I began studying in Baitul Hamd Institute in 2008. Under the guidance of my teachers, I was given the opportunity to study various sciences within the Islamic field including Arabic, history, Hadīth, Tafsīr, and fiqh. Baitul Hamd created a learning environment that enhanced the true nature of these subjects, instilling in the value and importance of the dīn in each aspect of our lives. Through this, we not only understood the words written but were equipped with the skills and abilities needed to implement the learning and acquire its full benefit within ourselves and for those around us. Our teachers fulfilled their roles as our spiritual guides with role-modeling the character and etiquettes of acquiring this sacred knowledge and living as a believer especially in such times. They welcomed each one of us, with our different backgrounds, strengths, and weaknesses, tailoring their teaching methods to meet our individual needs, ensuring that we were given the tools to succeed both in this world and the hereafter.