17 May 2005

Truth Stands, Even If There Be No Public Support.

Howsit? Hope all is good! I’ve been inundated with queries regarding the radio show last week…

Well, there was no concrete answer to the question of a perfect Muslim spouse, besides the fact that there is no such thing! Everyone has their own personal preferences and mine tends to change on almost a daily basis… besides the normal things that any guy will say he is looking for (he may say it, but is that really what he’s looking for!), there were a few things that I remember us saying on the show-
Most definitely somebody who can understand you and grow with you- scary! Probably the biggest decision of your life…
Someone who’s prepared to make some sacrifice (time, money, effort, etc) if the guy plans to be involved in some type of Islamic work…
Someone who’s elegant- difficult to elaborate… just elegant!
Someone who’s fun and maybe even ‘naughty’- got a bit of slack from the Durban guys for this, but what was meant was- be as funky and creative as possible within the confines of shariah and in the privacy of your home…
And of course all the usual requirements- know how to cook(we almost forgot to mention that!), make u laugh(life can get pretty boring without some fun!) the makings of a good mother(it’s a right your children have over you!), reasonably similar worldviews(there’s some opinions that just can’t gel and you just can’t change!), etc…
I would just like to add a disclaimer here- the views expressed above are not only/necessarily mine- I tend to change constantly… this was just written due to popular demand…

Had my weekly tennis game on Tuesday- the lights were on so we couldn’t play ‘Reset’! Still trying to improve my tennis game- it’s much more difficult than squash, but will hopefully master the game soon!

Black Management Forum launched at Wits on Wednesday night- attended the function with Mr Irv. They had some good motivational speakers; CEO of Transnet, a Partner from KPMG and one of the Kunene brothers. We mingled with the locals at the post launch cocktail party and made an effort to network. It’s very important to network and meet people at these events, because nowadays it’s ‘who you know’ and not what! And besides, the better someone knows you the more likely they are to listen to your plans and views… The attendees at functions like this, only know of Muslims like Shabir Sheikh and that guy fighting with Mandela- Ismail Ayob. Don’t know what that guy is thinking- almost every single person in the world just loves Madiba, and this oke is like his worst enemy! Ironic that two of the most important people in South Africa (Mandela and Zuma), are both involved in some crap with Muslims!

Thursday was my worst day of work this year! Had to redo an entire Financial Statement and do the cash flow from scratch! It was a good learning experience but hope I never have to work like that; under extreme pressure and such complicated stuff… but covered up by doing no work on Fri!

Went to lenz on Sat to meet the guys- I hate the red sand in lenz! Reminded me of the days when I was young and living in lenz- the red sand just is so flippin messy- you just run around or play for a few minutes and you totally messed! Watched a bit of that Da Vinci Code documentary- there’s such hype over the book now I think I have to make sure I read it- if just to be on par with like almost every single person I meet! Anybody have a copy that I can borrow for a few days?

On Sunday we had an inter-corporate social challenge with Sanzaf. There was a pro20s cricket game between a team of from Absa against others working for other multinationals. I was impressed to hear that Standard Bank in city centre has almost 800 Muslim employees- so the purpose of this event was to get young Muslim professionals to meet and network. (network is the new buzz word! Ooh) If we start setting a few (not too hectic) long term plans, then I believe that we can accomplish something amazing! Think about it…
Btw, we planning a big braai this Sunday for everyone- look out for details and come along this Sunday. It should be at bout 11 at the Zoo Lake. Bring your families and some meat, salads, etc…

Well, getting bored out of mind- got training this whole week! Audit fundamentals- sounds exciting huh:p

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