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❝ A few days ago I called an auto-rickshaw and told him about my destination he said, 250 Rs. I told him that was too much. As I was walking away he called me again and said, “Chotay Bhai, Aap pehli sawaari ho maa bemaar hai 230 kerlo”. I was fasting and couldn’t see another Rickshaw so I agreed.
That Driver kept mentioning his mother’s condition and told me how doctors refused to continue his mother’s treatment because he hadn’t any money. I have seen people asking for money by involving their parents sickness.
I knew he was going to ask me to help him for her mother’s treatment, but he didn’t. He only said, “Beta meri Maa ke liye zaroor dua kerna pta nahi kiski dua qabool hojaye aur meri maa bach jaye 2 mahinay pehlay meray walid ka intiqaal hogaya hai ab maa bhi chali gae to main aur meri behan akelay reh jayengay” (son, please pray for my mother. Who knows whose prayers would be accepted and my mother would be cured. 2 months ago my father passed away. If my mother also passes away then my sister and I will be left alone). He kept asking me to make dua for her mother. He was desperate. Later on he got a call and his sister told him that their mother passed away.
“Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilahi Rajioon”
“Main bas sawari utaar k aya”
He told me his mother just passed away and he had to go to hospital but first he will drop me on my location.
I was stunned, I couldn’t speak. I made my mind that I would pray for his mother in Maghrib I even prayed for his mother in rickshaw. He was calm, tears rolled down his eyes as he said “Jo Allah ko Manzoor, lekin ab hum dono behan bhai kya keraingay”I gathered my senses and told him to drop me here I will take another rickshaw but he refused and dropped me on agreed location.
When I gave him 230 he gave 30 back to me and said Maa k liye Zidd ker raha tha ab wo nae rahi to aap ko naraaz nae kerna 200 hi dedo ❞