PART SIXTY ONE

PART SIXTY ONE

 
We decided to leave after Fajr because Ahmeds  meeting got cancelled. I want to spend all the time I get with my family. So in the morning Ahmed came over and left his car by my house,I informed my mum last night that we would be home by early morning. My mum was more excited then I was.
 
When we got home everyone was awake and waiting for us, no one had gone to work as yet, for the first time my dad was opening his shop late. My dadi was also there, she slept over so that she could be around when I got home. It was so sweet of my family and Ahmed felt special as well. 
 
My sister Faheema and her family were also here and so were my cousins from Canada. The house was full of people. It was so exciting, it was only my engagement but my family being around made it very special for Ahmed and I. My mum had made a huge breakfast spread for us. 
 
There were so many things that I didn’t know what to eat and the excitement was too much to handle. After breakfast I had to go into work just to drop of some papers so Ahmed and I went to drop it off. Then we went to the mall for a little bit. We wanted to spend sometime alone, with all the family around it’s impossible. 
 
After the mall we went to Zinat to leave Ahmeds bags, I arranged with Zinat for Ahmeds family to stay at her place. Zinat was so happy to see us. We had lunch at Zinats place and then we went back home. The minute we got home we were apart. My mum called for me, she needed me to fit on my outfit for the engagement. 
 
Faheema and my cousins were wrapping gifts and making the parcels. Unfortunately no one was around to help mum with the parcels so they being made last minute. Everyone is running around for last minute things. My mum is busy with the caterers, my sister has to take care of everything at home. 
 
My father and uncles have to keep Ahmed occupied so he doesn’t see any of our plans. My brother and cousins are organizing things for tonight. We having supper tonight and some entertainment after. My parents have called the town people and our family as well as Ahmeds family. 
 
Ahmeds parents and his sisters are arriving later before supper. I’m so nervous, I hate having all the attention on me. No one is letting me do anything, I feel pampered with everyone taking care of my every need but I feel silly sitting in one place looking at all the action around me.
 
Ahmed brought his clothes home so he didn’t have to go to Zinats place to change. After Asr we all started to get dressed, my mum didn’t allow me to go out of my room until supper time. I don’t know why, it’s not like I was getting married and I couldn’t see the groom before or anything custom or anything so I don’t know what was up with that. 
 
Ahmed family got to town just before maghrib, we sent them straight to Zinats house so they could dress and relax a bit before supper. Before maghrib all my family started to arrive all dressed up and looking lovely and pretty and Ahmeds family came after maghrib to the house. 
 
His mum was not too happy seeing him at my house before them. She slyly made a comment to him about it. We all set down for supper, my mum had a separate table for Ahmed and I, she told me earlier that amongst all the people we probably wouldn’t get to speak to each other, so sweet of her. 
 
After supper we cleaned up and everyone sat around making jokes and playing games while we waited for Esha azaan. We were only starting our entertainment after Esha. My mum, my sister, some of my cousins and aunts helped in the house with setting biscuit plates and getting things ready for the function. 
 
After Esha we all gathered in the tent, there was a music band as well as some games my cousins came up with. Luckily Ahmed and I didn’t have to partake we were the judges. They played games like antakshari,passing the parcel, musical chairs and some other games. 
 
They divided the teams in two,the boys side and girls side, so it was fun to see them trying to beat each other. We had some chaachi aunties that’s were pulling their faces at every game and didn’t want to join in bug I guess you get them at every function. Then the band played some music and everyone enjoyed that. 
 
People were shouting out their requests and dancing about. The kids enjoyed the musical chairs and dancing more then anyone else. I got to meet a lot of Ahmeds extended family, his father’s brothers, their wives and children, his mother’s brothers and sisters and their wives and husband and children. 
 
There were still a lot of people to meet, Ahmed said that some of his mother’s and father’s cousins and some of his close cousins and friends were only coming on Saturday. I was exhausted by the end of the night. Everyone left after midnight. I was totally finished,after everyone left I didn’t sit up with the cuzzies and catch up. 
 
I changed and went straight to bed, I had a early morning and another hectic day ahead. My mum came to wake me up for fajr,she knows when I go late to bed I find it very difficult to get up. After fajr I sat with my dadi for a little while and then slowly everyone came downstairs for breakfast. 
 
