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Translator: Raazia Sajid Ali
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Morals for Children and Young

Author: Mohammad Mehdi Taj Langaroodi
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Morals for Children and Young

Morals for Children and Young

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Publisher: www.al-islam.org
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Morals for Children and Young

Author(s): Mohammad Mehdi Taj Langaroodi

Translator(s): Raazia Sajid Ali

Compiler(s): Mirza Hussain Ibne Riyaz

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Morals for Children and Young Explaining all main rights Written by Mohammad Mehdi Taj Langaroodi. Translated by Raazia Sajid Ali. Artwork by by Siddiqa Sajid Ali. Proofread by Mirza Hussain Ibne Riyaz. Muscat 2005

Notice:

This version is published on behalf of www.alhassanain.org/english

The composing errors are not corrected.

Contents

A Word from the Translator 7

Story no. 1: Little Ahmad’s Present 8

Story no. 2: Attachment with the name of Hazrat Fatima (sa) 9

Story no. 3: Good children and permission from father and mother 10

Story no. 4: Preparation of children for Prayer 11

Story no. 5: Children and respect for fathers and mothers 12

Story no. 6: First Salaam, then conversation 13

Story no. 7: The Door Bell 14

Story no. 8: Friendship of a liar 15

Story no. 9: Raza and Jafar on their way to school 16

Story no. 10: Little Ali’s story 17

Story no. 11: Siddiqa in the gathering of guests 18

Story no. 12: Hameed and Hameeda 19

Story no. 13: Story of Akbar and Mahmood 20

Story no. 14: The children’s beds 21

Story no. 15: Peeping in the house of neighbours 22

Story no. 16: The boy on the cycle 23

Story no. 17: The children and the birds 24

Story no. 18: Jameela and her apology from her mother 25

Story no. 19: The hungry and thirsty cat 26

Story no. 20: Girls of the house and helping their mother 27

Story no. 21: Taking trouble for neighbours 28

Story no. 22: Respect of old people 29

Story no. 23: Scolding better than love? 30

Story no. 24: Visiting the sick grandmother 31

Story no. 25: Salaam, good morning 32

Story no. 26: Kabeer and Qadeer on their way to school 33

Story no. 27: The ill boy on the corner of the street 34

Story no. 28: Help should be done in this way 35

Story no. 29: Jamaal and the hurt cat 36

Story no. 30: Before the unpleasant happenings 37

Story no. 31: Safety of trust 38

Story no. 32: Youngsters and avoiding from the inadmissible eye.Youngsters and avoiding from the inadmissible eye 39

Story no. 33: Karbalai Kazim’s children 40

Story no. 34: Jawad and familiarity with the book 41

Story no. 35: Treachery of Aqa Asadullah’s son 42

Story no. 36: Shamsi and rudeness to others 43

Story no. 37: Behrouz - The boy who played with pigeons 44

Story no. 38: Mu’in - the boy who pestered people 45

Story no. 39: Narjis and her complaints against the other children of the house 46

Story no. 40: Jawad playing with Naser 47

Story no. 41: Majid and an action against etiquettes 48

Story no. 42: Unhappiness of Miss Zahra 49

Story no. 43: Habib, the son of Mashhadi Abbas 50

Story no. 44: The chicks of the house 51

Story no. 45: The neighbours boy on a tricycle 52

Story no. 46: Sound of the Radio 53

Story no. 47: The recess-time of the school 54

Story no. 48: Saeeda and request for chadar 55

Story no. 49: Trees of the street 56

Story no. 50: The thirsty animal on the corner of the street 57

Story no. 51: A friendly gathering in the park 58

Story no. 52: The fatherless girl 59

Story no. 53: Why the friendship of Nusrat and Heshmat did not have durability 60

