If you are a parent who is ill and your young child desperately asks to help you by donating an organ, what would you do?
It’a an extremely tough dilemma to be in since no parent would want to affect the well-being of their child, yet at the same time, no parent would want to give away the chance of being able to live longer with their children.
Live on an Arabic television show, this is indeed what unfolded when Ali Borni, a Tunisian Muslim came on the show with his sick mother suffering from a kidney disease with the hope of her accepting the request of his son to take his kidney as published by IKnowBro.
The mother accepted the offer to appear on the show but what she thought was that it was her elder son from Italy.
However, she was shocked to see it was her younger son who imploring her to take his kidney, but she was adamant not to accept it.
Ali only came on the show as the last resort with the bleak hope that his mother would accept to take his kidney.
As it can be seen in the heartbreaking video, Ali melted the hearts of millions with the manner in which he begged his beloved mother to accept her own son’s kidney.
Initially, the mother refused to budge from her decision, but after a long discussion with even the host getting involved, the mother started to pray to Allah for helping her with her decision making.
As any parent would, the sick mother simply didn’t want to put her son’s life in danger by saving her own.
She didn’t want his sporting career to be impacted and thus she was stuck with between a rock and a hard stone.
In the end due to her son’s grief and crying, she accepted his offer.
Tears, tears and more tears were rolling down the eyes of everyone in the audience.
Ali Borni was overwhelmed by how this story had spread and he took a selfie with his dead mother in order to appreciate all the support they have received with this episode.
If you have a parent near you, learn from this young man and cherish your parents for undoubtedly paradise of this world is serving one’s parents.
Let us all pray for our beloved parents, no matter where they are. Let’s use the words from the Qur’an (17:24) itself to supplicate to Allah to have mercy upon our parents.
رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheeran
“My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.”