Non-Fiction / Story with a Hadith quote / Story with a Quran Quote / Under 300 words

The Last Question


During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one:


The-Cleaning-LadyQ. “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”


Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.

Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

“Absolutely,” said the professor.

hello smiley“In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘hello’. “

 I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.


A few Quran Quotes

  • Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.

(Quran, 4:36)

  •  “…Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakah…”

kindness(Quran, 2:83)



 A few Hadith Quotes

  • Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Messenger said,

“Allah will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.”

(Hadith Bukhari and Muslim)


  • “Ar-Rahman (The Most Merciful) has mercy upon Merciful people. Have mercy upon those on the earth, and the One above the skies will have mercy upon you.”   [1]

(Hadith Bukhari and other scholars)







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