I had an appointment with the beautician and also wanted to do a facial so I would look fresh on my face although I didn’t feel so fresh. My brother drove me around wherever I needed to go. Ahmed called to check where they can ho have lunch, Zinat did offer my mum to make for them lunch but my mum said she would send for them.  
 
Ahmed was glad that my parents were taking care of all his families needs. I finished all my work and was home before Zohr, my dadi was very strict she said I should be back before Zohr and that I couldn’t step out of the house after that until the engagement. I don’t know why, I never asked her why whenever she told me things. 
 
My parents would always says they never asked why because if they did they would get a shouting, so we never asked as well. Anyways I spent the rest of the day relaxing, everyone hot together and did the work and I enjoyed watching them. 🙂
 
The engagement was only in the evening so by Asr I was bored. I started playing with the smallies. My niece Faeeza was crying since lunch because her father told her I’m getting married and leaving them. She was so emotional that every time someone mentioned it she would cry until I told her they lying to her. 
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PART SIXTY

PART SIXTY

 
I sat there literally in tears and Ahmed just walked out, got into his car and drove off. There was complete silence and then it hit me, could I be wrong? Was I too harsh? Am I to be blamed? Does someone really take alone time before their own engagement. 
 
Was I unsure of something I was so sure about before, am I having second thoughts. I needed to speak to someone who had a rational mind and wouldn’t only take my part so I called Sameer. He is the only rational person I know, who doesn’t only see one side.
 
I told Sameer everything that had happened from Friday, he already knew about Ahmeds sisters, then I told him what I decided to do and asked him whether I was wrong. So according to Sameer, I am a soft person so these things would worry me but what would I do when problems like this will come up once I’m engaged or married. 
 
In a way he was right but do I stand for it now or do I do something about it. Sameer also mentioned that I was not wrong in wanting alone time but the manner in which I did inform Ahmed was wrong. So what I’m getting from Sameers answer is that I’m wrong and right and Ahmed is wrong and right. 
 
Once I put the phone down I called Ahmed and told him to come see me. I felt so bad that I treated Ahmed badly for something his sisters did. I was doing to him what his sisters did to me and it was not fair on him. When he came I first apologized and he just smiled. 
 
Then he went on his knees and apologized for how he reacted and for his sisters behavior, he also apologized for not telling me the truth about why he was coming to Jo’burg. We spent few hours together and then I told him I still want my space for the next three days. 
 
At first he wasn’t too happy but then I asked him if he was going to go home and come with his family to our engagement or if he was coming from Jo’burg,He said he is going from Jo’burg  and then returning after the engagement so I suggested we go together in one car instead of taking both our cars. He was pleased with my idea, it made up for not meeting for three days.
 
I didn’t have to rush this morning because I was not going to the office, I had to go to our clients offices and we had a 10am appointment so I took it easy. I woke up a bit late and then lazed around before I got ready for work. I even managed to bake a chocolate cake for Safiah. 
 
Safiah was having a small get together in the evening just for her close friends, she is getting engaged next Friday and married that same Sunday. After I told her that my engagement was for the weekend she chose to get married she moved her date by one week. I didn’t even ask her to but I felt a bit bad. 
 
She said she didn’t mind it’s just a week. Anyways I finished off quite late with our clients so after work I went to a nearby restaurant for supper, It was weird but nice also to have supper alone in a restaurant. Lucky I didn’t know anyone there otherwise I would of been laughed at. 
 
I rushed back home after supper and got dressed for Safiahs little get together. I don’t really know any of her friends and she doesn’t have many friends from the complex. I was hoping it wouldn’t be some boring party. I wasn’t really in a mood to be around a lot of people but I couldn’t not attend her party. 
 
It was a really small get together, I expected move people but we were only six of us including Safiah. I was actually shocked when I asked her if more people were coming she said “no these are the only friends I have, I’m not really good at making friends.” I’ve never realized that it’s difficult for some people to make friends. 
 
It’s always come so easy for me. Maybe because my family is so loud and outspoken it’s easier for me because I’ve picked up their habits. Safiah’s parents are quiet very shy and quiet, soft spoken  people, even if her mum or dad screams they won’t be heard. 
 
