True Story From Makkah – Saudi Arabia

I was walking out of the Haram (the Ka’bah in Makkah) when I saw a man begging from everyone that passed by him.

Just then a man who had parked his tinted Mercedes excessively close to the Haram in a designated VIP parking walked passed the beggar on his way to his car. As he pulled the keys out and the alarm did the ‘whup whup’, the beggar raised his finger to the sky and said, “Please, for the sake of God!”

Trying to end the moment and avoid a dip into the pocket, the Mercedes man said back, “God will provide!”

The beggar replied: “What! Did you at any moment think that I thought YOU were my provider! I’m not asking for your provision, I KNOW God will provide for me.”

The two stood there staring at one another for a moment….…and then the Mercedes tinted windows came up and the man drove away.

A needy African sister who was sitting nearby on the street selling textiles was moved by the incident. She did not have much, but from what she did have, she pulled out 1 riyal and placed it in the hands of that beggar.

He smiled and went on his way. Meanwhile the Mercedes man could not drive on with the choke of guilt.

He turned the car around and made his way through the crowd to the place where the incident had happened.

Shaykh Misfir says…I saw with my own eyes as he pulled out a 10 riyal bill from his briefcase to give to the beggar. But he looked left and right and could not find him. What was he to do? He had already pulled out the bill to give for the sake of God and was not going to put it back. So he found the nearest person he thought was worthy of the bill, placed it in her lap and went on his way.

The 10 riyals sat in the lap of the sister that had given the beggar!

23 Responses to True Story From Makkah – Saudi Arabia

  1. Gulraiz Khan October 8, 2014 at 11:34 AM #

    I have living in Saudi Arabia from last 3 years and I moved from Denmark. My perception about Denmark , if i was in trouble sometimes, I need help to come out of problem and i requested someone but i couldn’t get help. Even i need a sugar spoon from neighbor or piece of bread I could never get it.
    In a muslim country saudia although every one is not rich there are some poor ppl but they get proper help. If i am on the way and get stuck somewhere i found several ppl come for help. Charity and a single riyal gives you lot of Hassanat…

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM #

      That’s a very beautiful thing thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

  2. Ahmed Ali October 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM #

    This happens everyday but the thing is: Someone had written it as a story to all people to read.

  3. There is no god .. period October 3, 2014 at 6:06 AM #

    1. Not a ‘funny joke’…this is stupid.
    2. I had invisible friends when I was a child…then I grew up…why don’t you?
    3. Mohommed’s third wife was a 6 yr old girl named Aisha (when he was 53 years old)….that’s not a role model, that is a perverted, sexist pedophile. If you try to live your life like Mohammed, you will go to prison….and rightly so!!!

    • Tehseen October 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM #

      1- you r right! its not funny… is reality…. it shows the nature’s cycle which moves like this, you spend in a righteous deed, help any human etc and your expense would be returned backed after an ad-on… don’t believe me… Bill gates says that by helping & spending on needy ones, I get more money back as those people stand on their feet n spend on my product…. its also a basic of economical science.
      2- You had invisible friends in your childhood… now you don’t have them… seems u r cured now.
      3- Brother! Were u there 1400 yrs back recording the exact age and all details….
      Do u know that at age of 25 years when Muhammad was young he married a 40 years old widow women and loved her very much throughout his life.
      Do you know that if he did not married any other woman in the life of his first wife, and thereafter all women to whom he married where either widow or divorsed.
      You are also mistaken about the age of Aisha. At the time of marriage she was above 18… please don’t comment on what u hvnt researched. Note the following details for your information.
      “According to almost all the historians Asma (ra), the elder sister of Ayesha (ra) was ten years older than Ayesha (ra). If Asma was 100 years old in 73 Hijri, she should have been 27 or 28 years old at the time of hijra { Asma’s age MINUS 73 hijrah EQUALS the age of Asma at the time of Hijrah ( 100– 73 or 74 = 27 or 28 A.H)}.
      If Asma (ra) was 27 or 28 years old at the time of Hijrah, Ayesha (ra), being younger by 10 years, should have been 17 or 18 years old {Asma’s age at the time of Hijarah MINUS the age difference between Asma and Ayesha EQUALS the age of Ayesha at the time of Hijarh (27 or 28 –10 = 17 or 18 yrs)}. Thus, Ayesha (ra), being 17 or 18 years of at the time of Hijra, she started to cohabit with Prophet between 19 to 20 years old (The Age of Ayesha at the time of Hijra + the year of Ayesha cohabiting with Prophet (19-20 + 1-2 Hijra) = The Age of Ayesha when she cohabit with Prophet (19 or 20 years).”
      4- If you need to investigate on the matter whether or not God exists, please allow me to present some details. I had been surfing all such queries and had same queries in my mind but I finally got the points which made me realize all the relevant facts. Please note, you are watching Islam with the eyes of anti islamic media so u would not see the true picture (as u thought Aisha was 6 years old however she married at age of 19-20) so u need to be unbiased and research the matter. You can also refer your questions from IRF as well (Islamic Research Foundation).

