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Posted on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:40 AM

"I laugh just like you, I cry and feel pain. When you touch my skin, we feel just the same. But you were born black And I was born white Our prejudices formed because of our sight But if you were blind And I cannot see Just think of how nice Our friendship could be!" Explanation: Some time back I was jogging with a friend along the beach and later we sat down and shared a bottle of drink together. A group of girls sat nearby and we overheard one of them remarked, "Yikes, they are drinking from the same bottle!" It took us a moment to realise that she was commenting about us because my friend is darked skinned and so we were like "ebony & ivory" together. We then wrote the above note and walked over to them, handed them the note and walked away. A few minutes later, one of them ran after us and apologised for the improper remark made by a member of her group. Today the three of us regularly jogged together at the beach.....ebony, ivory and chocolate (for the new addition is slightly tanned-skinned!)

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Posted on Apr 16, 2008 at 02:34 AM

Salam-un-Alaikum Fatima Hope u'll b in your good health, I just becoame mumber to this site and now, while viewing this site I saw your forum, great, MashaAllah God Bless you, May I ask you where are you living? anyhow my name is Hamid Bukhari living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Posted on Jan 01, 2007 at 10:44 AM

Salams miharbi2001 & bonjour! Am not a gold member so i don't think they will allow me to give you my email address. What happened was just as how i explained. One of the girls in the group was obviously shocked that me and my friend could drink from the same bottle, because my friend is very dark skinned ( a pretty south indian girl) and i am fair skinned. It was more a prejudice of race and skin color that are often in people's minds when choosing friends and i personally do not like racism. When i make friends i never bother about their race. It is what's in their heart, their mentality and their virtues that i value. So i decided make the girl realise the injustice of her thinking and her silliness to judge someone because of their skin color, by giving her the note written above..... Her other friend understood the message and came to us to apologise, and that started a new frienship for us.....

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Posted on Dec 30, 2006 at 04:41 PM

hey Fathima: i'm some one from maldive islands. ur post is good and intresting. but can u pls tell me what really happened there. May i know ur hotmail address?

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Posted on Dec 30, 2006 at 04:38 PM

hey Fathima: i'm some one from maldive islands. ur post is good and intresting. but can u pls tell me what really happened there.

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Posted on Dec 30, 2006 at 12:32 AM

Assalamualaikum candystripe, I wrote the note as listed in the beginning of this blog: "I laugh just like you, I cry and feel pain... When you touch my skin, we feel just the same..... " Thanks for your doa. We 3 are still enjoying our jogging and close frienship. Your comment made me think of how i met some of my other friends and i am amazed and grateful to Allah swt for the interesting ways He caused us to meet and made all the beautiful friendshps possible for me. Like the saying: ** Every good friend once was a stranger.....** salams fatima

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Posted on Dec 29, 2006 at 02:29 AM

hi fatima.. quite intresting actually... please could you tell me what did u write on the paper that made the girl run to u for an apology. i wish u all three a happy friend ship

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Posted on Nov 18, 2006 at 08:04 AM

Assalamualaikum, I like all colours of people because they are all CREATIONS OF ALLAH........ Skin colours is not a passport to enter hell or heaven.......thats the reality........ Please refer to my blog, PROPHET MUHAMMAD LAST SERMON posting dated 28 October 2006, statement made by Prophet Muhammad about human skin colours........ ALLAH KNOWS BEST.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2006 at 09:09 AM

Hey Fatima, that was a really touching anecdote! I like reading your posts...

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