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    • Quran 16:125
    • the week Invite [people] to your Lord's way with discretion and kindly instruction, and discuss [things] with them in the politest manner. Your Lord is quiet Aware as to who has strayed from his path, just as He i...
    • Say what is true
    • The Prophet Mohammad peace upon him said: Say what is true, although it may be bitter...
    • Worship God
    • Worship God as if thou sawest Him, for if thou ....
    • Trust in God
    • Mohammed, the great Prophet, once said: If you put your whole trust in God, as you ought, He most certainly ...
    • Religion is easy
    • The Prophet (pbuh) said: Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make ...
    • Opportunities of life
    • Take advantage of five opportunities before five other things: Your youth before your senescence...
    • The Judgement
    • Judge not, that you may not be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with ...
    • The grammarian and the boatman
    • man A GRAMMARIAN once embarked in a boat. Turning to the boatman with a self-satisfied air he asked him: ‘Have you ever studied grammar?’ ‘No,’ replied the boatman. ‘Then half your life has gone to waste,’ the gra...
    • The jackal that pretended to be a peacock
    • ock A JACKAL, once got into a dyeing-vat and there tarried for a space. Then he got out again, and his skin was stained with the dye. 'See, I have become the Peacock of Heaven's Heights!' he cried. Indeed, his d...
    • The man who said:" It is I"
    • It is I" A CERTAIN man once came and knocked on the door of a friend. "Who are you, faithful one?" his friend asked. "I," he answered. "'Go away", the friend said. "It i...
    • The Elephant in the dark
    • dark, on the reconciliation of contrarieties SOME Hindus had brought an elephant for exhibition and placed it in a dark house. Crowds of people were going into that dark place to see the beat. Finding that ocular...
    • The man who stole a snake
    • nake  and the answer to prayer A THIEF once stole a snake from a snake-catcher, and in his folly accounted it a rich prize. The snake-catcher escaped from the bite of the snake; the man who had stolen his ...
    • How an Ox Became Mayor
    • yor Netherlands Once upon a time there was a peasant who had a great deal of money but very little understanding. He was just plain stupid. He had no children, but he did have a wife, an ox, and a donkey. This peasant...
    • The Tiger in the Trap
    • ap Korean Folktales Notes: In the following story, a trapped tiger is saved by a man but ungratefully tries to kill him, because, the tiger reasons, though it was saved by him, the entrapment was made by human beings in ...
    • Words of wisdom from the Hodja
    • dja Once long ago, the Hodja stood in his pulpit and looked out at his congregation. They were filing slowly into the mosque, ready for prayer and wisdom. The Hodja shook his head in wonder as he watched them. He...
    • The Pen and the Inkstand
    • nd By: Hans Christian Andersen (1860) In a poet’s room, where his inkstand stood on the table, the remark was once made, “It is wonderful what can be brought out of an inkstand. What will come next? It is indeed w...
    • THE THEFT OF FIRE
    • IRE At one time the people had found fire, and were going to use it; but Thunder wanted to take it away from them, as he desired to be the only one who should have fire. He thought that if he could do this, he woul...
    • Why the turtle has no tail
    • IL (Australian legends) The Australian aborigines believed that the Milky Way was a "pukkan" or track, along which many spirits of departed blacks traveled to heaven, and that the dark place that we call Magellan's...
    • Prayer for a tyrant
    • ant A dervish, whose prayers had a ready acceptance with God, made his appearance at Baghdad. Hajjaj Yusuf (a great tyrant) sent for him and said: "Put up a good prayer for me." He prayed, "O God! ...
    • The origin of Death
    • EATH THE Moon, it is said, sent once an Insect to Men, saying, "Go thou to Men, and tell them, 'As I die, and dying live, so ye shall also die, and dying live.'" The Insect started with the message, but...
    • THE MAN BORN BLIND
    • IND THERE was a man born blind, and he said: "I do not believe in the world of light and appearance. There are no colors, bright or somber. There is no sun, no moon, and no stars. No one has witnessed these ...
    • The blind beggar,
    • >The blind beggar, on the power of compassion THERE was once a blind man who all the time cried, ‘Have pity! I am doubly blind, people of this passing time. Attend therefore, and show me double compassion, for I h...
    • The Old man and the doctor, on inveterate wickedness
    • ess AN old man said to a doctor, 'My brain I giving me hell.' The doctor said, 'That infirmity of brain comes from old age.' The old man said, 'I see dark spot in front of my eyes.' The doctor said, 'That comes of old age, a...
    • Patience and Practice
    • ctice There was a rope dancer who would walk on the rope with eyes blindfolded, with wooden clogs on his feet, a water jug on his head and holding four things in his hands. He would walk forward on the rope making creaking ...