What would you do if someone broke your child’s head?!!
I, most probably, would break both the child and his father’s head!! The eye for an eye policy is great if it supports me!! Right?
Recently, I read breathtaking news on BBC Persian. Maybe, you have seen it as well.
A 12-year-old boy called Ahmad who, seemingly was carrying a toy gun, was shot dead in Palestine. The Israeli police thought he was a terrorist.
We would never rest in peace if it were our child. Ahmad’s father, however, had a different idea. According to the news, when the father got into the hospital, the doctors told him that the bullet had pierced his child’s brain; so, he would certainly die.
“What about other parts of his body? Are they working well?” Ahmad’s father asked the doctors. “Yes, they do not have any problems,” came the reply.
“Take the working parts off his body and plant them into the body of as many Israeli people as possible.” The father commanded.
And so did the doctors. In hours, the heart, the kidneys, and other parts of Ahmad’s body were transplanted to six different Israeli people of different ages, mostly children.
Ahmad died but his death saved the life of six people from the so called enemy tribe. What he did was far deeper than the Good Samaritan’s. What he did was million times more powerful than thousands of bombs and stones thrown everyday. Ahmad’s father conquered the heart of the world with love.
This was Ahmad’s father’s message: “the reason I did that was to send the message of love and peace to all who love peace. Everybody plants olive tree to convey peace and I have planted parts of my child’s body into the body of Israeli kids to keep the symbol of peace alive in them.”
This is not a made up story. This has happened and I am sure most of you have seen or heard about it. Long live love, long live peace.
I request all of you to wash your eyes and look at things around you afresh. Please pray for love, peace, Ahmad, and his family who are having a deadly difficult time at this very moment. Where are you God to see all these?
To read the original news in Persian, please go to this address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/news/story/2005/11/051109_si-ismail-khatib.shtml
All right, please click on the link below to see today’s lesson. As promised, today, we have the last part of Persian primary school book sample. I deeply hope you will like it.
As the other note, I have recently started writing in Persian after years! To express myself in words, I have made a Weblog. Unfortunately for the non-Persians, the main part of this Blog is in Persian. This was all I could do at this time. I hope those who can read and understand Persian will like it. Here is the address: http://iseed.blogspot.com/Please let me receive your comments.
Ok, that’s it for today.
See you next week.