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Archive for March, 2007

Sidi Ahmad is here!

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum Dear Brothers and Sisters

Last night was a great night for me Alhamdu’Lillah. Sidi Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, son of Shaykh Hazim Abu Ghazaleh from Jordan, arrived in Cape Town yesterday. The Habibia Soofie Mosque invited Sidi Ahmad as part of their extended Moulood programme which I informed you about a few days ago.

It was great to hear Sidi Ahmad again because of his gentle way of teaching and inspiring, and because he does this with such humility and sincerity. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s my birthday!

It’s my birthday!

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I know that today I was supposed to publish Part 3 of A different life in Cyprus, but I thought I’d write a personal note since today is a special day for me, Alhamdu’Lillah! J

It is truly a great honour to be Muslim. Really. Sometimes we say that and not really think about it. In every aspect this Deen is perfect, and I’ve come to realize this even more so in my marriage.

Exactly 2 years ago, on my birthday, I wrote a piece with the same title: It’s my birthday!; and amongst many duas in that writing, I said, “I beg Allah to grant me a good wife that I may honour and serve in the name of Islam.”

Alhamdu’Lillah Allah Almighty accepted my duas on 18 March 2006.

So today I’m not only celebrating my birthday, but also my wedding anniversary which is on Sunday Insha’Allah.

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