7. The perfect opportunity

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Khalid is gone to his friend’s house to work on a project. This is the perfect opportunity, the perfect time for payback. This opportunity is too good to be wasted. I had come up with a really good plan that’s bound to make him really mad.

I went into his room and pulled out all his pants from his cupboards. I carried them to my room and set to work on them. Mummy was forever shouting Khalid about his yo-yo pants so I was making sure it wasn’t possible for it to be yo-yo anymore. By yo-yo pants she meant that he would fold his pants up above his ankles when going for salaah but the moment salaah was over his pants were back over his ankles.

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet (saws) said “Whatever is below the ankles of the izār (lower garment) is in the Fire”

This was revenge after all so I didn’t worry about doing it neatly and hemming it. I just set to work chopping of about 10 cm of each leg of all his pants. When I was done I proudly looked on at my handy work. Nice and untidy with cottons hanging and no hems. Double revenge!

I put all his pants back in his cupboard and hearing him enter the house raced to my room and locked my door. Did I go too far this time? I think I did but I’m sure mummy will hem his pants for him anyway. I heard Khalid enter his room and few seconds later his scream of rage echoed around the house,”Khawla, I’m going to kill you!” I heard his footsteps headed towards my room and quickly double checked that my door was locked.  He began banging on the door screaming for me to open it. Obviously I’m not going to open the door, I’m not suicidal and he sounds really, really mad. I remained in my room with the door still locked until he went for Asr Salaah. Hearing the back door slam shut, I quickly unlocked my door and made my way to the kitchen intending to stock up my snacks.

Mummy was busy preparing supper when I entered the kitchen. She made me sit and wait until Khalid returned before telling us. “At first I found this amusing but now y’all are taking it too far. It’s not like your intentions are even sincere. You are supposed to encourage each other to practice sunnah but not force each other because this may actually cause you to resent the sunnah. I want both of you to apologise to each other and stop this nonsense. Y’all are creating the perfect opportunity for Shaytaan to cause you to start resenting deen as well as each other. Now go and set the supper table because daddy will arrive soon.”





Just aspiring to inspire through the pen, or should I say, keyboard. May Allah Ta’ala accept my efforts and make it a source of Hidayah for the Ummah.

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