Friday, April 21, 2006

She wants to go for Haj!

The old lady who entered my room was stooping. She obviously has osteoporosis of the spine. She did not come for help with her health at all. She came to ask me if I could help her find some institution to care for her son of 20 who is mentally retarded as she wanted to perform her Haj. She has no one to turn to she says she and her son are the only members of the family left. I did not have the time to investigate further it being a rather busy morning and I gave my secretary the job of making inquiries.
As it turns out , the Social Welfare department does not have any provsions for temporary care and asked her to approach private institutions but does not have any referal number to give. Looks like I have to do some homework to find out more about such places.
I finally told her to ask around for someone she could hire to take care of her son and as a final offering I told her , if she could not go because of having to take care of her son, Allah understands and she is not obliged to go...but will that soothe her heart felt longing to perform the Haj?

Monday, April 17, 2006

And I went on to do this

You Are an Old Soul

You are an experienced soul who appreciates tradition.
Mellow and wise, you like to be with others but also to be alone.
Down to earth, you are sensible and impatient.
A creature of habit, it takes you a while to warm up to new people.

You hate injustice, and you're very protective of family and friends
A bit demanding, you expect proper behavior from others.
Extremely independent you don't mind living or being alone.
But when you find love, you tend to want marriage right away.

Souls you are most compatible with: Warrior Soul and Visionary Soul

How quirky are you?

Found this on Mushtaq's blog and decided to try it myself
Your Quirk Factor: 54%

You're a pretty quirky person, but you're just normal enough to hide it.
Congratulations - you've fooled other people into thinking you're just like them!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Prophet's Birthday

Yesterday was the Prophet's birthday. Somebody sent me a powerpoint presentation on the Prophet which I have converted into a PDF document and you can view it