Story no. 54: Unhappiness of Rasheed from the ridiculing of children 61

Story no. 55: Umid and his apology from his friend 62

Story no. 56: Iqbal’s recommendation about brushing teeth to Fatih 63

Story no. 57: In front of the television 64

Story no. 58: On Mothers’ Day 65

Story no. 59: On teachers’ day 66

Story no. 60: Hoori in the wedding ceremony 67

Story no. 61: Rau’fa and hygiene of hands and mouth 68

Story no. 62: Respecting aunt instead of mother 69

Story no. 63: Attachment of Aqa Abul Fazl 70

Story no. 64: Why we attend classes 71

Story no. 65: Why Nadeema did not go to the Wedding ceremony 72

Story no. 66: Contentment in stationary 73

Story no. 67: We saw European children 74

Story no. 68: Worker of the house 75

Story no. 69: Hami at the table 76

Story no. 70: Wajeeh at the table 77

Story no. 71: Generous help by the children 78

Story no. 72: Simin and Amin’s quarrel 79

Story no. 73: Teaching bad things 80

Story no. 74: Scaring of children 81

Story no. 75: Disagreement of the children 82

Story no. 76: The children’s complain against their parents 83

Story no. 77: Writing on the walls 84

Story no. 78: Advice about cleanliness 85

Story no. 79: Atabak and running away from school 86

Story no. 80: Loss of over-eating 87

A Word from the Translator

I dedicate my efforts to those tiny tots who can’t sleep without a story from their parents

This book also provides good ideas to parents on upbringing of their children, with family values and morals.

Special thanks to my father, without whose encouragement, I wouldn’t have succeeded, and to whom I owe more than just this book.

Raazia

Story no. 1: Little Ahmad’s Present

Little Ahmad had a toy in his hand as he left his home happily.

One of his friends of the street asked“Ahmad, why are you so happy?” To which Ahmad replied“My father promised me to get a toy as a present for me if I learnt the Usool-e-Deen. I did, and my father bought this for me” .

The children said“Now that you know it, can you say it for us?”

Ahmad began:

First - Tawheed,

Second - Nabuwwat

Third - Adal

Fourth - Imamat

Fifth - Qiyaamat

Bravo to those fathers who make their children aware of the various topics of the religion.

Story no. 2: Attachment with the name of Hazrat Fatima (sa)

Crying, Flora entered the house.

Her mother asked“Flora dear, why are you crying?” Sobbing loudly, Flora said“Mother, the children made fun of me and said “this name of yours is not Islamic.

Is it possible for you to request father and change my name?”

“My dear daughter, the children were right. We made a mistake. When father returns home I will request him to change your name” .

“Mother ,thank you. Now that you want to change my name, I’d like the name Fatima.”

Yes, one of the important affairs of Islam is the naming of children, which the prophet (saw) has mentioned as their right.

Story no. 3: Good children and permission from father and mother

Suhaila was a five year old girl.

Slowly, she opened the door of the fridge, took an apple and started eating it.

She was busy eating it when her mother entered the room from the garden and saw her eating the apple.

“My daughter, from where did the apple come?”

“I got it from the fridge” .

“Suhaila dear, didn’t I tell you not to take things from the fridge without my permission?”

Suhaila, realizing that she done wrong, said “sorry mother, I won’t do this any more.

Yes. Good children always think it better to ask their parents before any work they do.

Story no. 4: Preparation of children for Prayer

Zahra was around 8 years old.

When her mother said“Zahra come, have your breakfast, she came with tearful eyes.

Her father asked “Zahra why are you crying?” .

She said“Last night I requested mom to wake me up for the Fajr namaz, but she didn’t.”

Her mother said“Zahra dear, praying namaz has not become obligatory on you yet.”

Zahra said“I know, but in any condition I must prepare for namaz.”

Yes, one of the laws of Islam is that children should be made aware of the reading of namaz and Quran from the age of seven so that they are prepared for it.

Story no. 5: Children and respect for fathers and mothers

Sakina, Suhail and Hussain were seated at the side of their parents.

