11.2.08

A Brother Like That!

I found this amazingly beautiful story while surfing the Web. And I'm dedicating this to my two brothers - Mior Azli and Mior Azmi. And yes, I wish to be a brother just like that!

Shuaib received an automobile from his brother as an Eid present. On Eid day when Shuaib came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.
"Is this your car, Uncle?" he asked. Shuaib nodded. "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 nothing? 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 neighbors 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 disabled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
"There 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 for yourself all the pretty things in the Shop windows 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 holiday ride.
That Eid, Shuaib learned what the RasulAllah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) meant when he had said: "love for your brother what you love for yourself".

11 comments:

idham said...

MasyAAllah....SubhaNallah....!!!
i swallowed hard reading this...
and to think we have so so many brothers in Islam.


idham

elviza said...

I am calling my sister to tell her I love her: right now.

Mior Azhar said...

Pak Payne,
I too was affected deeply when reading this the first time around. And I'm blessed really as my two brothers are certainly like the boy in the story. Now, I need to become just like them too.

Mior Azhar said...

Sis,
You know what, my brothers are just like the boy. And I'm so lucky. If only I could be as good as them. I wanted to call them too but I didn't of course. You don't do that with your brothers - kang depa ingat dah buang tebiat ler pulak...

elviza said...

Brother,

I know! you just dont do that with brothers kan?

My sister goes: Kak Long, are abusing substance?

Tak guna betul...

Kata Tak Nak said...

This has got to be the most beautiful and most moving story I have ever heard. I am in tears while typing this. Than you.

Mior Azhar said...

Cikgu,
My eyes were filled with tears too when reading this for the first time.

tokasid said...

Salam Pak Mior:

Subhanallah. A very beautiful dtory that tugs my heart and made my eyes watery. If only I can be just 5% of that brother's quality.....

zaitgha said...

just read this on this blessed Friday morning....so touching and so endearing .....thanks for sharing

regards to all at home and have a good weekend Bapak....

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Doc,
Yes, if only we can be better? At least kita ada rasa nak be better... but some people sudah rasa baguih sesangat mcm yang sedang berkempen guna dacing...

Mior Azhar said...

Zai,
No problem... it is such a beautiful story and it's for all to enjoy. You take care too.