Simple cabbies, simple Muslims, but their actions speak for themselves. Interestingly, while every negative Muslim story, is replete with references to Islam or Muslims, the stories of these cabbies doesn't mention it (except a passing reference in one). I am not asking that all positive news pieces about Muslims scream religious affiliations... all I am asking for is CONSISTENCY!
In any case, alhamdulilah, the recent story of a Muslim cab-driver returning very valuable belongings to the owners, is not the first one, and wont be the last one. But, it is a testament to the honesty of these brothers, a trait taught by our great religion of Islam. The following are only a few that I could find within a minute of searching, all Muslims, and of course hardly any mention of that fact in the story:
- 31-diamond rings returned by Br. Chowdhury Usman in NY (latest story)
- Diamond-stuff suitcase returned by Br. Hossam Abdala in NY (August '05)
- Bag of diamonds, worth $350K, returned by Br. Haider Sediqi in LA (November '05). Here's the same story in USA Today