A Muslim Husband

The One With Sparkling Eyes – Finale!

Abu Matrud and Jamiu, his right-hand man, shook Baba Qudus hands and bade him farewell. As they were exiting the bungalow’s hallway, the door knob caught the hand of Abu Matrud’s white agbada and Baba Qudus rushed to unhook him. “Ah, please Baba Qudus, let me do it.” Abu Matrud objected. '‘No, laye laye. Eyin... Continue Reading →

The One With Sparkling Eyes – 4

Night fell on Latifah as she sat in her living room, the dainty curtains rolled up, giving a clear view of the darkness that enveloped the blue sky. Outside, the humming noise of a grinding machine kept splattering, and the sounds of Okadas – motorcycles – plying the road challenged the former. One boy ran... Continue Reading →

The One with Sparkling Eyes – 3

The plan turned out to be more fun and productive than either of them had thought it would. The bonding was tricyclic. Latifah came on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as babysitter, and Saturdays and Sundays as a girlfriend. She was being paid handsomely too. She began to save up for a business she had in... Continue Reading →

The One with Sparkling Eyes – 2

Abu Matrud was the Chief Imam of the Shaykh Al-Arabiyy Mosque situated at the center of the town. He was a graduate of a prestigious university in the Arabian Gulf and was the unofficial leader of a major movement in the town. With grants from the Gulf States, he built a massive Islamic center in... Continue Reading →

The One with Sparkling Eyes

For Latifah, the worst was now over. The depressing four month and ten day waiting period which following the death of Abu Hamzah, her husband, ended three weeks ago, and today she stepped out of her sitting room into the spacious hallway of the face-to-face bungalow she and her husband lived in as tenants. In... Continue Reading →

The Pain I Give

I’m on a flight to Sydney, Australia. The attendant asks if I want tea or wine. I tell her tea is fine. The passenger beside me, an old woman, opts for red wine. I ask her what she is going to Australia for, and she says it’s the last country on her bucket list. She... Continue Reading →

His Wife’s Friends

There's a man who live with his wife in a quiet college town in Kentucky. This man graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, and It was there also that he met his wife. He was brilliant, hence the scholarship to study abroad. He was also really active and known in MSSN circles. He was versed in... Continue Reading →

Your Vows: The Implications of ‘I do’

Fellow Husband, Congratulations on one of life’s most important feats! You’re ecstatic. The beautiful lady is finally yours. No more sleepless nights on phone calls. The sleepless nights you are having now are sweet and intimate. As I extend this warm greetings to you and sincerely wish you a blessed matrimony, I know there are... Continue Reading →

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