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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

Monday, 23 April 2012

Sarajevo Blues...


“I am not the same having seen the moon rise on the other side of the world...”- Mary Ann Rademacher


Nothing in me has changed

I listened to the snow bursting under the tires
Like teeth crunching an apple
And I felt a wild desire to laugh at you

Because you call this place hell
And you flee from here convinced
That death beyond Sarajevo does not exist

(Semezdin Mehmedinovic)


Bosnia & Croatia Tour
(10 - 18 April 2012)

Travel Reflections: Tunnel of Hope

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Majlis Aqiqah for baby Alia


“A child is bonded by his/her aqiqah that should be performed on the seventh day of birth in addition to shaving the hair and be given a name.”


Last Saturday we performed the majlis Aqiqah for my grand-daughter, baby Alia, at my parents’ house in Melaka with the help of my sisters and a brother-in-law who is an expert in cooking, A goat was sacrificed to mark the occasion and the meat was cooked for a simple kenduri. We invited close neighbours and relatives to join us in the ceremony and recited doa selamat and tahlil.

The next day in JB, we performed the shaving of baby Alia’s hair. It is sunnah to weigh the hair and value it in silver (gold?) and is given away as charity.