Thursday, 3 January 2019

Part 3 : Nikaah -e-Ranjish


2 weeks had passed, since Riddhima’s father had died. They had buried him in Sydney in a Muslim graveyard. Since her fathers death, Riddhima had prayed. Not for herself, not for Armaan, but only for her Father and his forgiveness. Because she had heard from Armaan, that a daughter can open the doors of paradise for her father. And Riddhima wanted to do that. She wanted to do everything, what a rightful daughter should do. Armaan taught her the importance of parents. Every time she prayed for her fathers forgiveness. She knew, that her father never showered her with his love, but she also knew, that she was his daughter, and maybe somewhere in his heart, he might have a place for her.



It was a very big decision for her, but she did it for the sake of her father. She loved her father too much, to not fulfil his last wish. She was sitting right now with her family in hall. Atul and Rahul moved back with them, as Padma was feeling too lonely. And she wanted to have all her children together. Riddhima decided that it was the right time to discuss her fathers wish.

R: Mama, Bhaijaan, mujhe aap sab se ek bohot zaroori baat karni hai.
P: Haa bolo na Riddhima.
R: Mama, Baba ne mere Rishte ki baat ki thi aapse?
P: Haa ki to thi, Siddhant ke saath, lekin humne tujhse abhi is bare me koi baat nahi ki thi.
R: Baba ne ki thi, us din. Jab wo… Me yeh kehna chahti hu, ke me yeh Shaadi karna chahti hu. Me is rishte ke liye tayar hu. Aap Pakistan jane ka plan banaye, meri taraf se aapko koi takleef nahi hoegi.
Ra: Lekin Riddhima beta, itni jaldi nahi hai.
R: Jaldi hai bhai, yeh Baba ki akhri khwaish thi. Unke jeete je to me ek aachi beti nahi ban payi, lekin unki yeh akhri wish me zaroor puri karungi. I promise.
At: Riddhima…
R: Nahi bhaijaan, mene faisla kar liya hai.

Riddhima stood up and left from there. she could not hold her tears back anymore. She went to her room and locked herself inside. She took her mobile out, and started to delete one after one Armaan’s pictures.

R: I am sorry Armaan, me chah ke bhi tumahra intezaar nahi kar sakti. Mujhe mere khuda pe to bharosa hai, lekin ab baat alag hai. Shayad hamari Mohabbat se zyada, mujhe mere Baba ki izzat Manzoor hai. Ho sake to mujhe maaf kar dena.

Riddhima deleted all the pictures of him, she deleted all his songs, every single thing, which reminded her of him.

Yoon to tere aane ki Umeed
Aaj bhi is dil me hai

Woh alag baat hai
Yeh ek Khwaab hai
Jo ab kabhi pura nahi hoga…

Riddhima closed her diary and throw it on the bed. Yes she had a diary, full of her emotions and love and adoration for Armaan. In it she would write every single thing about him. All the poets, just everything. Riddhima was engrossed in her thoughts, that she did not hear the knock on the door. The door opened after some time and Muskaan entered the room. She saw Riddhima on the floor, lost in her own thoughts. She moved and sat beside her. Riddhima looked up and saw Muskaan.

M: yeh me kya sun rahi hu Riddhima, tu Siddhant se Shaadi karna chahti hai.
R: yehi Baba ki wish thi Muski, unki akhri wish. I have to fulfil it.
M: Aur teri khwaish ka kya hua?
R: huh?
M: Mere samne ban mat tu. Me jaanti hu, ke koi na koi hai teri Zindagi me, jisko tu toot ke Mohabbat karti hai. Uske liye hi to tu change hui hai. Mene sab notice kiya, lekin soocha ke tu khud mujhe batayegi, jab sahi waqt aayega.
R: Aisa kuch nahi hai Muskaan, me kisi se Mohabbat nahi karti.
M: Mujhse kyu jhoot bol rahi hai tu? Me jaanti hu ke tu us insaan se bohot pyaar karti hai. Riddhima shayad tune khud note na kiya ho, lekin hum sab ne note kiya. Tu is last year me itna change ho gayi. You started to pray, to fast, time se ghar aana, apne parents ko pareshan nahi karna. Ishu ke saath tera behaviour. Sab kuch change ho gaya, in a good way. Wo jo bhi hai, tu bohot pyaar karti hai. Aur tujhe pata hai, kehte hai ke saachi Mohabbat wo hai, jo tumhe tumahre Rab ke kareeb kar de. Aur us insaan ne wohi kiya. Teri Mohabbat bohot paak saaf hai Riddhima.

