Day 16 – Boston, MA
Peace and blessings to All. This is Hamza Abdullah checking in for the Abdullah Brothers Ramadan Tour. Today we visited another one of our hated rivals, cities. Just as Salt Lake City is home to the Utah Jazz, Boston is home to the Boston Celtics. Let’s be honest, when we think of Boston Green, it’s not the same color as money. It’s more like the color of baby food. The smelly jar of peas. When you open it, someone from the other room yells at you to “Say Excuse Me!” and open a window. If an old lady in a Larry Bird jersey fell over in front of me, I would think twice about helping her. LOL. God forgive me. I know I’m Fasting. I”m just playing, but you get the picture. They were up by 40 in Game 6, and they were still throwing lobs and shooting 3′s. I can’t wait till David Stern makes them play a four game back-to-back-to-back-to-back game next year. I don’t mind the Red Sox, the Patriots or the Bruins. It just those green things ehhhh.
Now that we’ve had an opportunity to exchange pleasantries, let me say how wonderful my time was in Boston. We met some amazing people, starting with a young brother Adam Khafif. God willing, he’s the next Russell Simmons. He has a passion and a drive, that only the great ones have. He owns his own clothing company, LisnUp Clothing, and he’s just entering college. A business major, an older brother, and a very humble spirit. He produced some sick #TeamFajr shirts, and I’m looking forward to seeing him succeed.
As is the custom, and I pray it continues, we had some fantastic hosts. Tehreem and Tauqeer Zaidi, awaited our arrival. They were accompanied by a few well built brothers, and didn’t leave our side until we hopped on I-95 south, to New York. They represented Imam Suhaib Webb, and the Boston community, very well. They brought us the biggest tubs of Clam Chowder….Man were they good. I apologize if you’re still Fasting while you’re reading this. They had everything organized. We spoke at ISBCC, then caravanned to the Sharon Masjid, where smiling faces and smores awaited us. The most rewarding part of the trip, was the interaction between us and the really young girls. The questions they asked us… classic. “Who are you? And why are all these people around you?” LOL. I must say, I am looking forward to the day, we are invited back to Boston. God willing.
The only thing I didn’t like about Boston was, when they saw our “California” plates, the toll price, magically sky rocketed. That’s cold. Ice Cold. We don’t do that to you guys. We let y’all come to the beach, and walk down Rodeo Drive, with no disturbances. All in all, the Boston tour stop did not disappoint. This trip has been amazing. We are truly blessed, and that saying “Count your blessings”…you can’t.
Quran Ayah of the day comes from Surah (Chapter) 14 Ibrahim (Abraham) Verse 34:
“…But if ye count the favors of Allah (God), never will ye be able to number them…”
So we thank God for his unlimited blessings and bounties, that he has bestowed on us. And we ask that He continues, because He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
I pray you and your family are well, and I ask that you say a special prayer for “Sister Samina Khan”. She passed away Thursday night, and we ask that Allah (God) blesses her with the ultimate success. A place near to Him. She was a member of the Worcester, MA community, so please keep her and her family in your prayers. I thank you for joining us on our trip. I thank you for sharing our trip with your friends and families. And I thank you for supporting myself and my brothers along our journey. We ask that you continue to do good, speak good and promote good. And we do everything to gain the pleasure of God. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Next stop: The Big City of Dreams! Peace and Be Blessed.
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