The greatness of Haji Mohammad Moshin
One night Haji Mohammad was saying his paper in his dark room. It was midnight. The room was quite silent. Moshin was in deep meditation of Allah. At that time a thief broke into his room. He caught hold of the thief.
The thief got nervous and began to tremble with fear. He thought that Moshin would beat him to death. So his hands began to tremble for imprisonment. He fell at the feet of Moshin and begged him for mercy with tears in his eyes. He begged Moshin again and again to sit him free.
Moshin did not beat the thief. “Don’t you know that that stealing is a great sin?”
“Sir, I know it.” the thief. Said weeping “But I can’t but steal. My children have been going on without food for days together. I could not give them any food. I tried my best to get work or earn money in honest way but I got no work. I couldn’t see my children die of starvation before my eyes. Thus, I took the course. Please let me go this time.”
At his entreaty Moshin was moved to pity and said, “I‘ll set you free and I’ll give you money too but on one condition.”
“What‘s the condition?” then asked Mohsin very quickly. “Please tell me it. I’ll do whatever you ask me to do. “
“Better die of starvation than steal,” said Moshin to the thief. “It is an evil way of life. You must give it up. You must promise me that you will never steal in future but live an honest life. Then I’ll set you free and give money to start a shop. If you work honestly, you can earn money to buy food for you and the members of your family.”
The thief was struck with wonder and said, “Oh noble sir, I’ve no words to express my gratitude, may Allah bless you.”
Taking the money the thief went home and started a shop. He became an honest business man. From that day he gives up stealing.