Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Lest we forget . . .

Chachu shared a story at dinner this evening:

There was a very poor woman who had two sons. Her husband had died a while back and now one of her children was very sick. They'd been living with great difficulty, paying for whatever medicine they could afford and still the child didn't seem to be getting any better. Seeing his brother, the boy who was well asked his mother, "Amma, bhai kab maray ga?" (When will my brother die?)

The woman was surprised by the boy's question. "Kyun pooch rahay ho?" (Why are you asking?)

The child, hungry for so long, replied, "Jab Abba maray thay tau khaana aaya tha . . ." (When father died, there was food.)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Sanchez said...

SubhanAllah, that is sad.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anjum said...

wow. as I head to the kitchen to eat my dinner, I feel more sad and grateful with each step down the stairs.

5:27 PM  
Blogger chai said...

heartbreaking

10:43 AM  
Blogger Crazed Teacher said...

doesnt that make you greatful for the things you have... alhamdullilah.

12:11 AM  
Blogger noodles said...

it's the innocent naivete of lil kids that sometimes teaches us more meaningful lessons than the wisest of men.

my nephew (3 yrs old) lost his father recently to cancer. the other day he begged his mom to take him outside saying 'mamma, baba aa gaye!!!' disturbed, she tried to quell his desperate pleas to go see him.. but he was relentless. when she went out to the gate.. she looked over to find that he was pointing to a horde of people.. they were carrying a janazah.

1:35 AM  
Blogger karrvakarela said...

Assalamualaikum,

Noodles: Subhan-ALLAH. What do you say to that. May ALLAH Subhanahu wa Ta'aala bless the child and make this time easy for his grieving family.

5:23 AM  
Blogger yasmine said...

subhanAllah. i have no words.

11:47 PM  
Blogger baj said...

subhan'Allah, that is really sad. :o(

your interview questions are up, sir.

12:51 PM  

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