Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Bint,

For more than 10 years, Ummi was searching for the meaning of Ummi’s name, Huzaidah, but only found out during a visit to Habib Abbas on Saturday 6 Jamadil Awwal 1430H(2 May 2009M). All along Ummi knew that Huzaidah is made up of Yayi’s and Nyayi’s name Hu(sain) and Z(ub)aidah.

Ummi braved myself to go in front of Habib and asked the meaning. There is no meaning to the name and thus, Habib has given Ummu 2 names, 2 real names of Ummi. One is Faathimah and the other is Zubaidah.

Hmmm… Zubaidah (Nyayi’s name), Zubaidah(Ummi’s name), and Zubaidah, your other name, dear Bint! Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Laa ilaaha Ilallah, Allah Akbar! However, to be unique, Ummi chose Faathimah, keeping the name Zubaidah always at heart, each time others call Ummi ‘Idah’.

Upon informing Abi about Ummi’s real names, Abi also boldly asked Habib Abbas to check on his name. Habib has also given Abi 2 names – Abdullah and Muhammad. After much consideration, Abi chose his real name – Abdullah in the hope of being a great servant of Allah and reminding himself to be down to earth at all times.

The lesson to learn in name giving is the hope that we turn to be a good Muslimah and that our names are do’a upon us. Ameen.

Wassalam

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Night Wakes…

May 13, 2009

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Bint,
For the past month, it seemed that you were waking up few times in the middle of the night, despite giving you late dinner or milk. During this period marked the most Ummi had to consume coffee just to keep awake so that the normal routine was done smoothly.

So, Ummi took the initiative to visit Habib Abbas for his do’a, supplicated water and also getting an ‘azimah/t’ for you. Alhamdulillah, after the visit with Abi, Akhi, and you, with the barakah of Habib Abbas under Allah’s will, situation at night does improve. You will only wake up for milk the most twice or thrice.

Wassalam