Two years have passed since I moved from Alexandria, and I am now at the end of my fourth year, while my classmates from Alex have already graduated.

I remember when Mimi and her mom came to my house that time, contemplating whether to move back home or not. I still remember clearly what her mother said to us that evening,

“Nanti kalau dah pindah, tak boleh menyesal dah. Tak boleh sedih-sedih bila tengok kawan-kawan grad.”

And two years later it was time for me to face that reality.

Honestly at first I thought it would be hard for me to see the stream of graduation photos, particularly because of me not being there with them. But as I saw each picture I could not help to feel happy for my Alexdent mates, friends who I had known for three years, who’s been through ups and downs together, who’ve stayed with me during sickness and health, laughter and tears, the good and the bad.

At that moment I realised that my heart had redha in it, and I would only want the best for them as I would for myself.

"None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

For all my Alexdent mates, congratulations on your graduation. May Allah ease your paths, and your lives be filled with His grace every single day.

I miss you guys :’)