Stories from Moral and Ethics Stories

Daddy – Can I have $10?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door.“Daddy, may I ask you a question?”“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?”“That’s none...

Lessons from a Donkey

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t...

The Spirit of Ramadan (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Asad spent some time listening and absorbing the message from Allah. Then he took a bath and said his prayers. His parents came home and the smell of iftaar being prepared filled the house.As the entire...

The Spirit of Ramadan (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.“What is wrong with me today?” He thought uneasily. “It must be the lack of food that is making me so restless.” He glanced at the stately golden clock adorning the living room wall. Only twenty...

The Spirit of Ramadan (Part-1)

Asad opened the refrigerator door and peered inside. His eyes fell on a huge chocolate cake and some sandwiches, the leftovers from yesterday’s tea.“Oh God! Why am I being punished like this?” He groaned silently.It was the first day of Ramadan and Asad was fasting....

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...

The fruits of Honesty (Part-1)

An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It...

Small Sins?

Ibn Al Hasan (RA) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to...

Be Grateful

Luqman (A) had great love for the Almighty, that it created within him high moral character and exemplary habits. This was a clear sign of his nobility and nearness to Allah. The details of that is described in Surah(Chapter) Luqman in the Glorious Qur’an.Luqman (A)...

Real Beauty of a Muslimah

True strory told by Shaykh “Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad”, it happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia).“After performing Salat Al Maghrib, she put her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding party, Then she heard the Adhan...

The Lonely Ember

A Musalli of a certain Masjid, who previously had been attending salaah in congregation regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the Imaam decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The Imaam found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire....

Success of a farmer

There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors and prizes.One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn....

Imam Abu Hanifah and the Atheist (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.I was standing on the river bank looking for a navigator or a boat when something caught my attention in the middle of the river. I looked forward, and to my amazement I saw planks of...

Imam Abu Hanifah and the Atheist (Part-1)

Long ago in the city of Baghdad, there was a Muslim empire. On one side of the River Tigris were the royal palaces and on the other side was the city. The Muslims were gathered in the Royal Palace when an athiest approached them. He...

Remember Those Who Serve

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.“How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked.“Fifty cents,” replied...

When Allah Gives

Once a boy went to a shop with his mother.  The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed him a bottle with sweets and said ‘Dear Child, you can take some of these sweets. But the child didn’t take any of them.The...

Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi and the Thieves (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.LessonsThe first lesson contained is this story is that while a person is committing a crime the true King of Kings is with him, and is fully aware of all that he does. “And He is...

Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi and the Thieves (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here. The King replied: “I have this speciality in my beard that when criminals are handed over to their executioner, I merely shake my beard and such criminals are immediately set free.” (In other words, if as...

Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi and the Thieves (Part-1)

One night Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi went walking among his subjects after taking off his royal clothes and putting on ordinary clothes. He chanced to come upon a group of thieves who were consulting amongst themselves. On seeing him they asked: “Who are you?”The King (Sultan)...

Allah is the Provider

Shaykh Sa’eed ibn Musfir narrates the following account:I was walking out of the Haram (the Ka’bah in Makkah) when I saw a man begging from everyone that passed by him.Just then a man who had parked his tinted Mercedes excessively close to the Haram in...