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Loving Nana

*Dedicated to everyone out there who has had a loved one pass away

Its been more than a year since you passed away, but I still miss you. I miss the way you always towered above me. I miss seeing the way your hand trembled when you wrote something in that unique style of yours. I miss how you would take all the kids for ice-cream while the elders slept. The way you went to “rasheed sahib ki dukaan” thinking no one knew. I miss going for Halwa Puri with you to the Halwai ki Dukaan at Mohni Road,Pehlwana di Gali. I miss your stories of pre-partition and how you always said your simple Matriculation of the British Raj was better than the Graduation Degree of present day Pakistan. I miss how you would try to understand what my being a Computer Engineer meant and what software is. But most of all I just miss having you around, the way you made me feel, and the warmth you emanated. I miss your delight at having won another my-fingers-are-longer-than-yours competition. I miss how good you were at Chess and how you tried in vain to teach us. I hope you found a better companion to play with on “the other side” and I pray your, err “stay” there is to your liking 😀 I have realized Dumbeldore was right all along:“To the well-organized mind death is but the next step”. And since I loved you so much and still do (Celine Dione was right too, “My heart will go on…” :P), I have looked up some stuff in the hope that err your “accommodation” will be improved “down there”.

List of Things that Persist Even After We Desist:

  1. Sadqa-e-Jariya {In the form of a water well (or water filter or any other arrangement for water), charity hospitals, mosques, schools etc}
  2. Any form of knowledge that benefits people after we have left (e.g books, videos, cassettes, facebook pages, blogs, websites etc)
  3. Pious children who pray for the dead (Note to self: must become pious asap:P)
  4. Dua-e-Maghfirat on behalf of the dead.
  5. Givinging Sadqa on behalf of the dead (THIS is like a buy one, get one free deal i.e reward for BOTH the giver and the dead)
  6. And finally all the good we do as pious off-springs of the (pious) dead, they reap the rewards, as children are Sadqa-e-Jariya for parents. So it is absolutely essential to get knowledge of Deen, in order to know what deeds please the Almighty.
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2 Comments to "Loving Nana"

  1. saadi says:

    nice!!and lol at celine dion and dumbledore=P

  2. Mahwish says:

    i cant believe ur quoting celine dione…i mean ok dumbledore atleast signified wisdom in a fiction story for..but none the less u im thinkin since u wanted the readers attention u got it..since most ppl are awra o celine dione…yea we all are very deep ppl…=D

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