Suddenly, six year old Sakina left the place unhappily and went to the other room.

Hussain who was attentive to Sakina’s gestures went after her and said“Sakina why did you leave so suddenly?

She replied “Don’t you see that Suhail has stretched his legs in front of father and mother?!!”

Hussain called Suhail and said“Didn’t you know that our father and mother possess respect?”

We should sit with respect in front of them.

Yes, respect of father and mother has been mentioned with the respect of God himself, so we should respect them very much. Yes, respect of father and mother has been mentioned with the respect of God himself, so we should respect them very much.

Story no. 6: First Salaam, then conversation

“How are you?” Qasim asked his school friend, Ali.

Ali didn’t answer him.

“Why didn’t you answer me?” asked Qasim.

Ali replied “Because you didn’t greet me (with a salaam) first. Don’t you know that you should do that first and then your conversation?

Yes, one of the etiquettes and morals of Islam is that when ever we meet each other one should first greet with salaam and the other should reply to it.

Story no. 7: The Door Bell

The door bell rang.

Little Fatima opened the door and said“Mamma the laundress has come” .

Fatima’s mother got angry and said“Why did she come? I didn’t call her. I’m fed up of her” .

Meanwhile the laundress entered and greeted her.

Fatima’s mother greeted her back and said“Ho! Welcome! Last night I dreamt that I embraced you, come, I’ll embrace you.”

Fatima understood at once that double-facedness does exist.

O fathers and mothers! Come let us be away from double facedness, bring it in practice and not remind our children of it.

Story no. 8: Friendship of a liar

Zeenat and Izzat were playmates.

One day when Zeenat said to Izzat come and play……

Izzat replied“I won’t play with you anymore” .

Zeenat asked“why?”

Izzat replied“because you lied to me yesterday. If I play with you I’ll become a liar like you myself.”

Yes, lying is a big sin. We should not lie and also keep away from those who lie. The leaders of Islam have advised us not to say lies even if it is in a joke.

Story no. 9: Raza and Jafar on their way to school

Raza went to school.

On his way he met Jafar, his neighbor’s son.

He said“Why did you go to school alone? Weren’t we supposed to go to school together?”

Raza replied “You promised me yesterday that you would arrive at my house at 7:00 in the morning, but I waited for half an hour before going to school today, but you didn’t turn up. Don’t you know that being unfaithful on what you have promised is against the morals of Islam?

Jafar regretted the act he committed the day before and said that he would be faithful on his promises from now on.

Yes, one of the signs of the Muslims of the right path is to be faithful on promises.

Story no. 10: Little Ali’s story

Every day, Ali went to play in the street with his friends there. One day he found out that the door of his house was locked.

He said“Mother, open the door” .

His mother replied“I won’t ” .

Ali, with tearful eyes said“Why?”

His mother said“Because I heard that you used abusive language with your friends yesterday. I won’t give you the permission leave the house” .

“Mother open the door, I won’t be abusive anymore” .

Bravo to the mother who pays attention to the indecency of her own child which are things that are against the morals of Islam.

Story no. 11: Siddiqa in the gathering of guests

Siddiqa was a small, six year old girl.

She went to the gathering along with her mother.

The other children had also come with their mothers.

All the children did naughtiness and made the owner of the house very unhappy indeed.

The other children wanted Siddiqa to play with them but she refused.

She said“Mother told me that children should always behave themselves in a gathering and not make the owner unhappy” .

Bravo to those children who respect their fathers and mothers and obey them.

Story no. 12: Hameed and Hameeda

Hameed forgot his bag in school.

In the evening when he wanted to do his homework, he didn’t have the materials required.

Without any other choice, he went to his sister Hameeda and asked for some pages and a pen. When Hameeda refused, he went to his mother and said“Mother, I forgot my bag in school. I went to Hameeda and asked for some pages and a pen but she didn’t give me” .

Mother asked“Hameeda why are you being so mean?”

