From The Editor
As I write this with uncertainty and hope during this pandemic, I pray that each and every one of you is in a good space physically and mentally. Alhamdullilah, we have come to the end of 2020, a year unlike any other, we or our parents may have experienced in theirs or our lifetime. During this rollercoaster of a year, the only constant we have is our faith and that is all that has kept us on an even keel throughout.
Right now, Pfizer has developed a vaccine that they consider to be 90% effective. If this vaccine holds true, the world will be on another trajectory when it becomes available. And only Almighty Allah knows which course will we be treading; the road to a pandemic free world or otherwise. Whichever way it swings, Allah is with us, our faith contained within our hearts and our lives filled with hope for a better world. Insha’Allah with lessons learnt, and with all being well, we will not be undone when life return to a new normal. Time will tell what is to be. And in years to come we will have many fascinating stories to relay to future generations of a time lived with uncertainty, a heart yearning for family, a world deserted, stores vacant, people weary, masjids empty, a changed world, where we all stood strong and came out better on the other side.
Johannesburg, South Africa