A Daughter’s selfless Sacrifice – True Story From Saudi Arabia

ringWhat has happened in a Saudi town recently could only take place in films and the incident itself could be a good plot for a movie focusing on gallantry and nobility.

A girl in her 20s offered to marry a man who is nearly 40 years older than her just to save her father from a long jail term because of debt.

After failing to pay his debt of SAR3 million (Dh2.95 million), the girl’s father was arrested and faced many years in prison unless he settled his debt.

But the father from the central province of Al Qasseem told his creditor he cannot afford paying back, prompting the creditor to pursue his lawsuit against him..

Fearing for her father, his sole daughter phoned the creditor and told him she is ready to marry him if he drops his case against her father, who is also old.

“She told him her dowry is SRthree million and he agreed. But he told her that he is much older than her and that he already has three wives. Yet she agreed to marry him,” the Arabic language daily ‘Al Watan’ said.

“They then agreed to meet at her house. She called a scholar to perform the marriage rites and waited for the old man, who came later with a lawyer.

“After a chat of nearly one hour, the creditor congratulated the girl for her brave and noble attitude in trying to help her father, but he told her he would not marry her because he wanted her to marry a man near her age.

“He then wrote a cheque for SR300,000 and gave the sum to the girl as a present for her future marriage.

“He dropped his case against her father and asked God to bless this girl, who he described as a phenomenon that may not be repeated.”

Source: http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/girl-offers-to-marry-old-man-to-clear-dad-s-debt-creditor-reacts-2014-03-11-1.541118

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42 Responses to A Daughter’s selfless Sacrifice – True Story From Saudi Arabia

  1. Fouad November 24, 2016 at 2:16 PM #

    Same story and acts been reported and documented in other countries and culture. This has nothing to do with Arab only. Be realistic people.

  2. Schehz November 24, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    its just a story
    no reality deemed in it 🙂

  3. A H Khalifa November 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    i read many articles about the arab people are so kind. Allah SWT must keep their happiness and peace for ever. Really it is hearttuouching story.

  4. Abu Mazen May 1, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

    It is great to happen from great rich man and great girl…. However I am against the father ,who should as a businessman knows how to manage his business well and not to be exposed for the prison and his daughter for this kind of scarfice !!!

  5. absi May 1, 2016 at 2:08 PM #

    waw realy it is surprising story both of them are history this is the real islam we lost it since alot
    allah will help both the girl and loan giver allhu akbar
    if he is stupid and crazy would had been married her . nowadys you will never get such great man
    allah will replace him

  6. Muslimah April 30, 2016 at 5:36 PM #

    I would be more towards the man. He could have married her, but he didn’t. And to give that amount of money to her you must really praise this man for doing this. May Alkah bless this man and his wealth. Ameen

  7. Qazi Iftikhar Ahmad April 30, 2016 at 1:07 PM #

    Its describes daughter’s love for her father and everybody including myself would praise it. But while appreciating the bravery of the girl, one must also appreciate the old man for his bravery for not falling for a marriage proposal from a teenage girl and did what our moral values teach us.

    • Noble December 4, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

      Your wrong he did fell for it but if lawyer didnt made him realise unlike other saudi immoral men he would have mrried her , these saudi people want to come to west onky for girls. I came across one elderlysaudi guy who came as mehram along with his daughter ,,he wanted to marry some girl in UK just to have sex and no kids and he said how can he control during his stay here.

  8. Kamil November 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM #

    Allahu Akbar

  9. Naushad Iqbal November 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM #

    When we read in newspaper Saudi girls prefer to marry old rich man instead of looking their age group, quality etc., but money, this story is something, maybe this girl is also stand for that, anyhow what Azmat has written agreed with him. There is no doubt daughter is blessing of Allah but in our world we are not giving that much respect and their rights which Allah and our Prophet Mohammed (P.B.O.H) given to them.

  10. Ayesha May 20, 2014 at 9:02 PM #

    daughters are blessings of Allah

  11. kvkarunakaran April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM #

    heart touching story

  12. Uku April 26, 2014 at 10:04 PM #

    I don’t see how is this a good story . What kind of father will let her daughter marry someone so he can be free of jail and debt. Whole story is only enforcing the idea stereo types of Muslims .abuse and use.
    And funny side is May be she was ugly.

    • Dr Shamsi April 30, 2016 at 3:08 PM #

      Dear Uku,
      Negative mind thinks negative…
      Please create positive attitude towards life…
      Wishing u all the happiness….

