I believe in “mothers” as an instruction. They are always there for granted. I had to say fare well to another great mother on Saturday, June 18, 2011. I feel the pain, sadness and void within on two accounts; one she was my mother in law and second she was a great person – an anjuman in herself.
I will always remember her for many things. Best one that I liked is that she would say Bismillah with almost each sentence in her conversation. Starting everything with the name of Allah had visible effect on her persona and I could see blessing of Allah almighty in her worldly affairs. Anyone could see that. Due to this I very fondly used to call her Mai Bismillah.
Another of her distinct trait was her generous hospitality. She was very hospitable. Anyone going to her house (and many people used to go to her house) would have food or whatever was suitable and possible at the time. She would go a long way to make sure that any guest has food before leaving. And this act too brought in more blessing in her life.
Looking back, I can say that what she did for her off springs and what she accomplished would not have been possible without uncounted blessings of Allah almighty.
You were a great mother and great person Mai Bismillah. I will miss you for ever. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Saturday, June 18, 2016,
A fine tribute by a caring heart - may she rests in peace always. Ameen
Deb Sistrunk said...
What a beautiful tribute. I am sure your Mai Bismillah is smiling from above because you were very important to her. The two of you were a blessing to each other. Peace to you and your family.
thats the best tribute a son can give...its really beautiful
i am proud of u baba!
Khalid Javaid said...
We all have MAIs BISMILLAH in our life. Some how the other we realize it when it is too late. We should pass our heritage of valuing our elders to our next generation.
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