    • Aisha October 3, 2014 at 4:33 PM #

      I have just one thing to say to your hate filled comment:

      “The one who insults Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like the one who looks directly up at the sun and spits at it – his spit falls back on his face.”

    • fuking idiots October 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

      Shut up mother fucker

    • Abdillah October 8, 2014 at 3:18 AM #

      Find out for what happened to those who insulted Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM #

      Mind your language !

    • Shahid Rana October 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM #

      There isnalot to say on it as a reply. Go n watch deep down in ur societies, pervertness lies every where. From small kids to old people. Rape seens are daily stories. From alcohol to illegal sex and money from interest to drugs means every thing. But all you perverts have to brag about is this. You guys have ni credibility, since you do not even respect Jesus. So when u bark it makes no difference…….

  4. Samra April 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

    “Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return.” (Surah al-Baqara: 245)

  5. Mohamed Ahmed September 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    The good deeds equals ten as prophet MOHAMED peace be up on him told, so one riyal returned back as ten riyals (Subhan ALLAH).

  6. Nahreen September 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM #

    Owo so nice story. I met a beggar a few days ago, he was not blind nor was he lame or disable, he was asking for money. I overlooked him, my mother wanted to give him but I refused. I guess he noticed this and told me you r going to burn in fire. I became so guilty and upset hearing this, but I couldn’t give anything to him as I was inside the car. I asked for forgiveness to Allah. I gave some money to another beggar remembering him. I am still so upset. What do you think Sara? I often give money to beggars but that day I felt like he didn’t need it because I thought he might use it in buying drugs and so on because he didn’t look unfit. Islam also doesn’t encourage taking begging as a profession. I am very upset and scared about his curse. Please suggest me something Sara.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ September 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM #

      Nahreen, I have sent you an email regarding this. Please check it out. Thank you.

  7. Mosa September 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM #

    ALLAH AKBAR ; what ever you spent for the sake of ALLAH , Compensation will be one by ten. Best regards

  8. Zafar Iqbal September 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

    That is the essential spirit of Islam!!!!!!!!!!

    The English phrase, “Finders Keepers” emanates from this!!!!
    Of course you have to make all attempts to try and locate the original owners.

    Incidentally, the Muslim Taxi-drivers of Bombay/Mumbai are very famous about their honesty; and I am more happy to say that their non-Muslim brothers are also learning to follow this good practice – another of the wonderful tenets of Islam.

  9. Zafar Iqbal September 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

    I cannot imagine such a crass and selfish, care-less person so close to the Haram Shareef. The “Great Magic” of that place will ensure that such inhuman behaviour does not happen.

    Anyway, Allah Provides For ALL. Amen.

  10. Abdul Ganiyyu September 5, 2013 at 3:31 AM #

    A good reminder of Allah’s Tenfold reward

  11. Heba Mir September 4, 2013 at 11:37 PM #

    Allah the Most Merciful!

  12. Mhd Abdulaziz September 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

    A palastinian man told me this story,
    He said, one day just before Magreb prayer, I was walking through the main buses connection point in Amman, Jordan, there were too much crowds and trafic, I felt the need to by a pack of cigarettes which worthed at that time half of a dinar, in the same time I saw an old lady ( a refugee from Iraq ) sitting aside on the curb selling cigarettes, I stop by her aiming to by cigarettes when I noticed she was crying, I asked her several times why she was crying? but she didn’t reply,
    I felt too much urge in my mind to know why she was crying, so I sat near her on that curb and tried to start a silly conversation with her to give her some relief and comfort and to encourage her to talk, finaly she said ” One man came and bought one pack of cegarrete and gave me 0.5 Dinar, I was confused, I thought he paid me 5 Dinars, so I gave him along with the pack 4.5 Dinars and he took the money and the cigarretes and disapeared, That is why I’m crying” I told her not to be worried, I asked her to give me one pack and I handed her all the cash I had in my pocket which was exactly 5 Dinars, I told her to keep the change, she smiled and thanked me and whispered with some prays to almighty God. I left her and within minutes and while walking in the same street I felt my foot hit some thing in the ground, I looked down and saw a small plastic bag, I picked it up and opened it and found 1200 Dinars inside, Oh my God that is a furtune, but what to do with it ? I decided to go to the mosque for magreb prayer and come back to the same place, hoping some body would come and look for that money, I stayed that night until that street was empty of people but no body showed up. I did the same for the following three days, nobody showed up, so I consulted some shake who told me that I should give that money to charity, I told him that I was in a very bad need myself, so he said, ” Okay you might take half and give the rest to needy people ” and that what I did. since then I realized that to get under God’s mercy, I must be always merciful to and with people.

    • Intervention September 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM #

      Stop smoking pal!

  13. Mateen Salim Ukaiye September 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

    Subhan Allah!!