Title: Unity is the strength
There was an old farmer. He had four sons. They were all grown up. But they
had no good relation with one another. They were disobedient and always
quarreled among themselves. The old man was very much dissatisfied with
them and tried to make them united. But they didn’t pay any heed to him. A
he was getting old and weak day by day, he became very anxious about their
future. At last, he made a plan to teach his sons how to live in unity. To
materialize his plan, one day he called his sons together and said. ”I have
called you to give my last advice. I will not live long. But I feel very unhappy to
see you quarrel among yourselves.” He told his eldest son to bring some sticks.
The son brought some sticks The old man asked him to bind the sticks
together. He bound them into a bundle. Then the old man ordered him to break
the bundle. He tried but couldn’t break it. The old man told all of his sons to
break the bundle and they tried one by one. They tried their best. But none of
them was successful. Then the old man asked the sons to unite the bundle.
When they did it. he asked them to break the sticks separately. They broke the
sticks one by one very easily. The old man raised his head and said. ”My sons
Take a lesson from it. You could not break the bundle of sticks when they were
bound together. But it was not hard for you to break them separately. If you
remain united like the sticks and do not quarrel. nobody can harm you. On the
other hand, if you quarrel among yourselves, you will lose strength and your
enemies will easily do you harm. To live in peace. The sons got the point and
promised to follow their father’s advice. At this, the father became very happy
and prayed to Allah for their success.