What Do Women Want?

Young KSA Guy (Abdullah) was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom The wantmonarch could have killed him but was moved by Abdullah’s youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Abdullah would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?…What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Abdullah it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end. He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged. 

The last day of the year arrived and Abdullah had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to marry Zain, the most handsome man in the country and Abdullah’s closest friend! 

Young Abdullah was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Zain, learning of the proposal, spoke with Abdullah.

He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Abdullah’s life. 

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Abdullah’s question thus:”What a woman really wants, she answered…...is to be in charge of her own life.”

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Abdullah’s life would be spared. And so it was, the neighbouring monarch granted Abdullah his freedom and Zain and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Zain, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen was in his room. The astounded Zain asked what had happened.The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day….or night? 

Zain pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman with him?

What would YOU do?

What Zain chose is below.

BUT….make YOUR choice before you scroll down below.


Noble Zain said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life. 

*Now….what is the moral to this story?*

The moral is…..

If you don’t let a woman have her own way, things are going to get ugly.


31 Responses to What Do Women Want?

  1. karat8 September 26, 2017 at 9:09 PM #

    There is no HIS WAY OR HER WAY. There is only one way of life that is the RIGHT WAY OF LIFE. If he is following it then she must follow him and if she is following it then he must follow her. That is the most stable and safe path with zero chance of disaster. Any views of male domination can be disastrous without fulfilling the criteria of being on THE RIGHT WAY OF LIFE.
    Right way of life is (1) Staying faithful, loyal, truthful, with spirit of sacrifice, respect, human dignity, concentrating on obligations only forgetting rights, keeping partner first and exercise restraints and tolerance in all adverse conditions.
    What emerges then out of such a relationship is a MIRACLE. Nobody on earth can shake such a relationship.

  2. Khan J September 26, 2017 at 4:40 PM #

    The moral of the story is that if you don’t let the woman to be herself she will turn to a witch.

  3. Azaam September 26, 2017 at 4:08 PM #

    The story is a lie. Moral of the story. There’s no morality cuz its a lie. ???

  4. Azaam September 26, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

    This applies to women not in Islam. Eventhough some claiming muslim women do go out on their own way.

  5. khan May 7, 2014 at 12:28 PM #

    Without any prejudice , I don’t agree with the moral of the story because in many situations we just cant let the woman to decide. We have experienced numerous families have totally been disintegrated and destroyed where womens have been given free hands.However there are certain areas where we should give liberty to women such as her dressing within certain parameters, kitchen management etc.To give a sense of participation as well as the ownership we can take her advice /opinion on the critical matters before taking any decision so that she make a sense of ownership.

  6. Saleema Raheem December 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM #

    Great! I love being a woman! NOT!!

  7. sharif123 September 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

    Women will remain as the most mysterious on this planet forever.

  8. dr. mamoun shalaby April 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM #

    the woman is not a creature inferior to man . on the contrary they are resourceful , brilliant , have abilities most men don’t have .they are mature enough to take control of their lives . after all they are our mothers , wives,daughters and the bright side of life.

  9. skybeen April 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

    all women are not wise enough……we may not generalize it to all women plus no accurate formulae is there how to handle a wife……..

  10. Suleiman I. Hadejia April 5, 2013 at 12:59 PM #

    Also if you allow a woman to go her own way things will go more ugly.

  11. hussein kanah April 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM #

    It’s realyy true. To let a woman have her own freedom – conditionally- results in good family life.

  12. Adnan Yaghmour April 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

    absolutely I agree with what steve has done . nice story

  13. mayyada April 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM #

    Very nice story and nice lesson.Also add to this she needs love and respect.

    • Sawas Rajjal April 4, 2013 at 3:41 PM #

      Yes, I agree that she needs a 100 other things too, and and from everybody around her, but not considering at all to give anything back in return. So selfish!

  14. Sawas Rajjal April 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM #

    Even if the woman becomes in charge of her own life, she will still look for a man to blame him for her misfortunes. . To be in charge of your own life means you should accept the consequences and take responsibility for your actions. This, unfortunately, is not among women'[s personal traits!

    • Ameen Muhammad September 26, 2017 at 1:31 PM #

      a 1000 and 1 claps for you, you just nailed it. Give her the freedom today and tomorrow she why would you do that . I needed you to guide me. however love them cherish them make them a part of your decisions making.

  15. sharif123 April 4, 2013 at 6:27 AM #

    Quite true

  16. Saad Bishri April 4, 2013 at 3:00 AM #

    A woman actually needs what is in your pocket.

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  17. Abdalla Obeidat April 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

    Awesome! but the truth is: in our Arabic countries, if that happen, the lady will insist you chose
    mostly because of lack of confidence or “this is how we raised our daughters!”
    I knew the answer before I see it! Beautiful story full of meaning of life if we can apply it in our own life.

  18. My Dream Country (@abmalik49) April 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

    Thanks Sara!

    It is a very valuable lesson! On the one hand it is the story of the need for a woman to be in charge of her own life and destiny. It emphasises the need to be patient and give others the chance to make decisions concerning their own life, as long as it is the right one and it makes you happy. On the other, it tells of the need to eschew the habit of looking at the external beauty of people as a replica of who they are and wanting to show them off to friends.

    It is a really valuable lesson with a subtle approach and story.

    Keep up the good work!

  19. abid April 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM #

    So nice and meaningful story. A woman is in charge of her own life and makes the family happy with her gutts

  20. Mohmmed April 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM #

    The story is very meaningful but it is against the teaching of Islam or shall I say (Islamic tradition), for example a lady will marry to anyone but must father accept him, she can work but limited and she cannot in some countries, she cannot go without guardian aboard or even to market… she is limited in a lot of activities …I donot Know is this religion or tradition.. That is another case … but sure your story could be very offensive to some people … anyway good well is always your target….

  21. Shakil April 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    Kiss a frog and it turns into a prince (or princess). It is a well known story.

  22. anissa assous April 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

    I love it!
    It’s true that a fulfilled woman makes the whole family happy. A woman needs to be in charge of her own life in order to reach perfection

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  24. Naz April 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM #

    Mostly, people want their lady to be most beautiful during the day, to show his friends and others as he is the king of a beautiful woman.
    Story tells us that we should not be run behind the external beauty..

    However it’s really horrible to marry a witch 🙂 LOl!!

  25. Sk Ashif Akram April 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

    fantastically awesome!

  26. Mubarek AL Amin April 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM #

    A women would the Weekend + me, my self, and i = forever light days

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  27. Mubarek AL Amin April 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

    ?????.?this absurd !