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By Amir Syed

“At Masjid Darussalam Mosque for Dhuhr”

“Ceiling light”

“Window”

“On the staircase up to the mosque”

“Me”

“A different way to do a Ramadan calendar”

“Archway to prayer area”

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“Rattlesnake warning at the cemetery gate”

“The gate”

Dua for Dead

السَّلامُ عَلَـيْكُمْ أَهْلَ الدِّيارِ مِنَ المؤْمِنيـنَ وَالْمُسْلِمينَ، وَإِنّا إِنْ شاءَ اللهُ بِكُـمْ لاحِقُـونَ، (وَ يَرْحَمُ اللَّهُ الْمُسْتَقْدِمِينَ مِنَّا وَالْمُسْتَأْخِرِينَ) نَسْـاَلُ اللهَ لَنَـا وَلَكُـمْ العَـافِيَةَ

Assalaamu ‘alaykum ‘ahlad-diyaari, minal-mu’mineena walmuslimeena, wa ‘innaa ‘in shaa’ Allaahu bikum laahiqoona [wa yarhamullaahul-mustaqdimeena minnaa walmusta’khireena] ‘as’alullaaha lanaa wa lakumul- ‘aafiyata.

Peace be upon you, people of this abode, from among the believers and those who are Muslims, and we, by the Will of Allah, shall be joining you. [May Allah have mercy on the first of us and the last of us] I ask Allah to grant us and you strength.

“Nana Aba’s grave I hope”

“Mamoo’s”

“I literally scan almost every grave there… I think there was a reason I was meant to do that..”

 

 

My brother Amir is in the San Francisco Bay Area on Business.

The first thing he did upon landing at SFO then checking into his hotel was to visit the Five Pillars Farm Muslim Cemetery in Livermore, California.

This is where our Maternal Grandmother; our Maternal Grandfather, our Nana Aba; our Maternal Uncle, our “Mamoo”; our other Maternal Uncle, who linguistically would correctly be our “Qhaloo”, are all buried.

Our Mamoo, Syed Mashhoodul Hassan, died February 26 2019.

 

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