Stories from General Islamic Stories

A False Tale often betrays itself

A fox and a monkey were traveling together on the same road. As they journeyed, they passed through a cemetery full of monuments. "All these monuments which you see, are erected in honor of my ancestors, who were in their day freed men and citizens...

The Fox and the Mask

A fox had by some means got into the storeroom of a theatre. Suddenly he observed a face glaring down at him and began to be very frightened; but looking more closely he found it was only a mask such as actors use to put...

The Prophet and His Grandchildren

One day, there was a great gathering in the Prophet's (SM) Masjid where the Prophet (SM) was telling the people about Allah (SWT) and the wonderful ways of Allah (SWT)It was very quiet inside the Masjid that people hardly moved as the Prophet (SM) spoke...

Hasan and Hussain Help an Old Man

When the grandsons of the Blessed Prophet, Hasan and Hussain (Rh) were very young, an old bedouin once came to Madinah. When the time of salah (prayer) came, he began to make wudhu, but he was making his wudhu incorrectly. Hasan and Hussain saw the...

The Hijrah to Madinah

Muhammad(SM) awoke with a startle. What was that noise? He pulled his cloak tightly round him for warmth , sat absolutely still, and listened.Here in Makkah he knew he had many enemies. When Muhammad(SM)' began preaching about Allah (SWT),  and telling people to get rid...

The Little Ants

The Prophet (SM) and his Companions (Ra) once paused during a journey, and made a camp where they could rest. The Prophet went round the camp, talking to the men, and making sure that everything was all right. Then, not far away, he saw a...

One Good Turn

An eagle swooped down upon a serpent and seized it in his talons with the intention of carrying it off and devouring it. But the serpent was too quick for him and had its coils round him within a moment; and then there ensued a...

Bad Friends Hurt More

A sick stag was lying down in a quiet comer of its pasture-ground. His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health, and each one helped himself to a share of the food that had been placed for his use; so that he...

The Lesson from the Son

One day father of a wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered...

The Fruits of Labour

There once lived a rich businessman who had a lazy and fun-loving son. He hated hard work, and enjoyed relaxing and playing all day long. But the businessman wanted his son to be hard-working and responsible. He wanted him to realise the value of labour...

The Rose Sent to Caliph Harun- ur-Rashid

There is a story that Charlemagne sent a most perfect rose as a gift to the Caliph Harun-ur-Rashid. He gave it to his gardener and told him en plant it with great care and as soon as the first rose came from it to bring...

I Want to Buy a kitten

A farmer had sonic kittens he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the kittens and ser about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on...

A Surprise for Umm-e-Khalid

It was a great day for Umm-e-Khalid when her father told her that he was going to take her to see the great Prophet Muhammad (SM). Umm- e-Khalid was very excited and she put on her best clothes for the great occasion. But even greater...

-Fate-

A king, whose only son was fond of martial exercises, had a dream in which he was warned that his son would he killed by a lion. Afraid the dream should prove true, he built for his son a pleasant palace and adorned its walls...

Short Stories

A lying frog A frog, once upon a time, came forth from his home in the marsh and proclaimed to all the beasts that he was a learned physician, skilled in the use of drugs and able to heal all diseases. A Fox asked him,...

-Angels-

Angel jibrail brought Allah (SWT)'s words to the Prophet Muhammad(SM) (SM) and therefore we call Jihrail the Messenger Angel. There are many other angels and we can read about them in the Quran.  Each of us has two angels who accompany us. These angels take...

The Sultan and the False Prophet

Someone said to Ashab, "If you were to relate traditions and stop telling jokes, you would be doing a noble thing," "By Godr answered Ashab, "I have heard traditions and related them' "Then tell us," said the man. "I heard from Nafai  I said Ashab,...

Sin Leads to trouble

Hamid and Nasir were both fruit vendors, They were 'also good friends and lived in the same locality, Both were very honest too. But this Ramadhaan was a different case. Since fruits are in great demand during the holy month of Ramadhaan, Hamid saw a...

Are You Ready For the Challenge?

There once was a boy, Asim who loved eating sweets. He always asked for sweets from his father. His father was a poor man. He could not always afford sweets for his son. But Asim was selfish and wanted sweets otherwise he would not do...

Sacrifices of a Noble Lady

Hazrat Khansa (Ra) was an eminent poetess in Arabia- Prophet Muhammad (SM) has also praised her poetry.Hazrat Khansa (Ra) had immense love for her relatives and well wishers.In fact,she reserved special affection for her brother,Sakhar,Modestly speaking,he was an extremely valiant,intelligent and a generous person.He alio...