285 ~ Special people ~

While I demystify this short yet taxing string of events, occasionally my mind wanders...

Does the poem which took several weeks to compose still carry any meaningful value…

Originally drafted on 14/03/2021 then sent for printing to be framed and gifted along with personalized paramedic apparel. However some errors occcured in process of the print so I decided to gift the apparel and wait on presenting the the frame as a token of appreciation whenever it is completed Insha-Allah.

Names are changed as always. Rafeeqah represents Salmaans admirable wife and Aapa Nasreen represents their aunt – my sisters loyal friend. She was the first person who arranged Salmaan (her nephew) to assist us when they were chatting about my condition after hypovolemic shock and my sister mentioned we were on the lookout for a local paramedic because the other two are based in Johannesburg so we only call them when caught in a major crisis. The fortnight maintenance infusions requires someone near-by.


من لم يشكر الناس لم يشكر الله

𝐖𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐟 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

𝐀𝐬 𝐈 𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐭 2:45 𝐀𝐌 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

For:

THREE SPECIAL PEOPLE

𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐚𝐩𝐚 𝐍𝐚𝐬𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧, 𝐑𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐪𝐚𝐡 & 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐚𝐧:

𝐌𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬

𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬

𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐲𝐬𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢-𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬

𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬

𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐮𝐦

𝐍𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦

𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥

𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝, 𝐈 𝐛𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝: “𝐎𝐡 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 – 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐥𝐞”

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜

𝐖𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝, 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝-𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜

𝐓𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞

𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐮 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐞.

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𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝

“𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦” 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐧𝐨 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞

𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐝

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞?

𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲’𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞

𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧

𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧

𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐈𝐕 𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤, 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞

“𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲”

𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐲

𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐚𝐩𝐚 𝐍𝐚𝐬𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧, 𝐑𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐪𝐚𝐡 & 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐚𝐧

𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐡𝐬𝐚𝐚𝐧 (𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬)

Oh Allah I implore you to safeguard them each hour of every day
Be their guiding light and accept all their sacrifices along life’s way

Aameen

Trails of ink
Khadeeja Munchi
21/05/2021

اللهم احفظهم بعينك التي لا تنام


(The quotes below also apply to many other people whom Allah has blessed me with and you know who you are)

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  1. Binti Mahmood says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

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