ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Madinah Munawwarah there lived a blind old lady. It was during the Khilaafat of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu anhu) that Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) would daily tend to the needs of the old blind lady. He would personally fill her containers with water and see to all her needs. This was his daily routine.

One day when he arrived at her home, he discovered that someone else had already attended to her needs. He was very much surprised. Thereafter, whenever he would arrive at the old lady’s home, he would find all her needs attended to. The next day, he arrived very early and remained in hiding as he wanted to see who the benefactor was.

Soon Ameerul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu anhu) arrived and attended to the needs of the old lady. Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu), taking an oath said: “Besides you who else could it have been?”