Rimla learns not to be arrogant

Rimla thought she was really cool and that she was better than everyone else. No one was as cool as her, she thought.

One day, Rimla was talking to her friend Aliyah. Aliyah was telling Rimla that she had got an award for getting the highest marks in English class. Aliyah was so excited because she loved English and she had worked really hard.

“If I was in that class, I would have gotten higher marks than you,” said Rimla. This made Aliyah feel really sad. She was so excited to have gotten this award and Rimla was making her feel like she didn’t deserve it.

The next day, Rimla and her classmate Saima were working on a project together for Art class. “No, you’re doing it all wrong! Listen to me, I know more than you,” said Rimla. “We’re going to use my ideas because I know better than you.”

Saima was shocked that Rimla had spoken like this. She asked Rimla,”do you think you’re better than me?”

“Yes, I am better than you,” said Rimla. “No, you are not,” said Saima, calmly. “No one is better than anyone else. And let me tell you something. Allah does not like arrogant people. Arrogant people are the people who think they are better than everyone else.”

This made Rimla think. She wanted Allah to be pleased with her and she didn’t want Allah to be angry with her.

“Wow, thank you Saima,” said Rimla, as she apologised to Saima. She also remembered how she’d spoken to her friend Aliyah and went to apologise to her, as well.

Rimla had learnt that she was not better than anyone else and promised not to be arrogant anymore. After all, Allah does not like the people who are arrogant.

Moral of the story

Don’t be arrogant. No one is better than anyone else. Allah does not like arrogant people.

I’m writing 26 stories that are 26 sentences each to raise money for orphan sponsorship. This is the 23rd story. You can read the others here. And your parent or guardian can donate to the cause here.