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The Parable of the Good Muslim

A man was driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles when he was car-jacked by robbers. They stole his car, his wallet, his cell phone, stripped him of his clothes, beat him and drove away, leaving him half dead.

A Christian minister happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he continued driving. So too, a deacon from the church, when he came to the place on the freeway and saw him, continued driving.

But a Muslim, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, took pity on him. He pulled off the freeway, took the first aid kit from his car and went to help, bandaging the injured man’s wounds. Then he put the man in his own car, brought him to a hospital and arranged for his care. Before he left, he contacted the man’s family and paid his medical bill. “Thank you for helping him,” the man said to the hospital staff. “Here is my name and phone number. Please contact me if the man needs any further care and I will pay for it.”

Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the car-jackers?

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