Full Circle? Perhaps

السلم عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

I’m not sure how many of you awesome followers have read my very first post.

If you have, then you’ll understand the meaning of this posts title.

I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 years since I began blogging and back then it was just a way to capture what I love and share it with like minded people.

Currently I’m back where it all began and one of the few places on earth where I feel truly at home and where my heart always yearns to be.

Welcome to the colorful and beautiful city of Cape Town.

Though it’s a short trip, I cannot describe to you what an amazing feeling of freedom and ease I have when I’m here.
I’ve missed the view of the majestic Table Mountain and its 2 companion mountains, Lions Head & Signal Hill.

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I love hiking up there when time permits.

This time I had a few hours between family functions to explore the Bokaap a little more.
I love this place due to its colorfulness as well as the fact that it is a mainly Muslim area, and the Azaan goes off on time daily.
The fact that women attend the Masjid here is really great because we hardly get to attend the Masjids in Johannesburg.

I did some random snapping here:

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I also happened to be very lucky because we got to see the Koons do a practice session before their annual Parade.

I captured it on video so you can all have a look.
Just need to get to a wi-fi area to upload it.
They weren’t dressed up though but nonetheless the residents and tourists had a great time with them.

I shall post a link as soon as it’s up.

Until then, keep well, be safe and have a wonderful holiday!

وعليكم السلام ورحمةالله و بركاته

Must Reads: To Find A Bride & To Find A Groom

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Salaam & hi

Where to begin??

A few days ago I was made aware of a rather interesting story by a man looking for his bride.

To Find A Bride
It’s about a journey he undertook in seeking ‘the one’ that has led him on some ….. shall we say ‘interesting’ meetings… Lol.
This is all about a South African Indian man, and ladies please have a read. I’ve actually learned quite few things about a man through this story.
Yes, it’s based on Indian cultural traditions as well as Islamic traditions.
The author is Muhammed Ismail.
He’s on Facebook as well as on twitter : @tofindabride #tofindabride

To Find A Groom
The 2nd part from the view of a girl seeking a groom is written by Tasneem Basha.

In this part, we see the flip version of the woman seeking her groom.
The reality of how easily a woman can get hurt, all thats expected of her and how she carries on seeking the man who will be her husband after facing some trials, disappointments and rather funny situations are well written and expressed by the authoress.

Men, you should read this especially if you’re seeking a bride!

Tasneem is an awesome authoress, is a close friend and quite well known for her local workshops and talks.

She’s on Facebook as well as in twitter : @tasoo #tofindagroom

Have a read and don’t forget to post your comments!

Ma’as salaama for now… Bye for now 😉

Thank You

I’d like to begin by thanking every one of you that reads and follows my blog.

To be honest, I never thought I would be able to keep up consistently posting but I’ve exceeded even my own expectations.

With support from all of you, understanding as well as many people identifying with the posts I’ve put up, I’ve been encouraged and inspired to continue putting up posts.

I have quite a few ideas, one of which is to host some competitions, not only for South Africans, but for people overseas as well.

Here’s to another year of interesting and exciting posts which I hope you will enjoy as well.

Once again, thank you all.

Wishing you a prosperous 2013.