Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Unity in diversity

My great grandfather crossed the ocean from Bangalore..
In Malaya, married to a beautiful Ceylonese lady whom he'd adore..
My late grandfather, gentle and soft-spoken met a lovely hakka lady..
Built a family and there was my daddy..
Papa,  a handsome Sino Indian man married a very pretty and loving Malay lady..
They had twins and a younger baby..
Had their ups and downs yet they managed it well with the help of the Almighty...
Yes, my twin sister is married to a Bruneian..
And myself to a Singaporean..
But we are proud to be Malaysian..
Not because of Malaysia..
But because of this land has brought our grandparents and parents together from other parts of Asia....
Our differences that's what brings us together..
So that we could learn from one another..
This correlates to a verse in the Noble Qu'ran for us to ponder..
Translation by  Yusuf Ali:
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

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