Greetings sister Pouring Rain,
I have just browsed briefly through your blog - God willingly, when I find more time, I would like to read through it more.
Although I cant really comment on what you have posted thus far, I just wanted to express how absolutely impressed
I am at this effort!
As a muslim, born into this religion, I think I can speak on behalf of many others when I say that it is WE who are at a loss:
-> For taking our imaans (beliefs) for granted......to such a point, that after many years of 'practising' Islam, many possess such LIMITED knowledge about something that should be so important to us.
It is a shame onto us.
Recently, I attended a weekend workshop on Dawah by Ustadh Hamza Tzortis
(He can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai7BVrY6zP8
<-- Really moving 6mins; I highly recommend all to watch, insha Allah!
He reverted to Islam almost 8 years ago.
Yet, there he was - lecturing to an audience of muslim brothers and sisters, who should be in a position of far greater knowledge of this deen counting by their years in the fold of Islam.
It gave me something to think about.
And again, now - when I read this thread.
YOU are a motivation for all believers (and non-believers) on this forum!
If YOU can dedicate so much time and effort to understanding the Quraan......what is everyone elses excuse?
May Allah reward you abundantly my dear sister.
And may He make the path to the truth easy for you.
May He open your heart and pour His light and mercy upon you.
Thank you for sharing this with us.