Thursday, February 25, 2010

The gift of new life on my birthday!

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.


Komal Khan said...

Life is indeed a gift from Allah, the Rahman (the most beneficent) and the Raheem (the most merciful).

May Allah give you long, happy and prosperous life.. Aameen

Start the new year of your life with new colours :)

Glory be to Allah.

Thinking said... thank ful to HIM for saving you...and others...

Wish you happy birthday and need that....


Bushra said...

Thanks to Allah u remained safe.
give sadqa of ur life yaar!

Bushra said...

When u t0ld me, mere t0 0saan khata h0 gaye. keep reciting ayatul kursi when u r 0ut. here i t0ld all, and all were s0 worrieD s0mething is wrong Yr!

smarty said...

waqai g thnks to Allah.

Connie L. Nash said...

I have been thrilled and remembering this amazing conjunction of events ever since I read about this on facebook!!!! I told my daughter yesterday and she also was amazed....

I'm trying to get her to come her to visit RR in comment!

I will be back soon as son needs me...but SO SO SO glad you are here among us and that you posted about this right away...

Many Thanx to ALLAH...thanx for letting us all know!

Love, your American admirer...always...

ReeBz said...

You know prayers have much power, i m sure you remember me in prayers so Allah saved me!
i was thinking when we are in some one's good book then its easy enough to get a prayer every time he/she remember us:)like i always remember you in good words and so unconsciously i pray for your happiness and well-being!
These unconscious prayers when combine, makes a big difference! :)

How ols is ur daughter Connie?
i'll be glad to see here here and on other blogs where we all interact :)

What happened to your son? and again how old is he? hope he is fine Amin.

Thanks for everything! you sometimes make me so much happy that with the passage of time its my increasing wish to meet you:)

Connie L. Nash said...

Dear one, ReeBz,

I've just revisted this amazing post! Wow, this combination of two very close calls with your birthday is just beyond belief...except of course I believe you! I'm wondering how you are today? Have you been able to rest and rejoice some more? Did you family require you to celebrate your birthday finally? And will you resume celebrating birthdays once again?

Sorry, so many questions...

Now to answer yours: My daughter is just a little older than you. More about her someday and maybe she'll show up here at last? :)

My son is doing ok. I am not able to actually be with him often but when I am able, I try to stop what I'm doing. I'm trying to get better making room in my life for the moments when he is also ready to be with me. He is just a little younger than my daughter.

And thank you for all your warm glad we continue to pray for one another...and yes, I am hoping also for the possibility of meeting you someday, Insha Allah! :)

ReeBz said...

How nice to see you here again Connie :)

I never mind questions specially when it is a friendly conversation between you and me :)
I think it is more important than celebrating birthdays that my parents realize my value and my presence matters most to them.I have seen many families who do lots of arrangements on days like "fathers day, mothers day, friends day and birthdays" but every individual at his place suffer from lack of love! But we, give love all the year long, not specifically one day :) I just stopped celebrating birthdays cause er um it makes me sad that i'm growing older and leaving my childhood far behinD :(

Woww what a pretty surprise that your daughter is almost of my age, i used to think that you are the mother of young babies!I would really love to see here here and infact i will be more happy to be friend with her :) whats her good name by the way?

Oh What a sweet wish, i really hope that we can meet someday but i'm telling you beforehand if by chance our luck bring us together and before each other, than my first impression on you will be poorest :P I'm too shy to tell in words and in first meeting with anyone i feel tongue-tied and stuck :D Still i really wish to meet you and your daughter :) InshaAllah!!

Have a nice time, i hope you can manage some more time to pass with your son and ur family!God bless you all, Amin!

Americanising Desi said...

a very happy belated birthday.
May Allah always keep you safe as you are a treasure for your folks and maybe others too!

came here thru the Paki Blogs and I am glad I do browse so much!

be blessed!
Amen to your prayers and efforts!

ReeBz said...

Americanising DEsi : Thanks for choosing to comment and for the birthday wishes.

I'm glad too that my blog managed to gain some of your attention at pakistani bloggers!

I hope you will keep coming here.


hina said...

any co incidence? or you intentionally made a bus post after this one :D?

ReeBz said...

Oh you can say :D

Laila said...

Gosh! that's terrible and awesome at the same time. Alhamdulilah that you were fine then!
I can see that God knows best for his creatures, I mean although you were in that burning bus but the other one has 'exploded' and could kill you.
And a very belated happy birthday, I'm sorry I wasn't here for you!

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