Alexander the Great is known as the most powerful military leader and conqueror of the ancient world. Before he turned 30 years old he conquered an empire stretching over 3,000 miles from Greece to India. He was born in 356 BC in Macedonia, known today as northern Greece. On his sickbed and during his last hour alive, Alexander the Great told his generals "After my death, … [Read more...] about Alexander the Great and His Empty Hands
Collection of Islamic Stories from Quran, Hadith and Lives of Muslims. Sources have been provided where available. Please share the stories with your friends and family members.
In the times of Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) there was a severe famine. All the people of Madinah were suffering due to the shortage of food. A caravan made up of a thousand camels loaded with a large stock of food grains belonging to Uthman (Radiallahu Anhu) arrived from Shaam (Syria). Several merchants offered to buy all of it. He asked them what profit they would pay. "Five per … [Read more...] about The Generosity of Uthman
In 1934, a bronze statue of a dog called Hachiko was erected at the Shibuya Train station in Tokyo, Japan. The story of this dog is mentioned below. Hachiko was born in 1923 and was owned by Eisaburo Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. The professor used to take a train from the Shibuya Station every day to go to the university. Each … [Read more...] about The Story of Hachiko the Dog
A Qur'aan teacher always advised her students to live by this Ayah: وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ "And I hurried to You, my Lord, so that You'll be pleased." [Taahaa, : 84] She told them, "This Ayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I'm occupied and in the middle of something, I remind myself of this Ayah and so I get up to pray." "When my … [Read more...] about I Hurried to You My Lord
A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The … [Read more...] about The Carpenter’s Last House