About 7 or so years ago (I can’t keep track anymore!), before going to a nearby mosque for the Al-Fitr prayer, my mother told me that if I wished for something during the Eid prayers, the chances of them being fulfilled are higher. Mind you, the last time my prayers were answered was when I had just came back from Mecca (3omra/pilgrimage) and wanted to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. Anyway, with that in mind, I thought I’d pray for something absurd, just to rule out any doubts of coincidences and test the Almighty –I asked for a cat.
In fact, I moved it a step further and wished for a cat right this moment. That was obviously too good to be true, so I quickly dismissed the idea and indulged myself with thoughts of how I’m going to be spending my Eid holiday. On my way back home, I noticed that our front door was left open. My mother liked the weather during dawn and decided she’d let in some fresh air into the house.
But that’s not the only thing she let in. Indeed, a cat had snuck into our house, heard us coming, ran all the way to my room (the second floor!) and clung onto the window grill!
Too bad I couldn’t keep the cat, but that’s one heck of a proof-of-concept! @_@