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100 Moral Stories

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100 Moral Stories

Akramulla Syed

Table of Contents


DON'T CHANGE THE WORLD.. 5


THE TRAVELERS AND THE PLANE TREE   6


THE BOYWHO CRIED 'WOLF' 7


THE FARMER AND THE STORK.. 8


THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE.. 9


THE ANT AND THE DOVE.. 10


THE MONKEYAND THE DOLPHIN   11


THE FOX AND THE STORK.. 12


THE WOLF AND THE LAMB.. 13


THE FOX AND THE GRAPES. 14


THE THIRSTYCROW... 15


THE MILKMAID.. 16


PARABLE OF THE PENCIL.. 17


THE BOYAND THE APPLE TREE.. 18


THE ANGEL.. 20


THE DEVOTED MOTHER.. 21


MENTALLYRETARDED! 22


PAID IN FULL.. 23


BEAUTIFULGIFT! 24


PAID IN FULL. 25


TRUE WEALTH.. 27


AHOLE IN THE FENCE.. 28


GRANDPA’S TABLE.. 29


BENJAMIN DISRAELI. 30


FATHERS EYES. 31


BUTTERFLYAND COCOON.. 34


THE OBSTACLE IN OUR PATH.. 35


THE WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING   36


DON’T JUDGE ABOOK BYITS COVER! 37


MOUNTAIN STORY.. 39


ALESSON FROM AFROG TALE.. 41


JUST P.U.S.H! 44


DETERMINATON.. 46


THE CRACKED POT.. 49


GOD EXISTS. 50


ABOYWITH STRONG BELIEF.. 51


WORDS AND ACTIONS SHOULD BE THE SAME   55


YOU'RE FAR MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS AND PEARLS  57


THE ONE-EYED DOE.. 58


THE CAGE BIRD'S ESCAPE.. 59


THE THREE WISE MEN.. 61


THE CLEVER BOY.. 62


AMERCHANT AND HIS DONKEY.. 63


THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER   64


THE FOX WHO GOT CAUGHT IN THE TREE TRUNK   65


CATS AND ROOSTERS. 66


THE PROUD RED ROSE.. 68


THE SELFISH MAN.. 69


YOU ARE PRICELESS TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU   70


BE CAREFULWHAT YOU PLANT   71


GENEROSITY.. 74


THE CRYSTALBALL.. 75


THE SIGNS OF HAPPINESS. 78


HOPE AND GREED.. 80


FOUR WIVES. 81


LION, RATS, SNAKE & THE HONEYCOMB   83


THE MOST BEAUTIFULHEART.. 84


THE CLUB 99. 86


REPENTANCE.. 89


THE NEIGHBOR.. 90


ABOX FULLOF KISSES. 91


THE THREE COWS. 92


AWHITE HAS NO SUPERIORITYOVER ABLACK   94


GHULAMHUSSEIN AND THE GAME OF CHANCE   95


FINDERS KEEPERS. 96


AN AGED STUDENT.. 97


WEALTH - LOVE - SUCCESS. 99


LOVE AND TIME.. 100


ALWAYS THANKFULTO GOD.. 101


THE MAYONNAISE AND THE COFFEE   102


LESSONS ON LIFE.. 104


PUT THE GLASS DOWN! 106


MAYI NEVER GET TOO BUSYIN MYOWN AFFAIRS! 107


DON’T WE ALL.. 108


THE STRANGER IN THE GARDEN   110


THE ROPE.. 113


THE SHIP.. 114


THE CLEVER KING! 115


THE ILLUSION OF REFLECTION.. 117


BUILDING YOUR HOUSE.. 119


ATEACHER’S PROTEST! 120


DO NOT DO EVILTO ANYONE.. 121


PUPPIES FOR SALE.. 122


OFFFICE BOY.. 123


ONE BEDROOM FLAT.. 124


YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 127


BE PATIENT.. 129


THE FATHER AND HIS SONS. 130


MAKING ADIFFERENCE.. 131

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST BENEFICENT AND MERCIFUL

As Salamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu,

I am thankful to Allah for giving me the opportunity to compile many of my favorite

Moral Stories, in the form of an electronic book, which I had collected from various

resources, since last few years. Even though many of these stories are fictional in

nature, but at the end they will give a great lesson to learn for a lifetime.

