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glo
07-06-2006, 05:58 PM
Manaal's 'offline - life without the internet' thread has really challenged me!

So much so that what started as a curious thought a couple of hours ago, is maturing into a master plan! :? ;D

Here it is:

The idea

I will avoid any unnecessary internet activity.

The reasons
  1. To prove to myself and all others that I am able to do it!
  2. To spend my newly available time on more worthy causes
  3. To spend more time seeking God


The rules
  1. I can use the internet for necessary work purposes, such as research and communication with colleagues
  2. I will keep in touch with friends and family via email as necessary (i.e. with those I cannot call)
  3. I will not use any internet forum for any reason!
  4. These rules will be active from tonight, as I log off, and will remain active for 40 days (how Biblical! ;D )
  5. If I break any of these rules, I will have to be honest about it! :rollseyes
Yep, I like that challenge! :)
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IbnAbdulHakim
07-06-2006, 06:00 PM
If I break any of these rules, I will have to be honest about it!

^^ lol is that all, i was hoping you would have to jump off a cliff or something crazy like that ;D


i hope you get the guidance required for all our salvation from God sis :)

:peace:
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amirah_87
07-06-2006, 06:01 PM
ass salaamu alaykum

you really gonna do it then ..LOL!..may God be with you Sis Glo!!

so when you gonna start it sis:?
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Nawal89
07-06-2006, 06:01 PM
'Glo you're in for a big challenge ;D
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Umm Yoosuf
07-06-2006, 06:03 PM
I was reading through your posts Manaal's 'offline thread but not for 1 minute did i think you were serious :p

Well i hope it works out for you...


3. To spend more time seeking God
That seems really intresting something we all need to do :)
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muslim_friend
07-06-2006, 06:05 PM
"I will not use any internet forum for any reason!"

:ooh: Good luck! :thankyou: ...
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BlissfullyJaded
07-06-2006, 06:06 PM
Eek..That sounds hard. 40 days. :p

Well it is a really good plan. :D Good luck. ;)
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Mawaddah
07-06-2006, 06:07 PM
:eek: are you sure you can do this glo!! That really is a huge sacrifice, but it's for a good purpose so it's all good :)

I will miss seeing you here on the forum though. Good luck!!
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Thanaa
07-06-2006, 06:09 PM
Wow...Good Luck!
Id be rubbish at that...I only seem to use the internet for email and forums...Id get bored.
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glo
07-06-2006, 06:11 PM
LOL
40 days is a long time, I know! And I may regret it! :rollseyes
But nothing ventured, nothing gained. And I do like a good challenge.

Just as long as you don't forget me ...

Peace.:thankyou:
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IbnAbdulHakim
07-06-2006, 06:13 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Just as long as you don't forget me ...

Peace.:thankyou:
no promises :p :p

jk, hope you find wat ur lukin for inshaAllah.

:peace:
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amirah_87
07-06-2006, 06:14 PM
same here!! good luck .. :thankyou:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
07-06-2006, 06:18 PM
Originally Posted by Thanaa
Wow...Good Luck!
Id be rubbish at that...I only seem to use the internet for email and forums...Id get bored.
And chatting to my mates:p.
Good luck glo! I hope you succeed.:)
-Peace
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Woodrow
07-06-2006, 06:21 PM
Prayers will be with you and may you find that which you seek. Your words will be missed here.
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glo
07-06-2006, 07:03 PM
Thanks Woodrow. Prayers are always appreciated! :)
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Far7an
07-06-2006, 07:22 PM
I would love to try this, but zAk won't let me.
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glo
07-06-2006, 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by ;388819
I would love to try this, but zAk won't let me.
That's funny, Far7an! ;D
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afriend
07-06-2006, 07:25 PM
lol good luck sister...May you trully find god, may you become closer to him :)

Ameen.
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glo
07-06-2006, 07:26 PM
Originally Posted by Iqram
lol good luck sister...May you truly find god, may you become closer to him :)

Ameen.
God willing, brother!
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SASB
07-06-2006, 08:16 PM
good luck!

That really is a big challenge, ibshallah you will succeed
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glo
07-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Well, I'm about to log off now ... that means my 40 days of fasting start NOW!
I have a strange sense of embarking on a pilgrimage ... :rollseyes

You guys, be good while I'm gone! I don't wanna come back and find there's been trouble! ;D

Peace to you all! :thankyou:

Going, going, gone ... :X
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Sis786
07-07-2006, 07:45 AM
Originally Posted by glo
LOL
40 days is a long time, I know! And I may regret it! :rollseyes
But nothing ventured, nothing gained. And I do like a good challenge.

Just as long as you don't forget me ...