Hameeda asked“Mamma, what’s that?”

Mother said“It means being selfish when someone is in need of help” .

And being selfish is a thing which is not liked and ill-favored in Islam.

Hameeda thanked her mother for the guidance and lent the pages and pen to Hameed.

Story no. 13: Story of Akbar and Mahmood

Akbar paid no heed to his studies.

But his brother Mahmood made his way through higher classes one by one…

Akbar was very unhappy. Sometimes he would tear the pages of Mahmood’s books, sometimes take his stationery, and sometimes fight with him for no reason at all. When their father was made aware of these happenings, he decided to have a talk with Akbar. He told him“Why are you so jealous of your brother?”

Akbar asked“What’s jealousy, father?”

He replied“It means envying someone for something he’s got and you’ve not. It also means that when you aren’t progressing, you don’t want someone else to progress also. Mahmood has studied well and made his way through higher classes one by one, you do not want to do so. He has studied hard. If you too want to progress, then study hard and do not be jealous” .

Yes one of the things which is not liked is jealousy, in which some few people are involved.

Story no. 14: The children’s beds

Mustafa and Murtaza shared one bed between them at night. One night when Mustafa went to their room thinking to sleep early he saw two beds instead of one.

He asked his mother“Do we have guests tonight?”

Mother replied“No, but you must have your beds separate from now on” .

When Murtaza was made aware of this story, he asked“Mother, may I ask you why?”

Mother replied“Because it is one of the rules of Islam that the beds of children of six years and onwards should be separated” .

Story no. 15: Peeping in the house of neighbours

Nasir was a boy of eleven years. He opened the window of his room and started looking in their neighbour’s house. Meanwhile, his mother entered the room and caught his hand rather angrily.

Looking at him, she said“My son, don’t you know that staring into neighbour’s house is a sin?”

Nasir who had never known this before replied“No mother, but thank you for your advice. I will not look into our neighbour’s house again” .

Yes, looking into the house of neighbours without their permission is not allowed, and what could be more better to pay attention to our children and not let them look into others houses without their permission.

Story no. 16: The boy on the cycle

One of the children was on his cycle.

He parked his cycle beside shop to buy something, and went inside the shop.

Another boy came with a matchstick, began poking it in the tube, and tried to get the air out of it.

Mansur who was witnessing the scene, came slowly near him and said in a gentle tone“Hey boy, don’t pester the people” .

Yes, some of us do pester people during our childhood and if we do not stop this habit during our childhood, we may make bigger violations when we grow up.

Story no. 17: The children and the birds

It was winter, and severely cold. The snow-fall was so heavy that the animals and birds were jumping about here and there in search of food, Most probably they found it, but there was none……

Meanwhile, some of the children of the house became united, came out and started clearing the snow from their compound and made some space of a few meters.

They took a few grains and wheat stalks and sprinkled them on the ground for the birds to eat.

The birds arrived and taking advantage of the sprinkled seeds became busy picking them.

When their father, Aqa Ismail saw this he appreciated the children and thanked god on giving him moral-favoring children.

Story no. 18: Jameela and her apology from her mother

Mrs. Siddiqa asked her daughter to bring a glass of water for her.

Her daughter, Jameela shouted“Oh goodness! You’ve made me fed up and tired with all these ‘instructions’ of yours!” .

Unexpectedly her brother, Sa’eed spoke.

“Jameela, don’t you know that children have no right to shout at parents? God has said in the Qur’an “Children don’t have the right even to say ‘Uf’ to parents” .

Jameela understood her mistake and apologized.

She said“Sorry mother, I acted in an ill-mannered way” .

Story no. 19: The hungry and thirsty cat

Outside the house, the cat said“Mew Mew” .

The children of the house, Amin and Fizza said“I think the cat is hungry and thirsty.”

With their mother’s permission they took a piece of meat and a container of water and kept it in the garden.

The cat saw that and came slowly to the food and finished it off.

