The Gone Son

A poor couple once lived in a small village in London. They have only one son so him the best education. The Son graduated as an Engineer in the nearby city. After sometime he got married to a rich girl. Initially, they lived with his parents in the village. But after some time the wife got tired of village life and persuaded the husband to move to the city leaving the old parents in the village.

As time passed by the husband seen an advert in the newspaper about a vacancy in Barnet. He was successful and lived in Barnet for years with his wife. He send money to parents regularly.

Eventually with time he stopped and forgot about his parents ever existed.Every year he made Hajj (a pilgrimage) and immediately after that he used to see someone telling him in a dream that his Hajj is not accepted.

One day he related story to a pious Aalim who advised him to go back to London to visit his parents. The man flew to London and reached the boundary of the village. Everything had changed. He could not find his house. He asked a small boy about the whereabouts of so and so. The little boy directed the man to a house and said:

“In this house lives an old blind lady who lost her husband a few months ago. She has a son who migrated to Saudi Arabia years back and never came back again. What an unfortunate man?”

Son enters the home and finds his mother on the bed. He tip-toed as not to wake her up. He hears the mother whispering or mumbling something. He gets closer to hear her voice.

This is what the mother was saying:
“God! I am now very old and blind. My husband just died. There is NO HUSBAND to lower me in my grave when I die. So please send my son to fulfill my last wish.“

The prayers of a mother’s heart were fulfilled and he could not believe it. It was the last wish of his mother and God fulfilled it because her motherhood deserved that. He told her that he too missed her mother at times of stress. The boy was so touched that he remind back at the house and her mother lived 15 years more and one day died in peace.

Sympathy Lesson

Sometimes people give up living just because they think there is no one else to live up to. We must show our affection to people who are close and may be not so close. A touch of love can sometimes heal a wound.