DON'T CHANGE THE WORLD

193

views


Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather.
Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.
Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?”
The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe” for himself.

There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story: to make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world.


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.


The Scholar and the Ferryman

A scholar of language and grammar undertook a journey. A river had to be crossed. As was the custom in those days, the scholar hired the boat of a waiting...

A Sign from Allah

The following incident has been narrated by Colonel Amir Uddin who originally heard it from his wife. Colonel Amir Uddin is a well known caller to Islam through whose effort...

Beating Women is Forbidden in Islam (Part-21)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.8. Men rule over women:{Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands… Whose (women) adorning let it not be...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-139

To read the previous part, click hereThis explanation helps us to see in its true proportions the situation of the heterodox sects among the Muslims of those who make tall...

Unfixed Labour

Suleiman b. Ja’far accompanied Imam ‘Ali b. Musa ar-Ridha’ to work. It was late in the eveningwhen they returned. Just as Suleiman wanted to part, Imam said: “Why don't you...

The Woman Who Was The Master Of Bayazid Bestami (ra)

It is said that when Bayazid Bestami was asked who his master was, he explained:She was an old woman.One day, I was possessed by such ecstasy and yearning and sense...

Complaint Against Husband

Ali during the days of his Khilafat used to personally listen to the grievances and complaints of thepeople. Once, the days were hot and people did not venture out of...