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Published On:12 March 2012
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

SAUDI ARABIA: Honest taxi driver returns lost purse

By Mohammad Aqil


Jeddah: A taxi driver from Kerala, India, has returned a purse that was left behind in his limousine after driving a couple back from the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The purse contained money, important identity cards, other documents and a small telephone directory.


Ismail, the honest driver, found the lost purse in the backseat of his limousine after dropping off Mohammed Aqil and his wife at the parking lot of the hotel they were staying in.


Not knowing their number, he called up each and every number listed in the directory to find the rightful owners.


The purse belonged to Aqil’s wife whose friends knew by her nickname and so when Ismail called the numbers to ask if they knew the owner, no one recognized her given name. One friend, however, told the couple about the call she received. Aqil and his wife then called the driver and met with him. All the valuables were returned intact.


Ismail arrived in the Kingdom only six months ago and has been staying with friends in Makkah, wanting to earn halal income. He said, “I would have kept quiet, but I am a Muslim and it’s my duty to struggle in returning such lost items to the owners so I am honest with my passengers as well as to Allah.”


The couple is profoundly grateful for Ismail’s honesty.


(Courtesy: The Saudi Gazette)

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