The story of an orphan girl

 An story by a sister who wishes to remain anonymous.

A stranger among the strangers. Vardah, a lovely muslimah goes to the masjid every day. She has no family. She is an orphan. Her smile is never fading. She is more beautiful than a rose who blooms no matter what season it is! When one looks at her, it feels as if the moon is reflecting its light upon her.

I met her at the masjid, her gracefulness made me speak to her some kind words starting with a Salam. The reply was spoken in much more kinder words than I have expected. I knew in my heart, I would want to be friends with such a beautiful person.

When the prayer is over. I see everyone leaving in a hurry. Some taking care of their little siblings rushing towards the parking lot. I waited and watched her as she was the only one in the corner of the masjid making du’a. Tears were falling in her hands while she was asking her Lord for something. When she was done, I asked her why she was crying. She said she was crying for the ummah who is suffering. I then found out she was an orphan. She said that Allah is her wali and the entire ummah is her family. Her compassion for the Muslim brothers and sisters around the world put me in tears. She cared for the ummah and made lots of du’as for them. I could tell she can feel their pain.

I felt she was closer to Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala than I was. Although she had no one, she still seemed the most happiest person in the world.

Since that day, me and vardah became best friends. With a friend like that, I learned so much and became more closer to my Lord. Her presence was like an angel to me. She glowed day by day. Smiling and giving charity. A person like her is a blessing to be around. The life just began for me. Alhamdulillah I praise my Lord for everything. A righteous friend is much better than thousand friends.

“And keep your soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not your eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; nor obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.” (Qur’an 18:28)

A quote by anonymous: 

“By mixing with noble people you become one of them, so you should never regard anyone else as a friend.”