I and my friend drove down from Leicester to pick our daughters after the weekend seminar ‘Shadows of the sun’.They got in the car and I immediately noticed the look on my daughter’s face .
She was clearly disturbed.
I gave her sometime to settle down and on the way back asked her if everything was okay. She mumbled some reply and remained silent again for some more minutes.
Then I asked her again if the program was good and if she would like to come again. The look on her face vanished immediately and she blurted out some superlatives, which I had never heard before in my life ,words like ‘Awesomest shaykh’- an amazing program - brilliant atmosphere……
And the whole of our way back to Leicester it was Shadows of the sun replay for us.
Both our daughters took turns by putting us down by quizzing us with lots of questions about Sahabah many of which we could not answer and our daughters remarking each time
“We do not blame you .you did not go to AlMaghrib”
And I couldn’t help notice her talk ,all of a sudden was filled with MashaAllah, Subuhanallah……I asked her about it. She said “I picked that habit up from my Ameer.”And started rolling out her praise for the AlFawz team most politest ,very helpful people I have ever seen, I want to be like them…….
I managed to stop her onslaught for a moment and enquired her about the disturbed look on her face when she got in the car. To which she replied “Oh!! That was because the seminar had come to an end and also our wonderful Ameerah has stepped down because she’s going to have a baby soon InshaAllah”.
We moved from Chennai, India a year ago and were a bit anxious about bringing up our daughter who is in her early teens in the western world .
We sent our daughters to get some Islamic knowledge and they come back with a complete transformation ,brimming with confidence with a zeal to change the world.
I cannot but wonder “What did you guys do in there?”
Whatever it was, May Allah shower his blessings and make your affairs easy for every one of you behind this ‘Awesomest ‘ event.
Also May He grant you Success in this world and the hereafter.
Looking forward to send mydaughter to your next seminar InshaAllah