Stories from Islamic Novel

The Gift (Part-19)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Umm, no thanks. I'm staying here a couple of days. Then I'm going back home to visit my family". "Staying here...like working full time? Syira, take a break!". "Don't worry...I don't plan to kill myself working...

The Gift (Part-18)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.*****FLASHBACKS****** "I have a surprise for you tomorrow", she called him the night before the first time he saw her wearing a hijab. "Give me some clues", he pleaded. "Only one. It has to do with...

The Gift (Part-17)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The phone rang and Imran's thought was interrupted. He went to answer the phone. It was Hidayat. "Waalaikumussalam, Hidayat. What's up? I was about to do solat Maghrib". "I'm calling to tell you and mom that...

The Gift (Part-16)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Imran listened to every word Saleha said. A part of him wanted to deny but he knew what his mother said was true. For years he had been living with the memory. It had become a...

The Gift (Part-15)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.After talking for a while about work and the children, Ani left. Imran was about to leave for the study room when Saleha stopped him and sat next to him. "Imran, are you sure you want...

The Gift (Part-14)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."He loves and respects you. You're his mother Sal. How could he possibly react?", asked Ani trying to put the matter into perspective."I guess I think too much. It's just that ...it's been a long time...

The Gift (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.There was a knock on the door. Syakirah looked up from her reading. "Yes". The door opened and a student entered."Assalamualaikum, Miss Syakirah. Can I see you for a second? It's about the article on the...

The Gift (Part-12)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."I know what...", Yasmin said abruptly and continued. "...It's been so long since Manaf. It's like starting all over again. You're afraid of what might happen...of investing into someone and losing him. But, Syira, how long...

The Gift (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Yasmin was waiting for her friend at the café when Syakirah walked in. She approached her friend with a salam. "Let's not sit here, Min. We can sit over there", said Syakirah in a low voice...

The Gift (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Hey, Syira! You look like you're in a hurry. Class at 8 this morning?". " Yes, double period, and I need to get to the office to collect some stuff I asked A.J to make copies...

The Gift (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.That was how it all started. Saleha was wondering why she was not married yet. Sarah did not know much about that. After her father remarried she concentrated on her career. Saleha thought this girl reminds...

The Gift (Part-8)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.As they were talking, A.J, the office boy told Syakirah there was a phone call for her. It was from her stepmother back at home. Her grandmother (her late mother's mother) was sick. "Mom, it's not...

The Gift (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.It was about 12.30p.m. when Yasmin and Syakirah left the office of Mr. Azmi, the head of the Language Center. It was confirmed that the Language Center had decided to increase the number of participants. The...

The Gift (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Imran was driving home when he remembered what his mother and Umar had said that day. He had heard that many times before. Even when his father was alive, he used to tease Imran every time...

The Gift (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Umar glanced at his watch. Imran was five minutes late. He decided to order for both of them. Just then walked in Imran. He approached Umar with a salam and sat. "Sorry, Umar...the traffic. You've ordered?"....

The Gift (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Well Mr. Imran Hakim, I guess we have a deal here". "Yes, indeed". Imran shook hands with Mr. Chow, the representative from the company that KS Holding was trying to get a business contract with. "I'll...

The Gift (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."I don't want to worry Iskandar", Saleha replied and added, "He has Marina and the twins to take care. And Hanim, I don't want her to be driving back and forth checking on me…you know her...

The Gift (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The sound of a car interrupted her thought. It was Ani, her best friend. Saleha had called and asked Ani to meet her there. Ani knew about Saleha's illness. She had been accompanying Saleha to University...

The Gift (Part-1)

Saleha smiled at the young nurse who accompanied her out from the doctor's office. She felt calm. She was glad that she still had 6 months. Both her doctors said sometimes miracles happened and a patient lived longer. "Human plans but, Allah is the best...