oz down under

…down under…bbrrrrrr…

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Alhumdulillah.

Two weeks today ‘down under’.

Two extremely busy two weeks: establishing a home in a quaint little house in very small country town, where it has hardly stopped raining, SubhanAllah! The first few days upon arrival were in the minus temperatures! Teeth shattering shivers! Amazing contrast to the high forties we left behind in Madinah al-Munawwarah. Tears are permanently welled behind the eyes. The yearning so many of you used to express when I was there now fills this heart. Khair Alhumdulillah.

Apologies for being so absent, not only from this space but from individual emails and whats app, but we have discovered the location we are in does not have the correct cables for connecting to the net. We are still investigating other options. Meanwhile we are on very limited access.

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The area is stunningly beautiful. Surrounded by forests, bush trails, historical walks, waterfalls, spectacular coast line an so much more. Google Otways Victoria for an idea. The local flora and fauna vibrantly displays Allah Ta’ala’s unique array of artistry. If the wind were not so icy I would be sitting watching the birdlife in the garden all day. The antics of the Rosellas and King Parrots are hysterical. This site calls the area a bird lover’s paradise. The Southern Right whales have been wowing the locals for the past few weeks. Kangaroos, koalas, echidnas are close by. Insha’Allah once almiskenah has a reliable connection more will be shared. There has been no time for serious photography as yet. The misty mornings creating atmospheric scenery, but so far we have been on various priority missions preventing stops and starts on the country roads. Spring bulbs are bursting treating us to jonquils, daffodils, snow drops, hyacinths and an all time favourite lily of the valley, SubhanAllah!

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The local community is wonderful! We needed a jump start one morning and had no idea what to do as we knew no one. We walked to the local store, which is also the post office as we do not have mail delivery, one of the super friendly staff immediately dialed ‘Sam’ who within minutes was at out car connecting the leads. One afternoon we heard a knock at the door to be met by one of the young locals presenting us with a magnificent hand baked sourdough loaf as a welcome to the area! These are people who probably never seen a niqabi or a man in a dress! Everywhere we go we are met by friendly and chatty people. SubhanAllah! So refreshing and totally unexpected.

Alhmdulillah spinning is back in my life! A beautiful wheel was found, similar to one I used about four decades ago! And a visit to Tarndie last week, where I also used to buy fleece from all those years ago resulted in a gorgeous silvery grey to black fleece. Then looking at the local community notice board the other day I saw a sign saying there was a spinning wheel in need of TLC to be given to one who would use it. Within hours of calling the number a sad neglected wheel was delivered! After a few hours tending to it, it was humming away with wool spun on the bobbin. So for the moment there are two wheels in the house!! Amazing!

JazakumuLlahu khaira for all the previous comments many of you have made. So touching and loving, helping me to submit to this huge change in lifestyle. And as much as Allah Ta’ala has made the transition smooth Madinah al-Munawwarah is Madinah al-Munawwarah, forever calling. Allahu ‘Alum what is written for any of us. Alhumdulillah ala kulli haal.

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

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…dizzying adjusting…

…sooooo looong since appearing…adjusting from one hemisphere to the distinct seasonal changes of another…from the bliss and serenity of Madinatun…

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…transitioning…

…Allah Ta’ala’s system is in constant transition…seasons…tides…celestial orbs and paths…plant and animal kingdoms…from health and wellness to dis-ease…forth and back…back…

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12 Comments

  • saimah Reply
    August 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Àlhamdolillah you are settling down well. MAY Allah keep u well and happy in best of iman and health.this place seems so nice mashaAllah. Hope to hear from u more
    much love and hugs
    u still hold that invincible string which links me to Madina and I want to hold on to that dear
    wassalam

  • kimti Reply
    August 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Assalamualaikum dear sister.very happy to see you .will not almiskeemah post any pic of madina anymore? Oh sis keep me in your dua so that i can die and sleep finally near my prophet(pbuh).and how lucky you are that you could breath n live n smell in that powerfull loving air.so powerful the love of madina,only the lover knows.allah bring u back to that soil,is my prayer for u n make us our rasulallah’s(pbuh)loving ummah.allahumma salliala sayeedina ya nabieena ya shafieena wa maolana muhammad.assalamualikum

  • Ikramuddin Syed Reply
    August 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Assalamualaikum Dearst sister and SN,

    Alhumduliah it is heart warming to read your words on this page once again! May Allah Ta’ala ennoble both you and SN and make this part of your journey another means of reaching proximity to Him and HIs beloved alaihisalatuwasalam.