As the reader can himself see from these stories, the subject “Moral” is universal to

every human being. Hence these stories are not just for any particular sect or the

followers of particular faith, it is for the entire humanity, irrespective of there belief,

culture, race, color or age. So, let’s start with a Moral Story called as “A POND FULL

OF MILK.”

Once there was a king who told some of his workers to dig a pond. Once the pond was

dug, the king made an announcement to his people saying that one person from each

household has to bring a glass of milk during the night and pour it into the pond. So,

the pond should be full of milk by the morning. After receiving the order, everyone

went home.

One man prepared to take the milk during the night. He thought that since everyone

will bring milk, he could just hide a glass of water and pour inside the pond. Because it

will be dark at night, no one will notice. So he quickly went and poured the water in the

pond and came back. In the morning, the king came to visit the pond and to his

surprise the pond was only filled with water! What has happened is that everyone was

thinking like the other man that “I don't have to put the milk, someone else will do it.”

Dear friends, when it comes to help the Religion of Allah, do not think that others will

take care of it. Rather, it starts from you, if you don’t do it, no one else will do it. So,

change yourself to the way of Allah to serve Him and that will make the difference.

With this I will end my little introduction and pray that

May Almighty Allah accept it. So that we may all benefit

from these stories.

Wassalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmutallahi Wa Barkatahu

Akramulla Syed

Islamic Occasions Network

http://www.islamicoccasions.com

Dated: Sunday, March 20, 2005


DON'T CHANGE THE WORLD

Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to

some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were

very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he

went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the

entire country with leather.

Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a

huge amount of money.

Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do

you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you

just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?”

The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make

a “shoe” for himself.

There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story: to make this world a happy

place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world.


THE TRAVELERS AND THE PLANE TREE

Two men were walking along one summer day. Soon it

became too hot to go any further and, seeing a large

plane tree nearby, they threw themselves on the

ground to rest in its shade.

Gazing up into the branches one man said to the other:

“What a useless tree this is. It does not have fruit or

nuts that we can eat and we cannot even use its

wood for anything.”

“Don’t be so ungrateful,” rustled the tree in reply.

“I am being extremely useful to you at this very

moment, shielding you from the hot sun.

And you call me a good-for-nothing!”

All of God’s creations have a good purpose.

Islam teaches us that we should never belittle Allah’s blessings.

LEARN FROM MISTAKES

Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for

the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained,

“All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”

Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have

learned a lot. We now know that there are two thousand elements which we

cannot use to make a good light bulb.”


THE BOYWHO CRIED 'WOLF'

Once there was a shepherd boy who had to look after a flock of

sheep. One day, he felt bored and decided to play a trick on the

villagers. He shouted, “Help! Wolf! Wolf!”

The villagers heard his cries and rushed out of the village to help

the shepherd boy. When they reached him, they asked,

“Where is the wolf?”

The shepherd boy laughed loudly, “Ha, Ha, Ha! I fooled all of you.

I was only playing a trick on you.”

A few days later, the shepherd boy played this trick again.

Again he cried, “Help! Help! Wolf! Wolf!” Again, the villagers rushed up the hill to help him and

again they found that boy had tricked them. They were very angry with him for being so naughty.

Then, some time later, a wolf went into the field. The wolf attacked one sheep, and then another

and another. The shepherd boy ran towards the village shouting, “Help! Help! Wolf! Help!

Somebody!”

The villagers heard his cries but they laughed because they thought it was another trick. The boy

ran to the nearest villager and said, “A wolf is attacking the sheep. I lied before, but this time it is

true!”

Finally, the villagers went to look. It was true. They could see the wolf running away and many

dead sheep lying on the grass.

We may not believe someone who often tells lies, even when he tells the truth.


THE FARMER AND THE STORK

Finding that cranes were destroying his newly sown corn, a farmer

one evening set a net in his field to catch the destructive birds.

When he went to examine the net next morning he found

a number of cranes and also a stork.

