It was a bitter sweet moment…
As I reached out to fetch my nephew’s toy boat from under the cupboad, I grabbed a book to help me reach it as it had gone too far under. After I retrieved the boat, I looked to see which book had come to my aid.
To my amazement, I had lifted a book which I had been looking for EVERYWHERE and couldnt find – let alone realise we owned a copy of the book! Its a commentary on a classical book called Al-Bayqooniyah by Sheikh Abdullah Siraaj Al-deen, a book that has been really difficult to source outside of #Syria. I had been studying this with my teacher and was desperate to find a copy of the book!
In my delight, I open the front cover to realise that the book had been a gift to my father from my Uncle Ahmed Al-Sharif – the same uncle who has been missing for over a year and a half in #Syria. All the memories of our time together rushed back to me as I remembered what a kind and inspirational man he was. May he find safety soon and be given the best in this life and the next. Ameen