What can be the best birthday gift for your birthday and from whom? If the situation had been different than this question would seem pretty childish and may be difficult one to choose an answer for.
It was my 22nd birthday yesterday and i had not made any special plans for it as i have left celebrating birthdays since after i crossed my teen-age.Therefore, my birthday is as normal for me as every normal day is.No cheerfulness,no greetings,no confetti's ,no clapping and also no special thankfulness from my side as i simply don't remember and care much that i have been blessed with one more happy and successful year and i have entered in a new year of my life to enjoy this world.
But yesterday i realized and experienced something totally scary and horrible which left me terrified and at the same time i was being grateful to Allah as much as i could.
I really consider this birthday the MOST special birthday as i received a very SPECIAL and most valuable gift from most valuable Being-ALLAH!
My mother was blessed with the same gift on 24-February-1988 when i was born in her home,and after 22 years i got the very same gift on my birthday in the form of "New Life". Yes! Allah the most merciful saved me twice in a single day from deadly accidents yesterday!
I was coming back to home from university and was about to enter in a bus but i changed my decision as i found no free seat inside.Then after few minutes i was inside in another bus.Travel was fine and i had comfortable seat too.I was a bit tired too as just one day before i came back from a very long long journey of train from Lahore so i dozed off.Suddenly i started feeling suffocated and i saw fire so close to me inside bus.Just in few seconds there was panic among people and every one wanted to jump from the bus to save life.In such a situation i was seeing death close to me.Oxygen got insufficient and like me many were near death.Moreover, driver left his seat in confusion and without pulling the hand break he made himself busy in extinguishing fire, so bus was moving in a light speed.I pushed many people in dark and smoke to save my life, Allah helped me and i managed to step out of it suddenly.Thanks to Allah like me all remained safe!
After taking full long breaths in fresh open air i decided to start my journey again in order to reach home.only few moments had passed i heard the news that the same bus which i left earlier as it had no free seat had been turned over while it was in full speed resulting the death of five innocent people near "Natha Khan Road". I saw road full of blood, some one had tried spilling mud over it.Ambulances,police vans,TV channels cars and peoples cries were everywhere...
It is all so terrible that every time i remember it, i get goose-flesh.. It was really a gift of "NEW life" right on my birthday from Allah the great.Now im considering myself most lucky and cheerful.