To My Brother

My brother’s out of town and I am missing him like anything. So I just decided to write something about him here, though nothing can ever do justice to him. If he is ever going to read this, he’d deny everything. He’s too humble to accept all that. It’s not that I don’t have other brothers as well, he’s different from others…

“Bhai, I need a pencil, eraser and a pen…”
“Bhai, I need MILO…”
“Beta, paan ka samaan le ana”
You must have guessed by now. He does all our outdoor works! And he does it without ever frowning, making faces or saying that he wont do it. MashAllah. I have never seen anyone in my family or otherwise who’d actually make around 3 to 4 rounds of the market because every time my mother used to forget something or the other.

He loves to go out and take us out with him. So almost every week we just go out without making any plans or anything. Or whenever me or my sister or my mother wants to go out, all of us just go out, we eat something or just a long drive and ice cream on the way. Most of the time it is his treat! The best part is when he is begging my mum for Nandos… I mean he is behind the wheels, and he can take us wherever he feels like eating but he ALWAYS asks all of us and my mum and we never go anywhere without our mother’s consent, so all of us eventually end up begging our mum for Nandos! And he mashAllah se in a very good mood… always! And the long drives are never boring whenever we’re travelling with him.

Not only that, wherever we want to go, for example, to a friend’s place, to a wedding, any dawat or anything, he never EVER EVER says no to us. MashAllah. Bechara never lets us down, always makes an effort to fulfil our obligations.

He’s a very responsible person, he gets out of his way just so that we have our way. We rely on him for everything. Even though this post might make him seem a bit too slavish to us sisters and our mum, but he never does anything to make us feel that we’re driving him nuts. And “Thank you” is the last thing he wants to hear from us. He beleives that it is his duty to do eveyrhting that he does for his mother and his sisters. For many people it would be like why can’t we just be independent and all but seriously, being fundamentalists, things are a  little different and we feel safe and secure with him around us and he taking us all around the city.

Anyway, since he doesn’t read this blog, he doesn’t know I’m writing about him and actually telling the world that my brother is the BEST BROTHER in the world! He’s too humble to accept that. It’s a good thing he’s not reading this right now!!! So, last but not the least, May Allah keep him on the right path and always keep him the way he is. Ameen.Aur sab ko aisa bhai de. Ameen.



I look at my email inbox and I sigh. One of our teachers have emailed the whole class and asked them to let her know of the courses they wish to go for in the next semester, which is starting from the 16th of July. Everyone’s replying back. Everyone except for me. I have this sudden urge of replying back but…

A couple of days back, when I went to KU to get clearance from different places, my friends kept talking about the courses in the next semester, I know they were not trying to be mean or anything, but it just hit me thatI wont be going back . I love this place with its eccentricities, faults and roughness, because this place holds some of the gems of our country. *sigh*

But… I have something FAR more important to do! (it’s a secret! until it’s confirmed, but i know the niyat (intention) counts!!!)



Yesterday as I was reading the last few pages of the book, “Islaahi Majalis” by Maulana Mufti Taqi Usmani, I came across a couplet that really moved me.

“qubul ho ke na ho phir bhi eik ne’mat hai
wo sajda jis ko tere aastaan se nisbat hai”

He was explaining and quoting Ashraf Ali Thanwi Rehmatullah alaih that it’s the blessing of Allah SubhanWaTa’ala that one performs Salah or Sajda, so we should thank Allah for that. And we should ask his forgiveness for not performing it the way it shoulf be performed as we are not perfect and there are alot of distractions during our Salah. So we should always thank Allah for giving us the taufeeq of performing Salaah and always ask for forgivess for our weaknesses.