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In the Name of God


Dear Father, beloved Mother, and kind Sister, may I be a sacrifice for you


I pray to God that you will always pass your days in His protection and never find the dross of sadness upon your kind faces. If you are wondering about me, I am well and engaged in prayer.  Please believe me when I say that I do not fail to remember you even for one moment, and with each breath I ask the merciful God to bless you with patience and happiness and His contentment. God willing, you will never be hopeless and will always rely upon the grace of the merciful God. With this hope, be sure that I am very well. We are waiting to see what the Will of God has ordained for us.  Please pray for us. Please say hello to all of the uncles and their wives and their children—brothers and their wives and children, and dear nieces, friends, and cousins. I hope they are well.  Everyone here sends their regards.


May I be a sacrifice for you,




10 Dey 1361 [31 December 1982]

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