Peace.:thankyou:
Good luck sis and take care already missing ya!!
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Tania
07-09-2006, 05:44 AM
How can you go when you have so much friends on the forum? They said "you are already missed". Or that is really not important for you?
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Woodrow
07-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by mara
How can you go when you have so much friends on the forum? They said "you are already missed". Or that is really not important for you?
My own feeling is Glo is in the prossess of sorting out her thoughts and is doing her best to be the best person she possibly can be. She is making a true sarifice in her fast. Fasting is always a good way to seek guidance and learn our own strengths and weaknesses. Fasting does not have to be understood as being the giving up of food. It can be the giving up of anything we enjoy.

If Glo did not love all the people here and everybody was not important to her. It would not be a fast. I think she has made a great testimoney about everybody here, by her considering this to be a fast.
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lolwatever
07-28-2006, 04:57 AM
if i done such a thing, those who know what level my addiction is at will treat me like a legend and my story will be told for generations to come, because i'll prob die the 3rd day into my "internet siyaam"
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ABWAN
07-28-2006, 05:34 AM
Interesting thought... What would be even more interesting would be to totally stay away from internet altogether. I don't think that would be possible at least for me.

If anyone had challenged me to not use my cell phone for 2 months, I would have ridiculed them...but weird enough, I did stay away from my cell phone totally for well over 2 months *only* after I lost my cell phone. So I would suggest you to stick to books for your research and cut the power cord of your PC (or your telephone/cable modem) just to spice things up!
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Tania
07-28-2006, 05:37 AM
Originally Posted by ABWAN
If anyone had challenged me to not use my cell phone for 2 months
Thats easy for me to do it because i don't have a cell phone and i have 0 intentions to buy one:)
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ABWAN
07-28-2006, 05:52 AM
Originally Posted by mara
Thats easy for me to do it because i don't have a cell phone and i have 0 intentions to buy one:)
Well I only use cell phone. I don't have a regular phone at home. so that's what made it real hard. It all depends on how reliant you are on something. The more you rely on something, the more it gets harder to get away from it
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SirZubair
07-28-2006, 09:54 AM
Shes only been gone 3 weeks :?

It feels like months.. :rollseyes
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snakelegs
07-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Originally Posted by SirZubair
Shes only been gone 3 weeks :?

It feels like months.. :rollseyes
she's one of the coolest christians i have ever encountered.
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IbnAbdulHakim
07-28-2006, 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by snakelegs
she's one of the coolest christians i have ever encountered.
you mean in real life?

but i agree, i was shocked to hear she doesnt hav a TV, may Allah guide her inshaAllah, she seems more then deserving but what do i kno :eek:, Allahu Allam!


:peace: :)
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syilla
07-28-2006, 10:34 AM
wow...i respect her for her sacrifices...

i tried that...but not working...

i guess i've to try harder.
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snakelegs
07-28-2006, 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by Mazed
you mean in real life?

but i agree, i was shocked to hear she doesnt hav a TV, may Allah guide her inshaAllah, she seems more then deserving but what do i kno :eek:, Allahu Allam!

:peace: :)
yes - both in real life and in cyber world.
she probably doesn't have a tv by choice. i don't and have absolutely no desire for one.
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IbnAbdulHakim
07-28-2006, 11:15 AM
^ WHOOOAH!! such people subhanAllah, i dont kno if i could do such a thing without faith in Allah, the only reason i giv it up is to please God... What makes you do it?
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snakelegs
07-28-2006, 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by Mazed
^ WHOOOAH!! such people subhanAllah, i dont kno if i could do such a thing without faith in Allah, the only reason i giv it up is to please God... What makes you do it?
it's really very easy. i think almost everything on tv is crap and it represents values that i have no use for or interest in.
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ZOREENA
07-28-2006, 12:15 PM
I Wanna Live In A Secured Room Where Im Onli Fed Bannannaz Or Something....so I Can Be Skinny!!! I May Bring My Computer In With Me So Dont Worry I Be Here!!!lol!!
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sameer
07-28-2006, 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by snakelegs
it's really very easy. i think almost everything on tv is crap and it represents values that i have no use for or interest in.
^^ hmm true...but i stil need my TV to see EPL, Serie A and La Liga :D
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ZOREENA
07-28-2006, 12:36 PM
Must be the equivelent to our Eastenderz and Corrie!!!! lmao
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lolwatever
07-29-2006, 02:37 AM
zAk you're too sleepy these days, take a 3day nap and that way you would have fasted from the net... :D

salamz
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amirah_87
07-29-2006, 01:03 PM
ass salaamu alaykum

so how much has Glo got left until her internet fast, or is she back yet :?:?
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strider
07-29-2006, 01:12 PM
Assalamu alaikum

Originally Posted by amirah_87
ass salaamu alaykum

so how much has Glo got left until her internet fast, or is she back yet :?:?
She isn't back just yet. 40 days is just under 6 weeks (5 weeks and 5 days to be precise) so glo's fast will be over in just under 3 weeks from now!

