Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his wants and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him.” [Muslim]
The first that came up in Danial's mind was pouring the water filled with flowers for keeping the graves of the dead in well condition. He took a cab, cancelled his delayed lunch with his cousin, & went straight to the cemetery where his parents rested. Having a hundred in his wallet after forgetting to exchange his australian dollars to ringgits, with not a minute to spare, he managed to sat in front of the two graves, giving his fullest in praying for his parents. The guilt he had for his mistake, as he didn't manage to be there for his parents burial ceremony. That day when he succeed to arrive, everyone was already gone home except for his uncle Mad, short for Ahmad Said, the closest uncle he got. That day, he perished with little hope to move on, being the one left with no siblings, with an empty house.
"Dan, don't stop here. You still got your life to take care of, until your last breath, don't ever give up. He will be there, just believe in Him. We will also try to help, that's what family's for" advised his uncle. Danial hugged him, as if he was saved by the words. With that, he went back & refreshed, until came the time to return. 3 years later, there he was, sitting at the same place, still trying to throw away the sorrow. Suddenly, the ringing of his phone broke the moment, "Salam, yes. Okay, i'm coming home". Drove on to his old house, where his uncle who became the caretaker of the house while he was gone, was waiting for him with his cousins. While passing through the roads & new buildings, made him wonder, "What else i missed in these past years?".
"Thank you, i really appreciate the welcome party, thanks a lot", announced the man of the house with a joyful smile. After the others when back, he had a small talk with uncle Mad, making sure he's up to date. "You know, Dan, since you're going to start working at the company that gave you the offer back at Australia, i would greatly recommend you to take your father's car. I tuned it up before you came back, so his in tick top shape. You should start practicing your driving, the system there is different compared to here, so don't try anything stupid", "Sure, unc", they laughed while having some cream caramel made just for Danial by the best chef in the family.
"Wow, just 5 days, but i really get a hang of this. Maybe i would pay a visit to Kamal at the hospital. Where's his number?", said to himself while scrolling down his old contacts. Then, he stumbled on a name which he was familiar with, 'Amirah'. "Ring, ring. Ring, ring", "Maybe she's busy", whispered alone. "Salam, Dan? Are you in Malaysia? How'r you? Are you busy?", he was stoned for a while, worrying what words would come out. "Salam, yes, i just got back. Actually, i'm not busy at all, the interview for my job is not till Sunday. Are you free? Maybe we could hang out with Kamal at the hospital his working". It was set, there would be a reunion with his old friends, but the future doesn't give any clue, for Danial didn't foresee his destiny going to change......