Riddhima stood up from there, with tears in her eyes. She knew that Muskaan was right. She loved Armaan, she loved him too much and too deeply. Her love for him was pure. Even if she had to wait for him, her whole life, she would do that gladly. If she would get him in her life, and then dye just some time after that, then she is ready to accept that too. At least she would dye in the arms of her love. Riddhima looked at Muskaan.

R: Wo mera kabhi nahi ho sakta Muski. Mujhe aur usme bohot fark hai. Are usko to yeh bhi nahi pata ke me is duniya me exist karti hu. Mujhe aur usme zameen asmaan ka fark hai. Wo ek ameer Shahzaada hai, aur me, me sirf ek mamuli si ladki.

Riddhima moved forward to Muskaan, who was standing too. Riddhima took her hands in his.

R: tujhe pata hai Muski, mujhe usme mere Khuda dikhta hai. Mujhe usme wo sari personalities dikhti hai, jo meri idol hai. Wo mere liye sab kuch hai. Me uske liye sab kuch qurbaan kar sakti hu. Bohot mohabbat karti hu me us se. Apni jaan se bhi zyaada. Uski khushi ke liye, me sab kuch luta sakti hu. Din raat dua’on me maine sirf usko maanga, aur uski khushi mangi. Kyunke jab me usko khush dekhti hu na, to aisa lagta hai ke jaise mujhe jannat mil gayi.

Muskaan smiled and wiped her fallen tears.

M: Itni Mohabbat karti hai tu us se?
R: Apni Saanso se bhi zyada. Me khud nahi jaanti ke yeh kab hua? lekin itna zaroor pata hai, ke bas ho gayi Mohabbat. Us insaan ne hi mujhe sikhaya ke parents ki importance kya hai. Tabhi, shayad meri Mohabbat uske liye kamzoor parh gayi, me uski koi baat bhi ignore nahi kar sakti. Isi liye mene Sid se Shaadi ke liye haa kar di hai.
M: koun hai wo riddhima? Wo kya kehta hai is bare me?
R: me tujhe uska naam nahi bata sakti, bas itna keh wo meri zindagi hai. Lekin mere baba, me unki akri wish ko aise ignore nahi kar sakti. Is duniya me na sahi, lekin us duniya me to wo mera hoga na. Me khuda se yehi dua karti hu ab, is duniya me na sahi, lekin us jahan me usko zaroor mera banaiye ga.
M: Riddhima…

Riddhima went to her desk and took out a paper. She had written a song, for Armaan and herself. she gave it to Muskaan.

R: yeh mene likha tha. Soocha tha, ke usko dungi. Me khud to is ko khatam nahi kar sakti, lekin tu mere liye isko jala dena.

Muskaan opened the paper and saw the song. Do Lafzoon me likhdi mene apni prem kahani…. (the song will follow soon, don’t worry 😉 )

M: Riddhima…
R: Please Muskaan, mujhse nahi ho payega.

Muskaan hugged Riddhima for a long time, then they both settled on the bed. After some time Riddhima fell asleep in Muskaan’s lap, while Muskaan was tapping her head with love. She was feeling so sorry for her dear friend. she really hoped, that God will make a way out for both of them. Muskaan then noticed the diary on the bed. she took it and looked at it closely, she was about to open it, but then stopped.

M: nahi, mujhe nahi dekhna chahiye, yeh Riddhima ki privacy me interruption hoga. Agar us ladke ka name is diary me hai, to… Nahi phir bhi, agar Riddhima mujhe uska naam batana chahe gi, to wo khud batayegi.

Then Muskaan put that diary back on the bed. Meanwhile Riddhima dreamed of Armaan. She was sitting near a lake, looking at the water. Out of no where, Armaan came and sat beside her. He put her hair behind her ear, Riddhima looked towards him and smiled.

R: tum aa gaye…
A: tum mujhe bulao, aur me na au, aisa kabhi hua hai.

Riddhima smiled at him and then looked back at the lake. Armaan looked at the same direction. Both were looking at the sunset. And then, finally Riddhima spoke up.

Tere Paas Mein Baithna Bhi Ibadat
Tujhe Door Se Dekhna Bhi Ibadat
Ma Mala Na Mantar, Na Pooja Na Sajda,
Tujhe Har Ghadi Soochna Bhi Ibadat

Riddhima closed her eyes and a tear fall out of her eyes, Armaan wiped away that tear and smiled at her.

A: Kyu pareshan ho…
R: Dil bohot dard kar raha hai, samajh me nahi aa raha ke me kya karu?
A: Apne Khuda ki suno, wo kabhi kuch galat nahi kar sakte…
R: Lekin mere Khuda to tum ho…

Riddhima looked at him, Armaan chuckled at her sentence.