“Release me, I beseech you,” cried the stork, “for I have eaten none of

your corn, nor have I done you any harm. I am a poor innocent stork,

as you may see - a most dutiful bird, I honor my father and mother.

I...”

But the farmer cut him short. “All this may be true enough, I dare say,

but I have caught you with those were destroying my crops, and you

must suffer with the company in which you are found.”

People are judged by the company they keep.


THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE

A tortoise one day met a hare who made fun of her.

“My, my, you move so slowly, you will never get far!”

The tortoises, upset by the hare’s manner, said,

“Let’s have a race and see who is faster.”

The hare laughed and said, “You must be joking! But all right, we’ll

see who reaches the other side of the hill first.” Off he ran, leaving

the tortoise far behind.

After a while, the hare stopped to wait for the tortoise to come long.

He waited and waited till he felt sleepy. “I might as well take a nap,”

he thought. “Even if she catches up with me, I can easily win the

race.” So he lay down under a shady tree and closed his eyes.

When the tortoise passed the sleeping hare, she walked on slowly

but steadily. By the time the hare woke up, the tortoise was near

the finishing line. He ran as fast as he could, but he could not catch

up with the tortoise.

Slow and steady can win the race.


THE ANT AND THE DOVE

One hot day, an ant was searching for some water.

After walking around for some time, she came to a spring.

To reach the spring, she had to climb up a blade of grass.

While making her way up, she slipped and fell into the water.

She could have drowned if a dove up a nearby tree had not

seen her. Seeing that the ant was in trouble, the dove quickly

plucked off a leaf and dropped it into the water near the

struggling ant. The ant moved towards the leaf and

climbed up there. Soon it carried her safely to dry ground.

Just at that time, a hunter nearby was throwing out his net

towards the dove, hoping to trap it.

Guessing what he was about to do, the ant quickly bit him on

the heel. Feeling the pain, the hunter dropped his net. The

dove was quick to fly away to safety.

One good turn deserves another.


THE MONKEYAND THE DOLPHIN

One day long ago, some sailors set out to sea in their sailing ship. One of

them brought his pet monkey along for the long journey.

When they were far out at sea, a terrible storm overturned their ship.

Everyone fell into the sea, and the monkey was sure that he would drown.

Suddenly a dolphin appeared and picked him up.

They soon reached the island and the monkey came down from the

dolphin’s back. The dolphin asked the monkey, “Do you know this place?”

The monkey replied, “Yes, I do. In fact, the king of the island is my best

friend. Do you know that I am actually a prince?”

Knowing that no one lived on the island, the dolphin said, “Well, well, so

you are a prince! Now you can be a king!”

The monkey asked, “How can I be a king?”

As the dolphin started swimming away, he answered, “That is easy. As you are the only creature on

this island, you will naturally be the king!”

Those who lie and boast may end up in trouble.


THE FOX AND THE STORK

A selfish fox once invited a stork to dinner at his home in a hollow tree. That evening, the stork flew

to the fox’s home and knocked on the door with her long beak. The fox opened the door and said,

“Please come in and share my food.”

The stork was invited to sit down at the table. She was very hungry and the food smelled delicious!

The fox served soup in shallow bowls and he licked up all his soup very quickly. However, the stork

could not have any of it as the bowl was too shallow for her long beak. The poor stork just smiled

politely and stayed hungry.

The selfish fox asked, “Stork, why haven’t you taken your soup? Don’t you like it?”

The stork replied, “It was very kind of you to invite me for dinner.

Tomorrow evening, please join me for dinner at my home.”

The next day, when the fox arrived at the stork’s home, he

saw that they were also having soup for dinner. This time

the soup was served in tall jugs. The stork drank the soup

easily but the fox could not reach inside the tall jug. This

time it was his turn to go hungry.

A selfish act can backfire on you.


THE WOLF AND THE LAMB

A lamb was grazing with a flock of sheep one day. She soon found

some sweet grass at the edge of the field. Farther and farther she went,

away from the others.

She was enjoying herself so much that she did not notice a wolf

coming nearer to her. However, when it pounced on her, she was quick

to start pleading, “Please, please don’t eat me yet. My stomach is full of

grass. If you wait a while, I will taste much better.”

