PARABLES AND STORIES

A parable is a brief, succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a moral or religious lesson. It differs from a fable in that fables use animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as characters, while parables generally feature human characters. (Wikipedia definition)

In many faiths and cultures, the teaching of ethics and morals is often taught by parables. Islam is no exception. The Qur’an says:

We have put forth for men in this Qur’an every kind of parable, in order that they may receive admonition. (Sura 39, Ayat 27)

Many spiritual masters taught by parables because they felt that “men of good understanding would readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable.”

The stories that will be produced here will be from a cross section of Islamic Literature.

The parables might appear to have been written with the eyes of a child and the mind of a beginner, yet we feel they will be pointing fingers to the gateway of spirituality.

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