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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Language Barriers

Salam!

Bismillah

~ I am feeling very very very included in my community, alhamdulillah. Especially the Saudi sisters have taken me under their wing and made me their favorite little convert, lol. I get invited to tea and dinner and lunch and halaqah. Alhamdulillah it is really great!
~ However... Most of the time they are very happy to speak in Arabic always. Now it should be noted that everyone in the room speaks English and is *mostly* fluent, but I am the only one not fluent in Arabic.
~ Alhamdulillah though I'm getting better at reading the context of the discussion and using my very tiny tiny vocabulary to figure out what is going on.
~ Also mashaAllah a couple of the Saudi sisters are determined to make me fluent in Arabic. Total immersion and the like, lol.

8 comments:

Banana Anne said...

Masha'Allah, Masha'Allah, Masha'Allah!!!!!! That is SOOOOOOOOO exciting!!! May the sister that is doing this receive a great reward in Jannah Insha'Allah. Seriously, I'm so excited for you that I gasped out loud when I read this post and smiled a huge smile. Insha'Allah, you MUST keep us all updated on this news!

Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, la ilaha illa ALLAH, ALLAHU AKBAR!!!!!

mami said...

assalamu alaykum.. im not trying to be a party-pooper but just make sure you go to hajj with a mahram, im not saying you didn´t think about it before, but its very important.. but that is really sweet of her mashaAllah, what if all of us could help each other out that way ! so many people go to hajj maaany times in their lives, and then there´s the people who can´t afford going even once.. mashaAllah, may Allah reward her big time..

Hanan said...

mashallah..
i'm so happy for u sister..
inshallah it'll be time u'll never forget

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Hajj? Already?! That's amazing!

MashaAllah you have met some really amazing sisters. I hope that you will be able to realize your dreams and go to hajj.

I think you can learn Arabic this way too. I became more fluent in Somali by hanging out with the family that basically adopted me.

I'm not sure how it can work out with the whole issue of a mahram that mami brought up though. You should check some sources on that and keep us posted on the news.

I'm so excited for you!
Khayr InshaAllah.

Princess said...

Salam sis!!
Masha'Allah, that's SOOOOO amazing!! That's a dream of mine to go this year to make Dua for my mommy, Allah yrhamha, but I haven't had the chance to plan it! Alhamdullilah you were blessed with the help cuz I'm a bit confused about the rules myself as well as the planning process. Definitely keep us posted. All the best sis! <3 <3

Sansan said...

salam aleykoum!!

aaah ahhh wow thats exciting! Inshallah it will happen! its great when you have something to look foward :)

Rubber said...

woah! luckys yous, sis.

Umme Yusuf said...

MashaAllah! That is awesome news. You must get busy then :)

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