بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
Zaheer, man that’s one guy who pushes all my wrong buttons. For some reason we could never get along. I’m regretting not going to the shop with Dada today because now I’m left bored out of my mind.
The prank they had played on Zaheer last night was what had me thinking this holiday won’t be so bad after all. This was the only reason why I decided not to go to the shop today. I expected some serious entertainment today but… nothing. I’m so bored that I’m literally trying to count the hairs on my leg.
“This sucks!” I said to myself eventually deciding to go for a walk. I grabbed my wallet and headed out the front door.
I bought an ice-cream from IceDream and then I walked to the park across the road. I sat down on a bench and began eating my ice cream.
I contentedly ate my ice cream while gazing at the commotion around me. For some reason that child in the sand pit looked familiar but he was too far away for me to make out who he was properly. I just brushed it off as I finished my ice-cream and reluctantly began heading back.
As soon as I entered the house my fui (father’s sister) questioned, “Where’s my son? Where’s Faheem?”
“I don’t know! I wasn’t here…” I responded confused as to why she was asking me that.
“But Zaheer said he went with you. Zaheer, didn’t you say he went with Khalid?”
“But he didn’t,” I repeated.
“He followed you,” Zaheer eventually said.
The way I wanted to bust this ou up! “You saw him following me and didn’t have the common sense to stop him or at least inform me that he’s following me! What is wrong with you dude?”
“My baby is lost and the two of you have time for a petty argument. What if we don’t find him? What if someone kidnapped him? What if he gets knocked? What if…” I gasped.
“Fui, calm down! Take deep breaths. Freaking out is only going to make it worse. Let’s retrace my footsteps.” Khalid said trying to calm me down.
“Ya Allah please help me find my son. Ya Allah please don’t let anything happen to him. Ya Allah!” I silently prayed. “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi Rajioon, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon, Inna lillahi….” I continuously repeated. This was the only thing helping keep me sane.
وعنها قالت: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول:”ما من عبد تصيبه مصيبه، فيقول إن لله وإنا إليه راجعون: اللهم آجرني في مصيبتي، واخلف لي خيرا منها، إلا آجره الله تعالي في مصيبته واخلف له خيراً منها. قالت: فلما توفي أبو سلمة، قلت كما أمرني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فاخلف الله خيراص منه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “When a person suffers from a calamity and utters: ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Allahumma ujurni fi musibati, wakhluf li khairan minha (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. O Allah! Compensate me in my affliction, recompense my loss and give me something better in exchange for it), then Allah surely compensates him with reward and better substitute.” Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: When Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) died, I repeated the same supplication as the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had commanded me (to do). So Allah bestowed upon me a better substitute than him (I was married to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)).
قالَ النَّبِيُّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ “ مَنْ أُصِيبَ بِمُصِيبَةٍ فَذَكَرَ مُصِيبَتَهُ فَأَحْدَثَ اسْتِرْجَاعًا – وَإِنْ تَقَادَمَ عَهْدُهَا – كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنَ الأَجْرِ مِثْلَهُ يَوْمَ أُصِيبَ ” .
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever was stricken with a calamity and when he remembers it he says ‘Inna lillahi, wa inna ilayhi raji’un (Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return),’ even though it happened a long time ago, Allah will record for him a reward like that of the day it befell him.”