Recently, my husband re-connected with an old college friend he hadn’t seen in years. As it turns out, when they reconnected many of their mutual friends wanted to have a small reunion. That led to a dinner invitation extended to not just the guys but their growing families, as well- and a very special take-home gift for me: olives from the Holy Land.
First, I should explain that an invitation is something Muslims are highly recommended to accept unless there’s a very valid reasons to decline (i.e. a previous commitment, an illness, etc.); not because you simply don’t want to go. I think there’s a lot of wisdom in this recommendation because I experience the blessings in it all the time.