Kullusham was a very good girl at heart, but she wasn’t taught about mazhab in the light of Islam. She was an ordinary Pakistani girl who knew just the basics of Islam ritually, like praying, fasting, giving sadaqa, and etc. But practically, she was nothing, aside from wearing hijab on a uniform. Although her parents weren’t religious, they cared about the difference in public and Islamic schools. So, she was a talib-e-ilm of Banaatul Islamia, which was the school name, but she had no strong belief of Islam in her. She felt the emptiness in her, but didn’t know how to fill it. Her parents had thought that Islamic school would help her in Islamic studies, but that wasn’t it. Her parents, too, wanted her to learn more about Islam, and what they learnt they passed on to her. Although they were themselves not knowledgeable about Islam that much, they wanted it for her. However, she needed experienced guidance and social environment that could prompt her to change. Her friends, too, were not very good girls because at some point they were exposed to the wrong media such as, music, films, pictures, etc. So, Kullusham ended up in the same class as these girls and of course the consequence would be that she would adapt their behaviors!
Now Kullusham had exposure to some of this kind of media too, but it wasn’t as bad as what these girls watched or listened to. Here I would like to mention that even a strong Muslim shakes off the path if he has the wrong time of peer group, so Kullusham didn’t have any environment at all about true Islam. The result was going to end up here of course because she was uninformed thoroughly. The only thing in her knowledge was that there is a limit to what’s good and bad as a culture. Despite the fact that she was pressuringly involved in this stuff, she felt a weird type of guilt inside her. It was as if someone was whispering to her, “This is Shaitan….don’t follow…..this is the path to destruction…” “Find the path to your achievement…..the path of Allah….the path of Islam….!”
For Kullusham, this thing started a tug of war because at one point she was into the worldly status stuff and in the other the path to the truth. Her parents knew about her friends and since they were experienced people, they knew that they were spoiled girls. They just prayed for their daughter and took her to Islamic gatherings to try to give her some environment of Deen.
Then suddenly, one day she just started avoiding all these activities and spent more time in Islamic studies or the Islamic discussion groups in the local masjids. When her dad went to the masjid, she would insist on going too. Her parents were both pleased and surprised at this sudden change in her, but they thanked Allah for bringing this change about. At the same time they prayed for themselves to be more good examples for their daughter too since they hadn’t already been educated about Islam. They remembered that when Kullusham used to come home and tell them about the Islamic studied lesson she learned, they would just pass it on without much importance saying, “Oh that’s good beta….very nice….hmmmm really?” and etc.
Now though, her parents were really getting happy with each coming day because their daughter was increasing in the Light if Deen and this was their inner heart’s desire ever since they had realized Islam’s importance. Allah had granted their prayers and gotten them into more deenistic activities. Kullusham and her mom wore the veil with abaya and her dad grew a beard and wore shalwar khamees most of the time. He aslo went to the masjid on regular basis. The whole family got so much closer to Allah now, that they would not like to do anything else but ibada!
Then smiling moments came in their life, when Kullusham had 2 brothers and one sister more added to their family. However, they moved overseas to the MiddleEast so they could more freely practice their religion and provide a better educative environment for their children. Kullusham went to college in Saudi Arabia, which was now their home, and her siblings to the school there that were separate.
Overtime, Kullusham and her family achieved the level of imaan that every naik person could wish for and Allah helped them excel in their life. Her brothers’ became successful businessmen, along with respectful sons to their parents. Also they were trained for self defense and weaponry in case of jihad. Kullusham became a naturopathic healer and had a private job of her own. Her sister became a doctor for females and girls. Her parents were pleased with all their children and said in their time alone, “I am very thankful to Allah that he guided us to this path and kept our children on it too.” “Alhumdulillah we have done our part for them,” they would say to one another, “Inshallah they will do the same for our coming generations ameen!” And they lived happily in Saudi Arabia afterwards!