بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
On seeing me mummy opened her arms and I ran into them. No matter how big you are or how much you pretend to hate it, mother’s hugs are something else, they make you feel warm and safe and like everything will be alright. “Nani and Daadi said they’ll alternate in staying to help out for the 3 months I have to stay in bed,” Mummy told us. Daddy said “I organised for a nurse to come and see to you everyday and to make sure you don’t over do it.”
Noticing how guilty I felt mummy reassured me, “Khawla my doll, stop blaming your self. You didn’t make me fall but Allah had destined this. Allah has favoured us enormously but we were beginning to forget him so as a reminder he took away this favour from me. Only now I’m realising that I have never thanked Allah for my legs and my ability to walk. See how merciful Allah is that he has still not taken it away from me permanently but, only for 3 months I have to stay in bed for it to heal and then Insha Allah I’ll be able to walk normally again. Besides what are you feeling guilty for? You should be jealous of me because Allah is wiping out my sins due to it.
Abu Hurairah (radhiyallhu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Afflictions continuously fall upon the lives, wealth and children of those men and women who have Imaan as a result of which, their sins keep falling off from them until such time that they (die and) meet Allah in the state that none of their sins remain.”
I began to feel better and realised that mummy was right. I vowed to myself that after after every Salaah I am going to thank Allah for countless favours he has bestowed upon me especially my wonderful mother.
“This fall made me realise how much we chasing behind dunya and forgetting about the Aakhirah. I’m not going to force any one to do anything but I want us all to do whatever we can to be better Muslim’s. Khaalid I want you to start doing hifz even if you don’t want to do the full Quraan the environment of Quraan and the effort you make for Quraan will definitely help you both in this world and the Aakhirah.”
Mummy then turned towards daddy and said “I want that television out of the house before I come home, I can’t force you not to watch, I can only ask and advise but as for allowing that shaytaan box in my house I am not giving you a choice, either you get rid of it or I will. I myself want to go into Niqaab and Khawla my baby, I want you to join me too. It’s okay you can start in baby steps by first starting to go into Abaya and then building up. You are treating it as nothing is wrong with intermingling and playing with boys but it is haram as they are not your mahrams. I know it’s partly my fault as I haven’t stopped you but now it’s time to change that. I think it’s all the more reason for you to go into niqaab as it automatically creates that distance.”
I just stared at her dumbly, she wanted me to do WHAT??