“All my life, I have been a farmer, it was the life I knew and the life that I was content with. Let me tell you something, if you want peace; become a farmer. If there ever exists a man who may eat his food with a conscience at peace with God is the man who brought that food out of the earth by his own honest labour. However, when the extremist group captured our farms, instability and civil war forced many of us into cities. Sadly, all my children returned to their Creator before me and when I got divorced –and the fact that I am now old – I made a pledge not to marry again. So the first thing I asked myself was when I came to Mogadishu, what kind of new skill can you learn and voila, I fell in love with sewing. Now I sew clothes for hundreds of people and get paid for it. You are never too old to learn a new skill, especially if that skill brings benefit to other people. Life’s too precious to ponder on why bad things happen to you; because you are wasting your time, and you’re not living. Leave it up to God and try to keep moving forward.”

(Mogadishu)

“Noloshayda oo dhan waxaan ahaa beeralay. Waa nolosha aan aqaan waana nolosha aanu ku tiirsan jiray. Hal wax ogow adeer, hadii aad rabto nabad noqo beeralay. Hadii uu jiro qof ku nabad gelaya wixii u cuni laha Ilaahayna ku ilaaliyo waa qofka xoogiisa oo xalaala ku beerta cuntada uu cuni laha. Si kastaba ha ahaate, markii kooxaha xaq jirka qabsadeen beerahayagii, dantu waxay ku qasabtay in aanu usoo qaxno magaalooyinka. Qadar Alle, dhamaan caruurtaydii  waa dhinteen, xaaskeygii waanu kala tagnay. Xaqiidi maantana waxaan ahay nin wayeel. Anigu waxaan go'aansaday mar dambe in aanan guursan. Markii aan usoo cararay Muqdisho waxaan iswaydiiyey, xirfad nooce ah baran karta si aad shaqo u raadsato. Markiiba waxaan aad uga helay oo jeclaaday farsamada harqaanka ama dawaarka, dhar tolista. Hadda waxaan u tolaa boqolaal qof, lacagna waan ka heela. Waxaan bartay in aan laga korin aqoon kororsiga iyo barashada xirfadaha cusub, waliba hadii xirfadaas usoo kordhinayso fa'iido dadka kale. Noloshu way ka qaalisantahay in aad wakhti ku qadato fekerka badan ku saabsan dhibaatada ku so gaaray. Marka hore hadii aad sidaa u fakarto wakhtiga waad iskaga ciyaartay, mana noqonaysid qof nool. Wixii kugu dhacay Ilaahay u daa isku day horta inaad adiga hore u socotid.”

(Muqdisho)

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