My Story

﷽ Assalamu Alaykum! Peace be with you dear sister!

I am Binta Arty Diop also known as Umm Yahya

Coach, Teacher, Writer

Passionate about helping you make the most of your time and build a stronger connection with Your Lord and His Speech! Here’s my story...

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!??

Was I ready to meet my Lord!??

I was not comfortable with the answer to that question. I was told that my baby was a Jannah baby and I wanted to be a Jannah mommy! My lifestyle however did not reflect that of a woman striving for Jannah. This is when I decided to change and Allah Azza Wajal accepted this intention from me.

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.

Death was and is always on my mind.

Death taught me a big lesson, was I taking heed?

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.

I made many du’as

and could witness the help of Allah!

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.

My intention

To help you discover Your Maker and His Beautiful Speech and show you how this knowledge can transform your life for the better.

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.

The Qur’an is a big part of my life now

This was not always the case...

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.

Some of my favorites

Books, Tea and good company

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!

Al AN 4 U Online Coaching

An Online Growth Platform

  • We Value Time

    Time to do good is now is our motto! At Al An 4 U, we take time seriously, we strive to be punctual and to meet deadlines and respect each other's time. We coach on how to manage ourselves better within the time Allah Azza Wajal blesses us with.

  • We Value Sisterhood

    Our mission is to inspire sisters to connect to their Rabb so they live their best lives. We believe that we can not stay on this path on our own. We strive to enjoin each other upon the truth and upon perseverance. When you join us, you join a sisterhood in faith.

  • We Value Beneficial Knowledge

    We strive to share with our sisters in faith, information based on evidence and in line with the Qur'an and the Sunnah. We welcome sincere advice and corrections based upon evidence.

  • We Value Self-Care

    Meaningful Self-Care to be exact. Our coaching packages are carefully put together with your WHOLE self, body and soul in mind. Allah Azza Wajal wants you to save YOURSELF and your family so don't leave yourself out dear sis'.