The party finished off quite early, it was a weekday and people had work the next day and it was a bit boring. No offense but it was more like a sad get together. If I knew before I would of planned something else more appropriate for the crowd, like a peaceful supper at a restaurant or a fun day during the weekend just her few friend going out for a fun, bowling, putt putt, table tennis, ice skating…
 
Tomorrow I’ve taken off and plan on spending my day pampering myself, I’m going to shop to my hearts content and I’ve also booked a spa treatment and made an appointment with my beautician and hairdresser. I don’t plan on rushing and I want to sleep till late, I need some quality sleep. 
 
I decided to switch in my phone and check with my mum if all the preparations were going well and if they needed anything. She gave me a list of a few things she wanted me to bring for her and my dadi wanted something from one Aunty in Mayfair. 
 
I then called Ahmed just to check if he was okay, he was happy to hear my voice but said he wasn’t okay. He said he doesn’t like that we so near to each other yet we can’t meet, we like to strangers in the one town. He so much wants to come over, he kept begging me but I told him no. I didn’t speak for long because I would be breaking my own rules. 
 
After my calls were done I switched my phone off again and went to bed. I was so exhausted and I had a headache to fit the world map. I took meds and went straight to bed. I kept tossing and turning because my head was so sore. I didn’t know whether to ignore it or go and have it checked at ER24. 
 
I decided that if in a few hours it didn’t go away I would go. Finally I fell asleep and woke up at 10 the next morning. If felt good to have a good night’s sleep. My headache was gone and I felt so much better. I had a shower got dressed and went out for breakfast at Isabella’s. 
 
Then I went to my beautician and then I went into Mayfair to pick up my dadis parcel. After that I went to do my mom’s shopping at the oriental plaza and finally I was done with doing things for everyone and I could enjoy the rest of my day. I went to a few shops in fordsburg and then I headed to Sandton for my shopping. 
 
I spend a good few hours walking around, checking around and shopping. Then I went to the spa for my pampering. I had a full body massage. It was so relaxing although I know my body will be a bit sore after a while but after that I will feel like a princess.
 
After I finish pampering myself I went home and called Ahmed over for supper, I ordered take aways for us, while waiting for him I packed my bags and got all my things ready for our trip home. I packed everything in my car and told Ahmed to bring his bag one time so that he didn’t have to bring it in the morning. 

PART FIFTY NINE

PART FIFTY NINE

 
I called Ahmed immediately and apologized about forgetting to call him. I didn’t tell him I know his sisters were here to see me. He didn’t mention anything also, I asked him a few times if he had something urgent to tell me and I didn’t call back but he said no he just wanted to speak to me. 
 
He kept asking what I did and what I was doing the rest of the day. He probably thought I was lying to him. I wasn’t going to spoil my day so I left it at that. Then I went to shower and changed for the braai, I asked Sakina to fetch me. 
 
While I was waiting for Sakina, Zinat called, she was checking on how I was doing, she knows I worry quickly and small matters worry me. She was so surprised that I was not worried about the incident with Ahmeds sisters. I decided that I wouldn’t let them bother me because that is what they probably want. 
 
We finally got to the braai, it was so nice to see some of the ladies, we got a chance to get to know the ladies more and it is always nice making new friends. On my home from the braai I received a message from Imraan, Rizwana was not well and they were taking her to hospital. 
 
I asked Sakina to drop me off at the hospital, when we got to the hospital they had already admitted Rizwana. Aunty Rubina was crying non stop and Farzeen was trying to calm her down. Uncle Abdullah was sorting out the paper work and Imraan was sitting with Rizwana while they waited for the blood test results. 
 
We waited for an hour until we got the rest results back and fortunately it was nothing serious, they admitted Rizwana to keep her under observation and said she would be discharged the next day. We were all relieved, we got home just before midnight. 
 
Next morning I went to check if Aunty Rubina was okay. They were getting ready to go to the hospital, I told her I would prepare lunch for them,she shouldn’t worry. After breakfast I got to work on lunch. I made chicken biryani and sojee. Uncle Abdullah loves the sojee I make. I made chicken soup with croutons and I made baked fish with spinach and butternut. for Rizwana.
 
Ahmed called to let me know his sister were leaving Jo’burg and they wanted to meet me if I wasn’t busy so I called them and asked them to come over. When I went to Lenasia for lunch on Saturday I bought gifts for them. Although they made a fuss over nothing I didn’t want to make them feel like I was a cruel person. 
 
