Wow, what a sweet story!
Well, seasonal sentiment was the objective, so good to hear!
MashaALlah, that is truly a beautiful story. Like what a brother told a sister," I saw your beauty with my qalb."
Interesting quote Sr Barr and certainly a reminder that we all have both external *and* inward sight!
Holiday times are nice because ppl have the days off and can get together for a longer time than just a day on Eid. Not quite the same spiritual/islamic aspect but nice for families to be together.
What a shame that a season which was once used as a period of reflection and an opportunity to do good, has actually turned into a period of excessive and rampant consumerism.
As for the lovely story... still pondering over what the moral is?
One of the great things about stories, or literature as a whole, is that everyone brings their own experiences to the piece such that any 'moral' which is derived may actually be in the particulars rather than in the general.
The standard ending is 'They got married and lived happily ever after...'
real life doesnt always have a happily ever after, but thats why we have stories!! so we can enjoy "happily ever after" in some form!
In my version, the next day he felt much better and later on that week on Jumah they were married and everyone in the land rejoiced. And they lived happily ever after
Perhaps they did live happily ever after
Who knows, there may even be the possibility of a sequel or a whole "QYM" franchise?