True Story of an Indian Expatriate!!

As an expatriate I was planning my vacation to India with my family. At the same time one of my friend’s family was coming back from India to renew visa and go back within 2 months. For this short period my friend was searching a family flat.

I agreed to let him stay with his family, in my flat, as I would be on vacation.  

But due to some company reasons, I couldn’t go on the said date.

The next day his family was coming. and I was too much worried about my promise.

A matter of Ten days… What should I do?

My wife said we should go to a rented apartment for 10 days, starting from tomorrow and let them stay in our flat to keep up our promise!! Knowing my situation, even my friend refused, but I told him forcefully that he has to stay at my house.

At night I got a call from my boss saying that he wants to send a document to India very urgently. The next second my friend called me to inform that he has found a flat for 10 days. The Guy is going tonight for exactly 10 days vacation.

Thank God…! I replied. Suddenly I remembered about my Boss call. When I checked with my friend…. we found that the Guy is going to the same village that my boss wants to send the document.

Oh..My..God…! I sent the document with this guy at the same night. My friend stayed 10 days in his flat. After 10 days that Guy came back.

When the guy came back, I was flying to India. My friend was on the way to my flat….It is an exact true story happened in my life.

Moral: If you break your promise, you will lose Trust, Friendship and God’s support. So keep up your promise, whatever situation it may be and in the end it will be for your benefit.

This True Story was submitted by our FFJ Reader, Sharaf.

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25 Responses to True Story of an Indian Expatriate!!

  1. Jola Animashaun May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM #

    Promise is a debt.
    Thanks FFJ team.

  2. Sonah January 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM #

    The way things fit together in Nature, it would not be out of place to say that there is a divine arrangement in the Cosmos that never goes wrong,like the sun the moon amd the tides in the sea.And people with strong faith and sincerity of purpose do become part of that mystery and witness events difficult to explain by comon reasoning.

    • Ali - Admin January 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM #

      Rightly said Sonah.

  3. Sonah January 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM #

    Fortune favours the well-intentioned, and honest person; those who go the extra mile to honour his promise..

  4. nizamhm1944 October 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM #

    Knowing all these, Allah asked us to say, INSHA ALLAH before give a promise to any one. The word Insha Allah will protect you from the sin of deviating from your word. Every thing is in the hands of Allah.

  5. Wasim October 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM #

    There is no limit of anything whether good or bad…
    Well Done.

  6. Shakabansh5 December 24, 2011 at 12:39 PM #

    hi,Sara : Wow it was happened to me in this month exact the same thats why i disappeard from your site.I have my own apartment in Cairo one of my best friend came to me requist to stay in my apartment for 15 days ,i agreed and gave him the key.After one week i decide to go to Cairo for some reason and must.I arrived and went directly to the hotel ,i stay in the hotel till the last day for him to leave ,i gave him a call i asked him when you gonna leave? he said today ,i said to him do not move till i come to you ,he surprised am in Cairo,then i met him and described the situation,he feel sorry about it and thank me for what i did, also i would like to keep my promise on top of it. Thanks Sara

    • Sara December 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM #

      This is a remarkable story!! Thanks for sharing Shakabansh!!

  7. Salemgelel December 24, 2011 at 6:40 AM #


  8. used hplc December 20, 2011 at 4:00 AM #

    Did you thanked that person whom with you sent the document?

  9. used hplc December 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    It happens so many times.It was not your fault.We ocassionally we face these problems.Although the story was little complex but i got it what you are talking about.

  10. used hplc December 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    It happens so many times.It was not your fault.We ocassionally we face these problems.Although the story was little complex but i got it what you are talking about.

  11. Salmariyal December 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM #


  12. Mubarek Alamin85 December 16, 2011 at 1:10 AM #

    what coincidence of boredom  

    • Adfadf December 17, 2011 at 10:09 AM #

      Stop being so rude

  13. Frah December 15, 2011 at 11:40 PM #

    ??? ????? ???? ????

  14. Dr.maya December 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM #

    extra liiiiiiiiiiiike , keep going :)))

    • Sara December 16, 2011 at 10:34 AM #

      Nice you liked it Dr.Maya.

  15. Ahmedarh December 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM #

    the writing is really bad.. don’t know who stayed in whose flat and what promises were kept !!!!

    • Expatriate December 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM #

      The supervisor of the other guy’s boss was the one who when he (the other guy) went to India stayed in the house.

  16. Ziyadh December 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM #

    Really interesting keep worth reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sara 

    • Sara December 16, 2011 at 10:33 AM #

      Thanks to Sharaf.

  17. Aboki December 15, 2011 at 8:57 AM #

    A promise kept is a victory for both parties…
    Very good and inspirational

  18. Aminabulgaria December 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM #

    Very inspiring and very true!

  19. Junedayz December 15, 2011 at 6:17 AM #

    This did not necesarily happen to me, rather to my friend.

    We live in the West, and we are a minority in the school(girls who wear the hijab).
    My friend, let’s call her Summer, was late to English class 2 weeks ago and we were woking on a study novel.
    She comes to class at 9:15 am and class starts at 8:30 am
    I see her and wonder why she is late, and as I ask her she gets ready to tell me. This is her story
    She is at home with her sister and mother. Her mother goes to work and her sister leaves the house at 8:45, telling Summer that the house keys are on top of the fridge.Summer was studying for her bio test and then decides that she should go to ENglish class to get some work done.
    She gets ready and goes to the fridge to get the keys to lock the door, but they are not there. SHe freaks out and walks in the hallway of her home saying: Oh yallah Allah, where can I find an extra set of keys? Where oh Allah! My LORD! Help me!
    Summer check her bag even though she cleaned it the night before and found a spare key DESPITE THE FACT SHE CLEANED IT ALL THE NIGHT BEFORE AND DID NOT HAVE A KEY IN THEREA Christian friend of mine was very touched by what Summer had said because she knew the power that faithful person has, despite our differences in religions.This is my story of a friend who’s faith was so great and believed that just asking for help would at least get her somewhere.