Once a King's falcon flew away from his palace and landed in the house of an old woman of the neighbourhood. The old woman saw the falcon's long nails and its big wings and cut them short, saying: "With which unworthy person have you lived all this time who kept you like an orphan".
An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you."
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
When Pharaoh began persecuting the Banû Isrâ'îl in Egypt, compelling them into labour, beating them and oppressing them, Allah commanded Mûsâ „alayhis salâm to leave Egypt together with the Banû Isrâ'îl on that very night so that they may be saved from the oppression of Pharaoh.
The following is an incident about an engine failure in a giant ship. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster.
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 (
An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The investment banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.