Ma'assalama
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Halima
07-29-2006, 01:25 PM
  • "Let there arise from you a band of people who invite to what is good, enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong. These are the successful ones.” [Sûrah Âl `Imrân: 104]


May she be closer to Allah Azawajal insha'Allah.
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amirah_87
07-29-2006, 06:53 PM
ass salaamu alaykum

40 days is just under 6 weeks (5 weeks and 5 days to be precise) so glo's fast will be over in just under 3 weeks from now!
:ooh: subhanAllah seems like she's been gone for ages now :-\

Let there arise from you a band of people who invite to what is good, enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong. These are the successful ones.” [Sûrah Âl `Imrân: 104]

May she be closer to Allah Azawajal insha'Allah.
__________________
Ameen :peace:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
07-29-2006, 08:50 PM
How long has it been now?:?
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lolwatever
07-29-2006, 08:56 PM
^^ check out her user profile, 3 weeks
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limitless
07-29-2006, 11:19 PM
:sl:

Oh so this is why, I have not seen Glo around. Interesting...

:w:
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glo
08-16-2006, 06:48 PM
LOL

It's funny to read what you all wrote once I was gone.
You really missed me??? Awww ... I feel really touched now.:statisfie

Well, my forty days are over!

I must say that it was quite an experience to give up the internet for a while.
Most surprising just how much time I suddenly had!

I have spend much time with other people, but also reading and knitting (some of my fave things!). I also spent a lot of time outdoors gardening, walking and running (I increased my running distance to over 45 minutes). I went swimming in a river twice and the North Sea once (It was cold!!!) :giggling:
I spent much time praying and contemplating. :statisfie
I also spend much time in sadness about the latest world events ...:cry:

But now I'm back, and looking forward to hearing from you all.
I will try to curb my internet time a little ... otherwise I may feel the need for another internet fast all too soon. :X

It's good to be back.
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SirZubair
08-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Welcome back glo ;) good to have you back.

I think i need to go on an internet fast.

..someday, somehow.. :rollseyes

There are so many people to lecture tho...
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glo
08-16-2006, 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by SirZubair


There are so many people to lecture tho...
Yeah, right!!! LOL

Thanks for the welcome back, SirZubair. :)
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SirZubair
08-16-2006, 07:01 PM
I'll be taking a 42 day break from December 24th :p

I hope nobody misses me..

..except i already know Alpha Dude will miss me (and the reps i give him..)

..zAk will miss me, he needs someone to make fun of... (then again, there is always Alpha Dude..)

Far7an will miss me, he LURRRRRRVES Editing my posts :p

And my Pro-Jihadi friends will miss me, if it wasn't for me, they'd be out in the battle field getting themselves stabbed, im keeping them at bay for the while, they're practising on me.... :rollseyes
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snakelegs
08-16-2006, 07:03 PM
[MOUSE]welcome back glo!!!![/MOUSE]
good to have you back here again!
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Far7an
08-16-2006, 07:05 PM
Welcome back glo, I'm sure you were missed by many members.

SirZubair, let us know in advance when you're going to start your fast, we'll throw an official party.
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Sahabiyaat
08-16-2006, 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by Far7an
SirZubair, let us know in advance when you're going to start your fast, we'll throw an official party.
:giggling:

welocme back glo

it must have been tough :?
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Woodrow
08-16-2006, 07:10 PM
Welcome Back Glo. Your words are always a pleasure to read. It is good to see somebody that understands the meaning of being able to disagree with dignity and mutual respect.
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SirZubair
08-16-2006, 07:11 PM
Originally Posted by Far7an
SirZubair, let us know in advance when you're going to start your fast, we'll throw an official party.
Like i said, 24th of December. :p

I will be leaving NewZealand for 6 weeks
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SirZubair
08-16-2006, 07:19 PM
Originally Posted by SirZubair
Like i said, 24th of December. :p

I will be leaving NewZealand for 6 weeks
come on bro, there was no need to edit that :p :p :p

Oh alrite, i will keep my '6 week mission' a 'secret' :p
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amirah_87
08-16-2006, 09:48 PM
as salaamu alaykum,

okay...soo this is where the welcome back party is...sorry i'm abit late!!

