Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Begger By The Masjid

--by parsaakbar, posted Oct 1, 2007

The saint, Shaykh Sa'eed ibn Musfir tells the following account...

I was walking out of the Haram (the Ka'bah in Makkah) when I saw a man begging from everyone that passed by him.

Just then a man who had parked his tinted Mercedes excessively close to the Haram in a designated VIP parking walked passed the beggar on his way to his car. As he pulled the keys out and the alarm did the 'whup whup', the beggar raised his finger to the sky and said, "Please, for the sake of Allah!"

Trying to end the moment and avoid a dip into the pocket, the Mercedes man said back, "Allah will provide!" The beggar said back, "What! Did you at any moment think that I thought YOU were my provider! I'm not asking for your provision, I KNOW Allah will provide for me."

Shaykh Misfir continues. The two stood there staring at one another for a moment and then the Mercedes tinted windows came up and the man drove away.

A needy African sister who was sitting nearby on the street selling textiles was moved by the incident. She did not have much, but from what she did have,she pulled out 1 riyal and placed it in the hands of that beggar. He smiled and went on his way.

Meanwhile the Mercedes man could not drive on with the choke of guilt. He turned the car around and made his way through the crowd to the place where the incident had happened.

Shaykh Misfir says...

I saw with my own eyes as he pulled out a 10 riyal bill from his briefcase to give to the beggar. But he looked left and right and could not find him.

What was he to do? He had already pulled out the bill to give for the sake of Allah and was not going to put it back. So he found the nearest person he thought was worthy of the bill, placed it in her lap and went on his way.
The 10 riyals sat in the lap of the sister that had given the beggar!

Abu Hurairah (RadiAllahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah has said that Allah's injunction is: "O my servants! Spend and you will be given." [Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim]

Abdullah bin Abbas (adiAllahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah has said that "Charity does not diminish wealth". [Tibrani]

All the religion teaches the same thing, so lets together make a diffrence in someones life.

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Readers Comments

Mohd Akbar wrote: Undoubtedly, Zakath is the best way to distribute the income, which can be set in different stratas of the society. May this concept enters into the minds of the people at large, all over the world, irrespective of the religion, and it can do wonders. Allah Hafiz.
Ynco wrote: Thank you for this inspiration.
Sometimes it's nice to get the confirmation of my intense believe that "I get what I give, and when I give what I gave, I get what I got".
It's all so universal what we share, it lifts above boundries, religion and all human made concepts, could it be ........ love .......... ? ........

Be the change, thanx !!! Ynco
happyncheerful wrote: MashAllah that's REALLY beautiful. JazakAllah for sharing.
Angel4eva wrote: your right!!
trying to make the world a better place is our goal.
brighteyes wrote: Hi Par:

Thanks for sharing this story about charity....I wholeheartedly agree and give gladly every month and every time I do, I always thank God for all the many blessings he has and is bestowing on me and also with this abundance provided, I can share with others less fortunate.

I firmly believe both the giver and receiver are rewarded for kindness and always feel great when I share and practice RAOKs.

Blessings to you, Brighteyes ;)
EePee wrote: No matter what your religion, belief or creed, if only we would all come from the viewpoint that we are all one; if we respected each other many problems would be solved.
When faced with whatever challenge or problem, if only each of us would ask: WHAT WOULD LOVE DO?
Alraisi wrote: Charity or Zakat is something all Muslims should do and that give Barakah for the money. Once Dr. Zakir Naik also said that he did a reasearch that if everyone in this world give Zakat from his money there will be no one poor in this whole world. How Wonderful would that be?! Thanks for sharing May Allah make your dreams become true. Keep It Up...!!!

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