Loraine Mirza, after a long struggle with cancer, passed away today. She converted to Islam as a teenager and lived to see her children and grandchildren be strong Shias. I knew her from some e-mail groups. She should be buried tomorrow after Friday prayers in California; so if anyone wants to pray namaz washat that should be tomorrow night.
A dear friend's father, Syed Ibadat Ali Rizvi, passed away two weeks ago today in Pakistan.
A 14-year old student in my community, Graham Johnson, was hit and killed by a drunk driver last weekend.
One day we all will die, so let us be kind to and remember our loved ones in life and in death.