Reality of Life – Amazing Story

Once a man saw in his dream, that a lion was chasing him. The man ran to a tree, climbed on to it and sat on a branch. He looked down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him.

The man then looked to his side where the branch he was sitting on was attached to the tree and saw that two rats were circling around and eating the branch. One rat was black and the other one was white. The branch will fall on the ground very soon.

The man then looked below again with fear and discovered that a big black snake had come and settled directly under him. The snake opened its mouth right under the man so that he will fall into it. The man then looked up to see if there was anything that he could hold on to.

He saw another branch with a honeycomb. Drops of honey were falling from it. The man wanted to taste one of the drops. So, he put his tongue out and tasted one of the falling drops of honey. The honey was amazing in taste. So, he wanted to taste another drop and then another and as a result, he got lost into the sweetness of the honey. He forgot about the two rats eating his branch away, the lion on the ground and the snake that is sitting right under him. Suddenly when the branch broke he remembered all the dangers woke up from his sleep.

The man couldn’t understand the dream,so he went to a scholar to know its meaning.

The scholar said ” The lion you saw is your death. It always chases you and goes where ever you go.

The two rats,one black and one white, are the night and the day. Black one is the night and the white one is the day. They circle around, coming one after another, to eat your time as they take you closer to death. The big black snake with a dark mouth is your grave. It’s there, just waiting for you to fall into it.

The honeycomb is this world and the sweet drops of honey are the luxuries of this world. We like to taste a little of the luxuries of this world and it’s very sweet. Then we want to taste little more and then more. Meanwhile, we get lost into it and we forget about our time, we forget about our death and we forget about our grave.”

Moral: Life is full of attractions and distractions. And death will come to us without any notice. So prepare for it well in advance so that you won’t have to regret later.


32 Responses to Reality of Life – Amazing Story

  1. Zafar Iqbal September 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM #

    WOW! Thank you, Sara. How humbling, indeed! May Allah save us from the horrors of the grave! Amen.

    I am waiting for the English version from Riyaz (Riyadh) Ahmed Barni.

  2. Tooryalaishirzai October 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM #


  3. BeBe September 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM #

    Thank you I like it. Prepare well for your grave.

  4. Houriakhoaune September 19, 2011 at 9:10 AM #

    I like this storry 

  5. Arif Islam September 17, 2011 at 4:45 AM #

    v.right v.true

  6. Arif Islam September 17, 2011 at 4:45 AM #

    v.right v.true

  7. Nacira September 14, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

    very nice , I like it
    save your balnce in this life and try to do only the best thing
    thanks soooooooooooooooooooo much Sara

  8. Riaz (Riyaadh) Ahmad Barni September 14, 2011 at 6:12 AM #

    as-salaamu ‘alykum wrwb! Thank you for the timely reminder – full of  ‘ibrah – each of us desperately needs. JazaakAllaahu khyran!  Allow me to take this opportunity to share a couplet in Urdu for those who speak and understand Urdu. Quoting here in Romanized (transliterated) Urdu. Will post an English translation later, inshaa’Allaah. “Naz’a kee aakhri hichkee ko zaraa ghaur se sun! Zindagi bhar kaa khulaaSa  isee aawaaz mein hay.” [Naza’ or sakraat is the human condition during the expiration process, just before the death; Hichkee = hiccup, in this case the sound of the last breath while dying. was-salaam, Riaz Ahmad Barni, Karachi – Pakistan.

  9. Yehia September 14, 2011 at 5:46 AM #

    Right, It is the life

  10. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni September 14, 2011 at 4:29 AM #

    Subhan Allah so amazing and so true! Really liked it even thou i got goosebumps from reading it 🙂

  11. Ftweit September 14, 2011 at 4:01 AM #

    Really, That is the story of life and death

  12. HEBA September 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM #


  13. Shakabansh5 September 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM #

    Hi,Sara : I bleave in this meaning due to he is like to stay in life and ignore the end of life.

  14. Misk September 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM #

    Very true. Nice wisdom.

  15. Säjið Säðique September 13, 2011 at 4:45 PM #

    Nice Complexion! 😛

    I mean .. good one man! 🙂

  16. Yasser22 September 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM #

    ok that’s a very good story, but i think we can taste luxuries of life calmly.. the problem is in forgetting about death completely.. 

  17. Eloseryi September 13, 2011 at 1:41 PM #

    I like it.

  18. Amir Elsaid September 13, 2011 at 1:13 PM #

    Jazakom allah khir for this effort and I hope you use your english in teaching people the way to the right life and the right religion which – with no doubt- is Islam.

  19. Elyar_lotl September 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    this is from Risaleyi-Nur which is written by Said Nursi-one of the great Islamic religion scientist

  20. Sarmed Ameen September 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM #

    For me, I wish the snake can just creep it’s way up where I’m hanging!

  21. mustafa September 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM #

    it really made me remember death i wish i’m prepared for it

  22. Aliabad4 September 13, 2011 at 8:49 AM #


  23. Abir H. September 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM #

    hope we are getting prepared well to death 

  24. Stephen September 13, 2011 at 7:57 AM #

    We all have been taught since childhood by our parents, teachers, elders, about what is good & bad, what to do & what not to do & where to go & where not to go etc etc etc, but as it mentioned crystal clear, the little taste of honey (money) is good, but clinging on to more & more & more clears our mind of all that has been taught to us & we end up making money (honey) our God & we end up being slaves to this earthly pleasures & we forget to earn our Golden Coins or house in Paradise (Heaven), but definately worldly things are easy to get with money & not much efforts are required to end up in hell, that’s why te part to righteousness is narrow & thorny and whoever walks that part will end up in Heaven. God Bless all those who are reading this & apply to thier lives what they like.

  25. Manmali Com September 13, 2011 at 7:42 AM #

    wonderfull moral story by reading it we can remember our death our grave

    • Ali September 13, 2011 at 4:24 PM #

      True. Please share it with your friends.

    • Ali September 13, 2011 at 4:24 PM #

      True. Please share it with your friends.

  26. Rassouq M September 13, 2011 at 7:27 AM #

    I like more to say it like this:
    Thinking of your death is like you’re gonna die tomorrow,
    thinking of your living is like you’re gonna live forever,
    stay optimistic, but save your balance.

  27. Mumtaz502 September 13, 2011 at 6:59 AM #

    a lession for all humanity….awareness about life after death….we should follow the right path to acheive the target after death that is paradise….and the right patth is no daubt ISLAM…. 

  28. Mohammad Mubeen September 13, 2011 at 6:56 AM #

    very true & meaningful
    I share this story at http://www.risingummah.com

  29. Mubarek Alamin85 September 13, 2011 at 6:51 AM #

    what an entertaining story and world.. live as you believe it, and don’t despite the fact of self-awareness. because not everything is translated to why is suposed to be?

  30. Abier Al.Madfah September 13, 2011 at 6:33 AM #

    This is just so true… I love it!!