It has been beautiful to start my day in the company of aspiring hāfithāt, Alhamdulillah. It takes dedication to show up at 6:30am during the holidays! It’s inspiring to see young girls and and some of the mums reciting or memorising the Qur’an. I really wanted to do a free holiday program and one of the mums who is memorising as well opened her home for us, Alhamdulillah. I thought it was going to be a revision program but I felt like it was a Qur’an rehab, where we had to fix some surahs.

I would’ve run something from home but we’re having a full house this holiday, Alhamdulillah. My paternal fam from different parts of the world are joining us in Cape Town. I think they were probably planning to be here for my nikah-to-be, but I’m so grateful that ain’t happening, ’cause it’s stressful enough just hosting people. Having a wedding would’ve been chaotic. Allah really plans best. 

Day Two of the holiday life and I’m already exhausted, Alhamdulillah!

Today my brother and I were the drivers and tour guides. 

We covered:

The Castle of Good Hope (I saw a cannon fired for the first time:0)

The Awwal Masjid

The Bo Kaap Museum

Picnic in the Conpany Gardens

The Iziko Museum (at the Gardens)

I really wanted to go to the Heart Transplant Museum as my uncle is a sergeon, but they were closed and are only available on appointment. 

Later today I’m meeting one of my father’s sisters for the first time ever, along with her daughter. I’m defs looking forward to having them. 

Apart from her I have another aunt who is still in the Middle East who I’ve never met. Then there was one who passed away before I could meet her. May Allah have rahmah on her and grant us to meet at one big party in Jannah. Āmīn. 

I’m looking forward to the rest of my holz. 

With best wishes