In Ghana, a reporter for a Turkish newspaper was taking some video footage with a drone when it mistakenly landed in front of a poor man’s house.
The man was delighted. He picked the drone* up and as he was returning it to the journalist, he asked,”Do you have one large enough to take me for Hajj*?”
The reporter laughed. He took a photo of the man and posted the following image and the man’s question onto his Twitter page.
The tweet* went viral* and many people got to know about the man’s wish. All the readers saw was the sincere man’s photo and the story. The story touched many hearts indeed. In one short question, the man was able to express a thought and desire that must have been growing inside of him for many decades.
Lo and behold, Allah* soon answered the needy man’s du’aa*! Allah enabled Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, some charities and sponsors to come forward. They donated money to the man whose name we now know. He is called Al-Hassan Abdullah. And, guess what? Al-Hassan Abdullah will perform the Hajj this year. Alhamdulillah*!
Just imagine the dream that Al-Hassan Abdullah had. Can you picture how often and how sincerely he would have requested Allah to make this journey possible. He must have made many, many du’aa to Allah, asking Allah to make him go to Hajj. It must have seemed impossible for Al-Hassan Abdullah, but he did not give up making du’aa. He had no money, no passport, no means to get out of his village. And yet, out of nowhere, a small aerial* messenger came and landed in front of his house, a harbinger* of bigger news.
This story reminds us of a quote from the Quran,
“…And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out.
And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him...”
(Quran; 65:2 and 65:3)
Whoever puts his trust in Allah, Allah will provide for him from where he never suspected. Du’aa is the weapon of the believer. The believer uses it to fight each and every battle, even those that seemed unwinnable. For when Allah wishes victory for you, no one can possibly defeat you. Allah will create armies for you. Allah will bring the world’s people and money to your doorstep to answer your call.
Note: This story and moral section have been paraphrased and edited for clarity and ease of understanding.
It was originally posted by Sheikh Dr Yasir Qadhi from the USA.
Allah = The one Almighty God
drone = an aerial (usually small) vehicle, which is not ridden by man, which can record photos and videos. It can be operated by remote control or programmed.
Hajj = a special pilgrimage to Mecca done by Muslims, at least once during their lifetime, if they can afford it. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It must be done at a specific time. The other pilgrimage is called Umrah and it is of a smaller scale.
SubhanAllah = Glory be to God; How perfect God is
Tweet = a message, image, etc. posted on Twitter
Viral = an image, video, piece of information, etc. that is circulated rapidly and widely on the Internet.
du’aa = supplication; invocation; prayer outside of Salaah
Alhamdulillah = All praise and thanks be to God
aerial = operating in the air
harbinger = a person or thing that announces or signals the approach (or coming) of another
August 23, 2017.
A reporter for a Turkish newspaper was taking some video footage with a drone, and it mistakenly landed in front of this man’s house. As he picked it up to return it, he expressed a thought and desire that must have been languishing inside of him for many decades. “Do you have one large enough to take me for Hajj?” he wistfully asked?
The reporter laughed, and tweeted out that image with his question on it. And lo and behold, this man’s Dua was answered, and sponsors came forward to help this man perform the Hajj this year.
Just imagine the yearning and desire that this man had. Visualize how often and how sincerely he would have requested Allah to make this journey possible. Grasp the sheer impossibility that most would have assumed: no money, no passport, no means to get out of his village. And yet, out of nowhere, a small aerial messenger came and landed in front of his house, a harbinger of greater news.
Dua is the weapon of the believer. He uses it to fight each and every battle, even those that are deemed unwinnable. For when Allah wishes victory for you, no one can possibly defeat you, and Allah will create armies for you, and bring the world’s resources to your doorstep to answer you call.
This story was also covered in the following news article: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2017/08/18/turkey-fulfills-wish-of-ghanaian-villager-dreaming-of-hajj