Iman. He went up to him and said "Salam Alaykum", in a warm and friendly manner.

Upon leaving he said good-bye to him in a very kind manner with these words: "If

there is anything I can do for you, I'm more than willing to do it".

One of the followers of the Imam who saw this attitude said "Is it suitable for you,

the son of the messenger of Allah, to sit and talk with a man of no reputation and

make such an offer as: If you need me in any work, I'm more than willing to do it?

Is it right for a man of great dignity to talk to a man like that?"

The Imam replied, "This is one of Allah's creatures. Allah has created all men

equal. Besides, as a Muslim, he is our brother in faith. After all, life does not

remain the same forever. One who needs help today may be the one who will be able to

help us tomorrow when we'll need help! If we don't pay any attention to him today,

one day when we may need him we will be embarrassed to ask him for help".