I met Quresh during Dubai Ashara 1425/ 2004. My friend wanted me to accompany her to the ITNC tent so she could register.
I had no intention of attending ITNC and waited patiently while my friend filled out the necessary forms, and got her picture taken, etc. Meanwhile, Quresh who had just registered for ITNC was walking around the tent waiting for his counselor to meet with him one-on-one.
That’s when he saw me standing there and later told me that he was immediately attracted to me. He asked a family friend and an ITNC counselor to introduce him to me. I was flattered, shocked and a little annoyed, reluctantly agreed to meet with Quresh in one of the many cubicles set up for this purpose. Ironically, a few days before this happened, I was telling a friend that two qualities that I felt are absolutely essential in a potential husband are iman and good teeth!
When I began talking to Quresh and asked him the usual questions about what he did, where he was from, etc. I was pleased to learn that he worked for Colgate-Palmolive… an oral care company! I considered this a sign and agreed to meet him again the next day, and then the day after that, and the one after that, until it was finally 12mi tarikh Quresh and I were waiting in the nisbat line outside Moula TUS nu utaro with Moula’s TUS dua and raza Mubarak, we got engaged, and have just celebrated our 3rd year of a happy, blissful marriage.
I can remember it like it was yesterday. We locked eyes and instantly fell in love. Get real! Saleh and I met each other during Aqa Moula’s (T.U.S.) safar to U.S. in 2004 at Boston Masjid Iftitah, where Taaruf was being held