The Train Journey In Dubai

trainOne day, Zahir was travelling in the train in Dubai, the man who sat next to him started thrusting the pillow into his bag as the destination was about to approach. Zahir said to the man, “We are supposed to leave them in the Train” The man looked at Zahir and gave a cold smile and continued thrusting the pillow.

Zahir sat there rest of the journey and didn’t do anything more to stop the man from taking the pillows along.

Here are a few reasons why Zahir didn’t do anything further:

  1. Our duty is to remind and warn people if they are wrong
  2. We must put our own safety and honour first. No need to create a scene.
  3. If we get an opportunity to stop something bad however small it might be we must do so.  If the wrong person doesn’t listen to us and fights back just disconnect ourselves and remember that we have our own faults.
  4. In most of the cases people’s pride and ego holds them back from correcting their mistakes. If they are given some space and time they might correct themselves on their own.
  5. Whether people pay attention to our reminder or not, God will reward us for trying to stop that bad thing (Good intentions are rewarded).
  6. Remember, gentleness and mildness always beat severity and enmity
  7. Try your best and leave the rest to God
  8. Always know your limits and never exceed them

As the destination approached, Zahir started collecting his luggage. The man saw that Zahir was busy with his luggage and slowly pulled the pillow out and pushed it under the seat. Zahir saw all that and smiled. The man looked up and suddenly looked away to save himself from shame or embarrassment.

Do you think it is rude when people correct you? And what would you do if you were in Zahir’s place?

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26 Responses to The Train Journey In Dubai

  1. Sundar November 14, 2014 at 5:41 PM #

    First of all, I will have to make sure that he is doing something wrong, like, if he has taken the pillows, and if he is so poor and needy, the pillow will serve him better than the railways!! may be God wanted him to take the pillow with him!! it is only our ego which says, what is right and wrong, so, many times I would only prefer to clarify than to correct people

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM #

      That’s a good point, Mr. Sundar 🙂

  2. mohnooh April 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM #

    Dont make the man embarrassed

  3. Zafar Iqbal February 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM #

    Yes. It is our duty to inform people about the wrong they are doing; and at the same time we cannot take the law into our own hands. Politeness is part of our duties, too. However, if the wrong would have been such as would merit a safety measure or more, we must inform the authorities, at once.

    HOWEVER, as you say, you are a “FUNNYFUNNYJOKES”, I would like to add a few more reasons, why Zahir stopped from the first occasion of warning his fellow passenger:

    1. The below belonged to that passenger!
    2. That person was blind!
    3. That person was the Train Attendant!

    Enjoy! I hope you do!

  4. shabruh February 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM #

    they fail to deliver

  5. shabruh February 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM #

    What makes the difference in helping people recognize what should be done is the way in giving advises.
    I noticed that most people have good intentions when advising others (even if they don’t know them) of good behaviour, but they fail to get a good result because they deliver thier advise in an acceptable way.
    Remember always to SMILE

  6. Mohamed February 8, 2014 at 1:21 PM #

    Train in Dubai !!!!!! . There is no train in Dubai first of all . Second it is better to choose another place where they have such behavior in trains for example.
    Stories need to be checked before publishing.
    Good story but little bit far from the reality .

    And I have heard the things happening in India or other places .i think the authority needs to have more control in people and providing sanction on those who are not committing with terms and conditions on their facilities . What’s happening in India make me for afraid even to visit such anice country. I hope to see countries like India or other having such control and safety everywhere .

    Have anice day

  7. Ali November 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM #

    Anyone who has travelled in India knows that travelling is not a joy anymore. Most of the people that you come across on a train (or a bus) journey, nowadays, are fiends from hell.
    Please do not be surprised if you are drugged, robbed, raped or even killed during a fateful train journey. And please do not place reliance on the police. Most of the time, the cops themselves are hand in glove with the criminals.
    Ergo, whenever it becomes necessary to travel, be armed. You will not believe how cooperative people are when you speak politely and at the same time keep fiddling with your holster as if you didn’t know it was there!
    Words of Wisdom: “Ninety-nine percent of the human beings are scum bags that give the rest a bad name.” – Ali

  8. Said November 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM #

    I believe that when we witnessed some thing bad happened, even bad behaviour of people, we should try to do something to change it as per our power level, at least by our intentions.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM #

      True ! The person pays heed to our advice or not is secondary. Important thing is did we at least try to correct the wrong thing ??

  9. Ravish November 12, 2013 at 5:14 PM #

    I would surely stop anybody from stealing.. As we are general public who pay tax, so we do have share in all the public properties, as a part on investment belongs to us. And i am sure once we raise our voice against anybody’s wrong doing & the other person argues and fights with us…many good souls are always ready to support us..what we need is just to have some extra courage to be on the side of Truth.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 14, 2013 at 7:24 AM #

      Ravish, What you are saying is right, but we must be extra cautious in such situations because we are not supposed to expose people’s sins in front of others. So we can correct people in a gentle and mild way. That way the person will not repeat that mistake again in his life. The important thing is to make the person understand his mistake and this can only be done with love and good words. If we are harsh on people there are more chances that the person develops hatred in his heart and his ego will come in between him and the good deeds. IF our mode of action is harsh instead of correcting the person we might inadvertently become the reason for him sinning again. Think about it !

  10. sspillai November 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM #

    Forgive and forget!

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 12, 2013 at 8:44 AM #

      Don’t you think “try to correct them just once in a gentle way” before forgiving and forgetting ? 🙂

  11. Sahab Shabbir Muzaffarpur November 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM #

    Here in India, almost all the people do the same and the Railway authorities knew it better because of which they have different ticket rates for different class. The lower sleeper class do not have bed n’ baggage facility.
    And even if you ask an Indian in upper class not to take a linen away, you might get a bullet shot in turn.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 12, 2013 at 8:45 AM #

      haha that’s true Sahab unfortunately !

  12. sharif123 November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM #

    Looks like a puzzle

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 12, 2013 at 8:47 AM #

      LOL ! No it’s not a puzzle Sharif Jee. Just a scenario based question 🙂

  13. Mohamed Al Khader November 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM #

    I think Zahir did the right thing and it was fruitful at the end.

  14. MOHAMMED HANEEF November 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

    Well, I would you have thanked him for reminding me that we should not take the property which does not belong to us.

    • Jaber rowdy November 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

      Hey bro dont mind me interfering.. but i think d admin wanted our opinions from being in zahirs place

      • Sana - Editor FFJ November 12, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

        Yes Jaber that was actually the question, but anyway brother Haneef has shared a beautiful thought. That’s exactly what a person is supposed to do when he is advised by somebody.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 12, 2013 at 8:50 AM #

      That’s the best thing one can do. Wish every individual on earth was like that 🙂

  15. skybeen November 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM #

    one should remember and care own limits and others regards…………

  16. JABER ROWDY November 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

    I would have smoothered him with that pillow for not listenign to me!!!!!!!!! No wonder y people call me ” JABER KIRAAK” a poor pronounciation for “crack”