Bits and Pieces on My Convocation =)

Bismillahir Rahman ar Raheem,

Early In the Morning :
Alhamdulillah, everything went so fine with my convocation yesterday. My parents were invited to witness the great moment and not to forget my sister, brother and also my nieces who came along to accompany me yesterday (though they were not allowed to enter the hall as only two persons are allowed for one student).

Overall, I felt really happy with the whole procession and so on. Just to share something. Actually, me and my family arrived a bit late yesterday. When we arrived, we can see lots of people there. As I would say, it was like sardine in a can. The fact that we were late, had made us somehow difficult to find the parking spaces.

When I looked at my watch, I was already worried because it’s almost the time to enter the hall. So, my brother decided to stop the car in the middle of the road so that we may go out and rush to the hall. He then went outside of the campus to go back to his house which is quite near to the campus. You know what happened? I accidentally left my smartcard in the car which is basically required for all graduands. With no smartcard, my name would not appear on the screen during the ceremony and if that happen, I would be really sad. Yes, my parents are coming, that’s why that thing is really important for me. Not only that, I also left the invitation card which had stated my seat number there !. Subhanallah, I felt like crying at that time. I don’t know which way I should go, no. No seat number, no smartcard. This is supposed to be a happy moment, but now I felt like I have ruined it by only a small mistake i.e. CARELESS. I then immediately called my brother who is actually halfway to his house. Of course he was angry with what had happened. He then said he’ll be rushing and give the things to the committee member. At the same time, my sister in law immediately texted me the seat number as she is also in the car. At least, now I know my seat number.

Alhamdullilah..While waiting, I had a very mixed feeling. Everybody looked so happy, but then I had to face this. I prayed to God He’ll make it easy for me. About 5 to 7 minutes later, I heard somebody calling my name. Sounded like mine actually. The reason is, the person didn’t pronounce my name correctly. That’s why it sounded like my name. When I went to him and checked with him, yes, he was calling my name and he’s holding the smartcard. I felt really happy at that time. Alhamdulillah. Indeed, He loves me so much !!

During the procession :
It was really a great and happy moment. To see all those happy faces sitting calmly listening to the speeches while waiting for the best part i.e. taking the scroll on stage. I was sitting next to Marjani, A Filipino brother whom I never talked to but during the convocation, we had something to talk about. From one department to one department, from one student to another student, Then came our turn. Albeit a bit nervous, Alhamdulillah, it ended very well and I’m not sure how did I looked like on stage taking the scroll. I cannot imagine myself with that nervous face ^_^

After The Convocation:
Once everything was settled, everybody rushed to see family and friends to share their feelings and the joy that that they had. It was really wonderful. I can see that the place was really filled with love, happiness and joy. Alhamdulillah, I then took pictures with my family and we all posed here and there ^_^ It was really sunny and I was sweating all over with that robe and the lounge suit. Don’t ask me how did I look? ^_^ Then came the turn with my friends. I really felt like VVIP yesterday =) I told my friends, I fell like I’m in the oven now !

After The Convocation(A bit latter):
Something that surprised me happened when we were outside the hall. While looking for my friends, a brother who is actually my junior stood right in front of me. His name is Zhafry. He looked at me, and I also looked at him. I was really shocked at that time. I didn’t know what to do. Actually, I’m not even sure whether I should say this. It is something which is really embarrassing to share. What more, to say something which is against what Islam had taught us. Astaghfirullah..May Allah forgive me. I am indeed a normal human being.

To be honest, we both did not talk to each other for quite a long time for some reasons. We used to be very close before, but something happened back then in University. As a result, that changed our relationship. It was truly a misunderstanding. Of course I feel very sad that this thing happened. As Muslim, such and act is really abhorred. It’s like you are cutting ties with your brothers in Islam. It’s hard for me to explain, but such thing happened. Nevertheless, I always pray that one day we would be close back like before. To be honest, he is like a brother to me. He’s a good Muslim also, but I don’t know how we both had fallen prey to our childish attitude.

Back to the moment when he stood right in front of me, I was truly speechless. I didn’t know what to do..Subhanallah, I felt like crying at that time. I’m not sure whether I did. You know what happened. We both hugged each other and he holds me very tightly. Subhanallah. I cannot describe my feelings at that time. We both say our words of forgiveness and I told him to forget the past.

Later on, he told me how he came to make a surprise for me on that day by coming to my convocation. Of course he was not in the hall, but he told me he did watch me on the stage via online. I was indeed very happy when he said that. I've never thought that He would come at the first place. He said, he had continuously made Dua' during the Ramadhan so that we will get along together. Subhanallah...Later on, I also told him that I did the same thing . In fact, not only in Ramadhan, but ever since we haven't talked to each other. I said ; let's forget the past and look forward. It's both our faults and we don't have to blame each other.

Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. We both had forgiven each other.
Indeed, Allah loves both of us so much that he united us on that particular day.I felt like I had double happiness yesterday- my convocation and the ties that was rebuilt for the sake of Allah !



Al-Hamra said...

Your face looked steady je atas pentas...haha. Ok je. Me? Rasa macam nk lari cepat2.

Responsibilities ahead waiting

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

steady? Dont think so la =P

a.j. said...

=) congrats akhi. butter fly in the stomach huh!~

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

Syukran akh ! Yes. truly butterfly in the stomach ^_^