I had almost finished my Umra(short pilgrimage) and was in need of financial assistance. So I prayed to God, and went out of the Mosque to finish the final rites of Umra.And as I was going a Turkish man carrying a 10 litre ‘Zam Zam’ water bottle, by mistake dropped it over my head (he was 6 feet tall and i am 5.3 feets tall).
I felt really good at heart and went to my hotel with inner happiness. There was still pain on my head, yet I had no choice but to go on with it and finish off my Umra by shaving my head or at least trimming it. I left for the barber with 10 riyal note clutched on to my hand. I told the barber to shave my head and sat down. He started it and when he finished it, I gave the money to him. Astonishingly I didnt feel any pain during the process.
Then I saw a man behind me who recognized me even though I could barely recognize myself in the mirror after the shave. He was the same Turkish man. I greeted him and asked if he spoke English. He said yes. We had a friendly conversation and i asked him to dine with me on an Asian food prepared by me. He agreed and after the meal he left thanking me with kind words.
As I prepared to leave the hotel to go to Sri Lanka-my motherland the next day, I found out that my hotel bills have been paid by that Turkish man and a roll of bank notes summing up to 1000 riyal was left by the Turkish man with the receptionist for me.
I thanked God and prayed for that man and left Saudi Arabia to Sri lanka. It was that day that i realized that the best way to show courage is by Love.
This True Story was contributed by Fayaz Ahmed from Srilanka.
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