**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
Nick smiled at his phone…. He felt a strange kind of feeling inside. Kelly and him went out for ice-cream. He got kevin to drop him off.. Ofcourse it costed him hundred bucks and kevin insisted on joining them.
At first nick was annoyed. What is wrong with kevin? How can he just gate crash and spoil his date with kelly?
But once he met up with kelly and found that she too had brought along a few friends and her sister, nick cooled down abit.
Kelly and nick managed to get away for some alone time while the rest of them carried on window shopping.
They seemed to have got along really well and kelly was an awesome listener. Nick ended up opening up to her about his life. He just felt comfortable enough to let her in. She didn’t talk much about her own life though and nick thought that it was probably because he didn’t give her a chance.
“Thanks for listening and sorry for boring you…” Nick told her once he’d let most of it out.
Kelly smiled warmly… “You didn’t bore me… And it was my pleasure listening to you… You’re an amazing person nick..” And with that she gave him a peck on his cheek which melted nicks heart.
She felt like he owed kelly something for ‘being there’ for him and so before joining the rest of the crew, they walked around together looking for the perfect gift for her.
He ended up spending more than he intended which he felt a little uneasy about at first. But ignored the guilt when he realised that he finally had someone to love him and care about him..
Overall it was a good time together and now nick was sitting in his room chatting to her over whatsapp. He couldn’t get enough of talking to her and couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.
They continued chatting till the wee hours of the night until kelly had to excuse herself. They both had school the next day and they had very few hours left to sleep.
In the meantime, tasha and tom were overjoyed that nick finally had a social life and wasn’t sitting like a couch potato day in and day out.
they slept content thinking that nick was finally progressing in life.
How often do parents and people put pressure on someone to come out of their ‘shell’ so to speak and not realise that sometimes its best to be alone rather than to be in bad company.
While tasha and tom were happy for nick, little did they realise what nick was really getting up to and in to.
For them it was a matter of trusting him and allowing him the freedom because he was a growing teenage boy… According to them, he needed to make the mistakes and learn from them…
But what guarantee do we have that after allowing our kids to make mistakes, if they’ll ever learn from them or will they go deeper into it instead?
People often find solace in illegitimate relationships.
As muslims, we’ve lost our true identity and unfortunately the idea of girls and boys intermingling freely has become so common.
Nick may not be muslim and it may be okay for him but it is not okay for a muslim or muslimah to be going out or befriending with the opposite sex.
As muslims we can only find solace in Allah rather than in haraam ways…
Feel free to add on and comment.. B.A
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