"You remember after your mother died and we wereat the tahlil? All your family were there..", Syakirah asked.
"I gave you that gift from her?", Imran asked back. "Yeah. You gave me the ring....because you said it was a gift from her for our wedding. You thanked me for all the time I spent with your mother. Do you know that....I thought that you were going to ask me to marry you again in front of everyone...to fulfill your mother's wish in a real sense. And the whole time that we were apart I always wondered how it would be different if you did. But now I know why. You weren't ready then and neither was I. I'm so ready...now". She took his hand, her husband's hand, and held it to the side of her face. "Yes. I will marry you again, Imran Hakim. And I will love you for the rest of my life, In sha Allah (SWT) ".
"For the longest time, In sya Allah (SWT) . As God as my witness, I love you, Syira", Imran said and smiled lovingly at Syakirah.
"And Allah (SWT) gave them a reward in this world and the excellent reward in the Hereafter. For Allah (SWT) loveth those who do good" (Al-Imran: 148)
Syakirah told her parents and Yasmin the good news. Her parents were surprised but happy for her. Yasmin just couldn't stop saying "Alhamdulillah" when Syakirah explained to her. Imran told Ani to tell the truth to his family, about the plan and all. They were all happy for him and Syakirah.
It was two days later that Imran had been released from the hospital. Yasmin invited them for a picnic. Imran, Syakirah and Hidayat agreed. As the guys were talking while watching the kids, Yasmin and Syakirah walked on the beach.
"Syira, I'm so happy for you. Alhamdulillah". "Thank you, Min. I am happy...so happy. Alhamdulillah. For the first time in my life I feel something so right is happening. SubhanAllaha (SWT) ¦at night I would wake up and ask myself if all these were just dreams. Then, I'd remember it's real. And I justrepeat Alhamdulillah again and again", Syakirah said. Yasmin looked happily at her friend. Then they both looked at the men in their lives. Imran was talking to Nik, while Hidayat was playing with Ridhwan and his little sister Aisha. As Syakirah and Yasmin were walking towards the men, Nik left Imran to talk to Yasmin. Syakirah left them and went to Imran. "Hey, enjoying yourself?", Syakirahasked Imran as she reached Imran.
Yeah. Alhamdulillah! I'm on top of the world", Imran said smilingly as he got up. "Let's go sit over there", Imran said pointing towards the stone bench nearby. "You know what? Last night I was talking to Hidayat and he said something that really touched my heart...", Imran paused and continued. "He said I waited too long to finally come to my senses..Alhamdulillah I wasn't too late".
Syakirah looked intently at the man whom she had been married to for the last couple of months but was about to marry again.