part 237:

“Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-

Radio announcement: “we’ll give it another 2 minutes more before we get our final verdict from the secretary general of the united ulama council of south africa as to whether tomorrow will be eid or not inshallah….”

Does This mean that no-one has yet sighted the moon for eid? …I’m not sure if I’ll be happy or sad…

In a way I’ll be glad because then I have one more day to prepare properly and also a few more hours to spend in this blessed month…

Who knows if I’ll get to see another one next year or not..?

But I’ll also be sad because I’m really anxious to sEe ismail again…

10 days without him was a really long time…

It really is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder….

And finally the announcement came that tomorrow will be eid alhamdulillah…

There were quite a few sightings in the johannesburg area..

I did send the kids outside to look for the moon…even though they were unable to sight it, its a sunnah to atleast try and I’d love for them to atleast make that effort…

Okay so this was it….I’m finally going to see my husband…

Because it was so close to esha salaah, dada and ismail would perform their esha salaah in the masjid before coming home….

I had a lovely table set for ismail with a few of his favourite savouries and food… I’m sure he’ll appreciate a good meal at the table with all of us after these 10 long days…

I then went upstairs, performed my esha salaah and waited ever so anxiously for him to walk through the doors…

Time seemed to have been dragging and it was as if though I could hear the clock ticking in the background…

Until finally I could hear some chatter downstairs…

After waiting for another couple of minutes which felt like hours, ismail finally barged through the doors and the sight before me took me completely by surprise….

Alhamdulillah…the noor emanating from his face was so noticeable and made him look even more handsome than he was before…

His beard had grown slightly longer and made his face look more full..

And definitely ismails been eating well because besides it being apparent on his face, his stomach had a slight bulge which could be noticed through his kurta….

He came forward to hug me after greeting me with salaam… And you know me? It was such an emotional moment for me that I started chunking again….as usual….

I held on tight and didn’t want to let go… I needed to let him know how much I’d really missed him…

Ismail:” you really missed me huh babes?”(Light laugh)

Me:(giggle)”obviously! So? How was it?”

Ismail pulled off his kurta and lay on the bed with a huge ‘aaaah’

Ismail:” it was awesome! Something you’ll only understand once you experience it for yourself….too too good….seriously.. I didn’t think I’ll manage…the first few days with tough. But today when I left the masjid, I just felt a different kind of sadness….”

Alhamdulillah! That is so lovely to hear… I never thought I’d ever see this day when ismail would ever look so pleased with something of deen…..

Me:”so I’m sure you didn’t even miss me one bit?!”
I said that hoping for abit of extra attention…

Ismail:”ofcourse I did my love…(Smile)”

Me:”but I thought you’ll atleast message me…you did have your phone with you…”

Ismail:”I told you that I’m only taking my phone with for emergencies…I didn’t want to waste time with all of that.. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to sit in I’tikaaf again in my life…although there was a specific day that I was itching to message you.. I had some very interesting news to share with you……and I couldn’t wait to tell you…”




7 thoughts on “part 237:

  1. sister/in/Islam says:

    Awwww ….. So glad too see he’s changed ….. Hopefully this will b permanent ..إنشاءالله …..
    Its never too late to change – and if اللَّهُ wants to grant hidayat , then no1 can interfere ……. Wow .. Really great how this story is changing … And the transformation of the characters … Makes it even more realistic – ​​​الحمد لله

    Just need to hear from Salma n Aqeel – abt their trip and their Ramadaan ….. N also how the ‘gremlins’ coped this year !!!!!!! Lol …….. Eid Mubarak to all the characters !!!!!!!!!! Eat some goodies for me tooooo ………

    جزاك اللهُ خيراً

  2. A says:

    ما شاءالله
    What a beautiful change in Ismail, hope it’s forever ان شاء الله
    It is so exciting to wait for ur hubby to come home from I’tikaaf n to hear about their experience is truly precious
    I can understand how Faaiza was feeling wen Ismail didn’t even MSG her bcoz that is a woman, she knows he said he’s not going to use his fone but she still waits *cant see*
    Wonder how the gremlins ares ping n who’s doing all their dirty work this year, also wonder how Maryam, Imraan n family are doing..
    Sister a nice twist would be the whole family coming down to see the baby after Faaiza gives birth and all the action in their small town ‘just my two cents’

  3. Sister A. says:

    الْحَمْـّدُاللَّه Ismail’s Itikaaf xperience had a positiv effect on him. Faaiza’s duas 4 him 2 change hav been acceptd. Waitin 4 da Eid post 🙂 .
    Wud also lyk 2 hear abt Aqeel & Salma’s umra trip. 😉

  4. sister/in/Islam says:

    !!!!!! ATTENTION ALL !!!!!!!!!!

    Urgent message from the Author

    Mrs Silentliving won’t be able to post today … She will however catch up when she can إنشاءالله

    ((((((( Probably busy spending Eid with Faaiza and eating all the yummy food !!! – just kidding ……..plz don’t kill me wen u eventually read this part Mrs S *hide*)))))))

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