Allah Pak Is Always With You
Allah Pak Is Always With You
"Mama, mama... Mom, where are you?" There is no response. As if no one is there inside the room. Saba, a fourteen years girl, is waiting outside the gate of their building. She waits a few minutes. One... Two... Three... Four... Five minutes passed away. But still, there is not a small sound from the house. Saba comes near the door and makes a sound. She tries to see inside the hole of the door, but there is no one. She gets irritated and cries, "Mom, do you hear me? What happened maa? Why won't you give me any reply? Please, mama, open the door. Now I'm getting tired of all of this." And then, she is really sitting down on the floor. Time passes away according to its flow. Saba doesn't speak. She becomes radically silent.
Now, it's 6.30 pm evening time. Saba comes back home from her school at 4. 30pm afternoon. Two hours passed away. Saba tries to manage herself, she remembers a moral story which she heard from her mother. Mom said to her, "when the time will be difficult for you, don't be panic, try to keep your head calm and then take a decision." A fable of a monkey and a crocodile from Panchatantra. Her mom tells her bedtime moral stories, and prophetic stories such as Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alahi wa sallam, his suffering and struggle for Deen e Islam, and she recites the beautiful verses of the Quran. She always said Saba, my dear princess, recite sura Mulk every day, it'll save you from hellfire and also save you from the punishment of the Quabar (grave). After that, she recites ayatal qurshi and gives her dua. Then she greets her, "have a sweet dreams Saba and don't forget the bedtime dua. Tell me what's that", Saba happily says, it is "Allahumma Bismika Amutu wa Ahya, means Oh! Allah with your name I die and alive". Mom gets very happy and she leaves the room.
Saba memorizes everything. Then she prays to Allah, she raises her hand together and makes dua, "Oh, my dear Allah, all the praise is belong with you and blessing for our most beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa sallam. Ya Allah, most merciful, if I do wrong, please forgive me. I say Astagfirullah for that. Ya Allah, most powerful, you know everything, and I don't know, you can see, my mom..." She starts crying bitterly, and says, "Mama is not answering me. Please Allah, wherever she is, please make her fine and give her comfort. Please, my dear Allah, help me to find her and save me from Satan. Ameen."
Suddenly, Saba feels an inner power, which gives her strength. She stands up and goes to their neighbor's building.
This is a Jahera aunty's home. Jahera aunty talks much. Once she started talking, but forget to stop. But she is a kind-hearted woman. She loves children most although she has no child. One day, she came to saba's mom Dr. Sara, and said: "Apa, shall I never be a mother?" Dr. Sara is a Paediatric doctor, who manages medical conditions afflicting infants, children, and young people. She never tells her any negative advice, she tries to increase her hope. And told Jahera aunty to make dua near Allah for this and keep faith in medical treatment too. I could see, how Jahera aunty became hopeful and happy again. Saba press the switch of a calling bell, one time... Two times and when again she is going to press the bell, the door is opened. And there is a long pause.
Saba looks at the smiling and very familiar face. There is a beautiful greeting, "Assalamu Walaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh", Saba quickly reply "Walaikum Assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh". Saba becomes numb to see her when she gets her consciousness, she jumps on her lap and says, "Mama... Oh! My dear Mom..." she can't hold her emotion anymore and cried like a little baby. She hugs her tightly. And says, "I was getting scared Maa, I was calling you many a time. But you didn't reply. This uncanny situation made me frightened." Sara really feels sorry, she says, "I'm extremely sorry my child. Don't cry, don't cry. I should have informed you, that I'm not there. Actually everything was so sudden that I can't get time." She kisses on the forehead of Saba, tries to console her. And says, "I know my child is intelligent in the diverse situation, she doesn't panic. Rather she makes her belief strong on Allah. And Allah Pak never leaves his captive one alone. When no one is there, remember, Allah Pak is always with you. "
Saba says, "mom, I really panicked. But Alhamdulillah, Allah Pak helps me to find you." And she smiles. Inside the room, Jahera aunty is calling.... "Sabaa, please come here beta." Dr. Sara says, "go and greet her". Saba goes, near to her. Both are exchanging salam. Jahera aunty is in bed. Saba says, "what happened aunty? Are you alright!" Saba's mom Dr. Sara is just behind her, in her hand a rasgulla. She says, "open your mouth baby, your aunty is going to be a mother." Saba is very happy. And loudly says, "Alhamdulillah". She never ever think that Allah Pak make her happy in a way. A painful situation has been changed in a sweet moment, only by Allah, the loveable one. Saba says, "really, we can't see that what good things are hidden in problems".
Jahera aunty explained that she was senseless and had fallen in the bathroom. Her maid called Dr.Sara, and she used the backyard of their home to reach there quickly. And the building is also locked and safe. Dr. Sara had to take a quick decision to manage everything.
There is a beautiful sound of Azan comes from the near mosque, "hyaa 'ala as salah, hyaa 'ala as salah/ hyaa 'ala as falah, hyaa 'ala as falah". It seems as if the rain of mercy is falling from the sky.
Saba asks, Mom what does the meaning of two lines? Sorry, I forget. Dr. Sara indulges her and reply, the meaning of the first line is come to prayer, come to prayer. And the second one is hurry to success.
Saba and her mom come back to their home. Then they pray together. Saba's Abbu has also come from the mosque. After that, they dine together according to Sunnah. After listening to everything, Sajjad zafar, saba's father, gives thanks to Allah and appreciate his daughter. Saba is in her bed, she again gives thanks to Allah, and makes the best dua for her parents, "rabbir humhuma kama rabba yanee saghreea." Meaning, my Allah have mercy upon them, as they brought me up when I was small. (Quran 17:24)