Sometimes a young companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would say to him after prayers”I am hungry, are you also, let me take you to eat something” the Prophet would accompany him and after the food was given to the young man he would say to the Prophet “oh I forgot my money” and smile.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would smile and pay the vendor.
It was all done in fun and good companionship, no malice.
One of my friends was on a business trip once (I can’t recall which country at this time), and there was a little girl, maybe 11 or 12 years old, standing on a street corner trying to play some kind of instrument on the street ( I can’t remember what he said, maybe flute.). And, she had a little box on the ground near her. She wasn’t very good so no one paid attention to her. But, she was very cute and sincere he said. : ) She seemed really desperate and nervous, but no one really gave her any attention… Obviously, she had a reason to be doing this. He asked her why she was doing that as she is so young, and she said her mother was in the hospital so she wanted to take her some money, as they were very poor. So being the kind-hearted man he is, he told her to keep playing and began clapping like crazy every time she finished a song. He continued this, and every song or so he would put some money in her box. And he would clap a lot and cheer for her, and this gained a lot of attention, so after about 15 or 20 minutes there was a couple people watching her and putting some money in her box, then as time passed the numbers of people grew and grew. Mashallah. And, he stood by her for 2 or so hours. And, at the end she collected her money which became a couple hundred dollars value he said, from the few dollars he put himself, and they both went to visit her mother in the hospital. They took flowers and the money. When her mother heard what she was doing, she began crying.. thankful for such a beautiful daughter and also saddened due to their situation… I’ll stop there. But, may Allah make the situation of that little girl and her mother better in this life and the next, Ameen.
My friend deserves this recognition, though he doesn’t know that I am posting this. May Allah give him true happiness.
usually I drink my coffee without a sugar, yet its taste is so sweet. That may sound strangely, but there are no secret . I never drink alone – I either by a coffee to a friend, who has no money for such luxury, or am served by other myself.
What we taste depends only on our attitude – thus my cup of coffee isn’t something to drink, but the sharing of the love not in words, but in practice.
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