Wednesday, July 28, 2010

5-Minute Older Brother

By: Abdul Basit


When people look at my 5-minute older brother and me, they can never tell we are twins. This is because we don’t anything alike; in fact, my twin brother looks older than me. My name is Abdul Basit and I (along with my twin) was born on 5th January 1997 in Abbottabad. We both read in class 7 at the Al-Imtiaz Academy.

My family means a lot to me because they always support me in everything I do.There are seven members in my family including me. My father’s name is Mushtaq Ahmed and he is a businessman. My father always teaches me to be honest. My mother is a housewife and she is very caring and loving. I have two older brothers and one twin brother. I also have one older sister—her smile always reminds me of Mona Lisa.

Stamp collecting is my favorite hobby. I became interested it at the age of eleven when my best friend, Ali, presented an album of one hundred beautiful stamps of various countries to me on my birthday. Now, I have over one thousand stamps from different foreign countries! I take huge pride in my collection. If Ali had not introduced me to stamp collecting, I don’t think I ever would have found this hobby.

A best friend is someone who helps you. Ali motivates me to be a better person in many ways. He is very honest and very humble. For example, one day a poor beggar asked for food and Ali unquestioningly brought it to him. Ali’s character is giving, he always helps those in need. Ali is also very religious; he prays five times a day. At home, he is respectful of his father and mother, and in school, he is respectful of his friends and teachers. Ali is an intelligent boy—he is an Einstein in math class. I like my friendship with Ali very much.

When I grow up, I want to become a doctor. My mother encourages me to pursue this profession because it is very reputable. I have a passion to help the sick people. InshAllah, I will be able to achieve this goal.

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