Our lives, both ancient and modern, are full of stories that are full of very useful and valuable lessons, lessons that we cannot pass without benefiting from them. It is very important for each of us not to miss a day without reading even a little, but what is also more important is that our reading is beneficial.

We must always be keen to take the experience and essence of those who came before us, as the experiences are the product of their lives that continued for many years. By passing on their heritage, we can take it and benefit from it once we know it and act on the lessons it brings.

The first story:

How sad our lives have become now…

In the past… it was forbidden for everyone to approach the home landline except for the parents, and if it rang by chance, we would hear loud voices commanding that none of us answer it!

In the past…the father was a very huge giant. A look from his eyes was enough to silence us, and a laugh from his heart was enough to turn the atmosphere of the entire house into a holiday. The sounds of his steps towards our bedroom were enough to wake us from a deep slumber!

In the past… the mother had authority, the father had authority and power, the teacher had authority, power and a high position among everyone, and the stick had authority to the point that we would swallow our saliva in front of it even if it hurt us, but it was the reason for us to memorize a part of ‘Amma and Tabarak and he heard it, and it was also the reason for us to memorize multiplication tables and the basics of writing and reading and writing Arabic calligraphy even though we were not yet eight years old!

In the past… our school was kilometers away from our homes, but we walked to it every morning and returned every afternoon. We did not need air-conditioned buses and we did not fear for ourselves as we wandered the alleys and streets.

In the past…we did not know anything about the existence of germs on market carts, nor did we know of their presence on the floors of our homes. We did not hear about them even once on the media on radio and television, and we did not need a sterilizing liquid to put on our hands every two hours, and despite all that we did not get sick!

In the past… the neighbor’s son would knock on the door lightly and say, “My mother says hello to you and say, ‘Do you have onions, tomatoes, garlic, and some mint for a cup of tea?'” We were brothers next door and against the wall, sharing everything, even a bite!

In the past…the streets were empty after ten o’clock in the evening, but there was protection and kindness in the smiling hearts. The doors of the houses were open to the neighbors, the welcome could be heard from the farthest place, and the dishes were exchanged so much that we forgot their true owners.

We are now exchanging complaints and bad thoughts about each other. They have replaced our time with a time they call civilization. Yes, it is civilization that has blinded hearts and eyes!

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The second story:

While he was passing by on the road, he found a young man in the prime of life, so worried that he was unable to walk. He followed his eyes and saw his own destruction and imminent demise, so he approached him and patted him on the shoulder, saying: “Accustom yourself to this life that everything will perish, even life itself will perish. In the end, you do not know when your end will come, for everything will perish except His Face, glory be to Him. Whoever despises this world should protect himself from humiliation and disgrace, protect his heart from impatience, and accept all of God’s decrees with submission and contentment.”

The calamities we encounter in our lives are great for those who think that they are the end of the entire kingdom. As for those who believe in their Creator and in the destiny of their Creator and are satisfied with His good and evil, there is no room in their hearts except for satisfaction with all the destinies of God Almighty, even the calamity of death, and what a great calamity it is. When they lose someone they love, they are patient with that because death is the destination of every living being. As for the greatest calamity, it is the calamity in religion!

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The third story:

One of the most beautiful stories and lessons ever…

A painting of an American man named “Henry Brown” was found. This American man was able to escape from slavery in 1849 AD. He mailed himself to another state in the United States of America. He was transported in a wooden box that was 81 x 61 x 91 centimeters in size. The journey itself took 27 full hours. “Henry” had to curl up in a position similar to the fetal position.

Not only was all this trouble, but Henry had to completely burn his hand using fire water so that he could get leave on this day when he would be transferred. He burned his hand to the point that the bones of his hand became visible when the skin melted from it, and he had to Also, to pay a sum of money amounting to $86, which is equivalent to $2,500 today. This huge sum was not easy for Abdul, but he was able to collect it by performing some tasks and side work for the neighbors in exchange for a small sum of money over many years!

Finally, he managed to escape from slavery, and after his success, he tried to travel around the country to spread the news about the horrors of slavery and its terribleness, but he was in real danger after they were able to pass a law called the Stray Slave Law, which allowed the capture of any runaway slave and his return to his owner in exchange for a financial reward for whoever found and captured him.

Henry Brown did not give up and traveled to Britain and performed shows and sleight-of-hand games, but most importantly of all, he became one of the most prominent anti-slavery speakers there.

What we can learn from this story and its lesson is that freedom cannot be priced at all.

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