Fragrance of a blossomed flower – Asma
It is said among the wise that every life is like a garden of countless successes and innumerable failure and for those, who understand the significance of a persevering endurance, and a relentless hard work, Each success and failure is the drop of rain which nurtures its beauty, and helps it to manifest all its wonders, and contribute to the beauty of this world. The following tale is that of one, Asma Gulab, a blossomed flower, whose fragrance fills one’s soul with faith and courage, hope and happiness.
A resident of Saeed Abad, a village surrounded by more than 8 other villages but without any established educational institute, Asma tells her childhood to be full of expressly taught lessons by her parents to revere the significance of acquiring knowledge and grooming one’s self. As a result, though her village only had a primary school, she did not stop dreaming about becoming a doctor. Owing to the fact that her father is a school teacher and her mother is a homemaker, she imbibed their respect for keeping a firm faith in the belief that “when there is a will, there is a way.” Her faith was rewarded, and divine providence intervened to help her realise her dream. HDF took an initiative to open a secondary girls school in Saeed Abad where she maintained an excellent academic record, which culminated in her achieving a distinguishing result in her board exams. Her remarkable score of 973/1100 secured her an A grade, and testifies to her own efforts, and to the dedication of her teachers.
Nevertheless, 1 of the major challenges that she faced in her determined pursuit of her dream was a lack of resources to invest in her education. Since her father is a government employee and her mother is a homemaker without any monetary payment, financial constraint often burdens the entire family. Even so, Asma’s will, coupled with her resourcefulness, yet again came up with a solution. By maintaining her passionate perseverance and an outstanding position in all 3 of HDF’s formal schools, she earned HDF’s Abdu’s Salam scholarship with an amount of 24,000 rupees, in addition to the Thanks Scholarship of amount 6000. Her financial liabilities resolved, she returned to her strife for her ambition. Consequently, at present she is an intermediate student of pre-medical at girl’s degree college Mardan, and on her way to becoming a doctor.
In essence dear reader, the exemplary way in which Asma availed the opportunities she has been presented with, and the honesty with which she pursues her passion for medical profession, shows how, the commitment of few individuals (her teachers), and a firmly taken stance of an organization constitute the Fortune of an aspiring soul. Asma feels highly obliged to HDF for all these opportunities: and praise that may it brightens the futures of all those it connects with. It should also be acknowledged that there are countless other Asma’s out there, full of life and vigor, waiting for you and I, for us, to shower upon their thirsty hearts their own drops of rain. Let their soul’s blossom into fragrant flowers of their own beauty and wonder, of joy and splendor. Indeed dear friends, would it not be an honor to be the hand of providence for someone? Would you not wish to have an Asma of your own, let her each petal drinks in your affections as the sole of her life?
May He, The Most Loving accept us all to be honored By Him as Expressions of His Love For His Creation, Amen