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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ramadan Karem



dear brothers, family, friemds, bloggers, readers , and all the muslim in the world, RAMADAN MUBAREK
for the first time in my life, me with my parent in one side, and my brothers with the rest of the family on the other side, fast on different schedules.
Ramadan started in Libya, but not here in my area in the united states, I know it always happen all around the islamic world, but it has different impact when it touch you closely on your close family level, it feel strange and weird, when I took my breakfast on the morning today, I felt as if I am commiting a sin !!!
the picture show the islamic center in our area.
finding this center has a short story, when we landed here I tried to look for some Masjed in the neighborhood, of course by using the help of my best friend here the internet, more specificlly, google map, and it gave me some adresses and the right buses to take me there, I registered some notes and started looking with my father for some of these adresses, and unfortunately, the google map let me down this time, when I tried the first nearest two addrsses, the Masjed wasn't there, one of them was actually a church ( although I write a mosque or islamic center in my research ), and the other was very small, unidentified unclean masjed, that was a little depressing.
As I told you before I used the google map from the first few days, to look for everything, and succeded to reach all the places, coz there is good public transportation in this city, with buses you can reach where ever you want.
Till today I didn't use Taxi at all, and didn't get lost, not yet, sure it will happen , but not yet.
back to my point, with google map, and the use of bus when it is needed, I reached the grocery store, the bank, the university, and nearly every where from the first try, but to the Masjed, I failed in my first try, but then I contacted a cyber friend (KA ) here in the state, and he was kind enough to direct me to this islamic center which appear in the picture (which was taken by my mobile cam), and so my second try was successful, and we found ourselves in one of the biggest islamic center in the area , I felt so proud to see this clear islamic symbol on this land, thank you KA.
that was in my first 10 days, then when I started school, I met some Libyan student, and discovered another islamic center, which will be more near to our new place, which we will move to by the middle of September.
That was my story, for ramadan first, till next time, take care, and
Ramadan Karem

24 comments:

hatem said...

Dear sister I'm so proud of you good work and may Allah give u success with all your steps. and i hope you enjoyed your new life there and your first Ramadan out side of your home country as always my best wishes for u and my prayers i will be waiting for your next adventure ;)

PH said...

I use this website :

http://islamicfinder.com/

It has Prayer times and directories for Mosques and Halal Stores and other stuff as well for every city in the World.

salaam

MusicLover said...

You will do fine in the city you are in as it is one the most beautiful cities in USA, a blogger lives in your city, she might be able to help if you contacted her.

Go to Borders or Barnes & Noble bookstores, go to Travel section get this Travel Guide of your city it costs $10 plus Taxes "Thats cheap" as I buy one every time I visit a city in USA and very informative, plus it light & small.

http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/html/uk/series/top10_index.html

When you are using google map http://maps.google.com/ to find a place, try to use the Street View, you can drive around your city by using the Street View, you will be amazed, you find yourself as if you are driving in a car.

Buy your local newspaper so that you know your city, plus there are many free weekly magazines.

Good Luck in your new environment.

enlightened spirit said...

hatem...
thanx Hatem, as always keep us in ur prayers especially in this blessed month.
Ramadan kareem.

ph....
I appreciate ur help, I already use it from the 1st few days when I got net connection.
I got many good and helpful things from it,and it was my starting point in my search, but some of the adresses included in the list are old one, and needs to be updated.
don't hold ur advices if u have any, I surely need them, Ramadan Kareem.

musiclover...
long time no see, I tut of publishing a post with a heading of " musiclover where r u ?"
but u show up before it comes to life, hah, lucky you.
quite good bunch of advices, will try to apply them.
which blogger live here, I don't know any ? can u give me an idea?

Ramadan Kareem

Anglo-Libyan said...

Ramadan Mubarak and I hope you and your parents find it easy inshaAllah.
best wishes to all the family.

PH said...

I forgot to tell you, the public transport service will usually have an online travel planner.
Just go to their website and you should find it there.
It will tell you what bus stop to ride from and what bus to take and how long the trip takes and all you have to do is enter your street and the street destination you're going to.

Here is an example of one in London :
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/default.aspx

It's on the right hand side of the webpage. Ask for the website of your local public transport agency.

LoveLyH said...

عزيزتي الغالية كل رمضان وانتي سالمه يارب والله وليك وحشه يابنتي لما تخشي اون لاين نبدي كيف غالبني النوم وبنرقد الله غالب...
ماتنسيش توصل تهئنتي برمضان للوالد وللوالده
وفكريها امك قوليلها صاحبتي الي كانت تخدم ف الروضة تسلم عليك وتقولك كل رمضان وانتي بألف خير وعافية يارب

كويس انك التقيتي بلليبين جايين يقروا اهو نوع من الاحساس باللاغربه


سلامات ياغاليه

Benghazi Citizen said...

Ramadan Kareem wa mubarak..
I enjoyed the post very much..u can call it (The masjed quest)
Wish you best of luck...
And the internet is really some thing...I may write how did it help me during my stay in Tor4onto ,some time in the future...
Bets regards

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Enlightened Spirit,

Ramdan Kareem to you and all of your family. May Allah bless you dearly.

gheriani said...

Ramadan Mubarak for you and your family and may Allah guide your steps to success and fellah.

meme said...

salamo3licom...
first of all ramadan kareem..
would u plz check my blog you have something there..
salam

WEDA said...

ramadan kareem

rozaka said...

كل سنة وانت طيب
مبارك عليكم الشهر

Highlander said...

Have not been commenting for a while, but I'm sure to be entertained and enlightened when I pass by your blog. The sincerity that flows from it is overwhelming. No wonder God is on your side inshallah. Good luck in this new phase of your life and make the most of it. If so far you have only secured a language course acceptance work on the academic one early on. You're a smart girl if from the first 10 days you were able to do this and find all the important place + use the local transport. Bravo sweetie! Congratulations on the studies and Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family. and ....keep us updated by blogging.

ASMA said...

RAMADAN KAREEM
even im late but ..all of us around u our future dr..
sallam to ur parants

HEBA said...

Ramadan Kareem

I know what you've been through exactly , first time , me and my brother are away from family in ramadan, and the Google map tells us about Islamic centers that we can not find. Wish you Ramadan Mubarak.

dusk till dawn said...

salam sis
Ramadan kareem and mubark to u and ur family. so pleased ur doing great, and getting on well. good luck, salam

dr.butterfly said...

i'm really really happy to read your posts, and i'm very proud of you...it's really nice to read how good your doing (allah ya7fathik!!)... i wish you all the best of success fro the bottom of my heart!!

trully i can't wait to read more, even though my comments are a bit late, but it was becouse i was visiting my family back in saudi arabia during this holly month...so i was busy with them, it was only 15 days, so you can imagine..!!

anways sweety plz keep us updated!!

take care, and enjoy!

salam!

Anglo-Libyan said...

Eid Mubarak to you and your family

وكل عام وانتم بخير

Gheriani said...

Happy and Mubarek Eid to you and your family ... Hope things weren't too tough for your first Ramadan in the US of A.

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