Assalamualaikum, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, by the name of Allah the most greatest and merciful God,today I would like to share with all readers the story about a dog. Hopefully you'll enjoy the story.
In 1934, a bronze statue of a dog called Hachiko was erected at Shibuya Train station in Tokyo, Japan. The story of this dog is mentioned below.
Hachiko was born in 1923 and was owned by Eisaburo Ueno, a professor in agriculture department at University of Tokyo. The professor used to take a train from the Shibuya Station every day to go to the university. Each day Hachiko accompanied the professor to the train station when he left for work. Upon a returning, the professor would find the dog patiently waiting for his master and wagging its tail. This happy routine continued until one fateful day in 1925, when the professor was taken ill on the job and unfortunately died before he could return home.
As usual, the dog waited at train station that day for his master to return back. However, seeing that he wasn't coming back, Hachiko waited till night fell and returned back home. The next day Hachiko went back to the station again, waiting for his master to come back. He patiently waited till sunset and returned back home. The dog was so devoted to the professor that he continued to visit the train station every day for the next 10 years!
The people who passed the loyal dog each day were so touched by his story that they erected a statue in his honor in 1934.
In 1935, Hachiko died at the very same spot where he used to wait for his master.
Dear readers, we should take a lesson from this story for ourselves. By reciting the kalimah of Tauhid, All of us have taken an oath to be loyal to our Master, Allah Ta'ala. Now, we should look deep into ourselves and check to see how much love we really have for Allah in our hearts.