A Devastating Fire Accident in a Garment Factory

A Devastating Fire Accident in a Garment Factory

Rahima works in a big garment factory. There are more than five hundred workers in the factory. One day, as usual, she was busy at her work. Suddenly, a sound came to her ear that there was a break out of fire from the short circuit. As ill news runs fast, the news spread very fast among the workers. But no one noticed whether there was actually any fire or not. In no time there started a terrible hue and cry. All the workers were so terrified that they were…

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

Long long ago there lived a hare in a forest. He was very speedy in movement and was always proud of his speed. A tortoise also lived nearby. The hare always teased the tortoise for his slow speed. It has a heavy shell on its back. Its legs are short. So, it cannot move as fast as other animals. The hare always teased the tortoise for his slow speed. One day while the hare cut a joke at the tortoise for its slow speed, the latter challenged the hare and…

The Truthfulness of Hazrat Abdul Quader Jilani (R)

The Truthfulness of Hazrat Abdul Quader Jilani (R)

Hazrat Abdul Quader was a famous religious figure in Islam. He was born in Jilan, Iraq. His father died even before his birth. His mother decided to send him to Baghdad with a view to educating him there. She was very pious and taught him many important and religious things. At that time, the roads were unsafe, and often gangs of robbers fell upon the travelers and plundered their belongings and money. At the time of sending, his mother sewed forty gold coins in his shirt and advised him never…

The Honesty of a Rickshaw Puller

The Honesty of a Rickshaw Puller

Abdul Karim is a rickshaw puller. He is very poor. Every day, he has to work hard to maintain his family. One day, while he was pulling a rickshaw, a gentleman got on his rickshaw. The man reached the destination and paid him the fare. But at the time of putting his wallet into his pocket, it dropped inside the rickshaw. The man went away. Then Karim discovered the wallet in his rickshaw. He at once understood that the wallet might be his previous passenger’s. He thought that the man…

Robert Bruce and the Spider

Robert Bruce and the Spider

Once, there lived a good king in Scotland. His name was Robert Bruce. He loved his country and his subjects very dearly. His subjects also had a deep love and respect for him. But the English King Edward-I was extremely against the freedom of Scotland. As a result, a battle took place between Robert the Bruce and the English Army. Unfortunately, he was defeated and driven away from his kingdom. He took shelter in a cave. To regain his kingdom, he fought several times against his enemies. But, all his…

The Liar Cowboy and the Tiger

The Liar Cowboy and the Tiger

Once, there was a cowboy. He kept a flock of cows near a forest. He used to tell lies and often befooled others by telling lies. One day, he wanted to have fun with the villagers. So he began to cry, uttering “Tiger” and “Tiger” just to make fun. The farmers working in the field came to save him. When they came, the cowboy laughed. The villagers felt peeved and came back with an air of anger. They decided not to be fooled by him anymore. The farmers went back…

The Honest Woodcutter and the Fairy

The Honest Woodcutter and the Fairy

Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter named Rahim Mia. He lived in a small hut on the outskirts of the village. Rahim Mia would go into the forest every day and chop trees for wood. He sold this wood to a rich merchant and earned his livelihood. Though poor, the woodcutter was sincere and honest. One day, while chopping a tree near the river, the axe slipped out of his hand and fell into the river. The river was very deep and since that was his only…

The Dress does not Make a Man Great

dress does not Make a Man Great

Sheikh Saadi was a great poet. He used to put on a simple dress. Once, the king of Iran invited him to his place. The palace of the king was too far away from his home. So, he started toward the king’s palace a day ago. On the way, when it was about to get dark, he took shelter in the house of a nobleman. The nobleman could not recognize him and treated him as an ordinary man. At that time, he was simple in his dress. He did not…

A Silly Fox and a Foolish Crow

A Silly Fox and a Foolish Crow

Once there was a crow on a tree with a piece of meat in its beak. A hungry fox sat under the tree. The crow was foolish. He saw the crow sitting on the branch with a piece of meat. The clever fox wanted to have a piece of meat. He hit upon a plan to accomplish his evil design. He wanted to flatter the crow. He said, “Hello friend! How are you?” But the crow did not say anything. “Crows are such lovely birds. And you are very charming…

Bayezid’s Devotion to His Mother

Bayezid’s Devotion to His Mother

Bayazid Bostami was a small boy. His mother was ill. One night, the entire village was in deep sleep. He was studying by the side of the bed of his ailing mother. But all of a sudden, his mother woke up, upraised her head, and told her son to give her a glass of water. Bayazid went to the kitchen to get water, but he found no water there. He looked for water everywhere in the house. He was so devoted to his mother and loved her very dearly. He…