The wolf thought that was a good idea, so he sat down and waited.

After a while, the lamb said, “If you allow me to dance, the grass in my

stomach will be digested faster.” Again the wolf agreed.

While the lamb was dancing, she had a new idea. She said,

“Please take the bell from around my neck. If you ring it as hard as you

can, I will be able to dance even faster.”

The wolf took the bell and rang it as hard as he could. The shepherd heard the bell ringing and

quickly sent his dogs to find the missing lamb. The barking dogs frightened the wolf away and

saved the lamb’s life.

The gentle and weak can sometimes be cleverer than fierce and strong.


THE FOX AND THE GRAPES

It was a sunny day and fox was walking across the fields. Soon he came to a vineyard.

As he came nearer, he could see some bunches of juicy grapes.

The fox looked carefully around him. He had to make sure that he was safe from the hunters.

He decided to steal some before anyone came along.

He jumped upwards but he could not reach the grapes. He jumped

again as high as he could. He still could not reach them. The grapes

were just too high for him!

He was not ready to give up. He backed off, took some running steps

and leapt into the air towards the grapes. Again he failed to reach

them.

It was getting dark, and he was getting angry. His legs hurt with all

that running and jumping. At last he stopped trying.

As he walked away, he said to himself, “I don’t really want those

grapes. I’m sure they are too sour to eat.”

Sometimes when we cannot get what we want,

we pretend that it is not worth having.


THE THIRSTYCROW

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for

water. For a long time, she could not find any. She felt very weak,

almost giving up hope.

Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her. She flew straight down

to see if there was any water inside. Yes, she could see some water

inside the jug!

The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found

that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then she tried to push

the jug down for the water to flow out. She found that the jug

was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she

saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started

picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug.

As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept

rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. Her plan had

worked!

If you try hard enough, you may soon find an answer to your problem.


THE MILKMAID

A milkmaid was on her way to the market to sell some milk from her cow. As she carried the large

jug of milk on top of her head, she began to dream of all the things she could do after selling the

milk.

“With that money, I’ll buy a hundred chicks to rear in my backyard. When they are fully grown.

I can sell them at a good price at the market.”

As she walked on, she continued dreaming, “Then I’ll buy

two young goats and rear them on the grass close by. When

they are fully grown, I can sell them at an even better price!”

Still dreaming, she said to herself, “Soon, I’ll be able to buy

another cow, and I will have more milk to sell. Then I shall

have even more money...”

With these happy thoughts, she began to skip and jump.

Suddenly she tripped and fell. The jug broke and all the

milk spilt onto the ground.

No more dreaming now, she sat down and cried.

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.


PARABLE OF THE PENCIL

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

“There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world.

Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

One: “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in

someone’s hand.”

Two: “You will experience a painful

sharpening from time to time, but

you’ll need it to become a better

pencil.”

Three: “You will be able to correct

any mistakes you might make.”

Four: “The most important part of

you will always be what's inside.”

And Five: “On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the

condition, you must continue to write.”

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you

will become the best person you can be.

One: “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s

hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.”

Two: “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various

problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.”

Three: “You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

Four: “The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.”

And Five: “On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the

situation, you must continue to do your duties.”

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only

you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that

your life is insignificant  and cannot make a change.


THE BOYAND THE APPLE TREE

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it

everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, and took a nap under the shadow. He loved the

tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by, the little boy had grown up and he no

longer played around the tree every day.

One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.

“Come and play with me”, the tree asked the boy.

“I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees any more”

the boy replied.

“I want toys. I need money to buy them.”

“Sorry, but I do not have money, but you can pick all my apples

and sell them. So, you will have money.”

The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and

left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples.

The tree was sad.

One day, the boy who now turned into a man returned and

the tree was excited.

“Come and play with me” the tree said.

“I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter.

Can you help me?”

“Sorry, but I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the

man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the

man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.

“Come and play with me!” the tree said.

“I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the man.

“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.”

So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you

anymore. No more apples for you”, the tree said. “No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite” the

man replied.

“No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now” the man said.

“I really cannot give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.

“I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied.

“Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, come sit down with me and rest.”

