Just Bliss

Posts Tagged ‘integrity

pakistan

Divine morn, vibrant spring, firm loyalty

Mark of victory, grace, and sign of dignity

The moon, light, the Sun, flora, the beauty

Solely engulfed; every lane in love of loyalty

At times its just land, at times akin to sky

The great land is precious to me as mother

It’s lighted, wide and spacious like audacity

It has valor, vim and vigor, and vital gaiety   

                                         The rain, the gale raises its glory’s vanity                                                

Time passes with pride and drives each day

 Nature’s divine call echoes in all directions

 This great land is precious to me as mother

This land was founded on the ideology of equality

Where on earth is such land of pious integrity?

Fragrant twilight rests and glorious morn rises

History speaks of its chivalry, gallant nobility

I’ll devote self to defend till I breathe my last

This great land is precious to me akin mother

Composed in Urdu by Razia Subhan

motherland

integrity is virtue

integrity is virtue

It was a cold and windy night. We friends met after a long time and were chatting for hours in a restaurant. We did not notice that time flew away and it was close to ten. We decided to take an auto rickshaw to go back home.

It started raining and we hurried to get into an auto rickshaw and reach our place. None of the auto rickshaws stopped for us, except one.

The driver asked us where we wanted to go and we told the place. Without a single word about fare, he said, ‘please get in!’

It was so cold and heavy shower of rain made it chillier so we at once got in the rickshaw

However we thanked the kind driver for stopping for us when no other rickshaw or taxi did.

The driver asked us where we wanted to go and we told the place. Without talking anything about the fare he started to move.

Since it was very cold, so I asked  Rehman (the driver) to stop and have a cup of tea with us when we got home.

He refused. I insisted him to take a cup as it was very cold.

He refused again.

My friend asked, ‘Do you mind having tea with us?’

Driver Rehman replied,  ‘Thank you sir, but I’m sorry I don’t feel like having tea now.’

My friend asked, ‘Do you have any habit that you won’t eat outside?’

Rehman said, ‘No!’

My friend became angry on him, ‘You think we are not equal to share a cup of tea with you?’

I was really surprised at his behavior and asked my friend not to compel him.

I was inquisitive to know the reason so I stopped him. Then what he said was heartbreaking.

He said in a very low tone. ‘Sir, my son passed away in an accident today. I don’t have enough money for his funeral. How can I drink tea or eat anything? I don’t feel the cold, rain or hunger. My heart is burning of grief.  Will you please excuse me and let me go. I have to make money. If I get two or three more customers I can get enough to meet my expenses of funeral.’

We friends were stunned and so much  moved, so offered him to bear the expenses but he refused politely but firmly.

He said, ’Thank you for your generosity. I don’t want to bury my son with charity money. I believe that Allah will help me. I will earn it before dawn.’

He could have charged us double or triple the amount like other common rickshaw drivers in the middle of the night and in such weather but he was a man of principles.

In spite of his poor financial condition and utter need he stood by his integrity.

He left a strong impact of his virtuous character on us.


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 919 other followers

Archives

Archives

May 2019
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Shine On Award

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Candle Lighter Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Awesome Blog Content Award

Inner Peace Award

Inner Peace Award

Inner Peace Award

Flag Counter

Flag Counter

Bliss

blessings for all

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events