Some years back, one day I was sitting at home when I heard a knock on the door. I went out and saw a young boy whom I had been seeing around the neighbourhood and I did not know his name, standing outside my door. He greeted me and I asked him what the problem is and he told me that he was offered an admission into School for Arabic Studies in Kano. As it was at a reasonable distance from our place which he cannot cover on foot, he requested me to kindly buy a bicycle for him.
Praise be to God, I could afford it then. I just told him to wait for me and I got back into the house and picked my car keys. We drove to a popular market where they sell brand new bicycles and I asked him to choose the type of bicycle he wants. I paid and also added some money for servicing and a set of keys.
Many years had passed, when one day after the Ramadan fast during the Eid celebrations my eldest daughter who was about 10 years old then came into my room and told me that their Qur’an (Muslim Religious Book) Teacher at school is outside and wants to greet me. I went out to see him, but to my greatest surprise I saw that young boy whom I bought that bicycle years before, standing outside.
He greeted me with respect and I was proud and grateful to God for helping someone who was in need not knowing that one day my daughter would directly benefit from.
To this day my daughter doesn’t know why her teacher greeted me in such a respectful manner and I didn’t tell her. She just believed we might have met somewhere.
Moral of the story
Always be kind and compassionate towards the needy and the poor and spend in charity whatever you can. God rewards in unimaginable ways in this world and the hereafter.
“If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well” – Yannick Noah
Help those in need and God will reward you with something good in return.
– Story Submitted By Hadi Ali Abdullahi