Monday, August 1, 2011


السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 

its the first day of Ramadhan 
and its been 10 years or so 
and I still remember my late grandmother 
her daily phone calls 
scolding me for not eating properly 
or reminding me to eat 

one of the reasons I picked my cell phones number 
is that it was easy for her to dial 
and haven't changed it since then 

I keep glancing at the phone set or looking at the homes phone 
I smile .. thinking that she'll call again 
there she is .. she's going to repeat the same thing 
and in a second 
I remember that she's no longer there 

I miss her so much 
she's the reason .. I am .. what I am 
I miss all our old ladies 
who used to call me Auntie 

Shaikh Zayed 
also passed away in Ramadhan 
my life changed with his death 
I wanted him to be around
I wanted him to witness my strength 

But everything has a reason
and I will always have them all in my heart 

May God rest their souls 
and bestow his mercy upon us all 
and grant us to meet them in heaven 



  1. Ameen may they rest in peace. Ramadhan Mubarak from Indonesia

  2. Ramadan Mubarak. Saw you on linky party, now google friend following you. Please pop by, Karima :)

  3. thank you Karima .. & Ramadhan Mubarak to you too :)
    I checked your link as well .. great :)