A Parable About Afterlife – Awesome Analogy !

two fishTwo fish were swimming when they saw a piece of meat dangling before them. The younger fish darted toward it with an open mouth. The older fish cried out, “Stop! You can’t see it, but there is a hook inside that meat. It is connected by an invisible line to a pole outside the water. There is a man holding the pole. If you eat the meat, the hook will catch in your jaw and the man will pull you out of the water. He will cut you open with a knife, roast you on a fire and eat you. Then he will throw your remains to his cat.”

The young fish stopped. The two of them swam away. But when the young fish was alone, he thought to himself, “Let me investigate for myself how accurate these claims are.”

He went back to the meat, swam around it, above and below it. He swam as far as he could in widening circles around the meat. After a long search, he said to himself, “I’ve looked far and wide, and I haven’t found any sign of a man, a pole, a knife, a fire or a cat. In fact, I’ve found no trace of anything outside this water we live in. These must just be stories.”

He went back to the meat and ate it. The hook caught in his jaw, he felt himself being yanked out of the water. He saw a pole, a man and a knife, but at that point his knowledge was useless.

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13 Responses to A Parable About Afterlife – Awesome Analogy !

  1. kvkarunakaran March 6, 2015 at 1:50 AM #


  2. Talha March 5, 2015 at 1:03 AM #


  3. Salahudheen March 2, 2015 at 1:07 PM #

    Good lesson:

    I heard the same story from a preacher with a frog being in the place of the old fish; frog makes more sense as it lives on the shore as well as in the water and knows the life in both places.

  4. Algazali February 23, 2015 at 10:40 PM #

    Words of elders are those of wisdom.

  5. Ahmed N. Bello February 23, 2015 at 5:43 PM #

    The non believer in God thinks exactly like the fish. If anything cannot be proven by either touch, or sight, or smell, or hearing, or taste, then that thing does not exisit. Although a more experienced fish made efforts to teach him to believe in the dangers lurking around that he could not see, his exuberance, doubt and self assumed smartness cost him his life.
    The lesson: there are a lot more to phenomena that just those things that we can attest to via the five senses. Much of the knowledge we need in order to succeed in our lives on earth and beyond are based on the unseen to which any of the senses cannot apply. There is tremendous wisdom therefore in believing in the unseen as expounded in the Quaran by Allah (SWT)

    • Iman Yassin February 26, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

      Ahmed N. Bello you have given by far the best moral to this story. You are 100% right.

  6. Jahangeer Yousuf February 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM #

    When Allah prohibits us many bad things such as Alcohal, zina (Prostitution) Riba (interest) we should keep ourselves away. They are just similar that piece of meat with lots of unseen dangers.
    Alhamdulillah we are proud to be Muslims and pray Allah Subhanawathalaa to bless our non-muslim brothers and sisters with Islam-Ameen

  7. Iftikhar Awan February 23, 2015 at 3:43 PM #


  8. Girija Raj February 23, 2015 at 3:17 PM #

    Life’s lessons

  9. somya February 23, 2015 at 2:03 PM #

    This is a good example for ” Aliman Bil ghayb ”
    Alhamdollillah, we muslims believes of what we don’t see , may Allah rewards us by the best, Ameen

  10. um Abdullah February 23, 2015 at 12:57 PM #

    Believe the wise, knowledgeable and relaible informer.
    Becareful of the ‘ornaments’ of life, they could ruin you.

  11. sami February 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

    Believe in the unseen

  12. Shahid Rafi February 23, 2015 at 12:18 PM #

    Life after death