24#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

I went to school, feeling great! I was going to have 3 extra days of holiday while all those losers would have to wait until Wednesday.

During lunch break Fareedah and I had a heart-to-heart convo. “You know, my mum told me a story about how she met her best friend in high-school and up till today they are best friends. I’ve never really had one… Every time there was a possibility, I’d get back stabbed and lose hope”, she confessed. “Neither have I… Well, I only had friends when my homework was done and someone needed to use my book, or when I had spending”, I admitted. We spoke about how we hoped for this friendship to last forever for about 15 minutes more before I remembered that I needed to get Fareedah on mxit or my holiday would be doomed.

She gave me her phone and told me to download it for her. She was so cool about letting me touch her phone, if it were me, I know I’d be all up in her face to make sure she aint going through all my folders. It kept saying “Download Failed” and I got more depressed every time I tried again. “How about if you get Whatsapp?”, Fareedah suggested. I’ve heard of it but didn’t know how it worked. “It works with your phonebook and if anyone on your contact list has Whatsapp, their name will appear on your ‘favorites’ screen”, she explained. I was more than happy to give it a try. Just hoped that mum would allow it.

Graphics was nowhere on my timetable today so I was on top of the moon! At least I didn’t have to go through that awkward moment where Mr. Hassim asks me questions about what I overheard Sumaiya saying. It would be terrible if I had to tell lies after lies resulting in murder like in all the soapies. The rest of the day passed quickly and before I knew it, it was 12 o’clock and time for me to leave. On our way to the waiting area, GUESS WHO came by? Yeah… Muzaffar. “Hey Nusaybah!”, he yelled as he approached Fareedah and I. “Hi”, I replied hoping that I hadn’t turned red in the face as yet. Continue reading

23#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

Fareedah kept apologising for what had happened but at the end of the day it was my fault. Graphics was 3rd lesson, the lesson before Bible studies. This meant that I didn’t have to shift classes after the bell rang because I was meant to be there again afterwards. During the class shift, Mr.Hassim and I were alone in the class and I sat in my place debating in my head whether I should tell him before Sumaiya did or not. But then again, maybe Sumaiya didn’t even hear anything and I’ll just make a fool of myself. Mr.Hassim was busy marking our work and there was a short period of awkwardness. While looking at him, he lifted his head and caught me staring at him. I looked down quickly and felt like a complete idiot! NOW I HAD TO TELL HIM, or he’d believe Sumaiya.

“Uhm… Sir… I need to tell you something”, I said as I walked over to his desk. “Sure go ahead. What is it?”, he replied, and turned his full attention to me. Just then… a few of the kids walked in. I couldn’t tell him in front of them, but I just had to if I wanted to protect my reputation. “Sir can we speak in private?”, I asked hoping he would step outside. “Sure, let’s wait until the lesson is over then we can talk”, he said, brushing me off before he told everyone to settle down. Continue reading

22#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

We’re halfway through the week now and it’s almost holidays! I can’t wait! I need a break from all this work. I hear the first term holidays are the only holidays that Matrics get to rest in. The rest of the year’s holidays are filled with assignments to do and set books to read, not forgetting winter classes to go to. Never-mind holidays, from next term we are going to have extra classes after school. Sho! I better make the most of this holiday.

Anyway… I helped Fareedah with her project today. I want her to also have an early start to the holidays. It took some time because we had to change things around so that her project wouldn’t look like mine. As we walked to L.O class so that she could hand her project in, we passed Mr.Hassim. “HI, I mean Assalaamu Alaikum Sir!”, I greeted trying to mock Fareedah. “Wa alaikum Salaam”, he replied as he walked pass, not looking back. Fareedah blushed and I just found it hilarious. She had a crush on one of the school teachers. Ok he’s very young to be a teacher… but still… being a teacher, puts him in the “Old guys” category. “Oooh Mr.Hassim mwah mwah mwah”, I taunted. “Stop it Nusaybah”, Fareedah begged. “Hahaha, ooh Mr.Hassim is sooooo hot!”, I teased even more while walking backwards. “Uuuh… Nusaybah…”, Fareedah said with a warning look on her face as if he was standing right behind me. I turned around slowly and out came Sumaiya and Zarina from the L.O class with dirty smirks on their faces. I prayed to Allah they didn’t hear me. I couldn’t quite justify myself because then I’d be throwing Fareedah under the bus. Continue reading

21#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

My day started off in a rush. I hadn’t finished my assignment but the main parts were done. If I were a guy, I would’ve just handed it in like that. Scratch that… if I were a guy, my assignment wouldn’t even be in my head yet until a day before it’s due. I wanted it to look outstanding, so while in the car, I glittered it up (along with dad’s seats) and made it look girly. I love that confident feeling you have in the morning when your homework is up to date and you have a completed assignment to hand in. :) On top of that feeling I had that spiritual rush through my body after “Wadana Wadana” was playing on CII this morning. I felt great!

I showed Fareedah my project and she was impressed. “I don’t even know where to start with my project. I can’t even get to the library to get info.”, Fareedah said before she sighed. “I have extra info from my project that I didn’t use. I could give that to you if you’d like?”, I said, hoping it would help her out. “Really? Are you sure? Thank you so much!”, she said while squeezing me in a hug. Continue reading

20#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

I felt kind of sad this morning. Although it was annoying to have so many guests over because I had to do all the work, the house will be too quiet without them. I bet that even though Aunty Jane was more than happy to see her “Ginsteling Kind” (Favourite child) again, she’s glad she doesn’t have to wash so many plates after every meal anymore.

