Story of Love & Forgiveness

Once upon a time two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an Argument, and one friend

slapped the other one on the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:


They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.

The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:


 The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”

 The other friend replied : “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”


  ‘Life Is Too Short To Waste Time Hating Anyone’



48 Responses to Story of Love & Forgiveness

  1. Karyab December 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

    I wish everyone could get a lesson out of this!

  2. vampire girl October 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM #

    Salams Sara it’s really a wonderful story which everyone must practice coz we’re in an era where 4gveness is unknown and instead we’re bound in ego which is the end of all relationships.
    Love all your works..

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

      True words. Glad you like our posts. Thank you 🙂

  3. toqeer September 4, 2013 at 5:18 AM #

    This is good but not practical.
    It’s very good if you give Practical lesson.

    • Senthil Kumaran November 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM #

      If we practice it is good and it is good to pactice.

  4. fathima August 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM #

    what we do in life is exactly opposite to what that good friend did..its not fair..lets follow the good friend…

  5. A-majeed Ibrahim April 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM #

    Salaam Sara,
    This is another good story as always. Technically speaking, the bulk of our problems now is our inability to forgive.For all that have read this piece, I hope the moral of the story would translate and manifest in our daily lives.

  6. ADEGOKE WAHAB April 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    This is a great lesson indeed, I pray to live by it

  7. fateen February 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM #

    If you forgive others, Allaah will you.

  8. Sonah January 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

    To forgive is divine.

  9. Mohamoud September 23, 2012 at 12:16 AM #

    Thank you, a story with a great moral indeed.
    ‘The first one to apologize is the bravest, the first one to forgive is the strongest and the first one to forget is the happiest.’ always try to be the first as our beloved prophet PBUH said: It is not permissible for a Muslim to forsake his, (Muslim) brother beyond three days, and the one who’s better is who greets the other first.

  10. Wasim September 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM #

    if only one man on the earth is bad, that is me.
    this should be the way of thinking for every individual. Islam taught us the same way…

    We believe and we expect that All Mighty Allah will forgive our mistakes and our sins (InshaAllah) and we are not ready to forgive other’s mistakes…amazing.

  11. sharif123 September 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM #

    two beautiful morals in a single day. GREAT.

  12. Mudasser January 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM #

    i think the very good story for love & forgiveness.

  13. Ferozfage January 16, 2012 at 8:34 AM #

    wonderful story, 

  14. Tasnim5 January 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM #

    Very nice and touching 🙂

  15. Rohit Tallmen January 16, 2012 at 6:44 AM #

    Do we think such type of person we will find in this century?  well nowadays people loves if there is a benefit from him only

  16. Drag4dream July 27, 2011 at 10:38 AM #

    hmmmmm….its really nice story…

  17. Aouini_mbarka July 26, 2011 at 7:39 AM #

    It’s a really story it can be exsist in all house and between all people and  whole nations.
    Thanks a lot.

  18. Ahmad July 25, 2011 at 2:28 PM #

    this story really interperet the Qur’an, may we learn from this nice story and be of good moral, thank U sara for this admonish

    • Ali September 27, 2011 at 8:50 AM #

      Thanks Ahmad.

  19. Ravichandiran July 24, 2011 at 11:47 AM #

    sara, really i apprciate ur efforts and i Bless u with God grace.
    keep it up. i enjoyed ur collections

  20. cmabid July 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM #

    good one

  21. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni July 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM #

    really nice and never thought of the moral
    ill start writing on sand if a friend hurts me and on stone if they helped me lol
    thanks 🙂

  22. Heba July 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM #

    I like it so much

  23. Mamoun shalaby July 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM #

    i like all your stories , keep it in a special file

    • Ali July 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM #


  24. Ro0ona July 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM #

    Yep heard this story before…It’s an amazing one ??

  25. LaNoO$a July 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM #

    n!!!!!!!!!!!cen . ..^^..
    lIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIke the way they treat each other 😉
    GOOD friend 🙂

  26. Haider Ali786 July 12, 2011 at 7:50 AM #


  27. Mohammed shakir July 12, 2011 at 4:25 AM #

    sara really you are doing a great job all the best

    • Ali July 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM #


  28. Rose July 11, 2011 at 11:10 PM #

    It’s a very nice story Sara.This how friends should be

  29. nacira July 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM #

    very nice story, , thanks a lot sara

  30. Abier July 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

    This one is really nice, I like it!
    Thanks for sharing

  31. Säjið Säðique July 11, 2011 at 6:09 PM #

    WoW!! That rele needs a ‘like’!! 😀

  32. Mohamoud July 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM #

    nice story… To choose to forgive when u can take revenge on someone who hurt u, is one of the greatest manners…. so forgive & u will be forgiven …. as u sow so shall u reap. 

  33. Mumtaz Talukdar July 11, 2011 at 1:22 PM #

    This is exactly what people should do, but rather practically its the other way, we always remember how and when we are hurt and forget about our good time. 

  34. Goldypearl July 11, 2011 at 1:18 PM #

    Thanks for posting it Sara 🙂

  35. Mohammad Wasiullah July 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM #


  36. muhammed July 11, 2011 at 9:57 AM #

    really good story we must learn  from it how to forgive each other & remember the goodness in the people not just their evil  
    and it’s a good example for the good friendship   

  37. Pakader July 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM #

    Insult is difficult to forget but forgive.
    Help (even small) always  remember though easy to forget.

  38. Hangul6 July 11, 2011 at 8:30 AM #

    principle of everlasting friendship

  39. Shahidkatpar July 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM #

    very nice story I love it

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    • Maliksalman707 September 27, 2011 at 7:59 AM #

      really nice like it