Is your Eid like This?

I had two friends, Tamer and Shakir, and we were very close to each other, like three inseparable companions.

I did not have much money and when the day of Eid approached & my wife said to me, we can be patient at all times, but I cannot bear to see my children weeping and crying.

I feel as though my heart would break, when I see them in rags, while other children are buying new clothes and other fine things for Eid. If you could get me some money for Eid, I would sew new clothes for them.

I then wrote a letter to Tamer and told him all about my sad story. He sent me a sealed bag with one thousand Riyals and an important note. This note explained that I could use this money as I wished.

No sooner than I had thought about how I would use the money, I received a note from my friend, Shakir. In his note he told me about his story that he also desperately needed some money. And so I sent that same bag of money to him. I then went home and told my wife what I had done with the money. She was very happy that I had helped a friend in need.

As we sat talking to each other, Tamer came with the same bag that he had sent me three days before.

He said, Tell me the truth about this bag of money. How has it reached me again ?

I then explained to him how I had sent it to our Shakir friend.

He then said : When I received your note, I had nothing with me, except this bag, which I sent to you. But then I wrote to Shakir and asked him for help. I was surprised when he sent me my own sealed bag, which I had sent you. Ah, so now I have come to solve the mystery of the sealed bag !

15 Responses to Is your Eid like This?

  1. Eid Mubarak Quotes July 16, 2014 at 2:37 AM #

    Having read this I thought it was very informative. I
    appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this
    short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  2. Zafar Iqbal August 31, 2012 at 10:22 PM #

    This is another of your stories that can make us cry!

  3. Wasim August 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM #

    fulfilling basic needs of our parents, spouse and childern is our first duty. We can not under value the importance of Sunnat and Nafil but FARZ are always greater than SUNNAT and NAFIL in namaz…hope u understand.

    Yes, if any of them was in need of money to meet some emergency like an accident or any other medical problem, then the situation will be different and we can compromise and educate our family members accordingly.

    If i have 1000 Riyals for Eid shoping of my family and one of my friend will ask me to help him for the same purpose, i will cut my expense and will send him 500 Riyals…if i have 500 then i’ll send 250…i think its a better way.

  4. shakil August 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

    U know what? for a story it is good to hear. But in reality it doesn’t make sense. As a muslim I STRONGLY believe in helping out others in need especially close friends and relative, BUT…….. U dont take ALL u have a give it to someone else. Anyway Eid Mubarak to all.

  5. Sonah August 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM #

    The pleasure of giving and sharing with the purpose of alleviating others misery even if it is at the cost of foregoing one’s own needs is the secret of true happiness. And as bonus you receive devine blessings.

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM #

      RIghtly said Sonah!!

  6. Abu yasser August 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM #

    Hay Kenny ,
    nothing hppened , the bag is still going around from house to house .

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

      lol. Abu yasser , you are so funny 🙂

  7. Mubarek AL-Amin August 20, 2012 at 4:22 AM #

    3**3arek Yat yaat yat

  8. sharif123 August 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM #

    True friendship never dies although it does not come so easily.

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM #


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  10. fatoyinbo juliet omolola August 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM #

    If only all of can behave like these 3 friends, the world will be a better place for all of us. Sara, I thank you for this story.

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM #

      Thanks Fatoyinbo!

  11. kenny August 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM #

    I don’t understand this story..so wat happened in the end?