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The Story of the Wolf

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Adapted for children from an hadith transmitted by Abu Hurayrah

Khadijah Stephens Darwish

Ahban was a shepherd and one day as he sat peacefully looking after his sheep
he didn't notice there was a wolf hiding nearby. The wolf waited patiently and
then his luck changed when a sheep wandered away from the fold and he
pounced upon it. The shepherd ran shouting at the wolf and caught up with it and
managed to rescue the sheep from the wolf.

Much to the shepherd's surprise, the wolf did not run away. It just sat there, lifted
its head and said, "Don't you fear Allah! You have stopped me from having the