that I cant help but to cry gracefully.

Hoping from one heartbreak to another, has led me to the most unexpected journey which again, bring me back to Quran. If four or five years ago I opened the Quran with intention to find baby names, now that I have a way to study the language of the Quran, the meanings and stories behind it.. and every incredible words I read or hear, are all inspire me to the beautiful baby names. Subhanallah. I dont have any intention to find baby names again (because I’m more eager to know the baby’s father name), but in this current path, I found lots of names to use.

I write this post after watching 2 episodes of Jesus in the Quran by Nouman Ali Khan, uploaded daily by Bayyinah Institute channel, and it elaborates the meaning of the names that’s in the Quran. Al-Imran, Maryam, Miriyam, Zakkariya, and Yahya.

I honoured those names, so that I wouldn’t use it to my children because they will carry such a great obligation only to mention the name (which actually great), but I’d rather to think of something else. Something that inspired from all those names and all those stories.

Little did I know, the intention I once made when first re-reading the Quran and the translation, has allowed me to a life that helped me learn to understand the Quran. The entirety of the Quran. Not that I understand it already, because I’m just starting. But the fact that I’m starting.. is already a big deal for me. (If you know me in the family, am the very least pious daughter which my parents would praise me highly if I can memorise Al Ikhlas, while my sisters have been forced to memorise the whole juzz, and brother.. well.. three at least).

It is amazing to think how Allah teach me, and if I would retrace my self as a rebellious young girl who refuses to pray, and how Allah make the change of my heart into loving His words, and how Allah allowed me to return to Him. If He isn’t the Most Mercifull.. I don’t know what will happen to me.

My point is, when we do something to Allah, even if the intention is so shallow that you become embarassed to admit, Allah always have His way to turn that intention into something bigger, purer, and you will get what you intended, in much much better form.

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