The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sisters are makin it happen... would you like to join us?

Assalaam Alaikum, my beautiful sisters!

Just a moment to give all the sisters here in Cairo the info on that meeting I mentioned in my last post... it's all about sisterly support for us expats, remembering Allah (SWT) and coming together to learn from one another with classes, workshops and the sorts... children included!

The next meeting will be this Thursday, June 4th at the Global Net Cafe located at 25 Hassan Haamid St. in Hayatul Ashr (sic) from 10AM-1PM. Hassan Haamid St, is located 2 streets BEHIND Eltaweed & Nour store- it's on the 1st floor in a pink and blue building... hope that's enough info!!!

For sisters living inside Rehab, there is a bus that can take you to the meeting but you must notify the sister, Umm Layla if you need a spot- first come, first serve.... I actually didn't get her permission to post her cell so please send me a line in comments and I can pass along the message- please include your mobile number for contact. Fee for the bus I believe is 10 LE to cover the cost and the price of admission to the meeting is 5 LE which is to cover the cost of using the facility.

They do send out info reguarly via email so those who are interested in receiving the info already shared, send me your email addresses and I can forward it to you- when you attend the meeting, the sisters will take all your contact info for future updates and contact.

They have a buddy system here within Rehab- you are assigned a buddy which is someone who lives close to you and you exchange personal info between yourselves just in case the sister needs to care for you or your children if you fall ill or need other assistance and vice versa... it's a great concept and it's already very much in effect! I wasn't feeling well and my buddy visited and met me for the 1st time over a week ago- just to say hello, introduce herself and offer her assistance! And we linked up again last night since I suffered from a mishap here in my flat, she made dinner for me and brought it by! What more can you ask for? The sisters here REALLY look out for each other and it feels great to be associated with them!

For those sisters living in Nasr City, Umm Layla mentioned the buddy system can be created for you as well- this is definitely a wonderful thing, MashaAllah!!!

Okay.... duty calls with the kids... hope to see all of you there.... I love you all, for the pleasure of Allah!


Umm Ismail said...

MAsha allah What a Wonderful Idea May Allah bless All your Efforts.



Hijabi Apprentice said...

Wow! That is an awesome system! It's good to read that there is a support system for the ex-pats there. I was actually just thinking of you the other day and hoping you were doing fine.

My husband wants to go to Egypt next year for 1 year and I am a little nervous but reading about the buddy system makes me a little more at ease.

Love you for the sake of Allah,

ma'a salaamah,


Empress Anisa said...

Umm Ismail- I can not take any credit for this.. this sister, Umm Layla is basically like the founder of this and since I knew there were other sisters interested living outside Rehab, I would post the meeting so sisters could come out... when are YOU getting here?????

Hijabi Apprentice- Gurl.... had LOTS of drama since I've been here but learning to deal so I don't lose my cool.... most keep my composure so rollin with it all... yes, especially if you opt to come out this way, the sisters are here, friendly (MashaAllah) and willing to help each other out so you definiely won't feel like you're alone. They ARE a blessing and great group to be around... let me know when you're coming for sure, InshaAllah!

Empress Anisa said...

Hijabi- *must keep my composure... lol

umm imran said...

HA! i was upstairs at Jassira's house last night! i live on this street! i didn't know anything was going on last night........

Empress Anisa said...

Umm Imra- they hold the gatherings in the AM while sisters can move around without their entire posse (most are in school) so you haven't seen anybody then. Since you live there, make sure you stop by! When the info for the next meeting is available, I'll post it

Hijabi Apprentice said...

I will definitely let you know when my husband let's me know.