My Librarian.

My librarian – Fatimah Bhen Raziuddin is a kindhearted lady. She might appear to be old as she wears spectacles and has a walking problem, but then she is young at heart, hard working and always motivating. Her face always lit up with a smile which gives her the strength to work at this age. Her age may have crossed 70 but why I think she is still young is because a person doesn’t get old until he himself thinks he is old.

We always hear old people whining about things, and now we even complain about every single problem we come across, but Fatimah Bhen never fusses on about her problems, instead she works in order to over-come them.

When we have any problem, we go and ask our parents or our peers that what can be done, but one who does not have any companion to share with and survives through them is the real winner, such as my librarian.

She has been living in Pakistan away from her family due to some complications. Her family resides in USA and she has been away from them for 8 years now. 8 years back when she had come to know she could not go back to USA for 10 years, she joined our school as a librarian as she had to earn her living here and that is when I came to know of her. She is my relative also but that was not which brought me closer to her, it was her own self which made me admire her personality, and I knew what a great being she was.

On the way to school we had the same van, so everyday I met her, greeted her and soon came to know of her story and gradually I became her friend. I realized what life can be like for some people. Even when she deals with everyone with respect, she is not treated in the manner she deserves to be treated. Some people just don’t care what the other person feels, until they get what they wanted…

My oldie goldie friend taught me good lessons. She showed how you can deal with difficulties when you’re on your own. My faith and belief in Allah Almighty became stronger when I knew she asked Allah alone for help and she got that strength from Him. She worked in order to go back to her family and some time ago I told her that, ‘There are just 2 years left now, why not wait for them to end and go home then?’ Her reply mesmerized me, she said, ‘what if I die in these 2 years and never get to see my family?’ I couldn’t say anything further; her words could not be argued with.

Someone has said that, ‘A woman is a like a tea bag you don’t know how strong she is until you put her in hot water’. She proved this quote right and showed an example to other people that no one can stop one from working to resolve their matters if they have a strong belief in Allah that He The Mighty is looking on His beings and will definitely grant him help.

She has went to Karbala to pray in Moulana Ali AS’s and Imam Hussain AS’s court in the month of Shehrulla il Moazzam to fulfill her wish of going to her family. As there is no matter that has been left unsolved, and no wish that has not been granted there so I pray for her that may Allah Almighty bless her and make a way for her so that she can go back to her family. May Allah grant her a longer life so that she gets time to spend with her family, keep her smiling under the blessed shade of both Moula TUS.

May Allah Almighty grant both our Moula TUS a long healthy and prosperous life so that they keep blessing us and keep us on the right path till the Day of Judgment. Ameen!

Ruqaiya Lokhand.

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30 thoughts on “My Librarian.

  1. Wonderful tribute to a wonderful n strong lady. And kudos to you ruqaiya for knowing fatema Ben’s worth!!!

  2. I’m glad for you to write a post like this. (:
    While chit-chatting with her, she often used to talk about her family which always left me feeling compassionate for her. Hope she gets what she wants. (:


  3. IbrahIm shabbIr

    i also wish that she could see her family back,as10 years is such a long time…
    ruqaiya well written,and a great tribute to such a lady..

  4. There is noticeably a bundle to understand this. I suppose you made particular nice factors in characteristics also.

  5. Alefiyah Rao

    Wow!… Fatema bhen surely deserves such a tribute. May all her prayers come true very soon! 🙂 well done ruqaiyah. I see, it comes staight from your heart. Keep it up! 😉

  6. Im impressed, I must say. Really seldom do I knowledge a blog thats both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the go. Your notion is outstanding; the issue is something which not enough everyone is speaking wisely about. We are very happy which i stumbled across this specific in my hunt for something about it.

  7. I am very impressed, Ruqaiya. I can surely see how every word comes straight from your heart. The hardships that Fatema ben faces today are lessons for us. It teaches us that life brings about happiness and sorrows, both. The most important thing is to have faith in Allah. If He brings difficulties upon us, it is to test us and to make us even stronger.
    Indeed I pray Fatema ben’s wait for 10 years will end very soon. And that Allah gives her a long life so that she can reunite with her family.

  8. Khadija Lamu

    amazingly written Ruqaiya!! I hope she meets ts her family soon..!!

  9. Sarah Munawar

    You have done a brilliant job by writing about such a strong lady, Ruqaiya! 🙂
    May Allah give her sweet fruits for her long patience! 🙂

  10. Fatima Raziuddin

    Thanks Ruqaiya. I returned from Iraq yesterday and read your article about me.There are no words enough to appreciate what you have written for me.I am 60 plus not 70 years old.Another thing I have learnt and do while doing Ziayaret, I write AMSB staff and students while touching Zarri with my head and then pray for everyone and realized this way I am including each and every AMSB students around the world.Thanks Beti for appreciating me.

  11. Rehana Kakal

    Very well written i must say.Your dedication to teaching young ones is remarkable,In todays world the young ones are more prone to computers,mobile phones etc,so you motivate them to read and write is great.Keep it up.

  12. Mrs. Tahseen Amirali najmi

    I read your article and I am surprised some body so young can write in such a way. Thanks for writing about my eldest sister. You have done an amazing job. It shows how much you love her. I think my sister may be the only one in the world away from her family. Please pray and pray for her as that is what she needs right now in life to be with her family in America.

  13. Shabbir G. Lotia. USA

    Oh! yes I know her from childhood, Fatema & her family have been a fighter since young age as all her sisters studied & are self made,
    it sure is very sad that she has been suffering since last eight years, please have courage to wait two more years, I know it would be tough but Inshallah all will be great & pray she reunites with her family again. Ameen!
    Shabbir G. Lotia . neighbor.

  14. Ruqaiya that is very sweet of you. It seems that it is straight from the heart, and beautiful piece of work!

  15. zainab

    Brilliant! Thumbs up! Bringing her youngest niece I have never got courage to write a blog like this! Its really relaxing to know that my Khala has ppl like u around wid whom she can share things.

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