Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 19th July
The clouds look lovely today, looking like sea shells one after another that I had to take a picture of it. There’s no beach where I live so the beach came to me.
Monday, 20th July
I’ve finished reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!!! Suzanne Collins is amazing and has written an amazing, detailed and complex story that made me pull the skin of my hair. I wrote a review about this book this week.
Tuesday, 21st July
At my parents’ request, I’m planning to make macaroons soon so I bought almond flour. I haven’t made it before but one learns by practice, and you know what they say; practice makes perfect.
Wednesday, 22nd July
Today’s takeaway is Franco’s because as compared to a lot of restaurants in Islamabad, Franco’s steaks and parmos are amongst the best we’ve tasted ever! I enjoyed Parmo Fungi today!
In addition, today my guest post about my cheesecake, which I baked last week, was shared by The Petite Home Cook. You can check out the recipe and my attempt in making it here.
Thursday, 23rd July
This week, we learnt about another special sense; hearing. It’s quite complicated yet very fascinating, how sound energy converts into pressure vibrations of the fluid in the inner ear which eventually convert into electrical impulses. Also, the inner ear is where the flow of fluid is responsible for one’s sense of balance, posture and gravity.
Friday, 24th July
Today was the inauguration of Aya Sofya’s opening from a museum into a mosque, with the offering of Friday/Jummah prayer. The headline says that the Friday prayer is being offered in Aya Sofya after 86 years since it was declared a museum by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. I’m not going into the debate about whether this is the right or wrong decision but it was nice to see the inside of Aya Sofya once again. The renovation still appears to be ongoing since two years when I visited Aya Sofya, but they covered the renovation work with a pretty red drape.
I had a fever and slight cough and felt quite tired today during class. I worry if it’s COVID-19. When I took a nap, my fever had gone, but I’m not leaving my house for a couple of days even to walk the dogs for a couple of days to watch out for any symptoms. I’m feeling as good as normal, Alhamdulillah.
Saturday, 25th July
I came across a work that was created by a Chinese calligraphy scholar who also studied Arabic calligraphy in Egypt. He created this piece of the 99 names of Allah. If you read the names sideways the names are in Arabic. But if you read them from the top, the names are like Chinese characters. It is very fascinating.
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