Waleed received a car from his brother as an Eid gift. On Eid day when Waleed came out of his house, a small poor boy was walking around the new car, admiring it. “Does it belong to you, Uncle” he asked. Waleed replied in negative. “This is Eid gift from my brother.” The boy was amazed.
“You mean your brother gave it to you and it cost you nothing? Boy, I wish…” He hesitated. Of course Waleed knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Waleed all the way down to his heels. “I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Waleed looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, “Would you like to take a ride in my car?” “Oh yes, I’d love that.”
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?” Waleed smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big car. But Waleed was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Waleed heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
“There it is, little brother, just like I told you before. His brother gave it to him for Eid and it didn’t cost him a penny. And some day I’m gonna give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Waleed got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride. That Eid, Waleed learned what the Prophet(pbuh) meant when he had said: “love for your brother what you love for yourself”.
So What are you going to do this Eid to make someone happy??