Aunty Rubina and them came back from the hospital and soon after them Kausar and Sumaya came in. They acted so sweet and like nothing happened, so innocently they answered Aunty Rubina and Uncle Abdullah. I couldn’t believe my ears and eyes, they such drama queens.
 
Anyways when they left I set the tables and we had lunch. Ahmed called after lunch to say I should get his apartment cleaned he was coming to Jo’burg for a court case. I was a bit worried, what court case? He didn’t want to say what it was about. I felt a bit disheartened, he could of just told me instead he got angry at me. 
 
I’m so stressed out and people in my life are not making it any easy for me. I can’t deal with all this drama and stress, I want some peace and quiet. I think when Ahmed is around I won’t meet him and I will try to just focus these next few days on work and my friends. 
 
I have just four days at work until I’m off again for my engagement. I need some alone time and some space. In the evening I called Ahmeds assistant and told her what he wanted and I asked her to tell him that I will be out of reach for the next few days so we won’t meet and my cellphone would be off. 
 
I called my family and told them that if anything important happens or urgent messages can be given to Aunty Rubina and she will tell me. I sat on my bed and watched comedy movies until bedtime. It was so relaxing, laughing and enjoying myself. It felt so good not stressing or worrying about anything or anyone. I switched off my phone and went to bed.
 
At the office I was so relaxed, my meeting finished early, I had my office cellphone still on so I used that while I was in the road. I had to visit two clients today and I really enjoyed my visits. It was such a lovely feeling meeting new people getting out of the office and seeing how others work. 
 
When I got home I found Ahmed waiting outside my house. I was a bit upset because I had informed his assistant that I wasn’t meeting anyone for a week. Why can’t he just give me few days alone, I’m not the one who decided I wasn’t coming back to Jo’burg after returning from Australia, I wasn’t the one who said ” I’ll meet u now only at our enggement.”
 
I got out of my car and made like I didn’t notice him sitting in his car, I went straight into the house and closed the door. He got out of his car and knocked on my door like he didn’t have a key, not like I locked the door. I was in my room and shouted out ” come in.” Ahmed came in and sat in the lounge like a real visitor, I was surprised.
 
I asked him how he was and if he wanted anything to eat or drink but he said he was okay. Then I asked him why he came over, did he not get the message from his assistant. He just ignored my questions and said ” I’m looking for my Saajidah, she lives here but I don’t see her. ” Huh? I was so confused, what was he getting at. 
 
Before I could say anything he stood up and took off with me. ” What do you think of yourself, I have come from so far just to see you and you say you don’t want to meet me, you switch off your cellphone, tell your family also not to contact and no reason given why.” I sat there and just listened, I promised myself that I was not going to upset myself. 
 
Then when he was done asking all his questions and making his own opinions about me, I calmly said ” Why would you care? I wanted a few days away from the people who were adding stress to my life and I’m entitled to that, you just listen to your sisters and believe them and I’m left to apologize for something that wasn’t my fault. Then they come in front of me like nothing happened.”
 
“So you taking it out on me, how am I to be blamed just because I listened to what my sisters said, so this is why you upset and don’t want to meet me or talk to me, do you even realize that we re getting engaged in a weeks time,” Ahmed replied. 
 
I kept quiet for a while and then I sat down and said ” don’t you think I realize that. Why do you think I need this space, I’m so stressed that I need alone time, I felt so much pressure just by you and your sisters that I was not happy to even wake up because all I could think off was how your sisters played me and then to make things worst you tell me you coming to town and you coming for a court case but won’t say what court case. “
 

 

PART FIFTY EIGHT

PART FIFTY EIGHT

 
This morning I had a few meetings to attend to and then after jummah I was meeting Kausar and Sumaya for shopping. They wanted to get done by Saturday so they could return home. I was hoping Ahmed would come with them to Jo’burg but he didn’t come. I was disappointed but what can I do.
 
We went to Sandton to do some shopping and then we went to fordsburg to do the rest, we had supper in fordsburg and then I dropped them off at Ahmeds apartment and went home. I was glad we finished all the shopping in one day. I couldn’t manage another day of shopping. 
 
Also a few more hours with Kausar and Sumaya, I would probably gone insane. Don’t get me wrong I like them but sometimes they can get a bit too much to handle especially since they got a lot of growing up to do. Kausar is 18 and in university but is still very childish and Sumaya is 17 but acts like a 12 year old. 
 
