Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Brother Like That.


I found a very interesting story and i would like to share this story with you guys. Enjoy and learn something from it :)

Shuaib received an automobile from his brother as an Eid present. On Eid Day when Shuaib came out of his house, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. 

" Is this your car uncle?" he asked. 

" My brother gave it to me for Eid."

The boy was astounded. 

" You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you anything? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated. 

Of course Shuaib knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that.

But what the lad said jarred Shuaib all the way down to his heels.

" I wish," the boy went on, " that I could be a brother like that."

Shuaib looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added,

" Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?" 

" Oh yes, i'd love that."

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said:

" Uncle, would you mind driving in front of my house?" 

 Shuaib smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbours that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Shuaib was wrong again.

" Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.

He ran up the steps. Then, in a little while Shuaib heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

" There it is, little brother, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Eid and it didn't cost him a penny. And some day, i'm gonna give you one just like it.. then you can see yourself all the pretty things in the shop window that i've been trying to tell you about."

Shuaib got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride. That day, Shuaib learned what Rasulullah saw meant when he said:

"Love for your brother what you love for yourself."

p/s: honestly, saya sangat kagum dengan budak ni. Lets love our brothers and sisters as much as we love ourselves :)

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