In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

We had a thing that morning. I don’t even remember what it was about. It wasn’t a fight as such. Just a ‘thing.’

In the first few months of marriage, whenever we would fight, I will be so upset that I would hold my breath for a while cos I dont even want to breathe the same air as him.

I had put the children to bed and went for a solo tawaaf. I did it on the ground floor. Clutching my du’a book while being shoved and desperately speaking to Allah ﷻ

I finished my 7th round and joined the queue to pray my nawafil in the Hijr. And SubhanAllah, I got in. Prayed my nawafil. Took a few pictures so that he could live vicariously through me and then left. Stopped by to get food and walked to the hotel.

I got in at about midnight and all 3 of them were up staring at the door. “See! It’s mummy” and they all rushed to me. I felt it. His love.

I shared my excitement about how Allah ﷻ opened His doors for me and facilitated my ibaadah that day.

“I hope you remembered to pray for me.” He said. I smiled. I said, “I first thanked Him for you cos He chose you for me.”

“I am so sorry for this morning.” He said.
I smiled. “I know.”

His Love and Mercy! May we always have that.

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