was born in 1923 and was owned by Eisaburo Ueno, a professor in the
agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. The professor used to
take a train from the Shibuya Station every day to go to the
university. Each day Hachiko accompanied the professor to the train
station when he left for work. Upon returning, the professor would find
the dog patiently waiting for his master and wagging its tail. This
happy routine continued until one fateful day in 1925, when the
professor was taken ill on the job and unfortunately died before he
could return home. As usual, the dog waited at the train station that
day for his master to return back. However, seeing that he wasn't coming
back, Hachiko waited till night fell and retuned back home. The next
day Hachiko went back to the train station again, waiting for his master
to come back. He patiently waited till sunset and then retuned back
home. The dog was so devoted to the professor that he continued to visit
the train station everyday for the next 10 years! The people who passed
the loyal dog each day were so touched by his story that they erected a
statue in his honor in 1934.
In 1935, Hachiko died at the very same spot where he used to wait for his master.
readers, we should take a lesson from this story for ourselves. By
reciting the kalimah of Tawheed, all of us have taken an oath to be
loyal to our Master, Allah Ta'ala. Now, we should look deep into
ourselves and check to see how much love we really have for Allah in our
Source: Partially extracted from Wikipedia and Fabulous Travel.com.