You are the DAY, me yesterday; you will be the order of TOMORROW | Ahmad Sohail Nasrullah
Dear Hussain Nasrullah
How things change in life, keep us busy in unfolding one event after other and it too keep changing. Five years ago, I often found myself counting down the days, and after months of eager anticipation the day finally arrived in our lives after which things had never been the same. Hussain –my son –you stepped into the world on May 28, 2012 touching the time when Azan of Maghrib prayer was being aired. I think the first ever thing you listened was the Azan of Maghrib. It was the very same day when Pakistan successfully conducted its first nuclear bomb test. Your arrival changed my life forever and boarded me into fatherhood. It is feelings of love allied with the softest of touch, powered by emotions without limits that overcome me every time I hold you. I wish you the best that the life is to offer. You are named after the IMAM Hussain; I believe you would definitely uphold the prestige of this sacred name. There are obviously many important notes that I should draw before you, first and foremost, among that is your mother she should be at top of your priorities. I can’t even dare describe the sacrifices she has made for you both before and after you were born. It would be my utmost responsibility to inculcate your confidence in yourself. You can be anything in this life if you put your mind to it. The meaning of life should be different for you from common perception; it should be something that you will create with your own actions and belief. .All you need is determination, chalking out good plans with good execution strategy and most of all a firm faith in ALLAHswt.
The important thing is not to stop question yourself what you can learn, and how you can move forward no matter how hard you can get hit, and Stop placing all the blame on other people if things aren’t happening the way you want them to be, people treat you the way you want to be treated. If things don’t work out, it’s always better to make a mindful decision than to be remains careless. I will try my best to resist the temptation of dreaming for you. However, it is possible that sometimes I need to be authoritative, but only to get you back on the right track. Always try to make your dreams come true. I hope you would always dream big. This is your life and I want you to live it to the fullest but you will remain confined within the boundaries described by the holy prophet Muhammad PBUH, be the man you are destined to become by following the passions that drive you. “The only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be”. And though you may not have the same dreams as I, I do hope that you can learn from the mistakes I have made. Make sure, you aren’t going to inherit any political gens from me before the completion of education. When I was younger I had imagined a life unusual than the one I have. I failed myself to translate my dream into reality, but I am determined not to make the same mistake twice. All I advise you is to be honest with yourself, understand your strengths and discover the hidden potential inside you. No matter where your life takes you, where you go, where you live remember one: life is a series of challenges to be met and overcome. Life isn’t about what you have, but who you have with you. There is no tomorrow. I didn’t give it due consideration when I was younger. It wasn’t until I tie my knot with your mother that I realized I cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. I am fortunate; my life began again with your birth. Your birth has given me the new orientation and set new goals for me. It renewed happiness. I have you to thank for it. We love you even more than we ever could have thought possible. And more than you will ever know. you provided us (me & my wife) new opportunities: level of mutual respect increased, sense of unity renewed, the feeling of being a family, the shared challenge of working together to care for him, that will last for the rest of our lives. It’s an incredible feeling to be a father; it puts life in proper perspective. On top of all, you made me realize the pain, struggle and hardship my father (your dada) undertook to make me what I am today.
Love always, Your Baba
Ahmad Sohail Nasrullah