Value Your Friends – Great Moral Story !

imagesOne day two good friends Aamir and Zahir went on a voyaging ship to a distant place along with a group of men. Suddenly there was a great storm in the sea which left the ship completely destroyed. The only two survivors were Aamir and Zahir. They were able to swim across the great sea and land upon a small deserted Island. It was like a mini desert where no trees grew.

The two friends became helpless and since they could think of no other refuge, they began to pray to Almighty God. However, to find out whose prayers God would answer they decided to divided the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

First thing they prayed was for some food. The next morning, Aamir saw a big date palm tree on his side of territory, and ate the delicious dates from the tree. Zahir’s side remained barren.

After few days, Aamir felt all lonely and prayed for a wife. The next day, there was another ship wreckage and a woman who was the only survivor swam to his side of the territory and Aamir got married to the woman. There was again nothing on Zahir’s side.

Aamir managed to get a house, clothes and more food for himself and his wife through prayers. One fine day Aamir thought he should now go back to his city along with his wife. So he prayed for a ship. And like before his prayers got answered and a ship sailed towards his side of the territory. Aamir and his wife boarded the ship and decided to leave Zahir on the island as Aamir considered Zahir to be unworthy to receive God’s blessings since none of his prayers were answered.

As the ship was about to leave, Aamir heard a voice from above him. He looked above and saw a giant bird flying by. The bird said, “Why are you leaving your friend on the island. Why don’t you take him along?”

Aamir replied, “God answered my prayers and provided for me alone. If God had willed He would have answered Zahir’s prayers too since he is not worthy of God’s blessings God didn’t answer his prayers so he does not deserve anything”

“You are in great error” said the Bird angrily and continued, “The other day when I was flying by this island, I heard him call out Oh my Lord, I ask you of only one prayer.”

The Bird continued, “He had only one prayer, but if that wasn’t answered, you would not have received any of the God’s blessings which you think you are worthy of”

Aamir was disgusted and asked the bird, “Tell me, what that one thing Zahir prayed for that I should owe him anything?”

The Bird said, “He prayed that all your prayers be answered. That’s all he prayed for.”

Moral of the story:

How many of us really pray for others ? Always remember, our blessings are not simply the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us too. Value your friends. They are your loved ones and well-wishers so don’t leave them behind. Always remember them in your prayers.

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24 Responses to Value Your Friends – Great Moral Story !

  1. Ayesha May 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM #

    pray for others u will be rewarded better for urself

  2. kvkarunakaran April 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM #


  3. muhammadakbarmy April 19, 2014 at 8:01 PM #


  4. sharif123 April 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM #

    Selfishness sometimes make us blind

  5. Saad April 5, 2014 at 2:09 AM #

    Sincere Friends are truly one of the most important treasure one can have.

    • Saad April 5, 2014 at 2:10 AM #

      Very nice story. Heart touching

  6. Samra April 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM #

    Nice story on true friendship and also we are no one to judge wo is worthy for Allah’s blessing or deserve for his blessing.

  7. muhammadakbarmy April 4, 2014 at 1:59 AM #

    And Really True

  8. muhammadakbarmy April 4, 2014 at 1:59 AM #


  9. mohnooh March 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM #

    A great friendship story with a great moral!!

  10. osamaaa March 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM #

    thats hurt…..it been so long since the last time i pray for my friends :\

  11. sanamd March 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM #

    Thanks for such wonderful moral Story

  12. Erne March 16, 2014 at 1:50 AM #

    A nice story about friendship. In the beginning they were friends—- sailed and travelled together. Then struck by nature-disaster… they started to be UN-friendly and started to become – COMPETITORS of GOD’s favor. Prayed hard to GOD for good fortunes and GOD granted their prayers and wishes. Only at the end one prayed for HIMSELF and the other prayed for his FRIEND. REMEMBER dear readers, – – – – FRIENDSHIP IS A SWEET RESPONSIBILITY AND NEVER AN OPPORTUNITY!!! OR a COMPETITION!!!

  13. Manuels Sardina March 13, 2014 at 4:15 AM #

    I’m going to start a blog and would like to post nice jokes and stories Wonder if I could share your jokes and stories on my page and the cost of it if that is available.

  14. khaleed March 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM #

    Wow. Wonderful story and well said Abdul Awal Miah. Thankyou ????

  15. khaleed March 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM #

    Wow. Wonderful story and well said Abdul Awal Miah. Thankyou ????

  16. Abdul Awal Miah March 10, 2014 at 10:38 PM #

    The great prophet of Islam is reported to have said: One is not a true Muslim until he desires for his brother what he desires for himself.

    To be a good Muslim one has to be essentially a good man first.

    The story points to this universal value.

    Many thanks to the contributor and also the FFJ editor!

  17. Yunus March 10, 2014 at 9:58 PM #

    The highest stage of iman is to love another higher than ones self. This is called the stage of IHSAN

  18. ABAZER SIRAJ BIVIJI March 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM #


  19. Stephen March 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM #

    This is precisely true. If any of our family member is sick & if we Pray for all those who are sick, automatically healing takes place in our family, but gradually, not instantly, as God puts us to the test, to know if we are truely Praying or only lip service. God sees the heart & decides, so, whatever time is taken in getting our Prayers answered is based on how faithful & sincere we are.

  20. sharif123 March 10, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    Sometimes we become too selfish to think of others.

  21. SARAFAT March 10, 2014 at 1:36 PM #

    Really Really Very True & Heart Touching Story.

  22. Halal Jobs March 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM #

    Heart touching …