DADDY – CAN I HAVe $10?

Sto­ries for Mus­lim Kids

The Miracle - - Youth - By Ahmed

Aman came home from work late, tired and ir­ri­tated, to find his 5 year old son wait­ing for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a ques­tion?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?” “That’s none of your busi­ness! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said an­grily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the lit­tle boy. “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.” “Oh, ” the lit­tle boy replied, head bowed. Look­ing up, he said, “Daddy, may I bor­row $10.00 please?” The fa­ther was fu­ri­ous. “If the only rea­son you want to know how much money I make is just so you can bor­row some to buy a silly toy or some other non­sense, then you march your­self straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you’re be­ing so self­ish. I work long, hard hours ev­ery­day and don’t have time for such child­ish games.” The lit­tle boy qui­etly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even mad­der about the lit­tle boy’s ques­tion­ing. How dare he ask such ques­tions only to get some money. After an hour or so , the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a lit­tle hard on his son. May be there was some­thing he re­ally needed to buy with that $10.00 and he re­ally didn’t ask for money very of­ten. The man went to the door of the lit­tle boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep son?” he asked. “No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy. “I’ve been think­ing, maybe I was too hard on you ear­lier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took my ag­gra­va­tion out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.” The lit­tle boy sat straight up, beam­ing. “Oh, thank you daddy!” he yelled. Then, reach­ing un­der his pil­low, he pulled out some more crum­pled up bills. The man, see- ing that the boy al­ready had money, started to get an­gry again. The lit­tle boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man. “Why did you want more money if you al­ready had some?” the fa­ther grum­bled. “Be­cause I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the lit­tle boy replied. “Daddy, I have $20.00 now… Can I buy an hour of your time?” Source: http://haqis­lam.org/

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