Once upon a time, there was a young prince who lived alone with his father, the Caliph, after his mother died.The Caliph married again but his new wife was often unkind to the prince.The Caliph did not care much and this made the young prince very unhappy.
On the 15th day of the month of Sha’aban, the son said to his pet pigeon” Let us not stay hereany more.Let us run away becausenobody here cares about us ” so they both ran awayinto the jungle.
After a long time, they came to a grand palace which belonged to a lonely ghoul. ”This is awful ghoul’s palace” said the prince ”but we are hungry and cold and might be a sleep”.Let us sneak in and rest till the morning ,but ghoul was not a sleep.He was watching them.
The prince found a bed and fell a sleep.When he woke up hewas surrounded by golden prison bars . He was in a jail .The goul said ” I know all about your evil step mother your father does not love you .I am lonely, so I will keep you here as my pet.”
Thelittle prince pleaded with ghoul to set him free .Finally, the ghoul growled ” I will send your pigeon home.If the Caliph misses you, he will follow the pigeon back here and save you .If not, you willspend the rest of your life here.The pigeon raced to the Caliph’s palace.
Since his son had ran a way, the Caliph cried and prayed every night that he would see him before the holly month of Ramadhan.On the last night of Sha’aban, he felt that his son was close .He opened the window and found the pigeon sitting on the ledge.He knew that he had to follow the pigeon but it was really dark.
Aprincess ,the Caliph’s sister, suggested that everyone in the palace held a candle and lit the way for the grieving father. In minutes the news spread .Everyman, woman and child held a candle and followedthe Caliph.
On their way, the children sang songsto celebrate the beginning of the holly month of Ramadhan .The prince heard the songs and saw the light from his prison window.He knew it was his...