I cheated on my husband without a reason

Anonymous 03:20 PM | 1 Dec, 2016
I cheated on my husband without a reason
Before I begin my story, I would just like to acknowledge the fact that yes this is a taboo and yes this is something that, from a Muslim perspective, is frowned upon and thought of as “haraam” by our Ulemas. However, I would still like to narrate my story.

Our marriage was like any other marriage. My husband had a good job, we were well settled and had great kids that I was proud of and I guess that’s all that mattered to me. We had a cushy life and I was grateful to the Almighty and will always be.

However during the course of this 6-year union, I and like many others before me and past me, felt ignored and alone because of the long tenure endured. I would like to state that it was not the “fault in our stars” or the time duration. It was me.

I knew all that I gave up and all that was required with being a mother, a housewife, a daughter in law etc. I had been there, I knew what it entailed but all of it just felt unnecessary. I know it should have been enough but it wasn’t.

I wanted the same amount of passion or the love story that I was familiar with and had heard and seen.

I wanted the long talks, the constant phone calls, the messages, the Whatsapps, the date nights and the dressing up game. I wanted all of it like a craving that I just couldn’t get rid of. My marriage life had become quite dull and mundane and without initiating anything, I wanted all of these things sensed.

Men are not sensitive creatures nor are they remotely even familiar to it; there are exceptions but I haven’t encountered any as yet and the ones I’ve encountered have spent their youths being similar to my husband. The only way  saw it was by acquiring attention elsewhere, attention that was readily eagerly available; a friend that was an ex-lover and refused to stop calling after my marriage.

Many times he would call to meet up and I had obviously refused. With time nor did he get married nor did he stop calling upon all my requests. One fine vulnerable day, I decided to meet him, knowing well enough that it could lead me straight to hell; figuratively of course.

Upon meeting him, I thought nothing of the casual handshake, the slight hug, the two-seater table that we had the restaurant covertly set up for us to avoid wandering eyes. It was only at the suggestion of “watching a movie back at home like old times” that reality slapped me across the face.

What was I doing, who was I with, what had happened to my morality?

I was not the person that did these things, I had kids, I had responsibilities. With that thought I fled, never to pick up his calls again.



The author wishes to remain anonymous.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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