The Most Memorable Day of my Life
Written by Muqaddas Ali, Karachi
The memorable day of my life in class 9 and I think that that day will be memorable for my entire class!!
Chemistry is so boring. I am always bored in the Chemistry period. The lecture on atoms, particles and elements makes me so sleepy. I am always yawning and feel so drowsy … not just me but my whole class does so except some of the genius students! The ‘Suqrat’ and the ‘Buqrat’ as we call them. Those geniuses include Mafaza (my best friend), Warda (the emotional ‘boy’ of our class), Hareem and some of the others, but only some!
Now I am going to tell you the story of one of the period of Chemistry when I was in Class IX.
Mafaza and I were sitting on the same bench in the class. The Chemistry teacher entered the class room.
“Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, teacher!”
“Walaikum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh! We are going to do chemical equations today. Open your registers, please.”
“Oh ... so boring,” Mafaza whispered. I gave her a ferocious look. “Mafaza! please give me that …” I left the sentence incomplete as the Chem. teacher passed by our seat.
“Thanks.” Mafaza thanked me for changing the subject or else the teacher would have heard her remark. “Please be quiet now,” I requested her.
Ok now read what happened next.
Our teacher asked Yusra (sitting on the first bench), “Come and solve this equation on the board.”
My heart began to beat really fast. I thought it would be my turn soon and I knew nothing. I will surely die today if she calls me. There are 28 students in our class but my turn could come any time. Oh, what will I do?
“Ok next. Yumna come to the blackboard.”
Oh my God that means Yusra, Yumna, Ayesha, Masfa, Mafaza, and then……..ME??
One by one!!!
Allah please help me, please!!!
“If you do not want to appear in the examination then please stay at home,”
She was telling Yumna sarcastically. But no, her remark was for all of us.
The whole class was silent even the naughtiest girl … every one became quiet. “Go back to your seat.” She ordered poor Yumna.
“Ayesha and Masfa, will both of you come here?” Both of them went up there but came back soon with beautiful remarks from the teacher.
Allah please you are Raheem, you are Kareem, please have mercy on me.
“Who’s next?” she raised her eyebrows. Mafaza karma?”
My heart started beating faster and faster. I was trembling, even my teeth were chattering.
Ya Allaaah, please, please, please!!!!
You are there, when no one else is
You are near when no one else is
Mafaza went and came back with ironic remarks like, “Why are you wasting your parent’s money?”
Mafaza was almost in tears, so was I. She is the smartest student in my class ... the position holder, the math master … but Chemistry?
Now it was my turn!! I nearly stopped breathing.
I was reciting the du’a: Ya Hayyu ya qayyumo bi rehmatika astaghees with my eyes closed.
Then wonder of wonders! Instead of calling my name she called Alina’s who was sitting right behind me. I was dumbstruck … absolutely astonished.
Ya Allah is it really true or am I dreaming?
My frozen hands started to melt, my trembling body was now at rest.
It was then Nida’s turn and so on but not mine.
The bell rang and the period was over!
I thanked Allah, my heart was filled with the greatness of His mercy. He is great undoubtedly!!
A single period of Chemistry taught me that.
The important memorable day in my life was, in August 4 2004 when I started high school in the United States. I felt pleased and at the same time I was frightened because it was my first day of school and I did not have any friends. Although it was my first day in high school but it was excellent.
I did not know how to get to my classroom. I was lost and I had to ask one of the student about the room number where I was going to take a class. This individual name is Kim. She is a white girl, about 5'6, with a wavy hair, wore blue dress and flip flop. She acts like a normal kind of person. She was very nice and told me the right direction. When I walked into the school I saw a number of students and at that moment I felt odd. I became close to a girl who was from the same place I was. I asked for the classroom and we found that we were in the same room number and I felt less worried. I introduce myself and said "hello my name is Anisa Ali and I am new to this school," and she introduces herself to me. She said "hello, my name is Ikram and I am also new this school." Her name was Ikram. She is light skin, about 5, 4. Ikram wears a Muslim dresses such as black dress that is called abaya, head cover and high hills, she acted happy when she saw me because she is the only person from my home town. We came into the classroom, and the time to start classes began.
While we began our classes, all our classmates were quiet, nobody talked. After ten minutes the teacher arrived. She started the class and introduced herself to us. I looked around and I saw two girls who before I did. There names were Ilhan and Saeda. I called them and I talked with Ilhan and Saeda I introduced myself, then they did same and we began to know more about each other, Ilhan and Saeda asked me where I was from and I said "I am from Somalia." And then I asked Ilhan and Saeda where they were from and Ilhan said "she was from Ethiopia and Saeda said she was from morocco". After that, we spent the rest of the day together until the class was over. That day I am always going to remember because I had a chance to meet new friends and also met the most important friends that I have ever had.
As a final point, I think that it is ordinary that on the first day I feel nervous; however the things always have a happy finale, which is why I say that my first day in high school was a memorable of my life.