100 Words on Love, by Qasim Rashid
The old man was handicapped, blind, and even unable to feed himself.
Fulfilling a promise to a dear friend, Abu Bakr arrived at the old man’s home and quietly asked if he was hungry.
The old man nodded.
Abu Bakr put a morsel of food in the old man’s mouth and much to Abu Bakr’s surprise; the old man began weeping uncontrollably.
“Prophet Muhammad is dead, isn’t he?”
“Yes,” replied Abu Bakr, astonished, “But how did you know?”
“Because, Muhammad knew I’m toothless, and would individually moisten the morsels before placing them in my mouth.”
Such is love for humanity.
More 100 words on love: Romantic, parental, for music, for baseball, and for those who have passed.
Be sure to read Qasim Rashid’s book, The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution & Perseverance