Sunday, November 26, 2006

Choosing a phone number

I had enough planned for my morning today with mummy being out, but my brother woke up really early and shouted with excitement: "Get your Du number!". Du has just opened- a new company in competition with Etisalat. And you can "book" the phone # you want for a fee that varies from 100 to 3000 Dhs. Numbers like 7654321 are Platinum, others 5565565 are Gold, and so on. Honestly, what a waste of money. We spent about 2 hours searching for some good numbers.
I've to get a phone number, and I've booked a few numbers too!
One that's the same as my Toronto #: 055- 619-4485
If only my name was 7 letters! Most people miss out the last letter anyways: 055-HUM-AIRA (486-2472)
The other # I asked him to book: 055-FOR-GIVE (367-4483)
Hmm... I should have made it __4-GIVE.
I wanted to get PATIENCE, but that's 8 letters!
Any more suggestions for cool phone numbers?
I wont know how many of these #s I'll get until December 28th, but I'll be @ Hajj @ that time inshallah.
In other news, my brother bought me a printer/scanner and a digital camera. Now I can take all those pictures everyone's been asking me about inshallah!

Also, in more news, I'll be moving my leadership blog from wordpress to blogger. Wordpress is annoyingly slow, and has too many features that aren't necessarily very useful. Also, blogger now has labels, which can be used as categories...and that was the biggest advantage of wordpress. The only thing that's missing is the Read more feature, but I'm sure that will come up soon...

And the final piece of news, Hafsa would probably be quite amused, but someone wanted to learn Arabic grammar from me, she's mummy's age... and not to mention, I didn't learn much Arabic grammar myself, so we both are going to learn a loooooot of Arabic grammar inshallah. Plus, I'll pick up quite a bit of Urdu as well. I'm looking for a good book to translate from Urdu to English (that hasn't been translated yet), to improve my Urdu... any suggestions?

Wait... there's some last bit of news. You can read the stories of the Prophets over and over again, and continue to learn loads of them. So I decided I'd cover a Prophet (peace be upon him) a day with my grandmother and go over his life before going to bed. I think that's a great bonding exercise, and she's leaving for Pakistan in a few days :(

Some ayahs for reflection-
Allah (swt) talks about the hypocrites in Surah Baqarah:

2:17 Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see.
مَثَلُهُمْ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي اسْتَوْقَدَ نَاراً فَلَمَّا أَضَاءتْ مَا حَوْلَهُ ذَهَبَ اللّهُ بِنُورِهِمْ وَتَرَكَهُمْ فِي ظُلُمَاتٍ لاَّ يُبْصِرُونَ

2:18 Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path).
صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لاَ يَرْجِعُونَ

2:19 Or (another similitude) is that of a rain-laden cloud from the sky: In it are zones of darkness, and thunder and lightning: They press their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunder-clap, the while they are in terror of death. But Allah is ever round the rejecters of Faith!
أَوْ كَصَيِّبٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاء فِيهِ ظُلُمَاتٌ وَرَعْدٌ وَبَرْقٌ يَجْعَلُونَ أَصْابِعَهُمْ فِي آذَانِهِم مِّنَ الصَّوَاعِقِ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ واللّهُ مُحِيطٌ بِالْكافِرِينَ

2:20 The lightning all but snatches away their sight; every time the light (Helps) them, they walk therein, and when the darkness grows on them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could take away their faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things.
يَكَادُ الْبَرْقُ يَخْطَفُ أَبْصَارَهُمْ كُلَّمَا أَضَاء لَهُم مَّشَوْاْ فِيهِ وَإِذَا أَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُواْ وَلَوْ شَاء اللّهُ لَذَهَبَ بِسَمْعِهِمْ وَأَبْصَارِهِمْ إِنَّ اللَّه عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

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