Luqi jumped in the car so that he could see me off at school. He noticed the new uniform so he realised I’m in a new school. We spoke the whole way about how I’m settling in and I told him about Fareedah. It was finally time to say our goodbyes… well… our Salaams. He jumped out, gave me a tight hug and assured me, once again, that he’d be back after 4 months. I watched as Dad and Luqi drove off. I was about to cry but then realised Fareedah must’ve been waiting for me. I couldn’t wait to share my interesting weekend stories with her. When I told her about Sameer she couldn’t stop laughing. We nearly got kicked out of Life Orientation class. Continue reading

19#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

I couldn’t sleep last night. I was so excited that Luqi was home. I knew I couldn’t go there to call him… Dad would’ve killed me. I crept downstairs in any case, but not to see Luqi. I wanted a glass of Cooee. I don’t ever put the light on; I would know my way around the house even if I was blindfolded. So… as I dragged my feet over to the cabinet where all our glasses stay, I stumbled over what I thought was the garbage that someone forgot to take out. My head hit hard against the grocery cupboard and my back hit the floor. I tried to keep as quiet as I possibly could so that Dad didn’t wake up and think that I came downstairs to see the guys.

I let out a small groan under my breath as a sat up and rubbed my head. I almost blew it by letting out a scream when I saw a human figure towering over me. “I’m so so sorry. I came to drink some water and there were no chairs in the kitchen, so I sat down on the floor to drink the water instead. I didn’t expect anyone to be up at this time, let alone stumble over me”, said the very familiar voice in a soft tone.

So it wasn’t the garbage… Continue reading

18#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

“I’m sorry Luqi…”, I said trying to apologise before Mum interrupted, “Luqmaan! Luqmaan! How many times must I tell you it’s LUQMAAN! Call your brother by his full name!”.

Luqmaan laughed and I knew we were all good. Luqi wasn’t one to hold a grudge..

I gave him a tight hug and told him I’ll meet him for breakfast. I ran to the bathroom and had the quickest shower I’ve ever had in my life! I didn’t bother fixing my hair. I knew the drill… whenever we had guests over I had to be in Cloak and Scarf full time, even in the house.

I came back downstairs, walking slowly; like a girl this time. Almost felt like i was in one of those movies where the girl looks like she’s floating as she walks down. I wanted to go and talk to Luqi, but Mum kept calling me. Do this and do that. I hate when we get guests who stay over. I hated it even more that they were all guys. Mum kept me busy all day long because of them. If it wasn’t setting the table, it was clearing the table. Otherwise it was Salaah time and Luqi would be gone to the Mosque. I thought I’d get a chance to talk to him between Zuhur and Asr, but no, he and his “Holy Gang” went to go practice Dawah. Continue reading

17#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

It’s 8:00 in the morning and Dad is waking me up. “Daddy maaan! It’s Saturdaaaaay… and extra classes only start from next term”, I mumbled with my eyes still shut. I turned the other way, thinking he’d go away… but NO.

The house sounded noisier than it usually is on a Saturday morning. “Nusaybah… Nusaybah wake up Luqmaan is here…”, Dad said in his mono-tone voice before I sprung up and raced downstairs, not waiting to hear the rest of his sentence. “Nusaybah!”, Dad called… but I was already gone with the wind. “LUQI LUQI LUQI LUQI!”, I yelled as I traced his voice to the lounge. I paused just as I was about to enter the room. I was dead still and not a squeak came out of me. It was as if we were playing a game of ‘Freeze’. Luqmaan chuckled as he took a few steps forward to come and hug me, saying, “Ah my favourite Behen.”

I really should start waiting for people to finish their sentences. Behind Luqi was a room full of boys from the Darul-Uloom, dressed in their kurtas and topies. I had made a complete fool of myself! I was in PJs that had spongebob all over it AND I came in screaming like a pre-schooler who was having a sugar rush!!! I had just woken up! So imagine what my hair looked like! My eyes must’ve been all puffy too! Continue reading

16#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

He hadn’t seen me yet but I could feel my heart rate slowly increase. He was going to be passing me while going to the waiting area.

Next thing I knew was that there was a soccer ball rolling my way. I looked at him and he came jogging towards me as I picked it up. “Here you go”, I said as I passed his ball to him. He took it with a cute kind of embarrassed look on his face mixed with a bit of a smile.

#MuzAfFaR# – “Ah Thanks man. Nusaybah? Right?”

AAaaaah!!! He knew my name!!! :D :D :D

#mE# – “Jee.. I mean yes. Yes… that’s my name. Muzaffar? Right?”

#MuzAfFaR# – “Yeah. You heading this way?”

No… But now I am…

#mE# – “Yeah…”

#MuzAfFaR# – “After you…”

He held his hand out to ‘show’ me the way. What a gentleman he was. While walking towards the waiting area I tried to make small talk. “Soo… You play soccer?”, I asked as I pointed to the ball that was now being tossed between his hands. Continue reading

15#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 2]

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Habibati Sadeekun… (Beloved Friend)

I bet you’re curious to know about my day aren’t you?

Well… Fareedah and I started chatting about our subject choices. It turns out that we have all the same subjects except for 2. She takes I.T instead of graphics and biology instead of Business. We could’ve been in most of our classes together if we were in the same registered class. I was definitely not willing to change classes. I couldn’t stand Sumaiya, how was I supposed to handle her almost all day? So Fareedah decided that she’d change to the B class so that we could hang out more.

During break when we had to go to the office to sign out, we found out if it was possible to change classes. The receptionist typed vigorously on her keyboard and then said, “There isn’t place…”. Before she could finish her sentence Fareedah and I looked at each other disappointedly and then back at the receptionist as she continued, “…but we can swap the timetable of the new girl who will join us next term with yours so that you two can be in the same class”. We ran around the table to give her a hug. We thanked her and left. As of Monday I will no longer be walking the corridors alone. Continue reading