No matter how diverse we may be as human beings, no matter how our individual backgrounds may differ, or how accomplished we may be, moral stories inspire us to ponder and touch our lives in different ways. Through stories which are in essence a narration of historical events, not only do we get pleasure, but we are also inspired, become hopeful, get strength and learn to recognize our own strengths and shortcomings.
Akramula Syed has compiled this delightful book of classic and contemporary moral stories for children and adults to enjoy. Although there are a few short lines of relevant text from the Holy Quran, this book has nevertheless been written for everyone to enjoy, regardless of religion or path.
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.