My Nearest and Dearest ,
Many thanx for all your wonderful Ramzan Greetings.
This is the month of mercy , fasting , self-control, charity, and prayer.
May Allah give us all the strength , patience & tolerance required in this month ,
to fast , pray and control our selves properly and may
HE accept our prayers and fasts .
This is also the month of mercy.
May Allah have mercy on us all and forgive our sins.
May we have mercy on our fellow brothers and sisters and forgive those whom we think have wronged us, unintentionally or intentionally.
May others have mercy on us , and forgive us , if we have wronged or hurt them – intentionally or unintentionally.
May we try to be more charitable towards our fellow Muslims, especially those Muslim brothers and sisters who are less well-off than us.May we remember to share our wealth, and help it circulate in our society, so those who are less well-off than us, can also benefit from others’ monetary progress .
May Allah help us become less selfish and small-hearted, and may our Muslim society become less materialistic and capitalist.
On a very sad note, Javaid Khalu – AIR COMMODORE (RETD.) SYED JAVAID AMJAD ANDRABI – the husband of late Hafsa Khala, Ammi’s younger sis ; passed away in the early hours of Monday 10th September 2007. He had been suffering from cancer of the liver.
May Allah rest his soul in His highest and choicest heaven, Ameen.
I’ll miss Javaid Khalu. He was a typical Lahori – so “larger than life”, full of fun, laughter, jokes, loudness. Khalu loved singing and entertaining, yet he was strong and courageous and brave too. I have fond memories of staying with him and Hafsa khala, in their many houses in the different airforce bases, where they were stationed. Khalu was a distinguished fighter pilot and officer of the Pakistan Airforce.
Although Khalu got married to Nausheen Aunty around 15 years ago, he never divorced Hafsa Khala (as many people in our family wrongly assumed) – but looked after her and their children, as best as he could.
Alhamdulillah, Abbu and I were extremely lucky to meet him on Sunday ( a day before he died) at Aga Khan Hospital. Although he’d become extremely weak, till the end, he was fighting the cancer; and was his normal strong, brave, courageous self.
Javaid Khalu leaves behind his children (from Hafsa Khala): Dr.Imran Andrabi, Mehreen Khan, Remeen Saif & Sabeen Ateeq; and also Aunty Nausheen Javaid Amjad & their daughter Mahnoor Amjad.
May his soul rest in eternal heavenly peace, Ameen.
Thanx for all your greetings.
InshAllah, I’ll respond to everyone’s Ramzan greetings individually, very soon.
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