“I wanted to spread happiness”, said a rickshaw driver in Pakistan who provided free rides on Eid as the story went viral

Imagine getting a taxi ride and then being told by the driver that since it’s a day of celebration, the ride was free. You would think there must be a catch somewhere. Well in this case there wasn’t

A picture of a rickshaw driver in Pakistan got viral on social media on the auspicious day of Eid as reported by Urdu Point.

This awesome rickshaw driver was spreading joy among people on the occasion of Eid as he provided any passengers that sat in his rickshaw free rides to parks and hotels.

When asked about providing free rides, the driver said,

Eid means happiness so I thought of spreading happiness on Eid.

The picture of this kind-hearted rickshaw driver got viral on social media as people lauded his act on Eid.

The social media users on one hand appreciated him while criticized ride hailing apps on the other.

They said that while this rickshaw driver did not charge on Eid, online taxi services applied peak factors and bagged a huge amount of money from the passengers.

They said that they should learn a lesson from this rickshaw driver as citizens had to face difficulty due to the peak factor charged by these ride hailing companies on Eid.

Free Train Rides for Senior Citizens on Eid

Another inspiring story from Pakistan for Eid was having the train department issuing free rides to senior citizens on Eid day and the day after it as reported by Dawn News.

Quoting the notification, the spokesperson said the commuters aged 65 years and above got their seats reserved in advance on presentation of a copy of their computerised national identity cards.

Free-of-cost tickets were issued to senior citizens through the E-ticketing system, and all the reservation and booking offices besides railway stations.

Such generous acts are core to the teachings of Islam and ought to inspire us all to see how we within our own capacity can show compassion and kindness to people around us for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in Sunan al-Tirmidhii1924:

“Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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