I don’t know how I’m going to handle them once I’m married. I hope Ahmed decides that we can stay in Jo’burg, I’m so use to Jo’burg now and to move again, I know it’s not how things are done in both our families and that the daughter-in-law has to stay with her inlaws and take care of the house but I really don’t want to be my sister. 
 
Farzeen and Imraan came over to see how shopping with the future sister in laws went. I was actually surprised at how Kausar and Sumaya went on for the guys in fordsburg. I never really spent much time with any of Ahmeds family so this was the first time I got to see how they really are.
 
Imraan, Farzeen and I sat and laughed at all the things that Kausar and Sumaya did and how they carried on for things and people, then Ahmed called so Imraan and Farzeen left. He wanted to know how my shopping with his sisters went, I didn’t tell him all the childish and silky things they did, I just told him it was great. I had fun. 
 
Afterwards he told me he called them before calling me and they said I wasn’t looking too happy to be spending time with them and that it seemed like I preferred to be elsewhere. They also said I took them to fordsburg and that I was fussing over everything they did like I was embarrassed to be with them in fordsburg. 
 
I was shocked, like OMG!!! I was being nice, I didn’t even have to go with them but I went. I was still being good to them, yes after a few shops I felt like I was in the way so I went in my own and told them to call me when they were done but that was only in Sandton. In fordsburg I was with them all the time and I didn’t even complain or fuss over how long they where taking or how they were acting. 
 
I didn’t say anything to Ahmed, although I wasn’t at fault I apologized and told him I didn’t mean to be like that, I will call his sisters and apologize. I told him to call me after few minutes because I wanted to call his sisters immediately and apologize.  
 
I could not believe my ears, I didn’t even spend a whole day with them and I’m not even married to their brother and already I’m the villain. Anyways I called them and apologized, I didn’t give any excuses or make much conversation. They just said it was okay, they didn’t even have the decency to say they read things wrong and it was a misunderstanding.  
 
I didn’t want to make a big issue out of this because I am getting married in their family and I don’t want things to start on a bad note. I messaged Ahmed and told him he could call me. He asked what happened, he said he was stressing that things would get out of hand. 
 
I told him not to worry, I apologized and left it at that. I didn’t want to make his sisters look bad to him so I didn’t tell him that they were lying and how they behaved in front of strange men. I was ashamed to be in their company. I guess they didn’t want me to tell him how they behaved so they put the blame on me. 
 
I was upset but I didn’t want it to come between Ahmed and I. I feel they are hating on me because of the action their brother is taking in his ex, apparently they very close to her and they adore her, so to no surprise they would take her side and I’m just and outsider so why would they like me. 
 
Although it’s not even my fault that their brother is taking action against their friend. I guess I have to take some blame because I came into his life. After my chat with Ahmed, I called Zinat and told her what happened. She would know what to do and if I did the right thing and if she didn’t know Sameer would definitely give me good advice.
 
Zinat said I should of told Ahmed the truth and Sameer said I did the right thing by not complaining to Ahmed but he feels I shouldn’t of apologized to Ahmeds sisters because now they will think they can complain to the brother and I will just keep apologizing. I get his point but I will let it go this time, next time I will not be so polite. 
 
Zinat was more upset than me. She said she would of told my sister in laws to go to hell and would of made a big issue about them lying and how they behaved. That’s how Zinat is, she wont let anyone walk over her and is very straight forward, I’m more timid and will rather take the blame on myself instead of spying someone out.
 
I asked Zinat and Sameer not to tell anyone because if my family found out they will be problems. My mum would never keep quiet and things would get from bad to worst. I had to deal with this one on my own. It’s just one week until the engagement and I don’t want any commotion.
 
Anyways in the morning I phoned Kausar to see if they were okay and if they needed anything. She said they were fine and had made arrangements with the driver to take them around. I didn’t bother to offer to be their driver because I didn’t want anymore problems.  
 
I have a lunch date with Sakina and Safiah so I just chilled for the morning. I got a call from Hasina, one of the ladies j met at the weekly get together, she was having a braai at her house in the evening and was inviting all her new friends. Sakina was also invited so I decided I would go.
 
