Pakistan Mechanic a Shining Example of the True Meaning of “Aalim” (Scholar)


The other day Understand Quran staffmember Qurram Qureshi took his car to a workshop for a checkup and came away uplifted, inspired, and encouraged that all his hard work with UQA was truly bearing fruit in the ummah.

The mechanic was from Pakistan and had recently attended one of our UQA courses at a local mosque. He was so eager to learn Quran that he’d framed the learning chart from the course and set it up in his shop to study whenever he had a spare moment. He had also used every bit of spare wall and sign space to jot down vocabulary notes to memorise.

When he got stumped in his lessons he would ask help from a Sudanese friend. One day this friend told him that the Quran was too difficult for him to learn, and that he might as well forget about it.

The mechanic’s response?

“Who are you to tell me I can’t? It is Allah (swt) who will teach me, and when Allah said ولقد يسرنا القران لذكر  , He will make it easy for me.”

May we all have such faith and fervour in learning Quran, and may we remember that the compassion of Allah (swt) knows no limit. Ameen.



  1. Rehana July 23, 2015 Reply

    Masha’Allah. For sure he will progress in his learning of Quranic Arabic. He is a model for us all and inspires us to do the same. Allah has not mAde Quran difficult for anybody. We must make dua and make the effort to learn.

  2. Mujahedulla Khan July 24, 2015 Reply

    It is universal truth Allah helps those who want to help themselves. Quran is easy for those who have passion to learn it. And Allah does not make the things go in waste when it is done with Love and sincerity. All things depend upon intentions.

  3. Altaf Hussain Langrial July 24, 2015 Reply

    Subhanallah. It is reality that Quran is very easy.

  4. fathima zahan July 24, 2015 Reply

    May Allah reward him immensely and help him achieve his burning desire of reading and understanding the Quran, aameen!

  5. sarfaraz ahmed khan July 26, 2015 Reply

    Wish him all the best in his sincere effort. May Almighty Allah reward him with place in Jannatul Firdaus. aameen.

  6. Nasreen Khan July 27, 2015 Reply

    Assalaamu Alaikum!

    Subhaanallaah!! This is a great source of inspiration for all of us. May Allah SWT grant him success, and reward him immensely for his intention and his efforts. Ameen.

  7. Mohamed Asgar July 30, 2015 Reply

    Allah’s command is that “He has made it easy for us to learn and understand Qura’an”. If we as Muslims say that it is difficult to understand Qura’an it means we are negating His statement which is very close to being a polyethist (kufr). We have to strive to learn, supplicate and leave the rest to Him. May ALLAH make it an easy & an affordable task for the entire ummah including myself to learn the Qura’an in it’s right perspective.

  8. Muslimmah111 November 25, 2015 Reply

    MashaAllah this is very inspiring. may Allah make it easy for him and al those looking for such reward from Allah. And may He make the nour of the Quran forever remain in our hearts. And may He be pleased with us.


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