Emails are nice, but good old handwritten letters are nicer. And you know what is EVEN better?

Parcels :)

Today, I received a lovely gift from Umm Obaidah. I call it my almost-surprise because while it was not unexpected – we are both participating in a swap organised by Farhana – I was so thrilled when it arrived that it sure felt like a surprise :) Make sense?

Anyway, Umm Obaidah has given me a WONDERFUL book. It is entitled The Invocation of God by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya. He is one of my favourite authors, so I know that I will enjoy reading this.


Jazakillah khayran Umm Obaidah … may Allah increase us in `ilm and imaan ameen :)