Salaam alaikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh everyone,
insh'Allah you're all doing well, and are in the best of health and the highest of iman today. I know I haven't been updating as regularly as I would like to be, but as always, I have an excuse! For about a week and a half my husband and I were visiting my in-laws in Ain Chok (another neighborhood in Casablanca), and because my FIL ALWAYS rushes me when he comes to pick me up (I understand that he hates to wait, but there is little I hate more than being rushed...it really stresses me out...and also, seriously, I would think he would be able to wait for about 10 mins and sit and talk with my MIL's side of the family (his khalla and khal, or "maternal aunt and uncle" by the way...yes my husband's parents are cousins!)...but he's not really the type to "shoot the breeze"...anyways) and in the rush, I forgot to bring my laptop with me. So, couldn't update. I didn't really have that much time to myself there anyways, because I was kept busy with making preparations, along with my MIL and SIL, for T and myself to move into our own appartment next month. Alhamdolillah I'm so excited that we're finally going to have a place of our own! There are still a few things we need to get, but insh'Allah next month we'll be moving out of his grandparents' appartment and living on our own. It's not that I haven't enjoyed staying here, mash'Allah everyone has been really warm, welcoming and kind...it's just that I think it's time that T and I move out and establish ourselves insh'Allah...because, well, we're going to have to do it at some point anyways! Please keep us in your du'ahs that the move and transition goes well for us!
Also, in the interest of not making this post all about me, cause, well, you know, there are a lot more important things going on in the world right now...I know that just by looking at my blog, it may not seem like I have been following the situations in Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt, and Libya, but I have. I watch the news pretty much every day, and the images that have been, and still are, coming out of those countries are heart-breaking and powerful at the same time. Alhamdolillah things in Tunisia and Egypt have died down for the most part...but remember that the people in these countries now have to deal with the aftermath of the revolutions there...something that is NEVER easy. Since I only get the chance to watch the news in Arabic, I'm not aware of all the details and minutia of the situations, all I know is that people have, and are dying and suffering because their own governments were, and are using violent force to quell the uprisings, and that is enough for me to say that we should keep all of our brothers and sisters there in our du'ahs insh'Allah. May Allah(swt) ease the suffering of our brothers and sisters in these countries, and may He(swt) grant them sabr (patience), ameen!