The fruits of Honesty (Part-2)



To read the previous part of this story, click here.

When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. “My name is Ling,” he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, “Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!” Ling couldn’t believe it. Ling couldn’t even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor? Then the emperor said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!”

If you plant honesty, You will reap trust
If you plant goodness, You will reap friends
If you plant humility, You will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance, You will reap victory
If you plant consideration, You will reap harmony
If you plant hard work, You will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, You will reap reconciliation
If you plant openness, You will reap intimacy
If you plant patience, You will reap improvements
If you plant faith, You will reap miracles
If you plant dishonesty, You will reap distrust
If you plant selfishness, You will reap loneliness
If you plant pride, You will reap destruction
If you plant envy, You will reap trouble
If you plant laziness, You will reap stagnation
If you plant bitterness, You will reap isolation
If you plant greed, You will reap loss
If you plant gossip, You will reap enemies
If you plant worries, You will reap wrinkles
If you plant sin, You will reap guilt

So be careful what you plant now, It will determine what you will reap tomorrow,The seeds you now scatter, Will make life worse or better,your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits,Or you will pay for the choices you plant today.

To read the first part of this story, click here.

Sharing is caring. Please spread the story around your friend and show your love to us! May Allah (swt) bless us, forgive us and give us more rewards.


One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak, almost giving up...


One hot day, an ant was searching for some water.After walking around for some time, she came to a spring.To reach the spring, she had to climb up a blade...

Hazrat Yusuf (A) (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Yusuf (A) and the Wife of PotipharAfter being cast into the well and after being sold into slavery a third treat...

Searching for Happiness? (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.ISLAM’S FUNDAMENTAL TENETSUnderstanding all of Islam’s teachings in a short article is impossible. However, briefly discussing some of its fundamental tenets...

Shuaib Yusuf (A) (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Invitation to the TruthWhen Nabi Shuaib (A) was sent to his people, he saw that the prevalence of sinful activities and...

Islamic Perspective on Sex (Part-31)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Rights of the wife over the husbandIt is sufficient here to list some verses from the Qur'an and Prophetic traditions...

Hell-A Vision from within (Part-31)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Yet, with all of those distinctive characteristics and services, he said at his death-bed: "I hope that this will be sufficient,...