BY NOORANI DATOO
We never imagined the day would come so fast
Seventy-six glorious years outclassed
Together we celebrate your birthday!
As one united, global jamat
You pray for us
You breathe for us
You work for us
You dream for us
Your murids, we are.
Your efforts unite us
Your prayers ignite us
We ask for your pardon if we’ve erred in any way
If we forget to remind ourselves
What you do for us every day.
We are ambassadors of these words
This our gift we give to you
You bring us together
From, Toronto to London
Karachi to Lisbon
Uganda to Chicago
We know you love us immensely
And you are here with us spiritually
But this is YOUR day
With your big family around the world
We love you and wish you a happy 76th birthday.
Date posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012
About the author (in her own words): My name is Noorani Datoo and I am a sophomore at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. I believe that I am a person who enjoys the small good things in life, and I am kind and caring. I have the experience of living in many places all over the world including Canada, the Canary Islands and Spain; and therefore I am aware of cultural diversity in my immediate surroundings. My persistent passion is sport. More specifically, I enjoy soccer and hockey. I aspire to become a psychologist, and to settle in my hometown of Vancouver. These qualities along with the presence of Allah comprise my identity today.
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