Islamic series, Mindful

Noises on the Mountain


One day, Sana, Rana, Shaila, and Sobia were going on vacation to San Fe, New Marcos.  San Fe was known to be the most attractive place for mountain lovers.  It was a desert and very hot.  The girls loved mountains a lot.  So this time, their parents took them to a different state with a different climate.  On the way, they saw cacti, thorn bushes, lizards, snakes and etc.  Then Sana commented, “How hot is it here?…..Wooh!”  “Exactly……real hot..” said Sobia, fanning herself.  “Wait til we get to the mountain top,” said Rana’s Dad, “You girls will cool off then!” “Yeah…can’t wait,” exclaimed Rana, “It’s burning down here!” “Talk about heat,” continued Shaila, “This is boiling water….Phew!”

Upon arriving at their destination, they really did cool off.  It was 30 degrees less on the mountain than on the ground.  First and foremost, the girls got some refreshments then headed off to explore.  “Don’t go too far!” warned Sana’s Mom, “We don’t want any risks.” “We won’t Insha Allah!” Sana replied, as they headed more towards the top.

As they neared the top area, they heard some weird sounds, like ritualistic chanting! “Shhhhh…did you guys hear that?” asked Sobia shivering. “Yup…I did!” declared Shaila in a whisper, “That is one creepy sound…” “So…..what do we do?” said Rana, “Take a peek…or go back?”  Sana shrugged, “Duh…let’s check it out!” she laughed.  “Bbbbut…..” started Sobia, “Uh uh…we’re going…right girls?” said Sana, cutting her off.  “Ooooo….kkkkk…” said the others, uncertainly.

They carefully walked thru the wooden trees and hid behind them to see the scene ahead.  There, in front of them, were the Red Indian tribe of the 21st century, beating drums and sacrificing a deer.  The obvious leader, was cutting the deer’s chest and taking it’s heart out! “Gross! ..Uhhhh..” moaned the girls in whispers, but Sobia stepped on a stick, “Craaaack!” “Sobia!…” uttered Shaila hoarsely, but the leader had seen them! “Run….!” shouted Sana.  The leader and his tribe came after them with spears and blowpipes.  The girls just kept reciting Ayat ul Kursi and running on.

It was not known by the government that there were still tribes living in the mountains.  Otherwise, they would’ve put a notice saying, “No trespassing beyond this point!” But there were some tribes left over and they hated for any tourists or people to come in their area.  The girl’s had gone here because there was no such sign or notice.  But they shouldn’t have gone in to see.  But, they were adventurous, so their curiosity got the best of them! The tribe left them at a certain point, beyond which they wouldn’t come because their Ghost father had forbidden them to.

The girls made it back safely, but their parents knew something was wrong.  Their expressions made it obvious and they always got into something. “Alright….spill out the beans..” breathed Shaila’s Dad, “We told you girls not to go far…yet you did.”  “But we didn’t…” started Rana, breathless, “We went only a few yards away….and heard noises..” “Yeah Uncle…” said Soiba, “We saw the Red Indians!”  “For real…it’s not fake…” continued Shaila. “They were chasing us….” said Sana, with a guilty look.  Sana’s Dad folded his arms and said, “I want to hear everything from the start…you hear!” he said firmly.  So Sana told him all the stuff after which he warned them of a penalty if they do that again. “You girls won’t be going into dangerous stuff at all, alright?” he said, “If that happens again….no more trips for you..clear?” “Yes Abbu.” said Sana. “Yes Taya..” said the others.

Sana’s father was the eldest brother in his family, so whatever he said went for all.  His brothers had a say too, but naturally they would go with the eldest brother. He usually made rules that were effective.  Sana, Rana, Shaila and Sobia enjoyed the rest of the trip with care and fun.  The management of this area was told about the tribe living there and they immediately put up a sign to prevent future problems. Besides that, extra safety fences and wires were put around for cheeky visitors, who would still dare.

After they returned home, the girls pondered about the adventure they had, scary, but funny too. “Wasn’t that hilarious the way the leader was running?” laughed Sana, “It was like he was jumping and skipping….more than running..haha.” commented Shaila, “Yeah…hahahaha..” smiled Rana. “I think it wa risky and unwise to go there in the first place….” pouted Sobia. “Awww…don’t be a cry baby…it was fun…admit it!” And they tickled her til she admitted and played around some, before going to bed.  After all, they had had a long trip…and needed relaxing!

Islamic series, Mindful

The Kidnapping Pestkiller


            Sana, Rana, Sobia, and Shaila were four best friends and cousins who were inseparable.  They were strict in their religion as well as how they treated one another.  All of them were equally religious and got together everyday, since they had one big mansion in which they all lived separately.  How?  Their quarters were made each with closed dimensions, so that whoever wanted to meet the other had to knock at a separate door.  Allah had blessed them because of their unity.  Besides their own living, there was even room for guests or others who would visit.  All the cousins went to the same school, which was girls only!  When they had outings, their parents would do a joint payment for the trip.

