The Story Of Regret – Important Moral !

crystalsOnce upon a time a group of people were walking past a lake whose shore was fully covered with pebbles.  Suddenly they heard a voice which said “Whoever picks up the pebbles will be disappointed and feel sorry for it and those who doesn’t pick the pebbles up will also be disappointed”. The crowd became bewildered. Few of the people picked the pebbles and others didn’t. And they continued their journey. It was getting dark and soon they arrived at a point where they decided to spend their night and continue their journey the next morning. When they woke up the next morning the ones who picked the pebbles up saw that their pebbles had turned into precious stones like diamonds and pearls and garnets. This made the ones who had not picked any pebbles up very sad and disappointed. They started to regret their decision of not picking the pebbles. On the other hand those who had picked the pebbles also regretted for they didn’t take more pebbles.

The above scenario can be very well compared to the day of judgement. That day we will be standing regretful before the Lord. The pebbles can be compared to the good deeds that we can do dwelling in this World. And the precious gems can be compared to the great rewards from our Lord. The people who did nothing will be regretful for not taking any good deed with them from this World. And the people who had done some good deeds will also be regretful for they didn’t do more.

Moral of the story:

Let us try to do as many good deeds as possible in this world so we don’t regret in the next world where these good deeds of ours will be transformed into great rewards.

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11 Responses to The Story Of Regret – Important Moral !

  1. salam October 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM #

    Indeed a good moral for reminding the mankind that they have to earn rewards in this world only.

  2. mohnooh April 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    May Allah save all of us from hell fire

  3. kvkarunakaran March 31, 2014 at 4:11 PM #

    very good

  4. Jamil Ahmed March 26, 2014 at 9:55 PM #

    Good moral.

  5. Saad March 26, 2014 at 2:37 PM #

    A good analogy. May Allah bless us all and guide us to the right path and help us to prepare ourselves for the day of judgement. Aameen.

  6. Sumaiya Siraj December 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM #

    Allah is so merciful to give us this world and resources which we can use to our benefit.
    To work towards being successful in this world and aakhira, take this story as a lesson, a reminder that this is our only chance. May Allah increase our iman.

  7. Ahmed Bello December 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM #

    Salam. This is a good Moral story with an Islamic perspective. However, what the voice in the story advised is not quite in line with Allah’s clear command to mankind. Allah’s command is do good and you shall have great reward. Do evil and you shall be punished, except if He forgives you. The more good you do, the greater your reward and the more evil, the greater the punishment. Therefore, the voice in the story should have advised clearly without ambiguity “pick up the pebbles and you will not regret you did but if you don’t, you will certainly regret it. The more pebbles you pick the greater your reward.” Following from this point, it becomes the responsibility of the shore walkers to believe the voice and do as advised or disbelieve it and ignore the advice. Ultimately, those who believed and picked the stones received good recompense according to the number of stones each picked while it was regret for those who did not.

  8. Nazeer Ataullah December 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

    We seldom realise that this world determines our Day of Judgement. Here we do good deeds to get full wages there. We have come to this world with our open return ticket. This life is short to plan for the everlasting Hereafter. It is one time entry – No return back to take the pebbles again. Those who are successful in Hereafter is indeed successful. Otherwise this world is nothing but deceiving and temporary pleasures.

  9. sharif123 December 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM #


  10. Stephen December 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    Excellent example in a simple & short story, which is self explanatory to a lay person, which covers all the words written in the holy book. God Bless All

    • Sana - Editor FFJ December 18, 2013 at 9:12 PM #

      Yes, Stephen ! The story is a great reminder