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By 1991 the country was in civil war and all of them emigrated to the US with Abdul being the first to come.He came to Marquette University in Milwaukee to learn civil engineering. of Transportation for many years and that is where I met him on a diversity committee.Because of bloody civil wars , many residents tend to leave their homeland as soon as possible . The position of women in Somalia - one of the most humiliating and powerless, as well practiced here full amputation female genital.To this day, in this country there is no actresses or models, and those who aspire to become them or run away from the country at all, or may be severely their tribes punished or even killed. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (July 25, 1955 Mogadishu, Somalia), professionally known as Iman (which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.He has 2 brothers who are also Abduls- Abdulmalik and Abdulfatah.When we call them all Abdul at family gatherings it's kind of crazy so we have to use the formal names.Abdul's parents died before I met him but his mother was the rock of the family.His father was put in prison for political reasons for several years when the government was overthrown and she was forced to find a way to support the family.
I have a male represent me called a "wally" but I'm not sure of the actual spelling.It's odd that the teachers were catholic but they encouraged only Islamic religious principles.His younger brothers attended school taught in Arabic. He has 3 sisters too and among the 6 children there are 2 doctors, an actuary (analyzes risk management), an engineer, a chemist and a business major.We caused quite a stir among some of his Somali friends who called me an infidel (someone who doesn't believe in God) and wondered why he was taking a woman in public with whom he was not married. When you have a whole family looking into a person's credentials and lifestyle, you are bound to find a better match.I never really stopped to examine whether this was a good marriage for me as I felt that God was leading me down this path.
He didn't speak any English when he arrived but spoke Italian fluently. Now he runs a successful engineering company, Daar Engineering, in downtown Milwaukee and has ongoing work here in WI and in Iraq. I didn't have any idea what that meant but for those who strictly follow their religions, it dictates the principles which guide your life and bring spirituality. He has a ritual where he washes his hands, face and feet.