I remember when I first heard her speak. It was at a debate. She raised her hand and made a comment. I was surprised to learn it was a young lady. Wow. Mashallah! I was impressed. I have never heard a female talk so eloquently. In fact, it's abnormal for a young person to talk like that. Yes I learnt that because I too, was one of these abnormal people who talked too much sense for a kid. I had no idea who she was. This was over 3 years ago, maybe 4?
I attended an event about 2 years ago. Guess who was chairing the event? It was the mystery girl! Noor (light) glowing on her face, dressed ever so modestly. She was beautiful. More so, she was pious and intelligent. This time I left with a name.
I soon got caught up in my world. I moved on, life moved on.
A few weeks ago on facebook, I was posting on a friends wall. I noticed a note he was tagged in. It was by the same girl. I was like ooooooo . . eeeee.
I touched a few bases to find out more about her. Same age, same year of University. She even had the same hobbies and interests! Interesting . .
She had a mutual friend. A sincere, pious Sister I knew. I dropped her a message asking her if she could pursue this girl and find out if she was interested in marriage. Bless her. She was more than willing to be of assistance. May Allah reward her for her assistance.
Off she went to plant a few seeds and drop some references.
I got word back and she said she only seems to be interested if I was willing to relocate to the other end of the country. She wasn't even interested in finding out more about me. She'd just 'consider me' based on that premise. I scrutinised more and sister x asked her more questions.
I was left dumbstruck. So was sister x. Girls are complaining there are no decent men around and vice versa. I'm rejected solely based on conditional criteria? Wow! Not quite as rational and intelligent as I may have thought.
The graduate scheme I've been eyeing up is based around there. However based on her original premise I don't think it would have worked out well. I'm also greatful to have found out this early in the stage.
Bummed out . . . . but It's just another excuse for the inevitable plan that Allah (swt) has in-store.
Howzat for a bombshell?
And so it continues . .