Celebration of Life

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I attended this beautiful Celebration of Life event, for a colleague’s husband, who had passed away.  What was beautiful about this event was that she requested all religions to say a word of prayer for her dearly departed.  I was honored to be asked to represent Islam.

I was very touched by all the efforts to bring all the religions under the same roof. As she chuckled and said to me, “Somebody’s bound to get it right, and we hope that we have ’em all covered!”

What was really beautiful was the way all prayers repeated peace and love for the departed soul.  This is what makes us all human, converging in the silent memory of God.  The loved ones gathering in memory of the departed is a touchy reminder of living our life fully, not getting caught up in the entangled web of life to forget those who matter most to us.

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  1. lovely thoughts and good reminder. I attended a funeral of my next door neighbor at a church and was so touched with how everyone shared stories about him and his grandchildren played the music he loved. When I go, that’s how I would like to be remembered, not by a chorus of crying aunties 🙂

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