An Orphan’s Eid

It was the day of celebration and a day of rejoicing. There was an air of festivity in the streets of Madinah. All the people, both young and old were dressed in their best clothes, especially for this special day of Eid.

As it was time for early morning Eid prayers everyone made their way to an open piece of land on the outskirts of the city. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) arrived and led the prayers. After they had finished they all greeted each other and everyone was walking back home.

The children running and playing in excitement, smiling and laughing, without a care in the world. As the Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) walked back home, he suddenly became aware of a little boy (Zuhair Bin Saghir radi allahu anhu) sitting by himself on the side of the path.

The little boy was crying and looked very sad. The Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) bent down and patted him on the shoulders and asked

‘why are you crying?’

‘Please leave me alone’ sobbed the little boy.

The boy didn’t even see who was talking to him.

The Prophet (sallallaho aliehe wasallam) ran his fingers through the boy’s hair and very gently and kindly asked him again why he was crying.

This time the boy said, Read the rest of this entry »

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