Stories for Muslim Kids Take me
In Ghana, a reporter for a Turkish newspaper was taking some video footage with a drone when it mistakenly landed in front of a poor man’s house. The man was delighted. He picked the drone up and as he was returning it to the journalist, he asked,”Do you have one large enough to take me for Hajj ?” The reporter laughed. He took a photo of the man and posted the following image and the man’s question onto his Twitter page. SubhanAllah*! The tweet* went viral* and many people got to know about the man’s wish. All the readers saw was the sincere man’s photo and the story. The story touched many hearts indeed. In one short question, the man was able to express a thought and desire that must have been growing inside of him for many decades. Lo and behold, Allah* soon answered the needy man’s du’aa*! Allah enabled Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, some charities and sponsors to come forward. They donated money to the man whose name we now know. He is called Al-Hassan Abdullah. And, guess what? Al-Hassan Abdullah will perform the Hajj this year. Alhamdulillah*! Moral: Just imagine the dream that Al-Hassan Ab- dullah had. Can you picture how often and how sincerely he would have requested Allah to make this journey possible. He must have made many, many du’aa to Allah, asking Allah to make him go to Hajj. It must have seemed impossible for Al-Hassan Abdullah, but he did not give up making du’aa. He had no money, no passport, no means to get out of his village. And yet, out of nowhere, a small aerial* messenger came and landed in front of his house, a harbinger* of bigger news. This story reminds us of a quote from the Quran,“…And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him...” (Quran; 65:2 and 65:3) Whoever puts his trust in Allah, Allah will provide for him from where he never suspected. Du’aa is the weapon of the believer. The believer uses it to fight each and every battle, even those that seemed unwinnable. For when Allah wishes victory for you, no one can possibly defeat you. Allah will create armies for you. Allah will bring the world’s people and money to your doorstep to answer your call.