There was once a peaceful village where many people lived. In that village there also lived a man who was crippled.
Although it was very difficult for him to move about, he never troubled anyone to help him and would do everything by himself.
A blind man also lived in the same village. Things were even more difficult for him because he could not see at all.
One day, a careless person threw a burning stick in the grass. The grass quickly caught on fire and soon the entire village was burning.
While everyone thought only about themselves and ran as fast as they could. The crippled man was very worried. How would he run away from the fire?
He therefore turned to Allaah and made du'aa. Allaah then made him find his way to the blind man who was bumping into things as he tried to run away.
The crippled man said to him, "I cannot run and you cannot see. Why do you not carry me on your back so that you may run with me and I may see for you. If we remain by ourselves, we will both be killed."
The blind man agreed and the crippled man got on his back. With the directions that the crippled man gave him, the blind man quickly ran out of the burning village and out of danger. By the grace of Allaah, both of them were saved without anyone needing the help of anyone else.
We learn when a person has a problem, it is a very great thing for him to make up his mind not to ask from anyone but Allaah.
In this story, the men used the intelligence Allaah gave them and used the favours Allaah gave them to help each other.
In this way, they were saved from a terrible death. We must also join hands with others in efforts of Deen and assist each other when in difficulty.