In March 2009, I watched my baby boy Yahya breathe his last in my arms. This was the first time I came so close to witnessing someone dying! This was my flesh and blood and all I could think about at the time was that I too one day will be going through a similar experience. Was I ready to meet my Lord!??
I am Binta Arty Diop also known as Umm Yahya
I enrolled in my first Islamic class ever in October 2009 called “Divine Speech” taught by Nouman Ali Khan and two days after that class I went to work with a hijab on and never looked back. I became thirsty for knowledge and all I wanted was to rectify my wrongs and please my Lord. Many many changes followed, along with lots and lots of classes and learning . Little by little, I was leaving the haram behind and embracing the Halal. Knowledge became a light, taking me out of darknesses. These changes were not always welcome with the people around me and a natural filtering ensued.
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ ۗ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَـٰمَةِ ۖ فَمَن زُحْزِحَ عَنِ ٱلنَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ وَمَا ٱلْحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنْيَآ إِلَّا مَتَـٰعُ ٱلْغُرُورِ Qur'an (3:185) Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.
Allah, Al Hakeem took me away from my previous marriage and my previous job as an accountant and blessed me with a husband who was and is still my teacher. I became a stay at home wife and though I was happy with just learning, I also felt the need to help my sisters come along this journey with me. I wanted to use whatever skills I had to serve this beautiful deen and after much soul searching, consultation and du’as, Al An 4 U was founded.
With my coaching skills and my Qur'an training, I want to help you achieve clarity and halal confidence so you can better fulfill your role on earth and meet your higher aspirations. I have been coaching sisters for over ten years on how to gain clarity in their lives, manage their thoughts and emotions and make the most of their NOW while connecting with their Maker. I am a certified Master Lifecoach trained in the coaching niches of Time Management, REBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Intelligence and Relationships.
When I took my first Qur'an class taught by Nouman Ali Khan in 2009 I didn’t even know what Alif was. TabarakAllah! These past years have been filled with amazing growth. I am now fluent in the reading of Qur’an, certified to teach Qur’an with Tajwid and have taught for more than seven years sisters online and at Sunday Schools. Allah is Merciful! Alhamdulillah! Sis' I know what it’s like to start from scratch dear sister and I know what it’s like to struggle with the tajwid and being consistent with the reading. This is why I am committed to provide this service to my sisters who are also struggling. For all Qur'an classes please click on the button below.
I love reading, growing, learning my deen and seeing my sisters grow in their understanding of this beautiful deen of ours. I am currently enrolled in a long term Ta'leem study program and am working on a bachelor in Arabic. That’s a bit of my story. Welcome, nice to meet you and can’t wait to know about your story! We are honored to have you here!! Subscribe to our newsletters, so you get in touch with all the new classes we are offering. Follow us on Ig as well. May Allah give us tawfeeq!