Sunday, December 31, 2006

Eid 2006

Eid Mubarak friends and family. I pray that Allah always protects us and guides to the right path. Here is to a new and blessed year. Sending lots of love to you all.
Allah bring the Haji's back safe and sound to us.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Real Men Knit Trailer

OH MY LORD!!! What is the world coming to?
I am just starting to deal with my sisters and friends knitting but now I also have to deal with MEN knitting? Why Lord why?
Am I the only one who disturbed by this knitting craze?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pursuit Of Happyness

This looks to be great film. Anyone up for seeing it?

What Is A Dad (Abe)?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail...

My Dad is not perfect...

He is wonderful in that he has always been there to offer advice and support.
My favourite memory of Abe is of him doing my hair while my mum was away - imagine this. A little black girl, with very long hair and so many curls and there is this poor father who has never had to do this and he is attemping it with such single minded determination. I was only 9 years old and I will never forget it. My head hurt for days after ...
I am the oldest of 10 children. Abe loves us in such different ways and yet I have never felt that he loves one more than the other and as I have become an adult I have come to appreciate how much work and thought goes into maintaining this.
Abe has been my best supporter and the one who always asks the outcome of everthing that I have ever attempted.
No matter what I give and do for Abe and Hoyo I would not be able to repay one once of my dept to them. I just make dua for them all the time and try to show them that I appreciate them.
May Allah reward Abe for all his hard work and patience. May Allah keep them happy and healthy and may they remain with us for many years to come.

Life Changes

Everyone knows that life has a way of passing you by unless you take charge and decide what you are going to do with it. You make Dua and seek guidance and then you take the required action to get what you want. Well after 6 years I have finaly taken the plunge and joined the army!

I can imagine the gasps and ladies fainting...Men trying to remain composed...

It's not that bad and I feel that the army will have so much to offer me that would help me in my life both in my career and my commitment to my Deen.

The army will hopefully build my confidence, my discipline, my fitness level would certanly improve, my leadership skills would be one to contend with and most importantly it will be a great dawa opportunity.

With most of our parents generation this was a normal occurrence as they all had to join the forces for atleast a year when their education was complete and before they joined the work force. This was certanly the case with my own parents and I would like to follow in their foot steps (atleast this is what I am telling them).

I had the interview today and I will need to have another one witht the Field 207 Hospital in few weeks time Inshaallah. The base is next to where I live it turns out. I went all the way to Liverpool to attend this interview and I find out that my base will be a walking distance from me. Alhamdullilah.

All I need to do now is get fit...