Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Assalaamu 'alaikum

I am currently taking a breather after an exhaustive 3 day of long hours - a day of preparations for 2 major events that took place yesterday and today.  I should hit the sack by now having only slept for 10 hours.....combined in the last 3 days.

Anyway, a quick one on Friendship, that I feel like I want to share. (pssst, I know my kids loved to read the blog, especially Iman hence why I wrote this here :-)

On Monday, to prepare for the event on Tuesday, I have to stand in for our MD to personally discuss the event with our Guest of Honour, a Government Minister for 8 years now.

After the formalities, I recalled stories from my dad that he knew the Minister from their studying years in the UK in the 60's and I suggested to the Minister that he might know who my dad is.  When I mentioned my dad's name, the Minister was so excited he told the PA to arrange a visit to see his old friend, since they would be around the area.  The Minister told me he hadn't met my dad for maybe 10 years.

I called my dad immediately when I left the MInister's office to let him know of the plan.  Early this morning, I received a call from my dad who sounded so excited, letting me know that the minister spent an hour at my dad's place.  An hour of a Minister's time is precious, and I am so happy to bring joy to my dad.

Allah teaches us in mysterious ways.  Here, I learned that friendship knows no boundaries:

No matter how high you go, never forget your comrades and whenever an opportunity comes to meet your buddies, grasp it and make full use of the time.


Now I need to sleep, and I'll sign off now.

Salaam friends, wherever you are.  May Allah grants me opportunity to meet every one of you.

Jimi @ Pg Hj Azmi Razak