Dr. M. N. Tarazi

   Abas was a poor leper living by himself. He was ashamed of his looks and could not mingle with others in his village. He would have loved to get married but no women would marry him. He couldn’t get a job and was living off the charity offered to him by the village. One day an angel came to visit him in a form of a man.
   “Assalamu alaykum Brother Abas,” said the angel.
   “Waalykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,” replied Abas.
   “How’re you doing?” asked the angel.
   “Just fine. Who’re you? What do you need?” Abas asked with a frown.”
   “What is the one thing you would like most, Abas?” The angel asked.
   “Don’t you see me? I’m just an ugly man. I wish I had normal heathy good looking skin like you, so I could get out and mix with the people of my village, get a job, get married and have children. The way I am everybody hates me,” angrily replied the leper. Read More! 

The Good, the Bald and the Ugly
Dr. M. N. Tarazi

September 2015

Based on a narration in Muslim & Bukhari