Monthly Archives: December 2006

2006…

…comes to an end. What happened this past year? All Muslims had an emotionally earth-shattering Eid al-Adha. There were personal disappointments that rather shocked me. I discovered betrayal like never before. I had the best Ramadaan ever spiritually, and the … Continue reading

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Eid…

I woke up around 5:30 am for Fajr, catching sleep after that only in the car on the long drive to the zoo. My father and brother got ready to go for the Eid salaah, and off they were. We … Continue reading

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Reliving The Memories

With a lot of friends having gone for Hajj, and watching the Hajj coverage, naturally it puts us back there and we can’t help but keep talking about the memories. I thought I’d share a entertaining, yet slightly freaky story … Continue reading

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Reliving the Memories

With a lot of friends having gone for Hajj, and watching the Hajj coverage, naturally it puts us back there and we can’t help but keep talking about the memories. I thought I’d share a entertaining, yet slightly freaky story … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid mubarak! Kul 3am wa antum bi khayr! I hope that you all had a wonderful, enjoyable, and blessed eid inshaAllah! Ours is Sunday, so I have yet to figure out how it will go and what we will be … Continue reading

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The New Kiswa!

Generally when I video record anything during Hajj, it comes out nasty because of the bandwidth problems KACST faces.  Alhamdulillah this year was different.  For the first time I saw the Kiswa being changed, and got to video it as … Continue reading

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Hajj is in the air…

I’ve been watching the coverage from ‘Arafat since their Fajr. Alternately they’ve been showing Makkah, and they showed the changing of the black cloth of the Kaabah. It is so amazing. I can’t help but wish I was there again, … Continue reading

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9th Dhul Hijjah

We were sitting here watching the purposeful exodus of Hajjis going from Mina to Arafaat, and its made me so nostalgic. I wish I were there. It feels like that is the only place I was and could sustain being … Continue reading

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Eid Preparations

Getting ready for Eid involves the following for us: Baking cookies (Double Chocolate, Ma’moul, Ghrybe, and Naankhatie); Making the traditional Indian mithais like burfee and ras malai; Cleaning the house till it sparkles (hopefully!); Sewing something nice to wear (inshaAllah!); … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

To say those words or not, that is the question. Ever find yourself, as a practicing Muslim, in the quandry of wondering whether or not to wish your Christian, Jewish, agnostic, or atheist co-worker a very Happy Christmas and a … Continue reading

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