Friday, 9 April 2010

The 15th Anniversary

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

On the 1st of April 2010, was Shaykh Muhammad Amin Teo’s 15th year in Darul Arqam.  He was my registrar when I converted a decade ago.  I converted on the 31st of March.

If there is any person who can be said to be the face of Darul Arqam Singapore, it is he.  If there is any person who it can be said is close to the converts, it is he.  He has been the registrar for numerous conversions, the witness for numerous weddings and the person they turn to in their times of crisis.

I have been privileged enough to see him in a way that most people have not.  This is the man who when he gives salaam at Maqam Habib Nuh, Habib Nuh ibn Muhammad al-Habshi (q.s.) actually replies.

But the day passed by without fanfare.  And most people at the Association were none the wiser.  But it is enough that Allah (s.w.t.) Knows him and His awliyaullah know him.  And knowing him, he would have preferred it that way.

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