A man has stolen Rs. 50,000/-from the donation box of a mosque in Pakistan and left a letter, saying it is between him and God and no one should interfere in the matter.
This incident took place in the Pakistan in the Jamia Masjid Sadiqul Madinain the Khanewal District at the Southern Punjab of Pakistan.
The Express Tribune reported the thief took away the two money boxes where worshippers donate funds and a pair of batteries used as a backup for power during the power outage.He explained that reasons for stealing the items which according to the Mosque Prayer Leader, Qari Saeed, were worth Rs. 50,000/-.
"This matter is between me and the Almighty God. Please, nobody should try to find me. I am a very needy person and thus stealing from Allah's home,"the thief's letter read.He further wrote that he had come to the mosque once and asked the Prayer Leader for help but he had refused and thrown him out.
"When the people refused to help me, I was forced to steal from the mosque," he wrote. "I have not stolen anything from anyone's house. I am just taking a few things from Allah's house so this is a matter between me and him.
No one should poke their nose in our matter".The report said the local people expressed sympathy for the thief and asked Saeed to forgive him.Abbas, a resident, said he along with other worshippers had agreed to buy new UPS batteries for the mosque.But, however, Saeed insisted that the thief must be caught and punished.
But when questioned whether anyone had come seeking help in the past few days, he declined to comment anything on that.
A similar incident occurred in Ramadan last year in Jahanian. A thiefhad stolen taps from Hasnain Kareemain mosque and left a letter to the mosque committee saying he stole because he was very poor and would pay the mosque when he had enough money.