WASHINGTON –- Mohammad Sohail may have acted out of his good nature six months ago when he showed mercy to a robber of his store, but he never expected his action to have such a profound effect on the man’s life. “I’m just like I won the lottery, a million dollars, because I changed somebody’s life,” an excited Sohail told IslamOnline.net.
Sohail made headlines and commanded media attention in May.
Instead of calling the police, a kind-hearted Sohail offered the man $40 and a loaf of bread, but only after he promised never to rob anyone again.
The robber was so stunned by Sohail’s act that he told him he wanted to be a Muslim like him.
“Because of that you change my life,” wrote the robber.
“Now I have a new child and good job make good money staying out of trouble and taking care of my family.”
For the second time in less than six months, Sohail is back in the limelight and media attention.
But for Sohail, who moved to the US from Pakistan 20 years ago and has lived in the Long Island area for the past 15 years, what he did was nothing exceptional.
“It’s not only this person, I help more people. What’s the difference if I help this guy too?”
He says a lot of people, including his own family, ask him why he’s always willing to help people in
“I believe that if you do good things, good things come back.”
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