Their mother said“Bravo, my good children” .

I have heard that once the prophet Muhammad (saw) had given away his ablution water to a cat and therefore quenched the thirst of all animals.

Story no. 20: Girls of the house and helping their mother

Narjis was a good girl and her parents were contented with her.

But her sister, Mubaraka was jealous of Narjis. She used to say“I don’t know why mother and father love you so much more than me” .

When she asked her mother, mother replied“Because Narjis revises her lessons and helps me in all household jobs” .

Mubaraka thought that from now on she would also revise her lessons and help her mother in all household jobs too.

Parents, too, must pay attention whether their children are, with the help of the people inside the house, revising the lessons taught in classes or not.

Story no. 21: Taking trouble for neighbours

Mohsin said to his father and mother“I love playing with a ball. But every time I combine my friends together to play at 2:00 after Zohr, our neighbours say “Don’t play now, It’s resting time” . Mother, father, can you tell our neighbours not to be a trouble for me?”.

His father, Aqa Ibrahim said“My dear son, the neighbours have the right to rest after Zohr. In that case if you want to play, you can take your friends to the park and play there” .

Mohsin replied“Thank you very much for your advice, father.”

Story no. 22: Respect of old people

Qasim and Abdullah, on seeing their grandfather, went to ask him about his health (etc). Their grandfather said“You are really good children, who come to ask about my health When you will be old, god willing you will reach high status” . Abdullah said“grandpa, one night we went with our father to the mosque .There we saw a preacher sitting on the pulpit. I listened to him. One of his statements was “An old person in his household, is, like a prophet, a respectful man of his time” .

So the lesson is that the way that the prophets were respected in their times, old people should be respected too.

Story no. 23: Scolding better than love?

Farhad came home from school with tearful and crying eyes.

Aqa Hadi, Farhad’s father Asked“What’s the matter, son?”

He replied“I was pestering the children on my class and the teacher was also attentive on me. He told me to be silent, but I didn’t obey.

He came in front at once and caught my hand and hit me.

Aqa Hadi said “My son, don’t be unhappy, and first know:

Teachers punishment is better than father’s love

And secondly that school is a place to study and not to play.”

Story no. 24: Visiting the sick grandmother

Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Taqi were playing with each other in the compound of the house. Minu, who was busy in the vegetables and flowers of the garden, asked“Any news from grandma?”

Muhammad Ali said“Why, what’s the matter?”

She said“It has been 3 days since she’s ill. Won’t it be nice if we visited her and ask her health, maybe she is in need of food, water or medication” .

So the children went to visit her together. When they went there they saw her sleeping in her bedroom, but said“salaam” and seated themselves rather far from her bed. She got up and said“Minu dear, I’m really very thirsty” .

Minu went and brought her a glass of water. After drinking it, their grandma said“I wasn’t well but I’m alright now that you visited me” .

The children said“Grandma, may god make you and all the other sick people healthy” .

Story no. 25: Salaam, good morning

Mahdi, a three year old small boy got up in the morning.

He said“Mamma, salaam” .

Mother replied“Alaykum as salaam, my good son. I’m very happy that you came and greeted me” . Mahdi said “Father told me last night that good children always say ‘salaam’ to their parents when they wake up in the morning.

Yes, one of the etiquettes of Islam is to greet with salaam, Bravo to those parents who teach these rules to their children from childhood itself.

Story no. 26: Kabeer and Qadeer on their way to school

Kabeer and Qadeer went to school together everyday.

One day Qadeer said to Kabeer“I forgot to take money from my father and now want to buy a pencil. Could you lend me some money?”

So Kabeer put his hand in his pocket and lent him 5 tomans.

Next day, first thing in the morning, Qadeer came and gave him the 5 tomans back.

Kabeer said in amazement“How soon!”

Qadeer replied“It is one of the lessons of Islam that I have learnt from my father and mother” .