  13. Azmat April 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM #

    Yes, Daughters are blessings of God and they do sacrifice for their parents. But at he same time we should not forget the brutality happened against women in the arabian land. Where these daughters are sometimes killed or divorced on the basis of virginity. The violence against women is quite common in saudi arabia which is not published in media. They are enforced to marry against their wills and abused as a money making in the form of dowry. The society should check and balance the women rights as well not only to demand sacrifice always.

  14. mad April 15, 2014 at 3:59 AM #

    for her good intention, God has award her what she deserves.

  15. Jola Animashaun April 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM #

    Allah Akbar!
    The girl is very brave and full of wisdom.
    So also the rich Arab is a God-fearing man for thinking and acting in that direction.
    May Allah swt continually bless them both.

  16. Saad April 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM #

    This story can also be a lesson for those parents who long only for sons and consider daughters as a liability. Truly, daughters are a blessing of Allah.

  17. mohnooh March 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM #

    There are only very children who can do anything for their paents in return of what they did and here this daughter is so brave and masha allah she did a great work.May Allah make each one of us like this brave daughter.

  18. ravikantravi March 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM #

    heart touching story

  19. nazmat1 March 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM #

    Brave girl

    • Sana - Editor FFJ March 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM #

      Truly ! Not an act that anybody can do ! Shows how much she loves her father Masha Allah

      • Mubarak misbah November 25, 2016 at 2:54 PM #

        That is true I believe your story Allhumduolillah there is kind people in Arab world .

  20. muhammadakbarmy March 25, 2014 at 12:25 AM #

    Very Emotional

  21. M Abdul Majeed Siddiiqui March 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM #

    As it is well known and natural that the daughters are very much attracted by fathers. As this is the true story, it should be known to many people through media, so that it will be appreciated by one and all.
    Thanks for this….

  22. khaled mohamed March 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM #

    It reminds me of an old English story.

  23. sanamd March 22, 2014 at 2:15 PM #

    Awesome Story Masha Allah

  24. B.N.Das March 18, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

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  26. Abdul Razzaq March 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM #

    truly inspirational, both father n daughter are very lucky and the rich arab is really great, may Allah SWT give this honest rich Arab success in here after

  27. Faiz March 14, 2014 at 9:40 PM #

    So Touching and nice to read. May Almighty bless her and her family. Praying for a wonderful husband to her. I will send to everyone in my group like more than 100 guys, let them subscribe ffj and read it.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ March 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM #

      Aameen. Thank you soo much, Faiz. Please do share it with your friends. There is a share button present at the end of the post so you can easily share it with your friends. Thanks once again 🙂

  28. Abdul Awal Miah March 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM #

    Such real life incidents should not have been stories, rather, should have been the order of the day. But, unfortunately, we live in a far worse world than we long for where any beautiful thing has become an object of wonder !

    May Allah enable us to make this world worthy of living where many beautiful things will just go unnoticed.

    May Allah amply reward the kind man and, of course, the great daughter.

  29. shakeel March 14, 2014 at 5:56 PM #

    Thank you FFJ team for bringing such heart touching story to us , from one angle showing the love and carrying of daughter . other side the kindness of a real Muslim, May Allah bless both the daughter and the kind man, Insha allah Allah will reward them.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ March 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM #

      Aameen. You are welcome, Mr. Shakeel 🙂

  30. Muhammad Kolo March 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM #

    Of recent, I resist the temptations to open messages from Sara due to tight schedule. However, once in a while my instinct compelled me to read. I thank God I read this one. Indeed it is true he who makes effort to make peace, God crown his effort with success and bless him more. May God bless the lady and the man whom the lady’s benevolence touched his heart and accepted the reality of his debtor’s inability to meet his debt obligations. May God protect us from overwhelming debts and make us see reason in the midst of our adversity, Amin.

  31. Abdul Waheed March 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM #

    Such a sacrifice is very rare in today’s selfish world. I salute the parents who gave their daughter so much love that she cared more for them than for herself following ALLAH SWT’s command. May ALLAH SWT bless her and her parents.

    • sharif123 March 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM #

      The girl has set an example for others.

      • Sana - Editor FFJ March 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM #

        Truly. May Allah grant us such strength Aamen

    • Sana - Editor FFJ March 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM #

      Aameen Summa Aameen.