R: Tum hi mujhe batao na Armaan, me kya karu? Me to Zindagi bhar tumhara intezaar karna chahti thi. Tumhari Zoja (wife) ban na chahti thi. Lekin Baba ne Zindagi me pehli baar mujhse kuch manga hai, me unko mana kaise kar sakti hu. Mujhe kya karna chahiye aur kya nahi, kuch samajh nahi aa raha mujhe. Kuch bhi nahi...
A: Itna mat soocho Riddhima, waqt ke saath saath sab kuch theek ho jayega. Kya pata tum mujhe bhool jao...
R: Nahi, me khud ko bhool sakti hu, lekin tumhe kabhi nahi.
A: To phir us Rab pe aitbaar rakho, wo sab kuch theek kar dega.

Armaan kissed her forehead and Riddhima closed her eyes. As she opened them again, Armaan was gone. He was nowhere to be seen. Riddhima again looked towards the sunset.

R: Ya Rab, mujhe Sabr aur Hosla ata farma.

Suddenly Riddhima woke up from her dream and saw that she and Muskaan were sleeping on her bed. She also noticed her Diary. Her dream came in her mind and she let out her breath. She was really hoping that everything would be fine. She believed in Armaan’s words. Allah will make a way out. If not, than they were never meant to be together.

Meanwhile on the other side of the World, Armaan was very excited for his trip. He called his best friend to join them on their trip.

A: hey dude, whats up?
F: Armaan, sab kuch perfectly fine, tu bata.
A: Yr Barun, hum sab Pakistan jaa rahe hai, I want you to join us.
B: Sab? Koun Koun?

Armaan smirked, he exactly knew what he was trying to ask.

A: Well actually sirf me aur Abhi.
B: Ohh, nahi yr, sorry. Me nahi aa paunga. Kuch important kaam hai.
A: Chal theek hai, aree me to batana hi bhul gaya, ke Nishita Aapi bhi saath jaa rahi hai.
B: Ohhh, wese u know, mera kaam itna bhi important nahi hai. I mean, mujhe apne Best Friend ke saath time spend karna chahiye. So yeah, I am in.
A: Sab jaanta hu me, Best friend ke bache. Tune aapi se baat ki?
B: Nahi yr, abhi tak himmat hi nahi hui, aur na hi sahi waqt mila. Dekhte hai, shayad Pakistan me…
A: All the best…

Then Armaan hung up and laid down on his bed. Never in his life was he so excited to be in Pakistan. What is there, that is pulling him. Will he find there his answers?

2 more weeks went by. Padma had talked with Siddhants mother, and they agreed on the proposal. everything was fixed. Padma came in Riddhimas room, and found her sitting on her bed, lost in a book. She went and sat infront of her.

P: Sid ki Mom ki call ayi thi. Unko yeh Rishta Manzoor hai. Wo chahte hai ke hum 3 mahine ke baad Nikaah kar de. Hume Pakistan jana hoga.

Riddhima looked up from her book. she smiled at her mother.

R: Theek hai Mama.

Padma saw the pain in her eyes. she wanted to take away the pain from Riddhima.

P: Tu khush hai na beta. Me jaanti hu, yeh bohot bada faisla hai, lekin kya tu...
R: Aap fikar mat kare Mama, me bohot khush hu. Saach me.
P: Theek hai….

Padma gave up. Riddhima was behaving like this, since her father died. Its been over month, but still the pain in her eyes wont leave. As Padma reached the door, she turned around.

P: Sid ne tera number manga tha. Wo tujhse baat karna chahta hai.
R: ohh, okee.

Then Padma left, and Riddhima continued her book. She was reading the book, but her mind was just with Armaan. Eventhough she had deleted every single picture of him, and also deleted his songs. Armaan was just not leaving her mind nor her heart.

Her mobile rang, and Riddhima saw that it was a meassage of Sid. Her cousin, her soon to be husband.

S: Salam, kaisi ho tum Riddhima?

Riddhima was fighting the feeling, either to reply him or not. She took a deep breath and started to reply him.

R: W.salam. Me theek hu, aap sunae.
S: me bhi, kya kar rahi thi?
R: book parh rahi thi.
S: ohh nice. mene tumhe kuch kehna tha.
R: jee kahiye.
S: yehi ke me is Rishte se bohot khush hu. Me to bachpan se tumhe pasand karta tha, lekin shayad meri himmat hi nahi hui, kabhi tumse kehne ki. Aur phir tum ho bhi itni dur. lekin bohot jald yeh doori khatam ho jayegi.
R: ohhh, me nahi janti thi.
S: kya tum bhi is Rishte se utni hi khush ho, jitna ke me hu?

