You only have what you give!

May 3, 2009

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Paralyzed and silent in her bed, my daughter Paula taught me a lesson that is now my mantra: You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich. …The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don’t cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than I receive. I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy.

Give, give, give–what is the point of having experience, knowledge, or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world, and with the divine. In is in giving that I feel the spirit of my daughter inside me, like a soft presence.

- Isabel Allende, Chilean novelist, journalist, and dramatist.

Ya Haqq!


Grandpa Darvish…AGAIN!!!!

September 21, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Alhamdulillah! My daughter called and told me I am to be a grandfather… again!!! Now that both my beautiful daughter-in-law and daughter are pregnant, I am contemplating the joy of spoiling my future grandchildren and then returning them to their parents :) hehehe

Although it is still too early to know the gender of the children, it is never too soon to start saving for their education. So please, if you can, consider buying a copy of Master of the Jinn HERE (It would make an excellent Eid gift). Or the Mobipocket Ebook HERE. Or the Ebook for Amazon’s Kindle Book Reader HERE.

Inshallah, I will see them go to college :)

Ya Haqq!


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