Stories from Quran Stories

Uzayr s Donkey

Uzayr, or Ezra, was a pious man. He had a donkey on which he used to travel far and wide. Once he was passing through a lonely city. The houses were all in ruins and no one lived there. "How can Allah give life to...

The Prophet Shuayb (A) and the Earthquake

A long, long time ago, there were two cities. They were called Madyan and Ayka. Madyan and Ayka were on the coast of the Red Sea. Many ships crossed the sea and came there. In the ships came foreign merchants. They brought beautiful things from...

Luqman's Advice to His Son

Long long ago, there lived a wise man whose name was Luqman. He was probably the grandson of a sister or an aunt of the Prophet Ayyub (A)Allah gave him wisdom and asked him to be thankful to the Almighty, saying: "He that gives thanks...

The Prophet Yusuf (A) and the King's Dream

Yusuf (A) was a prophet of Allah. Allah always gives special gifts to the prophets. He also gave the Prophet Yusuf (A) a special gift. He taught Yusuf (A) to understand dreams. One day the king of Egypt had a strange dream. This is what...

QAROON AND HIS TREASURE

Long ago,in the times of the Pharaoh, there lived in Egypt a very very rich man,who later became the Pharoah’s financial advisor.His name was Qaroon. He was the richest man alive; no one could calculate his wealth and countless treasures.He was very miserly,never contributing a...

The Old Mans Prayer

The Prophet Zakariyya(A) was a noble man. He was an uncle of Maryam (Mary), and the priest of the shrine in Jerusalem When Maryam was given to the service of Allah, the Prophet Zakariyya(A) was made Maryam's guardian. Whenever the Prophet Zakariyya(A) visited Maryam in...

The Iron Wall

Long long ago, during the sixth century B.C. there was a magnificent king whose name was Dhul Qarnayn. He made military conquests from the Aegean Sea to the Indus River. His sway extended over East and West.  He was just and righteous, protecting the weak...

PROPHET NUH (A) AND THE ARK

Once upon a time, very long ago, there lived a man called Nuh (A). He was one of Allah’s prophets and had been sent by Him to guide His people towards the straight path.He tried very hard but the people would not listen to him....

The Prophet Yusuf (A) and His Brothers

A long time ago, there lived an old man. His name was Yaqub, or Jacob (A) and he was a prophet.  The Prophet Yaqub (A) had twelve sons. He loved them all. But most of all he loved his two youngest sons: the Prophet Yusuf...

The Most Patient Mail

The Prophet Ayyub, or Job (A) a great prophet who lived in the ninth century B.C. in Haran near Damascus in Syria, set great examples for mankind. Besides having great wisdom and compassion, Ayyub (A) was also a very rich man.He had huge herds of...

The First call to Hajj

Once the House of Allah was ready, Allah said to Ibrahim: "Clean the Kabah. Make it clean and pure. Then people can come and pray." Allah also said: "This is my House. Do not keep anything else here. Then people may pray to Me in...

ALLAH’S BEST FRIEND

About 4000 years ago a young boy lived in Iraq.He was born in the village of Ur. At the time all the people worshipped heavenly bodies and idols. Ibrahim’s (A) father was a priest and also an idol-maker. Ibrahim (A) was given wisdom by Allah....

Building the Kabah

There was a dry, sandy valley in Arabia. Nothing grew there. Nobody lived there. There was no water either for man or animals.Allah told the Prophet Ibrahim (A) to leave Hajra and Ismail there. Little Ismail was very thirsty and cried bitterly. He kicked the...

The Prophet Ibrahim's Guests

The Prophet Ibrahim (A) was a great prophet. He lived a long, long time ago in the land of Palestine. The Prophet Ibrahim (A) wanted all people to know about Allah. He preached the message of the one God and told people to pray to...

The Great Sacrifice

One night the Prophet Ibrahim (A) had a dream. He was ordered by Lord to sacrifice his son. Allah talks to the prophets. But He does not talk as we talk. When He wants prophets to do something, He shows it to them in a...

The Prophet Ibrahim (A) travels to Arabia

One night the Prophet Ibrahim (A) had a dream. In the dream Allah spoke to him. He said to Ibrahim "Pack your luggage. Take your camel. Tell your wife and son to get ready. Then go to Arabia."The Prophet Ibrahim called his wife Hajrah and...

Ibrahirm'e Faith

When the Prophet Ibrahim was a young boy, he used to think a lot. He wanted to know who made the world. He thought: "The Lord of the world made the world. Let me find this Lord. He will be my Lord also."Allah loved the...

The Prophet Ibrahim (A)

A long time ago, in the small village of Ur, a boy was born. His parents called him Ibrahim, or Abraham Ibrahim was a very good boy. He loved Allah more than anything else in the world. When he grew up, Allah made him a...

The Prophet Yusuf (A) and the Kings Dream

In the last story, The Pious Man and Sons, we saw how Yusuf(A)was thrown in a well by his brothers and ultimately brought to Egypt, where he was bought by a noble prince whose name was Aziz. After some years, although Yusuf(A) was innocent, Aziz's...

The Camel and the Evil People

This is a story of what happened a long, long time ago. In the land of Arabia there was a tribe called Thamud. The tribe of Thamud were great builders. They built many towns. Some towns were on the plains. And some towns were in...