Story no. 27: The ill boy on the corner of the street

Ahmad was waiting for his friend Muhammad so that they would go to a place. He glanced at his watch and realized that Muhammad was late.

When he did come, Ahmad asked him“Why were you late?”

Muhammad replied“When I was coming, I saw an ill boy on the corner of the street.

I asked the address of his house to which he replied in a weak voice that he lived near my house.

I went running to his house, and informed the people.

Ahmad said “Bravo! What a good job that was which you did” .

Story no. 28: Help should be done in this way.

Behrouz had great interest in cycling.

One day he playing with his cycle when suddenly the front wheel got caught in a stone and the cycle became out of control.

Behrouz came on the ground.

Because of pain, Behrouz was not able to get up.

Some of the children saw him and laughed.

Suddenly, Jalal saw this scene and got Behrouz aid and helped him to get up. He said to the children

“The one who laughs at someone when he is in pain, it is possible that there will be one day when he will be similarly laughed at when he will be in pain.”

Story no. 29: Jamaal and the hurt cat.

Jamaal was coming home from school with his friends.

On the way, the children saw a cat and Jamaal’s friends began to hurt it with stones from a far distance.

Jamaal became very angry seeing this action of theirs.

He came in front and with the help of his friends, shooed the children away from the sick animal, and facing them, said“Have you not heard that you should not pester animals because they too have a life” .

Story no. 30: Before the unpleasant happenings.

Behzad and Shahab were friends and also classmates.

But Behzad’s illness caused him to keep away from education for two years.

During these two continous years, Shahab rejoiced at Behzad’s misfortune and said that you are left behind while I am making my way through higher classes.

After Behzad was well, he continued his education and they both went to the university together.

But because of some family problems in Shahab’s household, he had to stay at home and could not continue education at the university.

Behzad studied well, got a diploma and became a doctor and hence reached high status.

Yes, it is against the morals of Islam to rejoice at the misfortune of others. It is possible that he will be freed of it and you be caught.

Story no. 31: Safety of trust

Waheed said to his father

“I was playing with a ball with the children of our neighbours.

When we finished playing, one of them handed over the ball to me saying that I was going to keep it for the night.

Father, I want to keep the ball for myself and not return it to them!”

His father replied“no, no dear son, this is placed under you as a trust and you must keep it safely, and return it back to the owner.”

Yes, keeping the trusted thing safe is one of the particularities of Islam to which the leaders of that religion have invited us.

Story no. 32: Youngsters and avoiding from the inadmissible eye.Youngsters and avoiding from the inadmissible eye.

Nadir was a youngster of 14 years.

He was passing the street with one of his friends, when one girl with Islamic covering came from the opposite way. Nadir raised his eyes to her face and stared at her.

His friend asked him“don’t you have a sister?”

Nadir replied“Why? I’ve got two sisters” .

His friend asked him“Do you look at them this way?”

Nadir replied“No” .

His friend said“If there is something that you don’t like, then shouldn’t like it for others” .

And other than that, we Muslims are different from others and Islam does not allow men to look down upon women and girls so that there may not be a fight or opposition.

There are many verses in Quran verifying this.

Story no. 33: Karbalai Kazim’s children

Karbalai Kazim, after the Maghribain namaz, went to his house.

He saw his children busy reading Quran. He became very happy. After sometime he also began reading the Quran.

When he finished reading Quran, one of his children asked him what was the use of reciting the Quran?

Karbalai Kazim quoted many ahadith for his family on this topic and told the use of reciting Quran.

Yes, youngsters, how nice of us if when we reach home in the evening, after praying namaz, we recite Quran and become familiar to our God, and if we have the means, to be also aware of the translation of the ayahs of the Holy Quran.

Story no. 34: Jawad and familiarity with the book.

Jawad was a youngster of 11 years.

He troubled his mother, didn’t listen to her, used to say unpleasant words, shouted over his mother’s head, used abusive language, and sat with his legs up in front of his mother.