I made a pasta salad and a oreo dessert for the braai. Then I went to lunch with Sakina and Safiah, we went to Lenasia trade route mall, we shopped a bit and then we went for lunch. It was nice being in a Indian town, where I stay we only 7 muslim families and the rest are whites and Africans. 
 
While I was having lunch I got a call from Ahmed. I told him I’m having lunch and would call him back, after I finish eat I forgot that I had to call Ahmed and continued enjoying my afternoon with Sakina and Safiah. I got home just before Asr, I unpacked the car and then read my Asr. 
 
After Asr Farzeen and Rizwana came over to see all the goodies I bought. Then Farzeen tells me that there were two girls that came to see me but the guard didn’t let them in because he didn’t know them and I wasn’t at home. He just told Farzeen to tell me I had visitors. 
 
I started panicking because I knew who it was and them I remembered I had to call Ahmed. Maybe he called because his sisters were waiting outside the complex. 

PART FIFTY SEVEN

PART FIFTY SEVEN
 
I spent the rest of the day with my parents, we went out for lunch then we went to the farmers market, when we got home we sat and watched all the old home videos. Only when you watch old videos do you realize all the silly things you did as a child. 
 
After supper my brothers and I went out with Zinat and Sameer. We went to watch a movie and then we went for bowling. I really enjoyed my weekend, sad though it was coming to an end and I was leaving in the morning but I was coming back after two weeks.
 
This morning I woke up and got ready to leave after breakfast. I was not too eager to get back to Jo’burg, it was not going to be the same. Ahmed was not coming to Jo’burg and non of my family members either but I had to get back for work. 
 
At least I have uncle Abdullah and Aunty Rubina and their family so it’s not so bad. When I got home they were so excited to have me back. Imraan said it was so weird having the door next door closed for such a long time. They not use to it. 
 
Safiah phoned me, she said she saw me coming in, she wanted to talk to me and asked if she could come over. I made coffee for us while I waited for her to come. Safiah didn’t come alone, she came with Reeza, I thought he left already for Cape Town.
 
Safiah and Reeza wanted to invite me to their engagement and wedding. They were getting engaged on Friday night and the wedding was set for Sunday afternoon. I was happy for them but shocked as well, so quickly they doing everything. 
 
Safiah said that Reezas parents want to have it like this and they don’t want to wait between engagement and wedding. If you look at it, it’s the right way. I was going to do my shopping so I offered to take her around as well. It was difficult for her since she can’t drive and doesn’t have a car. 
 
I told her that I was getting engaged in two weeks time but our wedding date hasn’t been set as yet. This is so exciting, engagements and weddings have a different kind of excitement. The joy of the families and the two people who decide to get married. 
 
The atmosphere at the wedding house and the fun and also the mischief that brings the excitement to the functions. Having all the family gathered at one house making the bride or groom feel special, All the attention they get. 
 
Reeza left to go to the hotel, it was getting late and it’s not safe to travel so late. Safiah and I sat and spoke till midnight. She was so excited, I was happy that she finally found someone who appreciates her. 
 
The next day I went with Safiah to do all her shopping and got some of my shopping done. I couldn’t buy jewelry or anything else because in Ahmeds family it’s tradition for the boys side to buy the girls engagement and wedding outfit.
 
So I had to wait until Kausar and Sumaya came to take me shopping. They were going to be here the weekend so I didn’t have to wait long. I got all my shopping done, Safiah had a few places she still wanted to go to so we first went for lunch and then I took her to do the rest of her shopping.  
 
I was so tired when I got home, I just put all the packets in the room and went straight onto my bed. I needed a nap before I could do anything. I fell asleep and only woke up when Ahmed called me which was 2 hours after. He was happy that my shopping was getting done. 
 
He also mentioned that he was sorting things out regarding the letters and photos. He said he now has the police involved and he was not hoping to stop until his ex stops. His mother doesn’t want him to involve the police because it’s her best friends daughter but he said he doesn’t want her to harm us. 
 
I was so hungry I told Ahmed to hang up and call me after 30 minutes. It was pass supper time so I just made me a toasted sandwich and a cup of coffee. I’ve never shopped so much before that I got so tired. I can’t imagine what I’m going to go through the weekend. 
 
