Yes Sisters Fozia and Shahid. We should thank Allah for all mercies - big or small. I do it more these days - Salat Shukr. Even when I return home, safe and sound, I thank Allah.
You were held at gunpoint?
Yes, twice in my life time. But Alhamdu Lillah, I lived to tell the story. The second time, December 2005, I remember staring at the guns and all I could think of were my sons! The experience was horrifying. I hope nobody ever faces a situation like that but Muslims in Palestine, Kashmir, etc. do it everyday. And most never live to tell the tale. Subhanallah!