Humans of Orland Park is a project that aims to provide a glimpse into the lives of the people of Orland Park, one story at a time. The content provided in this piece is taken from interviews with our anonymous subjects. The views, opinions, or positions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of the Orland Park Prayer Center. 

“Looking back at my life, I wish I would have finished college. I went to DePaul University for two years. Then, I was drafted to the Korean War. I could have gone to college after I came back. I would have done something better with my life. I was a barber for 55 years. I had an interesting barber shop. I made some great friends out of that place. You’ve got to stick with your friends. You’ll really miss them when they go, you really will. It’s only me and my younger sister now. The biggest lesson life has taught me is not to get angry because, in the end, you will regret it. When you’re about to get angry, you have to hold yourself.”

Prophet Muhammad pbuh wisely spoke when he said “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” (Sahih Bukhari)

By Nour Abdallah