After I ate I messaged Ahmed and he called me. It was strange not having him around, although it was just for few weeks but I got use to meeting everyday. When I’m at work I don’t really worry for lunch so I don’t feel it much then but for supper I feel Ahmeds absence. 
 
Afterwards I decided to watch some tv to get rid of my boredom. When my brother was around I had some noise in the house, now it’s so quiet I sometimes just put the tv on to have that noise even if I’m not watching. 
 
Before going to bed Sakina called to check if I was still going to go with her to the weekly community get together. I was excited about it, I really needed to make new friend especially ones that that live in the same area as I do. At least I can have people to do things with.
 
Anyways I spent the next few days in a routine, it was work, gym, home but I was getting annoyed by Wednesday. Well I was going to the get together today so I was excited. Imraan and Farzeen came with Sakina and I to the community get together. 
 
It was fun, we first got to know each other, they had a 15 minutes chat session where you walk around and make friends, I got to know a lot of women in the community. All were not far from me, some were younger, some older and some same age as me. 
 
I decided to sign up for one of the Islamic games they were playing, I didn’t know what it was about but there is nothing better then trying and I was keen on learning something new. I was excited but skeptical about this get together but I really enjoyed myself. 
 
I met a lot of people and made new friends. I will definitely be going for more of these get togethers. The great part is you choose whether you want to only make friends with females or males or if you don’t mind making friends with both. I prefer making friends only with females.
 
After we got home I got into the shower and then went straight to bed. I was too tired to message Ahmed or even talk to him, I would of probably fallen asleep while talking to him. 
 
 

 

RECAP…

Hi to all our readers. We apologize for not posting for a while due to family responsibilities it was not possible to post. Here is a recap of our story. 

 
First a recap on our main characters
 
Lead character – Saajidah

Parents Mother –  Ayesha
                   Father – Muhammed
Siblings –  Sister Faheema( husband- Shuaib, kids- Faeez & Faeeza(7yrs twins), Moinudeen 5yrs, Sabiha 2yrs)
            –  brother Yaseen (girlfriend – Raeesa)
                           Ziyaad (hafiz)
Best friend – Zinat ( husband Sameer, mother- Farida, father – Rashid, Brother – Jameel, cousin Muneer.
Saajidahs Future husband and family 
Husband – Ahmed. ( mother -Shenaaz, Father – Ashraf, Sisters – Sumaya ( dietician), Kausar ( gr 12)).
Saajidahs father’s cousin from jo’burg
Cousin – Abdullah (wife- Rubina, son-imraan, Daughters Farzeen, rizwana)
 
RECAP
 
Saajidahs friend Zinat gets married and has a very lavish wedding, there they meet her cousins friend Asad, who takes an interest in Saajidah. Saajidah doesn’t give him too much attention. After the wedding they return home and Asad tries to stay in touch with Saajidah. 
 
Saajidahs sister Faheema comes to visit them for the school holidays, after the holidays were over my brother in law Shuaib came to fetch them. He told Saajidahs father he found Saajidah a suitable boy and his name was Ridhwaan.  
 
So now there were two boys interested in Saajidah but at the end of it she didn’t approve of any of them because they became childish in a competition to win her over and she didn’t like the idea that they were treating her like a prize. 
 
After all that Saajidah has to go away for few days for work, her client Mr Khan and his family take very good care of Saajidah and his family takes a liking towards her but doesn’t say anything, she goes back home. 
 
Then they attend a functions at her mother’s brothers house and things don’t go so well there, her mother tries to hook her up with another guy and Saajidah gets upset with her mother, they get home and things are tensed. 
 
In all that tension Saajidah gets a offer at work to head the companies firm in Johannesburg. Saajidah accepts but her mum is not too happy. Saajidah moves to Jo’burg in a security complex next to her father’s cousin. 
 
There she lives alone and makes friends in the complex and some of her cousins friends become her friends. They go out for meals or coffee and even have get togethers.  
 
Mr khan(Ahmed) our client comes to our Jo’burg branch and Saajidah and Mr Khan meet up for supper, then things get to change. Saajidah and Mr Khan confess their feelings for each other and then tell their parents. They arrange a meeting with both families. 
 
In their relationship there is a lot if ups. Nd downs but then Ahmeds Ex tries to come between them and break them up but doesn’t succeed. Ahmed decides to get engaged, he feels it would prevent people from making problems for him and Saajidah. ..