Asalaam Alaikum/Hi All
A sister shared this story on her facebook and I just loved it so much I wanted to share it here. It is the first time I have heard this particular story, I am not sure where it originated from.
Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”
“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied “Mother Hafsah has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness.” He said “Then I thank you from my heart.”
Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, Rauwdah, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Finally a Doctor was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town, Ashkabad, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.
After a long struggle, the battle was won. And the doctor requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She fear to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words…
“Paid in full with one glass of milk.” (Signed) Dr. Amir. Tears of joy flooded her eyes.