Monthly Archives: October 2011

Be(com)ing Saaliha

[Bahasa Indonesia]

There is a common practice in Indonesia: Whenever a child is born, we pray that the child would grow to become a Saalih (male) or Saaliha (female).

The word “Saalih” in Arabic (from the root: Sad-Lam-Ha) means = good, proper, sound, reconciled, pious, devout, virtuous, in alignment. Gosh, how rich. I was also told once that it meant “the one without blemish.”

Continue reading