Did you ever hear about the girl who longed for candy? All the children in her school used to eat candy all the time, and oh, how she loved looking through store windows at the luscious treats! The only time she could taste these treats was on Eid. You see, she was Muslim and her name was Fatima.
One night she made dua (prayer) that she could have all the candy in the world. When she woke up the next morning, you won’t believe what she saw. Her entire room was made out of candy! She went to look out the window and as far as her eyes could see, everything was made out of candy and sweets. She rushed downstairs and found her father drinking hot chocolate instead of he’s usual tea or coffee, her mother who always put one cup of sugar put three cups in the pancake mix. Fatima didn’t mind because it made the pancakes taste much better.
When she was done her breakfast, she went to get her bike and found that it too was made from sugar rock candy and licorice. Unfortunately, it was not edible but smelled good nonetheless, she thought. Everywhere she looked, things were made from some sort of candy or sweet. She loved that so much that she ate a pile of dirt which turned out to be chocolate. She got to school, and the hard chairs were as soft as marshmallows!
Life was sweet like that until one winter morning Fatima woke up and was shivering - her whole house had turned to ice! She thought it would snow that day and was expecting regular snow but instead saw ice cream on the roofs of all the houses. When she looked around her she noticed that her soft comfy bed, floor and pillow became rock hard and cold!
Fatima ran to her parents who were also shivering. Her father tried to turn on the heater but the switches were frozen in place and wouldn’t work. Everything else was working. She had pancakes and chocolate milk for breakfast then off to school she went. Before, the chairs in school were made of soft marshmallows, now, they were as hard as ice! That night she made dua that everything would go back to what it was before she had made her original dua.
The next morning Fatima woke up to ringing of her alarm clock and she slowly lifted her head and looked around. She was pleasantly surprised to find everything back to normal. She then rushed out of bed, brushed her teeth, combed her hair and changed into her school clothes. Then she sprinted downstairs, grabbed her breakfast and was out the door. As she strolled happily to school she realized that it’s not always good to get everything that you want- especially if it’s food or sweets!