I posted my welcomes somewhere else :X

anyways..welcome back Glo..nice to have you round again!! :)
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Kittygyal
08-16-2006, 09:51 PM
salam.

welcome back Glo nice to see you around and have you back inshallah.

w.salam
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S_87
08-16-2006, 10:06 PM
Hi glo

welcome back :D
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glo
08-17-2006, 01:49 PM
Thank you all, peepz! :)
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MinAhlilHadeeth
08-17-2006, 06:53 PM
Wow, i was wondering when you'd be back!:D

WELCOME BACKKK!:):):)



-Peace :wub:
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glo
08-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Wow, Umm Shaheed ... that IS impressive! :D
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aishaazher
08-17-2006, 07:23 PM
wow,
thats a good challenge...i was thinking of something like for me...but its a lot of work...lol
salaam
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strider
08-17-2006, 08:17 PM
Welcome back, glo! :)
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Mawaddah
08-17-2006, 08:20 PM
Glo you're back!! Wow.....i'm amazed you actually kept off the internet that long, you're starting to put thoughts into my head now..........wondering whether I can do it also? :-[ :X

But nice to see you back!! :thankyou:
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glo
08-17-2006, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
Glo you're back!! Wow.....i'm amazed you actually kept off the internet that long, you're starting to put thoughts into my head now..........wondering whether I can do it also? :-[ :X

But nice to see you back!! :thankyou:
Now don't all leave at once! How can this forum survive without it's members??? ;D

I didn't cheat, once I had made up my mind it was surprisingly easy ... and I enjoyed having all that extra time!
It's good to be back, though ... :statisfie

peace.
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Sunflower
08-17-2006, 09:16 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Now don't all leave at once! How can this forum survive without it's members??? ;D
I didn't cheat, once I had made up my mind it was surprisingly easy ... and I enjoyed having all that extra time!
It's good to be back, though ... :statisfie

peace.
dont worry. i dont think anyone can pull me off this computer any tym soon! and its nice to hve u back glo 2!
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Abdul Fattah
08-17-2006, 09:27 PM
Glad to have you back, I hope that Allah has made this fast a learnfull expieriance for you of which you can benefit.
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searchingsoul
08-19-2006, 06:50 PM
Welcome back Glo!
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glo
08-19-2006, 08:01 PM
Originally Posted by steve
Glad to have you back, I hope that Allah has made this fast a learnful experiance for you of which you can benefit.
Thanks, Steve.
Taking some time out has made me realise how my faith has changed and grown over the past year.
I am learning to put my trust in God and to say 'Here I am, Lord. Send me.' (Isaiah 6:8)

peace.
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glo
08-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Originally Posted by searchingsoul
Welcome back Glo!
Hi Searchingsoul!
Good to see you again. :)
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Fishman
08-19-2006, 08:07 PM
:sl:
It's good to have you back Glo!
:w:
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glo
08-19-2006, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
:sl:
It's good to have you back Glo!
:w:
Thanks Fishman.
Much seems to have happened in the last 6 weeks.

I gather you did your declaration of formally submitting to Islam (sorry, I forgot the word!) :rollseyes
Hope it went well.

Peace.
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Fishman
08-19-2006, 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Thanks Fishman.
Much seems to have happened in the last 6 weeks.

I gather you did your declaration of formally submitting to Islam (sorry, I forgot the word!) :rollseyes
Hope it went well.

Peace.
:sl:
Yup, I formally declared Shahadah last Monday!
:w:
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glo
08-19-2006, 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
:sl:
Yup, I formally declared Shahadah last Monday!
:w:
Was your family there?
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Fishman
08-19-2006, 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by glo
Was your family there?
:sl:
Not my younger brother, but my parents were both there, along with my Muslim friends!
:w:
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glo
08-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
:sl:
Not my younger brother, but my parents were both there, along with my Muslim friends!
:w:
You've come a long way in a short time, my friend! :)
I remember how sad I felt when my husband refused to come to my baptism. I dearly would have wished him to be there! :cry:

What did your parents think about it?
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Snowflake
08-19-2006, 09:13 PM
Oh Glo forgive me. I thought 'Glo's internet fast' was abt some program to make the internet faster loool silly me :rollseyes

Anywayz, welcome back! :thankyou:
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glo
08-19-2006, 09:15 PM
Originally Posted by Muslimah_Sis
Oh Glo forgive me. I thought 'Glo's internet fast' was abt some program to make the internet faster loool silly me :rollseyes

Anywayz, welcome back! :thankyou:
LOL
That's funny, Muslimah Sis! :giggling:

Thanks for the welcome.:)
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Muhammad
08-22-2006, 08:03 PM
Greetings,

Welcome back Glo! Sorry I'm a bit late... your presence on the forum prompted me to dig up this thread.

Congratulations on completing your fast!
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glo
08-22-2006, 08:12 PM
Originally Posted by Muhammad
Greetings,

Welcome back Glo! Sorry I'm a bit late... your presence on the forum prompted me to dig up this thread.

Congratulations on completing your fast!
Thank you, Muhammed. :)
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BlissfullyJaded
08-22-2006, 08:20 PM
Sorry, I don't think I welcomed you back. We missed you, and it is refreshing to read your posts here again. :thumbs_up
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