Preface
 




It is a recognized fact that relating of stories is one of the best venues of making 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 tells us about the prophets who were asked to relate to their people stories of 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 weel 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 explanatory notes and relevant quatations form the Holy Qur'an and ahadith.

It is hoped that this will serve to acquaint readers to the true Islamic values as well as in uplifting moral standards where needed. It is also aimed at helping lecturers in schools and in public gatherings.

Readers are requested to accord due respect to this booklet in view of the Holy quatations contained in therein. Also to help us in circulating it as as to spread the benefit as widely as possible.


Ahmed H. Sheriff
P.O.box 83856
Mombasa
Kenya