They lived with the poor peasants on the field for three days to know their way of living.
On their way back home into the city Abdullah asked Umar, “How did you find the countryside, Son ?” Umar replied, “It was indeed great, Dad!”
Abdullah further asked, “Did you see the way poor people live?” Umar replied, “Yes, I did!” Abdullah asked, “So tell me what lesson did the trip teach you ?”
Umar said: “There is a lot of difference in their way of living and ours”
“We have a pool and they have a river which has no end”
“We have imported lamps in our house and they have stars at night”
“We have tall grey buildings that block the sunlight and they have open fields with plenty of sunlight shining through the clouds”
“We buy our food while they grow theirs”
“The air we breathe is polluted and the air they breathe is fresh”
“We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them”
Abdullah stood there speechless. Then Umar added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are !”
The father who wanted to teach his son a lesson learns a great lesson himself at the end.
Try Seeing the world through the eyes of a kid, you will love every bit of it !