During his farewell sermon, according to some, the prophet, peace be upon him, said O people! Indeed, your Lord is one and your father is one. Indeed, there is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, nor of a non-Arab over an Arab, nor of a white over a black, nor a black over […]
It’s been three whole years! Can you believe it?
1 dumpster-dived pallet + 1 hammer + 1 hand saw + buckets of sweat + a few scrapes + a couple of bruises + a tiny bit of blood + a pinch of swearing + much praising of Allah azza wa jall, without Whom I would have neither the strength nor the ability =
Friday morning, we took our time waking up after Fajr, and had a nice breakfast in the hotel restaurant. We packed up the car and drove down to Beale Street to take a quick walk around before heading back home.
Thursday morning, we got started pretty early: up for Fajr, then around the corner to Peet’s, for a change (though Dunkin Donuts coffee is better, really…), where we ate out on the street and enjoyed the cool morning air before packing up the car and heading south. We stopped after an hour or two and […]
After our marathon walk all over downtown, I was sore and I think Hana was too. We decided to take it easy-ish, and after a nice Dunkin Donuts breakfast took the car out and drove up to North Avenue beach. Hana was really excited to see a proper beach, and North Avenue Beach didn’t disappoint.
Our first full day in Chicago began with a much-deserved lie-in…