'Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.'

Friday, December 09, 2011

A Wise Answer

A king once had a dream that all his teeth had fallen out. When he called for an interpreter, the interpreter told him that all his family members will die before him.

This made the king very angry and he had the interpreter imprisoned. He then called for another interpreter, who told him,

"From all your family members, you will have the longest life."
Although both interpretations were really the same, the king was happy with the second interpreter and gave him a large reward.

The Shari'ah had also taught people to choose their words carefully and to be considerate when talking to others so that no one is hurt by one's words.


When the truth is spoken in the right manner with the right intention, it will have the right effect.

On the other hand, if the truth is spoken in the wrong manner with the wrong intention, it will have the wrong effect and be a cause of harm, just as it happened in the story.


  1. thanks for this great reminder. jazakallh.

  2. That was a nice story.. And good lessson to teach.

  3. I like this story. This is so important to remember, especially in a marriage.

  4. This is all about manners . Thanks for sharing :D

  5. Very nice story. I truly think words have power and you have to be careful the way you are using them. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Assalamu Alaikum sis/bro (not yet sure who ;))

    I'm sorry I've tried refreshing my memory several several times, but couldn't figure out what email you were talking about. I did really think of emailing you in answer to a question you've posted on my blog, but I don't remember having told you about that. I'm sorry, but is it something else you meant?

    Allah's blessings be with you..

  7. truth, manners and good intent all in one pack is the way to go

  8. what a beautiful story and a great message within, Masha Allah.

    May Allah reward you for your each effort in the way of Islam.

    Jazaka Allahu Khairan,
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  9. Assalaamu Alykkum Wr wb,

    This is a lovely story. I am sure this is gonna help me out during my story time with my little girl, Insha Allah!

  10. very well, I appreciate this post because its a valid thing, I read somewhere that dont tell your dreams to everyone, only share with your sincere fellow because if someone will interpret its bad, something bad will happen..
    I have a book about dreams interpretation & its really good
    Tabeer Ur Rouyaa by Ibn-e-Seeren!
    check it out someday!

  11. JazakAllah for your wonderful comments, stay blessed.

  12. what a nice story, subhanallah. But, do you think that dreams do mean something to your life? Can anyone explain please? Jazakumullah :)

  13. assalamu'alaykum
    subhanallah, i like your blog, full of reminder for me, thank you so much :)

  14. What a beautiful example for a great lesson in life. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Well said and totally agree. And sometimes the worst enemy is ourselves: the ways we speak to people, words that slipped out without much thinking... I am the same. I want to learn Islam the right way. There's so much to study, even as a Muslim-born. May Allah bless us, and pave the pathways for the right things. Amin. Great blog and please, share more with us.

  16. Walaikum assalam warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu,

    JazakAllah Khair everyone for your prayers, Aameen, & sincere and polite comments.

    Under each post there are icons which allow you to share the post with facebook, twitter, blog it, & google +1. I humbly request everyone to share each post you read using the above mentioned icons. May Allaah (Most Exalted Most High) reward you for your efforts, stay blessed, Aameen.

    @Asiah - I will try to inshAllah may Allaah accept our efforts, Aameen.

    @Munir & @kartun - your welcome.

    @Nabila sumargono - Yes some dreams have interpretations/meanings to your life. Email for more details inshAllah.