Saturday, January 24, 2009

An Incomparable Joy

Has it ever happened to you that you wait for a day for so long, that when the day finally arrives, you can’t believe that the day has come? Last Thursday was such a day for me, and for my whole family, as my dear elder brother has finally got engaged! The whole family has been trying to get my brother married for a very very long time indeed. But the problem is, my brother, in case of choosing a bride for himself, has a band pass filter which allows a very narrow bandwidth. And so far, we couldn’t tune the perfect frequency. But thanks to Allah, we’ve finally got the perfect combination, and Bhaiya at last found someone who he thinks is worthy of spending his life with. I was there at the engagement program last Thursday, and I really liked my brother’s soon-to-be in-laws. They were all very much friendly and cordial. My mom put the ring on the finger of my future sister-in-law. Instead of the girl, it was my mom who was crying, as she has been waiting for this moment for a very long time.
My brother’s Akth (actual marriage) is going to take place on February 5 inshallah. And the marriage ceremony and wedding reception will take place inshallah in March. My elder bro is the eldest son of the eldest son of the family (my father is the eldest son of my grandma). So, he is extremely popular and most beloved to all the family members. So the joy his marriage is bringing about in the family is incomparable. I pray for Allah’s help and guidance throughout the whole process of Bhaiya’s marriage.