Ramadhan in Wisconsin was quite painful for us. Incidents like the shutting down of several relief organisations made us feel bitter. We decided to leave for good and alhamdulillah, for many reasons I will not elaborate on, it was the right decision.
I think about the efforts of those organisations and I feel a deep respect for their workers. I also feel I don’t do enough and wonder what ever happened to me… the idealistic girl who once longed to devote her life to charity.
Here is a book written by Suleman Ahmer… some of you may have read his story The City, The Girl and The Little Rag Doll at Islaam.Com. He has written a book about his experiences and it is available for download at this website. You can read the book by clicking on the link below:
The Embattled Innocence: Recollections of a Muslim Relief Worker
Wisconsin,Minnesota – i had great memories there ! Love the place and its the first for me to experience snow..hehehe im so jakun that time. Mississipi river was so frozen,u could even skate on top of it,said a frend. How can i forget Mall Of America – walked till my legs ached..LOL But the whole journey there was a killer !!
Anyhow,cant wait to see u back home again. send my kisses and hugs to Ms Muffet n Lil’ Cookie *muack*
I miss WI sometimes too… wanted to go apple picking with Ms Muffet but we left before winter was over and well… seems like a lifetime ago!
Ah, the malls I LIKE!
This link was really a inspiring one.Thanks for sharing this.
wa `alaykum as salaam sister!
No worries… glad you like it!