    Please keep us in your duas!

  • Abu Arifa Reply
    August 3, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Salaams Dear Sister,
    It was a great surprise to read your blog, and the mystery has been solved as to your whereabouts. May Allah make your transition smooth and ease the ‘suffering’ of leaving the City of Our Prophet, and give you opportunities to return there many times insha Allah.
    Just as you miss Madeenah, Madeenah will miss you, as will the many followers you had, and through copying your posts onto skyscaper city, so will they miss news and photos you used to post and keep us updated with progress of construction and life in and around the beautiful city.
    May Allah reward you for your years of dedication, and fulfill your every wish in this world as well as in the next.
    Wassalaam.

  • UmmAyesha Reply
    August 4, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu dearest Khala. So nice to hear from you ma sha Allah. To telly you the truth you have been in my heart and prayers every day for the past few weeks and i often came here just to check any news. The area where you are residing sounds peaceful, unspoilt and natural Alhamdulillah. Amazing where Allah Places people and His Wisdom behind it Subhan Allah. I was looking on the links is it near the great ocean road? We went there on our journey many years ago all the way to Lorne and Appolo Bay – the views were beautiful ma sha Allah.
    Duas and love with you always ???

  • UmmAyesha Reply
    August 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Excuse the typo… Also The Question marks are meant to be icons of roses. Xxx

  • Chitra Reply
    August 5, 2015 at 1:16 am

    So thankful to see you have landed! Still praying to see your “book” one day. Many hugs and prayers.

  • Ali Reply
    August 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Salam sister

    It’s good to hear from you. I hope you are keeping. I hope Rabb e Muhammad the blessed returns you soon to his beloved’s city soon. I hope in the interim you continue to update us on life down under. You have been our strong rope to blessed Madinah and I would wish for that to continue. Below is a link from today’s Saudi gazette – the washing of the dome of felicity. Oh what became of the ‘list’. Part of me hopes you left it in Madinah to collect upon your return.

    Ali (London)
    http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/mobile/index.cfm?method=sphome.spcon&contentid=20150805252434

  • Umm Bilal Reply
    August 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Assalam Alaikum dear sister,
    I’m visiting you after very long time. I didn’t know about your move, but, just reading about it made me cry. If I am feeling the pain of leaving the city of the Beloved for you how much you must have gone through? May Allah Ta’ala give you peace and abundance in your current location Ameen. I am sure in my heart that this move is just a test for your love for the Beloved 🙂 and I am even more sure that you will pass it with the flying colors InshaAllah! May Allah make your place be the source of peace and contentment for you and family and may He reunite you with the Best of creation in the holy city of Madinah al Munawwara. Ameen ya Rabbal Alameen. Please remember this A’ajizah in your prayers. Wassalm.

  • Ms Kangaroo Reply
    August 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Great to hear about your update – thanks x x x x x

  • Jummy Reply
    August 12, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Assalamu alaikum,
    We are in Madinah now and it feels different without you here 🙁 Alhamdulillah we managed to do ziyara and make duas for you, may Allah swt accept. Ameen
    Lots of love
    Jummy and the gang

  • Umm maryam Reply
    August 16, 2015 at 2:32 am

    salaams dear Khala….thinking of you!!! glad to hear your settling down well, sounds very beautiful where you are, and quite amusing how you and Uncle are making ripples in your new neighbourhood masha Allah they sound like a nice bunch, and insha Allah you will add much richness to the neighbourhood I’m sure….Whatever plans Allah ta ala has for you both there, may it all be filled with ease and aafia and tawfeeq and qabool…until your return insha Allah to the City of Light and our Beloved, upon whom abundant and eternal peace and blessings, ameen. xxxx ps can you post some spinning pictures when you have time, it sounds so beautiful and creative and intriguing and somehow ancient 😉 masha Allah ! lots of love and duaxxx

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