            One day, they were at home because they had pest control coming over.  Although their mansion was clean, they still had bugs in corners and dusty, empty areas.  At that time, Shaila and Sobia were reading and Sana and Rana were drawing.  The pestkiller arrived around noon and started spraying rooms with his special spray.  During his work, he dropped something from his pocket, which all the girls saw.  They had been told to be in one room while the pestkiller was working and their dads were with the guy.  But from where they were they noticed the thing falling.  It was a bracelet!

            Rana was the first to notice and she alerted the others. Then she went to the window to look at the man’s van.  She noticed some movement in the car, but wasn’t sure.  So she told the others to look too.  “I think someone is in the guy’s car!” said Rana, “but you guys look to make sure.”  “Yeah I see movement too!” said Sana, “Let’s tell Abbu!”  They went and told their dads and uncles about the movement and bracelet.  Then Sana’s dad called the police and made sure the guy didn’t suspect anything.  For that reason he told his brothers to keep him busy.

            When the police arrived, the pestkiller was done and ready to leave.  Right then they started questioning him, “What’s your identity?” said an officer, “Please give your license.”  The man started fumbling like he didn’t know where it is.  “What’s in your car, sir?” said another officer strictly.  The man started fuming, “On what charges am I being harassed?!” “I refuse to answer any question!”  “Then we’ll look in your car and then have a look at your id!” said the first officer, “And do you recognize this?” he continued.  At that, the guy changed color and gave an excuse, “That’s for my Mom, where’d you get it from?” he questioned.  “Never mind that but we’ll find out after looking in your car that what you’re saying is true!” said the first officer.  The man was changing colors and getting pale.

            In the van, they found a 1st grade girl, terrified to death and still crying.  “It’s alright little one.” soothed a female officer, “Everything’s ok now.”  The female officer hugged her and told her she’ll be with her parents soon.  The pestkiller, knowing he was caught, tried to run for it, but too late!  He was already surrounded and under supervision.  He was stupid to think of escape in this situation.  Sana and the others were watching everything from their window.  They had seen everything and were feeling good to have helped another innocent person.

            The officers handcuffed the kidnapping pestkiller and thanked the girl’s dads and told them that their daughters’ were excellent observers.  As for the girl who was found, her parents were called and they arrived within moments.  Earlier that day, there had been news about a missing girl.  So the parents thanked Sana and the other’s dads and the police went off with the kidnapper.  His van was towed and taken to the police station. Sana, Rana, Sobia and Shaila’s parents all praised them and thanked Allah for helping an innocent person.

            And as of the pestkiller, he was found out to be a long sought after villain who had kidnapped many before this girl too.  So once again, the girls were heroines in the newspaper headlines.  Their good manners and religion was the reason for their success and the main thing was fulfilling Allah’s ehkamaat will lead you to achievement.

 

THE END

Islamic series, Mindful

Saved from Doom


           Sana, Rana, Sobia, and Shaila were best friends.  They always did everything together and stayed as a united team of girls.  Everyone who saw them were either envious or jealous.  Others would look at them with longing or want.  One day, all the friends went for a picnic. All their families were there too.  They were enjoying the breeze as well as the hiking trails.

          The spot they had chosen was on the third level of Stowe Mountain. After refreshments, they went off, with permission from parents, to explore and talk as they discovered things.  They were so busy enjoying the sights and views that they didn’t notice a figure moving in the bushes, following them! The figure was dressed in black and his hungry eyes were heart curdling to look at!  It tagged along, quietly, with the friends, although they weren’t far from headquarters.

          Then suddenly, Sana saw a sharp item stuck to a piece of cloth ahead of them!  She alerted the team and pointed to the item.  The friends looked in shock at the shiny thing, which was a dagger, and the cloth, a shirt piece covered with blood!  All the girls froze for a while then started moving into the trees surrounding them, reading Ayat-ul-Kursi as they went, cautiously.

 

          The power of Allah was the reason the figure was unable to keep track of the girls and when he looked, they had disappeared from his sight and returned to camp.  After they reached camp, they calmly broke the news to their parents, who all evacuated the area and alerted the rangers there. 

 

          The rangers met them at the first level and asked the exact location of the figure.  They described it as best they could and then left.  The shocking part for the rangers was that there were reports about sudden disappearances and a figure wandering hideously around these areas, but then the complaints had stopped and the area was scanned from top to bottom.  Also, the cases of disappearances happened at the first level all the time, this was the first they heard on the third level.

 

          Well, the figure was captured because this time the rangers went very stealthily and caught him in a trap that they set after figuring his exact location.  Also, the figure hadn’t been prepared for this one because he was a little far from his exact location.  But this time the rangers came prepared too.  The amazing news was that this was a common murderer who was wanted real badly, but for some reason he wasn’t captured.  Now finally, he was caught and the terror people had because of him was gone.  The newspapers had released the news the very next day with special thanks to Sana, Rana, Shaila, and Sobia.

 

          At school, the girls gained more reputation and their parents too were happy.  Although it was scary and adventurous, the girls never wanted to go through this kind of thing again!  They enjoyed natural adventures, but not criminal type!  So they carried on their adventures of helping and safety along with their normal lives!