The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

This is a story of everyone. The tree is like our parents. When we were young, we loved to play with

our Mum and Dad. When we grow up, we leave them; only come to them when we need something

or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they

could just to make you happy.

You may think the boy is cruel to the tree, but that is how all of us treat our parents. We take them

for granted; we don’t appreciate all they do for us, until it’s too late. Wallahi, May Allah forgives us

of our shortcomings and may He guide us.


THE ANGEL

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. One day the child asked God, “They tell me

you are going to send me to earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small and

helpless?” God replied, “Among the many angels I have chosen one for you. She will be waiting for

you and will take care of you.”

Said child, “But tell me here in Heaven I don’t do anything else but sing and smile. That’s what I

need to be happy!” God replied, “Your angel will sing for you every day. And you will feel your

angel’s love and be happy.”

And, said the child, “How am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don’t

know the language that men talk?” “That’s easy”, God said, “Your angel will tell you the most

beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will

teach you how to speak.” The child looked up at God saying, “And what am I going to do when I

want to talk to you?” God smiled at the child saying, “Your angel will teach you how to pray.”

The child said, “I’ve heard on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?” God replied, “Your

angel will defend you, even if it means risking life!” The child looked sad, saying, “But I will always

be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God replied, “Your angel will always talk to you about

me and will teach you the way to come back to

me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven,

but voices from earth could already be heard.

The child in a hurry, asked softly, “Oh God, if

I am about to leave now please tell me my angel’s

name!” God replied, Your angel’s name is of no

MOTHER!

importance… you will simply call her


THE DEVOTED MOTHER

A mother duck and her little ducklings were on their way

to the lake one day. The ducklings were very happy

following their mother and quack-quacking along the way.

All of a sudden the mother duck saw a fox in the distance.

She was frightened and shouted, “Children, hurry to the

lake. There’s a fox!”

The ducklings hurried towards the lake. The mother duck

wondered what to do. She began to walk back and forth dragging one wing on the ground.

When the fox saw her he became happy. He said to himself, “It seems that

she’s hurt and can’t fly! I can easily catch and eat her!” Then he ran

towards her.

The mother duck ran, leading the fox away from the lake. The fox followed

her. Now he wouldn’t be able to harm her ducklings. The mother duck

looked towards her ducklings and saw that they had reached the lake. She was relieved, so she

stopped and took a deep breath.

The fox thought she was tired and he came closer, but the mother duck quickly spread her wings

and rose up in the air. She landed in the middle of the lake and her ducklings swam to her.

The fox stared in disbelief at the mother duck and her ducklings. He could not reach them because

they were in the middle of the lake.

Dear children, some birds drag one of their wings on the ground when an enemy is

going to attack. In this way they fool their enemies into thinking they are hurt. When

the enemy follows them this gives their children time to escape.


MENTALLYRETARDED!

A few years ago, at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or

mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the

race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the

asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They

slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back.....every one of them.

One girl with Down’s syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.”

Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood,

and the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story.

Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more

than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it

means slowing down and changing our course.


PAID IN FULL

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he

handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mom dried her hands on an

apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing

through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he had written on, and this is what

she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing

inside me: No Charge.

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and

prayed for you: No Charge.

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused

through the years: No Charge.

For all the nights filled with dread, and for the worries I

knew were ahead: No Charge.

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:

No Charge.

When you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had

written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked

straight up at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.”

And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote:

“PAID IN FULL.”


BEAUTIFULGIFT!

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful

sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was

all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had

purchased the car. On the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study.

His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told

him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped

gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened

the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Holy Qur’an. Angrily, he

raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you give

me a Holy book?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.

He never contacted his father again for long long time. Many years

passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a

beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he

should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.

Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away,

and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care

things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began

to search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Holy Qur’an, just as he had left it years

ago. With tears, he opened the Holy Qur’an and began to turn the pages. As he Read those words, a

car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Holy Qur’an. It had a tag with the dealer’s

name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his

graduation, and the words


PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss GOD blessings because

they are not packaged as we expected?

WHAT IS AFAMILY?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated,

to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.

SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make $20 an hour.”

“Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said,

“Daddy, may I please borrow $10?”