KUALA LUMPUR - The birth of their baby boy has brought good luck and joy for homeless couple, Zaki and Maya.
Just as the boy was born on Monday, the couple - who have been living under bridges - was finally offered a room to stay and its rental to be paid by Baitulmal.
"We are glad that we finally have a home and our son doesn't have to live under the bridges," said the new father, who promised to work hard to ensure the well-being of his son, who is yet to be named.
"He is our everything. No matter how hard we struggle, we don't want our child to suffer even for a bit," said the 33-year-old.
The baby, weighing 2.45kg, came three weeks before the due date via a Caesarean section.
Zaki said they were taking a walk when Maya suddenly had contractions.
"I immediately stopped a taxi to send her to the hospital.
"I told the driver frankly that I had no money but he said it was all right and gave us a free ride," he recalled when met at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here on Wednesday.