True Story – Happened in Makkah, Saudi Arabia!!

This true incident happened to me at Masjid-ul Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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 an urge to shout at him but God made me control my temper, and  instead I did Musabaha (Brotherly Embrace) with him, and forgave him.

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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89 Responses to True Story – Happened in Makkah, Saudi Arabia!!

  1. Alam April 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM #


  2. Kamran January 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM #

    inspirational religious story,,,
    Love is most powerful power in the world and Islam is the religion of Love.

  3. Jaber September 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

    had i been in ur place,,,,, i had chopped his hand off and fed the african tigers…hahahahaahahaha…. since everyone is speaking nice, i decided to talk rubbish…..

  4. Mohamed Sulaiman September 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM #


    May Almighty Allah bless us all to lead the life as true Muslim with patience and love with purity without any hatred among our Muslim brothers as our Islam teaches us. Ameen

  5. Kamil September 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM #


  6. Musa Mahmoud September 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

    That is Islam, a complete religion with total solution to all problem.

  7. adegoke wahab September 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM #

    May we always meet Allah’s favor at the time of need

  8. mamoona naz August 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM #

    nice story and it strengthens the faith more that virtues and noble deeds are rewarded by ALLAH Almighty

  9. zizi March 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM #

    This is the authentic behaviour of Islam teachings and true muslims. May God bless us all, and correct the wrong distorted picture being given to Islam by terrorists and irresponsible behaviours.

  10. Nahreen February 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM #

    Amazing. Alhamdulillah. Allah always tests a person by his patience and if the person succeeds then he rewards him endlessly.

  11. Apu February 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM #

    Almighty Allah can do any thing. So please love people (What Allah loves) and pray to only Allah.

  12. Umar Muhammad Khair November 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM #

    Allah (SWT) likes patience; lets keep on doing it.

  13. AbdulAwal Miah November 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM #

    We should all be like these brothers: loving and forgiving when in anger/trouble and loving and caring to a brother in trouble. May Allah reward every good deed and intention.

  14. Wasim October 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM #

    SubhanAllah, Alhamdolillah, Allah-o-Akbar.
    Its a chain which we can not understand…
    Allah response against ikhlaas / purity of our thoughts.

    Allah promise food for every creation and He made every creation a food for some other creation.

  15. Zafar Iqbal September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM #

    There still many good people amongst us!

    May Allah bless them all! Amen.

  16. jack christian April 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM #

    i ave seen many moslems like this many timz. they are kind and has good manners mosly saudiz. but som think that saudiz r bad but they r gud only som r not gud.

  17. santy March 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM #

    ??????? is true

  18. Fatima MK March 20, 2012 at 4:30 AM #

    praise be to Allah

  19. Sadiqmashooq March 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM #

    Great, it was a lovely story

    • mg March 17, 2012 at 4:36 AM #

      good but needed candyfloss and dentalfloss weirdo even a duffer would not know that but i do so im mad ! ha ha ha ha

  20. Salman February 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM #

    It was the result of stopping ager, May Allah bless us with best moral values Aameen

  21. Husainagha February 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM #

    Salamalaikum, Your prayer is being answered you should say 1000 times shukran Allah. There are incidents happened being answered here in this world but some of them are being answered in this world and here after. Find out what is Haq and trace out what our beloved and most respected Prophet (s.a.w.w.) has said about haq check it out in Sahi Bukhari/Muslim What is Haq and who is Haq then follow the instructions…Your efforts will be answered here and hereafter………..

  22. Samdani February 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM #

    ALLAH hu akbar…Thats the power of ALLAH and his kindness…May ALLAH seek his blessings to all Muslims..Ameen..Summa Ameen

  23. Shahid Iqbal Ansari February 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM #

    Subhanallah …. Allah is great and kind !!!!!

  24. Rasik Rifai February 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM #

    Subhaanallah..Allah never drop the one who ask help only relying on him..Allahu Akbar..

  25. Mohammed Noorulla February 25, 2012 at 6:31 AM #

    You never can count the mercy of Allah s.w.t !!!
    he is most merciful most gracious ………..

  26. Fahad Shahzad February 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM #


  27. Majameel56 February 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    Heart touching story and made me emotional with tears

  28. Nomyp February 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM #


  29. fathima February 9, 2012 at 5:18 AM #

    not only love but also forgiving,and also biegn proud im also a srilankan.

  30. Yesilersel February 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM #

    Turkish people are very kind and emotional.

  31. attar,KSA February 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM #

    al hamdu lelah , i am not surprze because that how we deal with each other as muslims and enven for non muslim,
    but i would like to thank every one of them, and specialy for Mr fayez, god safe all muslims