There is a type of people, I thought they were long gone.
Relegated to books of history.
To my surprise, they are very much alive and still dwell among us.
Abdul Baqi Samander saw the troubles faced by the street kids of Kabul.
He made a resolve to change that.
His resolve was not to be shaken by the threats of the Taliban to murder him nor by the bombs exploded nearby his school that took the life of many a kid.
Are you a priest because of an adorned cloak?
or a rabbi because of an adorned skull cap?
or a mullah because of an adorned bushy beard?
How do we know that you are not a wolf in old sheep’s clothes?
Luckily, there is a test that differentiates between a true believer and a fake one.
In the scripture, they have it written:
“By their fruits ye shall know them”
There is no doubt in my mind that this came from the light of Prophethood.
The Quran offers a lot of deep insight into this issue:
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense?
For that is the one who drives away the orphan.
And does not encourage the feeding of the poor.
So woe to those who pray,
[But] who are heedless of their prayer.
Those who make show [of their deeds]
And withhold [simple] assistance.”