First thing's first, I would like to give a little personal background about myself. I'm a 15 year old girl, Muslim and a Pakistani. This is a real life experience that happened to me.
It was night time, the time for me to go to bed. After brushing my hair and giving my reflection a last look, I quickly laid down on my bed. I gave goodnight kisses to my parents and then wished myself sweet dreams.
It was around midnight or probably Fajar (Morning prayers time) when I opened my eyes due to an unsettling surrounding. I sat up on my bed, took deep breaths and looked here and there but there was nobody.
Suddenly, sleep took me and I laid back down on the bed. When I was halfway through my sleep, I heard my mother's sweet voice saying my name twice.
My mother used to do this whenever I had to go to school. She would wake me up by taking my name twice or thrice until I woke up. Knowing that I didn't have school the next day, I was confused.
I looked here and there and there was nobody near me. Not even my mother. The voice was so similar to my mother. I was sure I heard it.
I saw that my mother was sleeping soundly and then I checked the calendar on my phone. No school today. I was confused and this voice still rings in my head.
The next morning, I told my mom about it and she believed me but kept quiet, telling me to read some lines from the Quran so I could feel more protected in the night.
After that day, I always feel scared and my mother's voice still rings in my head. The way she said my name, so sweetly, so differently.
Thank you for reading my story!