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10/31/08

The Glass of Milk


Happy Jummah~ Here's an inspirational story to enlighten your day
One day, a poor boy was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.The young lady thought he looked hungry; so she brought him a large glass of milk.He drank it slowly, and then asked,How much do I owe you. You don't owe me anything, she replied. " Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."He said…..Then I thank you from my heart."A little Umar left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God Almighty became stronger. He had been ready to give up and quit; but continued…Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the city; where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr.Umar Al Shaibi was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life within his capacity. From that day he gave special attention to the case.After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr.Umar requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all.Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.She read these words……PAID IN FULL WITH ONE GLASS OF MILK" signed Dr. Umar Al Shaibi.Tears of Joy filled her eyes; as her happy heart prayed: Ya Allah , As Sami, Al Baseer, O Almighty, Most Merciful of those who show Mercy, that You spread Your Kindness and Mercy through Human Hearts and Minds."

Subhanallah! This story shows us that there is no act of kindness that goes unnoticed to Allah almighty. You will be rewarded for every atom of good you do in this world! Let's strive to attain goodness inshallah! Let's give back from what Allah has blessed us with. What will you give for the sake of Allah today?

From The Prophet s.a.w

"It is imperative on every one to render acts of charity every single day that sun shines in the sky in order to express gratitude to Allah for every single joint or faculty in his body. It is charity to restore peace between two people with strained relations, it is charity to give a stranded person a ride on his mount or lift his load onto it, it is charity to utter a good word, every step one takes towards mosque for prayer is charity, to remove litter or objectionable things from people’s path is charity."

''Whosoever gives in charity, even such a small thing as a date, Allah takes this charity, provided that it is from legitimate income; then Allah Ta fosters this charity and increases it, even a date becomes equal to a mountain.''

5 comments:

muslimahh said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing!!

Amina said...

what a beautiful! You're so right on being kind and showing compassion to others.

Mina said...

What a great reminder, thanx for sharing, I have a tear in my eye now:( juz when I thought my tear ducks where all dried up after last week:P

hijabee said...

Muslimahh,
Indeed! It is very inspirational

Amina,
We will be rewarded for every act of kindness

Mina,
Lol, that just shows you're human after all :)

gazelledusahara said...

this was beautiful. thanks for posting this.