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I watched myself, burning—-

Posted on: December 5, 2014


The event I’m going to share now is true-life occurrence.

Mani was an eleven years old boy. He lived adjacent to our home in North Nazimabad Karachi with his parents and siblings. The family was highly educated and civilized. Both husband wife were scholars and taught in reputed educational institutes. Children were also well mannered. I’m writing all this to ensure readers that there is no doubt in anything I will write now.

It was some part at Mr. Riaz’s home (Mani’s father) they fixed a tent in the lane for the guests. Guests were sitting enjoying music. Ladies and girls flattered and pampered walked here and there boasting and receiving comments like usual practice about their fashion, styles dress etc.

A small fire was built on one side away from the guests to warm water for washing dishes. Water was boiling in a container. Mr. Riaz was busy giving instructions. Mani was standing there with his father.

Everything was in order. All of a sudden the water container toppled. Mani got badly burnt with water and flames. Nobody knows how did it all happen? Mr. Riaz tried to lend a hand to Mani he also got his hands burn to some extent in saving Mani. Both were taken to hospital immediately.

Every one, every neighbor went to hospital almost every day to see Mani in Burns ward except I. I have a very bad habit. I can’t see anyone in pain so I run away. It took many days to heal the wounds. When just about an inch of wound was left to be cleaned and bandaged Mani cried. The nurse asked him: “Mani why do you cry now? It’s been almost a month. You never even sighed when cleaned or changed bandage. Why now? It’s very strange” Mani replied; “It never hurt me before so I didn’t cry. Since it hurts now so I do”

The nurse went to the doctor and told him everything. The doctor also was surprised at Mani’s comments. He called Mr. Riaz to discuss. Doctor thought something wrong with Mani’s brain. So Mani’s father, doctors and nurses all asked Mani. Then Mani said, “When the water container fell over, I sat on the wall (his house wall) and I watched myself burning. I didn’t feel any pain. So I didn’t feel pain while doctors changed my dressing etc. But today I felt pain so I cried.” This hearsay spread like fire in the jungle. Every neighbor was eyewitness that Mani never complained of his soreness.

When Mani was discharged from hospital and came home, I called him. He’s a very modest and good boy. I asked him again. He repeated the same; “Aunt Tanveer, believe me I was sitting on that wall (he pointed to that wall) I saw my father helping me. I saw he burnt his hands too trying to put off fire flames from my shirt. Nothing happened to me” Then he showed me a small wound on his hand which gave him pain. I was more surprised to see body had no burning marks except for that small one.

Time passed. We got busy in our life. They moved to some other place. We had no contact after that.

Its true. Allah can do anything


21 Responses to "I watched myself, burning—-"

Yes. He can and does.

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thank you your words are much appreciated

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Indeed, Allah can do everything. And so can we, as His vehicles!

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People who are extremely empathetic sometimes absorb too much of others pain. Running away is not hard heartedness, it is survival. ❤ ❤ ❤


you are so kind. thank you for understanding me, thank you honestly

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Hugs for you … gentle hugs XOXOXO


A profound post. The power that be. Thank you.

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Thanks a million for such kind comments. i’m himbled


You are so welcome. Blessings.


Wow, what an amazing story! Praise be to God.

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true, all praise is to God

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Thanks for this sharing, Tanveer! As You say, What is Impossible for God? Nothing. And, Bless Your Kind heart that cannot See pain. Hearty Regards.

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i’m grateful to you Sawami ji for you very kind comments

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You write Well, and on Good topics, my Dear Tanveer!

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you do the same 🙂 thanks for being there

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It is All HIS Grace. Thanks for Your support! 🙂

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Wow… What a story!

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yeah very amazing but true


Amazing !! I hope the boy is in good health now.


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