Riddhima did not know what to answer, she definitely could not lie to him. Armaan once told in a video, that he really disapproved people who lie. That day was the last time, Riddhima had lied. Either she will say the truth, or she will just stay quiet. That was what Armaan told.

R: Sid, mujhe…… Baba ne yeh Rishta pakka kiya tha. aur me isko pure Dil se nibhaungi. Mujhe ab jana hai, Mama bula rahi hai.

Then Riddhima stopped replying and continued her book. She let out a deep breath.

the time passed and passed. And soon it was time for them to leave for Pakistan. In Sydney, Riddhima and her family were getting ready to leave to Pakistan. Of course Muskaan was coming with them. She was a part of the Family.

And there in North Carolina, Armaan, his siblings and Barun were getting ready to leave to Pakistan. Just one week was left. Everyone was busy in their own packing. Armaan was looking forward to this trip.

Riddhima on the other side, still did not know what to do. She was making herself mentally ready, but emotionally it was impossible for her. She just was not able to get Armaan out of her mind. She wanted him, she needed him, she craved for him. Not even one night passed, where she had not cried herself to sleep. Every night, she would stand by the window, looking for a falling star. But she never saw one.

She was not able to let him out of her prayer. It was impossible for her, to ask for anything but for his happiness and his safety. Right now she was by Muskaan in her room. Both were sitting on the bed.

M: Tu janti hai Ridzi, jab se tune mujhe bataya hai ke tu kisi aur se Mohabbat karti hai. Tab se mene Dua’on me sirf yeh manga hai ke tujhe tera pyaar mil jaye.

Riddhima looked up at her with disbelieve.

R: Har Dua me, maine bhi sirf usko manga hai. Lekin shayad ab bohot der ho gayi hai. Wo ab chah ke bhi mera nahi ho sakta. Next week hum jaa rahe hai Pakistan. Puri family hogi waha pe. Ab hum chah ke bhi kuch nahi kar sakte.
M: Lekin Khuda to kuch na kuch kar sakta hai na.
R: Please Muski, mujhe umeed mat dilwa. Bohto talkeef hoti hai, jab umeed toot jaati hai.

Muskaan then went to her desk and took that paper out, which Riddhima gave her to burn.

R: Muski yeh…
M: Me chah ke bhi isko jala nahi saki. Aur na hi me karungi. Yeh jo tune likha hai, seedha tere dil se aaya hai. Usko aise mat jane de.

Muskaan gave the paper back to Ridzi.

M: Tune lekin yeh song complete nahi kiya, kyu?
R: is se pehle ke me yeh complete karti, meri puri Zindagi hi badal gayi… To phir koi reason hi nahi raha, isko complete karne ka.

At that moment, Muskaan’s mother came in, and asked them both to come down, as Padma was here with Rahul, Atul and Ishita. Riddhima looked with confusion at Muskaan, who also had no idea what was happening. They both moved down.

R: Mama, Bhaijaan, Ishu, aap sab yaha? Sab theek to hai.
P: Haa, sab theek hai. Tum baitho yaha pe.

Then Padma turned to Muskaan’s mother.

P: Behenji, me apne bare bete Rahul ke liye aapki beti Mukaan ka haath mangne aayi hu. Muskaan mujhe bohot pasand hai, meri beti hi hai wo. Ab me usko permanent apne ghar me lana chahti hu. Hum Riddhima ki Shaadi kar aye, phir me chahti hu ke yaha pe Rahul aur Muskaan ki bhi Shaadi kar de. Wese bhi mera beta dewaana hai Muskaan ka.
Ra: Maamaaaa….
Muskaan’s Mom: yeh to hamare liye bohot khush naseebi ki baat hoegi. Muskaan bhi Rahul ko bohot pasand karti hai.

Riddhima looked at Muskaan, who was shocked but blushing at the same time. then she looked at her brother, who was grinning form ear to ear. She understood, that they must be in love with each other for a long time. Riddhima smiled. Then she stood up and went to Muskaan. She hugged her very tight.

R: welcome to the family, bhabi.

Then she whispered in her ear.

R: At least hum dono me se, kisi ek to to uska pyaar mil gaya. Me bohot khush hu Muskaan, saach me, bohot khush hu.

Riddhima came out of the hug and then went to her brother and hugged him too.

R: congratulations Bhai.
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