Stories from Quran Stories

The First Man

Long long ago, Allah created the beautiful universe, full of galaxies, planets, the moon, and stars all moving in harmony, all glorifying and praising Him.When Allah decided to create a human being, He collected every kind of soil and mixed it like a potter's clay.Moulding...

A Brave Boy

The Children of Israel lived in the beautiful, green land of Canaan. But they became proud and forgot to pray to Allah. So they fell on bad days. Enemies surrounded the land of Canaan. They defeated the Children of Israel and plundered their land. Allah...

Life Begins

Long long ago, there was no earth, no sky, no sun or moon. There was darkness everywhere. Then Allah thought of making a beautiful world—a world full of purpose.Allah just said the words and there was the earth and the sky. There was the bright...

The Prophet Musa's People Disobey Allah

The Prophet Musa (A) was coming down the mountain. He was very happy.Musa (A) knew that Allah had just spoken to him. He gave him the Tablets with His commandments. Musa (A) wanted to tell this good news to his people. The Prophet Musa (A)...

Allah Speaks to the Prophet Musa (A)

One day, Allah commanded to the Prophet Musa (A): "Climb to the top and stay there for forty days."Musa (A) climbed to the top of the mountain. He looked around. He saw high mountains and deep valleys. He saw green trees and colourful flowers. He...

The Cruel King Drowns

The Prophet Musa (A) and his people lived in Egypt. But the king of Egypt was very cruel and mean to them. He did not believe in Allah. And he did not like people who prayed to Allah. So he troubled the Prophet Musa (A)...

The King's Magicians

The Prophet Musa (A) was a great prophet of Allah. He lived in Egypt more than 4000 years ago. Allah looked after him from the day he was born. And He chose Musa (A) to be His prophet. At the same time there lived in...

The Prophet Musa and the Burning Bush

After living in Madyan for about ten years the Prophet Musa or Moses (A) decided to go back to Egypt.So he took his family and started to travel towards Egypt. They travelled the whole day. They did not meet anybody on the way. It was...

The Prophet Musa (A) Runs Away

Musa (A) was a great prophet of Allah. He was born in the land of Egypt. Allah looked after him from the day he was born. At that time a king called Firawn ruled Egypt.Firawn was a very cruel king. But his wife, the Queen...

The Kind Queen

Once upon a time there lived in Egypt a tribe called the Children of Israel. The king of Egypt, the cruel Firawn, hated the Children of Israel. He treated them like slaves. One day he told his ministers: "Kill all the newly born boys of...

The Story of Two Gardens

This is a story, which Allah tells us in the Qur’an. Once upon a time there were two friends. One of them was rich and the other poor. Both of them had gardens. The rich friend had a huge garden. On one side of the...

The Prophet Isa (A) and the Miracle of the Feaet

The story of the Prophet Isa (A) is full of miracles. It also begins with a miracle. Isa’s mother, Maryam, was staying in Jerusalem, in the shrine of Allah. One day an angel appeared before her. He said: "You will have a holy son." And...

The Story of Maryam

Like all the stories told in the Qur’an, this is also a true story. It begins even before Maryam, pr Mary, was born. Long long ago there lived a pious lady in Jerusalem. Her name was Hannah and her husband was Imran. She prayed to...

An Old Man's Prayer

A long time ago, there lived in Jerusalem a prophet of Allah. His name was the Prophet Zakariyya (A).Allah loved him, for he was pious. Men loved him for he was wise and just. Thus the Prophet Zakariyya (A) was loved both by Allah and...

The Sleepers in the Cave

This is a true story. It happened a long, long time ago in the lands of the Roman Empire. The followers of the Prophet Isa (Jesus) (A) spread his teachings far and wide. They told people: "There is only One God. Believe in Him." The...

Luqman's Advice

A long time ago, there lived a very, very wise man. His name was Luqman. He was wise, because Allah made him wise.Allah gave him wisdom and asked him to be thankful to the Almighty, saying: “He that gives thanks to Allah has much to...

The Prophet Uzayr'e Donkey

The Prophet Uzayr, or Ezra (A), was a very pious man. He had a donkey. Riding it, he would travel far and wide. One day he was riding his donkey as usual. He looked up and saw some ruins at the side of the road....

The Treasure House

A long time ago in the land of Egypt, there lived a tribe known as the Children of Israel. Among them there was a man called Qarun or Korah.Allah made Qarun very rich. Qarun had a huge treasure house full of gold and precious stones....

The Light of Allah

The surah, or chapter 24 of the Quran is known as " The Light." This surah describes the true faith in the form of a story...."Allah is the Light of heavens and earth..."" His light may be compared to a nich that enshrines a lamp...""......

The Most Patient Man

A long time ago, in the land of Syria, there lived a man. His name was Ayub, or Job. He loved Allah very much. And Allah made him very wise. And He made him a very rich man. He was also a prophet. The Prophet...