Preface - It is a recognized fact that relating stories is one of the best venues of making people think and reform their ideas. And those true stories of important events in the past afford opportunities to readers not only to reform their ways of thinking but also uplift their moral standards.
The Holy Qur'an tell us about the Prophets who were asked to relate to their people stories of the past events (ref: 7:176) so that they may think. Parables are also mentioned in the Holy Book so as to warn people against pitfalls in their ways of life as well as to provide examples of virtue and vice. the aim has been to bid people to do good and forbid them from doing bad.
I have endeavoured in this booklet to relate stories extracted from the past history, adding explanationatory notes and relevant quotations from the Holy Quran and ahadith. It is hoped that this will serve to acquaint readers of the true Islamic values as well as uplifting moral standards where needed. It is also aimed at helping lecturers in schools and in public gatherings.