They say that life is unexpected and they say it rightly. Life is indeed unexpected. Today you are happy, next moment you might hear a tragic news. If you are poor today, you might be having hands full of money tomorrow. Sometimes our greatest wish takes years to become a reality, while sometimes our wishes are granted in moments. This is what we call life, the unexpected one!
The below story will let you believe in having high hopes and large dreams. This is a story of a poor man, the story of a man living in the Ghanaian Village. His name is Al Hassan Abdullah. He had this dream of going to Makkah: the holiest city in the world.
For a poor person, it is difficult to even travel to the nearest city due to financial constraints, traveling to another country is like impossible! Yet he had the greatest desire to visit the holy city once in his life.[irp]
Luckily, a Turkish TV channel, TRT World arrived at the Ghanaian village. The staff and the crew members were there to record a shooting. They were having a drone camera with them. The drone fell off near Abdullah and he lifted it up. A crew member approached Abdullah to take back the drone, yet Abdullah surprised him with a question.
Abdullah asked the crew member that if he had a bigger drone; A drone large enough to carry Abdullah to the city of Makkah. Abdullah wanted to perform a Hajj there. Every year millions of Muslims go to Makkah (Saudi Arabia) to perform a Hajj. Hajj is a religious virtual that can be performed once in a year.
Many years had flown away and Abdullah could not go to Makkah to perform a Hajj. But no one knew that the poor guy might be short of money but he had “luck” worth millions! A TRT World employee had uploaded an image of Abdullah along with the incident on Twitter and eventually, Abdullah hit the next biggest headlines.[irp]
The Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, looked into the matter. He was keen to help Abdullah and thereby arranged a Hajj journey for him. So dreams do come true! Who could have thought that poor Abdullah would one day actually go to Makkah? This is why we say life is unexpected.
Abdullah thereby was called in Istanbul. He was hosted there by a Turkish Charity who is keenly working for improvement in the Ghana region. Abdullah told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he is actually very happy to be in Istanbul. He says that everything is a great blessing of Allah.
He is thankful to Allah Almighty to shower his blessings upon him. He is also thankful to all those who had helped him achieve his dreams. He added that the kind intervention of Turkish state will help strengthen friendship and brotherhood among the Muslims. We hope that many others like Abdullah achieve their desire of performing a Hajj.
Source: Daily Sabah