Leaves In The Wind.Chapter 13

  Bismillah “Where’s Zulfikar?”  I asked later that day as I hadn’t seen him since I had awoken and had Chachi and Ammi fussing over me.  It felt good. “He’s gone.” And I felt a coldness wrap it’s fingers around my heart.  We were alone together for the first time since Papa  had passed  away,there…

Leaves In The Wind. Chapter 12

Bismillah My eyes fluttered open and I wondered how long I had been asleep. “Johara!” Chachi exclaimed with such joy that I wryly thought I should sleep more often  if this was the welcome I got on awakening! I  lazily smiled as Chachi felt my forehead. “Shukar!Shukar! it’s over.” As  she excused herself to go…

Leaves In The Wind.Chapter 11- Zulfikar

Bismillah La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah-There is no might and courage except from Allah Ta’aala. I held onto these words and packed my bag. When I came here,my  mother asked me to  stay on with my Khala after my uncle was taken from us. “Zulfikar,that medal you got for being a hero,is nothing…

Leaves In The Wind. Chapter 10

Bismillah What  does La  Hawla wa La Quwwata illa billah mean? What magic do these words hold? La  Hawla wa La Quwwata illa billah- There is no  power to  do  any good,nor  any strength to abstain from evil,except from Allah. All courage, came from Him alone. Only Him.Only Him.Only Him,remember that my dearest.   I…

Leaves In The Wind.Chapter 9

Bismillah “No Khala, you can’t!” Zulfikar screamed  and I ran down the passage to find my mother with dazed eyes and a knife in her hand. I felt like someone punched me in the gut. “Can’t what ?” Ammi asked confused and Zulfikar coloured in embarrassment.  He had  mistaken a simple domestic action,for a possible…

Leaves In The Wind. Chapter 8

BismillahirRahmanirRaheem “Not again Seema.”  My father said darkly, stalking past my mother. “I don’t want any complaints.” My mother looked like she was about to snap but restrained herself and what had I mistakened for anger,was actually anxiety welling in her eyes. “It’s it’s …a summons.  For  you’ll to report at once to duty,a skirmish…

Leaves In The Wind.Chapter 7

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem If a blade is placed on a branch and that branch is cut,once it  falls,there’s no going back. Similar are  our words. Once it leaves our mouth,for better or worse,it’s  gone,it can never be retracted. Sometimes we can cause the atmosphere to darken with our complaints&bitterness,sometimes we can lift a heavy heart …

Congratulations!

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Mubarak to you! Congratulations! To every person  who is  alive now &has the opportunity to live through and make the most of the days that have arrived, what are they? The 10 most  beloved days to Allah. Let’s not UNDERESTIMATE this. This is a challenge&encouragement to myself  first&others, let’s run to build…

Leaves In the Wind.Chapter 6

  Bismillah     “ I don’t want you to play with Ilyaas or to  hang around him Johara…” I was busy drawing a field of snow capped trees and I looked up. “Okay Ammi.” I replied,puzzled. My father walked in at that moment. “Seema.” He said disapprovingly and we knew he heard her instruction. …

Leaves In The Wind.Chapter 5

Bismillah Splat! “Who…who did that?!” I exclaimed as the cold snowball hit my back. “Zulfikr!  How could you do that to her?” Ilyaas asked Zulfikr with an outraged expression. Zulfikr just shook his head,stooped and picked up a handful of snow and threw it Ilyaas. “That’s  for false accusations.” I laughed&picked up more snow to…

Leaves In TheWind. Chapter 4.

Bismillah “Johara?tum  yahaa? You’re here? They’re looking for you inside.” Zulfikr said,pushing aside the leaves of the dry,golden brown chinaar tree. “They are? “ I sprang  to my feet. “Not really, they just wondered where you are because it’s tea time.” I sat down.  I looked down at  the sketchpad I had and consciously covered…

Leaves in The Wind. Chapter 3

Bismillah “Don’t come back if you go now!” “Seema, what are you saying?”  I’m not going because I Want to get away from you’ll.” “Is it?  Because that’s how it seems for the last 9 years.” He looked like he’d been slapped. And the effort of holding his tongue was visible in his reddened face….