Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Alhamdulillaah, my wife & I arrived safely in Alexandria, Egypt this past Friday to the welcoming arms of my parents, whom I haven’t seen since I left the US back in June. If you’ll recall, I originally departed on this journey because I could not bring my wife to the US yet, as the immigration process is still ongoing. Needless to say, we are enjoying happiness upon happiness being with family that we haven’t seen for months, and, in the case of my wife, well over a year.
The last time I was in Egypt was in the Summer of 2001, and I didn’t have a blog, own a camera, or even have a website at the time (other than one through my university department, which is long gone by now). The only way I kept people updated was via e-mail, interestingly enough! Alhamdulillaah, now I have so many ways to keep people bored about my current goings-on!
I had forgotten just how big Alexandria is, and also how photogenic. Our Internet connection is an order of magnitude slower here than it was in Malaysia, but at least it is stable, and we may be upgrading it, in shaaʾ Allaah. So, updates will be forthcoming, in shaaʾ Allaah, but please be patient – since I’m sure you’ll on the edge of your seats waiting for more media from me…
In the meantime, I leave you with this treat – a view from our balcony.