How much does a miracle cost?

Saima was only eight years old when she heard Mommy and Daddy talking about her little brother, Salman. He was very sick and they had done everything they could afford to save his life. Only a very expensive surgery could help him now . . . and that was out of the financial question. She heard Daddy waking up Saima’s Mom reminding her the ultimate Truth

“And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer)!” (Quran 40:60)

“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Quran: 3:159)

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah (Alone) let believers put their trust. 
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #160)

Sura Ar-Ra’d (الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ)
[Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.[Quran 13:28]

Yet with a whispered desperation mommy exclaimed… “Only a miracle can save him now may ALLAH do it for us.”

Saima went to her bedroom and pulled her penny bank from its hiding place in the closet. She shook all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes. Tying the coins up in a cold-weather-kerchief, she slipped out of the apartment and made her way to the corner drug store. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her attention . . but he was too busy talking to another man to be bothered by an eight-year-old. Saima twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. She cleared her throat. No good. Finally she took a quarter from its hiding place and banged it on the glass counter. That did it! “And what do you want?” the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. “I’m talking to my brother.”

“Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,” Saima answered back in the same annoyed tone. “He’s sick . . . and I want to buy a miracle.”

“I beg your pardon,” said the pharmacist.

“My Daddy says only a miracle can save him now . . . so how much does a miracle cost?”

“We don’t sell miracles here, little girl. I can’t help you.”

“Listen, I have the money to pay for it. Just tell me how much it costs.”

The well-dressed man stooped down and asked, “What kind of a miracle does you brother need?”

“I don’t know,” Saima answered. A tear started down her cheek. “I just know he’s really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my folks can’t pay for it . . . so I have my money.

“How much do you have?” asked the well-dressed man.

“A dollar and eleven cents,” Saima answered proudly. “And it’s all the money I have in the world.”

“Well, what a coincidence,” smiled the well-dressed man. A dollar and eleven cents . . . the exact price of a miracle to save a little brother. He took her money in one hand and with

the other hand he grasped her mitten and said “Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents.”

That well-dressed man was Dr. Imran, renowned surgeon. . specializing in solving Salmn’s malady. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn’t long until Salman was home again and doing well.

The doctor firmly believed in the verses of Quran that say —

❀ Who is he that will lend ALLAH a good loan so HE may multiply it for him many times over? 

And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned. (Quran 2:245)

✿ The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows SEVEN spikes; in each spike is a HUNDRED grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And ALLAH is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Quran 2:261)

❀ Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.(Quran 2:262)

Mommy and Daddy were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place. “That surgery,” Mommy whispered. “It’s like a miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?

Saima smiled to herself. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost… one dollar and eleven cents… plus the faith of a little child!!

Source: Inspirational stories


4 thoughts on “How much does a miracle cost?

  1. MuQeet says:

    In line 4, is it baking up or waking up?

  2. Such an inspiring story.Can i use the picture please?

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