His mother was very cross with him.

Till the day, when a book, in which the respect of parents was written, came in Jawad’s hand.

In connection with disobedience to parents it had strange claims.

Jawad read that once a man asked the Holy Prophet (saw) 100 times that what the best action he could perform was. The prophet (saw) replied“respecting your mother” .

After reading this, Jawad went to his mother and asked for forgiveness for all his boldness.

His mother not only forgave him, but was also kinder to him than before.

Story no. 35: Treachery of Aqa Asadullah’s son

Aqa Asadullah liked to sit with his son in the evenings so that he would do his given homework.

But one day he found a new pencil in his son’s bag.

He asked“Where did you get it from?”

His son did not reply.

When he insisted, his son put his head down in shame.

It became clear that he had stolen it from the other children.

His father was very unhappy.

First, he gave him advice, but when he continued the action, he bought stationary in abundance for him.

But when that also did not give any benefit, he beat his son and scolded him so that he would not steal again.

Yes, this is one of the bad and dangerous qualities. Hope that the children and young stay away from this bad habit.

Story no. 36: Shamsi and rudeness to others

Shamsi was a good girl.

But when she sat with others she was rude.

Her mother did not pay attention to this bad quality of hers.

One day she said,“Dear Shamsi! You are a good girl, everyone in the house likes you, but you have only one fault, and that is that you backbite others!”

Shamsi asked“Mamma, what is backbiting?”

Her mother replied “Backbiting is speaking ill of someone in his absence which the God Almighty has strictly prohibited in the Holy Quran. And it is better if instead of backbiting, we improve our own actions.

Story no. 37: Behrouz - The boy who played with pigeons.

Behrouz was a boy of fifteen years. He loved to play with pigeons.

One day, with a few pigeons that he had kept as pets, he was playing with them on his palm.

His neighbours were very unhappy with this, because with excuse of playing with pigeons, he would peep in the yard of his neighbours, and so the neighbours could not go freely in their yard.

Neither the objection of his neighbours, nor the advice of his parents made him come off his action of pestering people.

One day, he met one of his old friends, Salaar. They had not seen each other for a long time. Behrouz asked“What are you doing nowadays?”

He replied“I go to school in the mornings, and in the afternoon I go to the language classes so that I make my way to the university as well as get a diploma in language.”

That was when Behrouz became aware of his mistake. From the next day, he freed his pigeons and made use of his time by acquiring knowledge.

Story no. 38: Mu’in - the boy who pestered people

Mu’in was a naughty boy of 8 years.

He used to ring the doorbells of the people of his street and used to run away.

When the people opened their doors and found no one, they were very angry indeed.

After that, the children of the street kept watch of their street to catch the bad boy.

One day, at last they saw him ringing the bell of a house.

At once they surrounded him and caught him. Some children wanted to punish him, but one of the children suggested that it would be best if they handed him over to his parents and made them aware of these events.

When his parents were made aware of these happenings, they were very unhappy. But they did not have any choice except for advising him.

It wasn’t long before Mu’in, from the advice of his parents, left these bad actions and was in the circle of the good children of the street.

Story no. 39: Narjis and her complaints against the other children of the house

Whenever Aqa Abbas came home, he greeted his children, and the children also became happy at their father’s arrival. Aqa Abbas never came home empty handed. Sometimes he brought ice cream, and sometimes fruits for the children.

Mrs. Khadija, their mother, used to distribute it among the children.

But Narjis complained to her father about her siblings. Sometimes she would say“Father, today Ali broke a glass, Sometimes she would say “Father, Ahmad pestered Mamma today” , and these complains were the very cause of some of the other children quarreling with her.

Her mother was unhappy with these happenings, so one day she called Narjis and said“ Do you know that complaining about others is a very bad action in Islam and that you should not complain about others to Father.”

Narjis replied“ I did not know that, thank you Mamma for guiding me” .