It all Began as a Joke

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40 it all began as a joke

By Umar Butayev – Writer

Have you ever experienced a time when you are super unlucky? No matter what you try to do to achieve a particular task, you just cannot make it happen! As they say, Qadr’Allah! I go through such situations quite often. The last one happened just a few days ago.

My friend Abdulmomin and I agreed that I would write an article for the newspaper he had the honour to work for. I had to complete the article by Wednesday, so that it could be printed on time. So I worked on it and sent it off to Abdulmomin. This is where the first setback came in – the article turned out to be shorter than needed. However, this did not worry the Sheikh too much, as most of the article was already completed. He asked me to send the article by nine o’clock the next morning. This was my final deadline, and he firmly asked me not to let him down. I answered that Allah (swt) willing, I will definitely try to complete everything on time and in the best possible manner.

Night came. I completed the article but decided not to send it off to Abdulmumin right away; I wanted to read it over with a clear mind in the morning, correct any mistakes, and then send it to him.

At eight o’clock in the morning, the alarm clock woke me up. As soon as I opened my eyes, I thought: “Have to finish up the article!” Without washing my face, I stumbled over to my notebook and pushed the start button. Horror! It was not getting started up! The blue screen of my Toshiba lit up with terrifying worlds: “Loading Windows failed. We are looking for a solution. Please wait.”

All of a sudden, waiting became the most difficult task ever. I had no time, but my notebook was mercilessly asking to wait. Five minutes passed… ten… half an hour… one hour… The notebook was still asking to wait.

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