Sunday, February 24, 2008

One step closer

Today I purchased my tickets. Alhamdulillah! Our passports should arrive by the beginning of next week at the latest. It feels good to be that much closer to our trip, but there is still so much to do. Our next step, after receiving the passports of course, is to get our visas in order. InshaALlah that process goes smoothly.

I've got a crazy story to share, but I will have to save that tomorrow. Just keep making duaa for us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Sis,

I am so happy for you. May Allah guide and protect you and you son on this new journey. I will keep you in my du'a.....

1:05 AM  
Blogger Organic-Muslimah said...


I want to see some funny Abdu stories on here!

6:04 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Alhumdulillah! I'm excited for you!!!
Allah be with you habibty.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey lady :-)

Congrats, I am happy for you. I pray Allah makes it easy for you. Ameen

7:16 PM  
Blogger Solace said...

Me too! I am happy for you!!!! How exciting!

1:10 AM  
Blogger The DP said...

Salam alaikoum
visa part is easy. moo mail me if you need visa info.
Just remember that when you LEAVE Algeria to get the piece of paper from your husband (as your son, passport or no passport, is an Algerian citizen from birth by dint of having an Algerian father) they call the "attestation de sortie de territoire" or something, that says your husband gives permission for his son to leave the country.
You are going to love Algeria incha Allah. Algiers reminds me of new orleans in a weird way. I might be there this spring, moo mail me and I will give you the goods.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi.... I just wanted to tell you that I really, really, really, REALLY feel awful about your situation. The US govt is so Horrible; sometimes I wonder when this happen to me and my husband, too. Any chance on you packing up and moving to Algiers, so you can all be together again? p.s. I'm an American convert, too.

1:48 PM  
Blogger UmmAbdurRahman said...

uh...algeria NO!!!! well, i guess I shouldn't say never, because allahu alim. I'll just say I don't have any plans to move to algeria unless this drags on for too much longer and I cannot get a job in the gulf like I'm planning.

DP I'll have to send you an email because i want some more info about that card. Is it necessary and what really is the purpose of it?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Ayoosh said...


Yes. Make sure you have a letter from your husband, preferably notarized, that you are allowed to take your son out of the country. In the Middle East it is the exact same thing. You cant go or come without a letter of permission if you have a minor with you. Its suppossedly because of the high rate of child abductions.

10:54 AM  
Blogger UmmAbdurRahman said...

ayoosh are you talking about leaving the US? A US passport is permission to take the child out of the country. Both parents have to be present to get the passport and if they cannot attend you have to either a) have a notarized letter with permission or b)have a notarized letter stating why the other parent cannot be there or give persmission.

As far as having permission to come and go out of the middle east, It varies by country. There are many women who come and go without their husbands and permission letters. I'm not sure what the exact situation is in Algeria, but I will have to check on that card DP mentioned.

12:22 AM  
Blogger L_Oman said...

Ummabdurrahman - pm me through ss forums - you mentioned you want to work in the gulf - I'll try to help you out as much as I can, dear.

2:38 AM  
Blogger The DP said...

Salam alaikoum
The Algerian visa takes less than a week. If you lived in DC it would take TWO DAYS. So less than a week with DHL. Tell your husband, from me to him, to take a chill pill. Furthermore, they can NEVER refuse your son a visa, he is Algerian by birth. THey would be hard pressed to refuse you. Trust me incha Allah. Do you want me to send you a copy of the form as it should be filled out?

12:17 PM  

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