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Our Joy

Maryam, a few hours old

Life has become more hectic with the birth of my granddaughter Maryam. We are so lucky to have her Masha’Allah. Since her birth by c section fourteen days ago, I’m on my toes the whole day long. By the end of the day I’m tired with caring for her, and her mother.

Son is away most of the time, so he is of no help. He is happy on the birth of his daughter. He says , “ One door of Jannah has been opened for him. The Jannah (Heaven) has eight doors by which the righteous will enter. There is a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) that “The one who brought up three daughters, or sisters, taught then good manners and treated them with kindness until they became self-sufficient. AIlah will make Paradise obligatory for him. A man asked: what about two, O Messenger of Allah? The Holy Prophet replied: the same for two.” Ibn `Abbas, the reporter of the Hadith, says: “Had the people at that time asked in respect of one daughter, the Holy Prophet would have also given the same reply about her. ” (Sharh as-Sunnh).

There is a joke of Mullah Naseeruddin regarding the birth of daughters. Mullah Naseeruddin is a fictitious character from Turkey. Someone asked him if one daughter is born to a person? Mullah replied a door of Heaven opens for him. Then he asked if two are born? Mullah replied that two doors will open for him. The same person asked if three are born? The number went on to eight. Mullah said eight doors will open. Finally Mullah was asked if nine are born, then what? A door from hell will open was Mullah’s reply.

Beginning

This is my first blog so I will begin with myself. I am a mother of two kids. I am currently on a visit to Riyadh and staying with my daughter. I love it here. I like the Arabs. People around the world are so misguided about them. I like the way they dress irrespective of whether they are rich or poor. The women are in abayas and have their faces covered. I wish I could do the same. I will continue with the abaya when I go back to my country, insha’Allah. I am used to wearing a chador partly hiding my face but I have found that wearing an abaya covers you more. Plus, an abaya leaves your hands free and you are not fiddling all the time trying to cover yourself properly. I am trying to learn Arabic. It is simply beautiful. My teacher with whom I study the Quran in-depth once said, “It’s the language of Jannah”. Here is a picture of where I am staying.

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