Asalaam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabaraktu,
This article is a source of warmness in a world of hostility. Jazakum Allah kul khairun Talal.
Wasalaam Warahmatullah Wabarakatuon November 16, 2004 1:18 AM
i just wanted to point out that i almost cried when i first read this, mashallah.
(and to think i don't cry when i recite the qur'an. mashallah)on November 16, 2004 1:35 AM
Asalaam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabaraktu,
I usually don't comment on what I read on this site, but this was nice. Especially from a brother!on November 16, 2004 5:52 AM
I KNEW IT!!! I KNEW BY THE END OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH THAT THIS WAS FOR YOUR SISTER!
I feel so proud of myself.
MashaAllah, only a brother who has shed tears on the 'farewell mile' could have written that.
May Allah, Glorious and Exalted, bless you and your sister with each other's happiness, comfort and strength, and may you be blessed to always be in close proximity of each other's smiles and duas. InshaAllah and Amin.on November 16, 2004 7:17 AM
i just read it again.
someone please tell talal to submit this to nasihah for their da'wah issue.on November 16, 2004 1:05 PM
Not to diffuse anyone's ALL CAPS pride or anything... but the author has yet to take part in said "farewell mile".
Very soon, inshaAllah, but not quite yet.
Jazaakillah khair for the du'a though... May Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) grant us all the same, siblings or not, for our entire families.on November 16, 2004 2:25 PM
Its ok, pride isnt good anyway.
Amin to your dua.on November 16, 2004 3:52 PM
Reviews for the Farewell Mile:
The New Muslim times called it "The heart softener of the year"
The MSA chronicles labeled it "A touch of excellence"
Pakistani Post said "Va baih Vahhhhhh"
Okay I know Im corny, but mashallah man this really softened the hard heart and may Allah (swt) give all of us Imaan and may He grant all of us a suitable marriage partner. Ameen.
scenes from my wedding movie repeating over and over again...
and on top of that... that song "babul ki duaain lehti jaah"...
Masha'Allah, very well written. touched every emotion felt at the time of departing from one's family to go with one's "new" family.
Do i need to buy it or can i borrow ur box of kleenex
Thanx Talal, cuz i kinda had a ruff today but you made me smileon November 16, 2004 11:39 PM
You've accurately described what I've always believed - weddings are a both joyous and morose occasion. It's a bittersweet moment when someone so dear to you gets married, and the closer you are to the person, the sadder it is.on November 16, 2004 11:42 PM
Its kind of making me feel sad that I dont have any brothers to share this with or who can cry with me on the 'farewell mile'...on November 17, 2004 1:18 AM
Assalam u alaikum,
Mashallah, very beautifully written. I don't know about Haifa but it sure did bring tears to all of the sister's eyes here. And Justoju, don't be sad, you have loads of sisters to bid you farwell so it should be more than enough to make up for it ;)
As Salaamu Alaikum
MashALLAH.Touched my heart.May ALLAH grant true love amongst all our family members.Ameen.
Was Salaam.on November 17, 2004 3:21 PM
This is my first comment on this site, and Masha Allah, I think we can all agree, that Talal knows how to evoke the right emotions in people.
You are very dangerous brother.
Masha allah though, this article really hits home especially for older brothers with younger sisters.
“Abu....”, cracked Haifa’s voice.
This line, oh god, that is THE LINE
Had to be the emotional peak of this article.
Masha Allah. Just came on the site because I was missin' my sister. I read this article. Masha Allah its amazing!!I cried for an hour because the scene was soo similiar to my own sister's wedding.lol@oh god, That is THE LINE.Definetely touched all the hearts. Keep up the good work insha Allah.
The Abu line is definitely it.
I think only indo-pak culture makes weddings so overly dramatic. Leaving is such a long, drawn out process- not fair to the bride !
It's a beautifully written peice but generally I think women should opt out of walking that last mile.on November 19, 2004 4:22 PM
Am I the only one who was touched by this but didnt cry? Is there something wrong with me? (dont answer that)
I agree its a big drama trip, but opt out of walking that last mile? What are the other options? Isnt it an inevitable necessity when trying to get out of the wedding place? Maybe we could have a poof of smoke and then the bride and groom could magically disappear? (not a bad idea)
Personally, I look forward to creating drama and ending the night with a dramatic soliloquy and a performance art piece. And I need trapdoors. A couple of them.
Desi weddings have a big dramatic departure, but at Arab weddings - it's all about making an entrance. ;) (The beginning procession can be an hour...or more...long!)on November 19, 2004 6:10 PM
I'll marry an arab so that between the arab beginning procession and the big desi dramatic departure there is virtually no time left for anything else. We can walk in slowly, be handed lunch bags with food, and then walk out slowly.on November 19, 2004 6:39 PM
LOL! God help you if you're wearing those Desi shoes (whose name I always forget). :)on November 19, 2004 7:07 PM
Masha'Allaah a very nice piece. I enjoyed reading it. It was funny, my mom never believed in crying at weddings and she went to one where she made dua' for the bride and she could not imagine why women were crying, she kept saying, you should be happy and not cry. I thought I would cry at my wedding but it turned out, that I did not cry at all, my mom was the one crying, she cried twice:when I was signing the contract and when I was leaving in the car.on November 23, 2004 11:40 PM
subhanAllah this is so beautiful bought tears to my eyes and its so true.
may allah make it easier for the sisters who have to go through that, also the family they leave behind. may Allah make the family she is goin into as lovin as the 1 she has left behind. Ameen
I am sorry (and a bit perplexed) to say that this article did not evoke the same amount of emotions in me as it did for others. Actually, I lost interest even before the "Abu" part...maybe, I was not in the mood to get misty when I was reading it.
But that doesn't take anything away from the article, its a good narration. It just didn't do it for me.
this one deserved to be back in the "noisemakers" section.on December 25, 2004 2:11 PM
Masha Allah i have to agree with everyone (just about) that this was truly a very touching story. tear drop! reminded me of my sisters wedding, especially how the brother breaks down into tears after the sister leaves, that was definitely me at my sisters wedding.... because she Just wouldn't cry and i would look stupid cryIng so i held back my tears, and then (and i have to share this because its the worst feeling).... u know that feeling at the back of your throat, that dry screeching feeling when u try to hold back ur tears , yeh well thats what i felt.
But yeh im going to stop going on about this , the point is it was very well written. I hope my bros cry for me too... haha
Wasalaamualaikumon December 28, 2004 6:01 PM
i cringe at the thought of ali's wife walking down a n aisle from a stage. yuck.
marriage is suppose to be sacred, not some fruity walk down with flashes going off.on January 30, 2005 6:27 AM