Each tale in the One Thousand And One Nights Collection is original and holds a lesson. We can only recall a handful of stories that we loved as children. Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves is one of these stories. The story’s thrilling plot hooks you into the story. You might enjoy this story and want to share it with your children. MomJunction offers a simplified version of this story.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves story
Two brothers lived in Persia. They were Ali Baba and Kassim. After their father’s death, Kassim, the older brother, said that it wasn’t their home anymore. Ali Baba fled his home. He climbed up the mountain to see forty thieves. They stood in front of the large rock and said, “OPEN SEESAME!” The magic words opened the rock, and the 40 thieves were able to enter. Ali Baba thought, “What a sight!”
Ali Baba approached Ali Baba after all the thieves had left and said, “OPEN SESEAME!” He opened the door on the rock, and Ali Baba entered. The cave contained many treasures. Ali Baba exclaimed, “Amazing!” Some of the treasures he found were taken home by him. He became rich.
Soon Ali Baba’s brother Kassim learned about it. He was extremely jealous. Kassim went to Ali Baba’s house and asked, “Where did all this stuff come from?” Kassim kept asking. Ali Baba finally revealed the secret location to Kassim. Kassim couldn’t wait. He ran to the cave, shouting, “OPEN SEESAME!” The door opened quickly. He was excited and filled his bag with all the treasures.
He was about to leave, but he discovered the door was locked. He tried to think of the secret words, but he cried. He said, “OPEN DONKY!” OPEN MONKEY!” He tried and tried. It didn’t work. The thieves returned quickly, and Kassim was murdered by them.
Ali Baba learned about his brother. He took his brother to the cave and buried him in a beautiful place. The thieves were even angrier than ever before. They replied, “Someone was there, and he took him.” Let’s go to this town and find him.” They soon realized it was Ali Baba.
One of the thieves finally saw Ali Baba. Ali Baba was robbed by one of the thieves. Ali Baba’s maid noticed it. She also marked all doors in the town with the same marking.
The thieves arrived the next day to steal Ali Baba. They couldn’t find Ali Baba’s house because all of the doors had the exact same marks. The thieves eventually found Ali Baba’s house and entered it. They took cover in large jars. The maid again saw them hiding. She filled the jars with boiling oil. The thieves in the jars screamed and died.
The chief was the last thief. Ali Baba invited him to his home as a guest. Ali Baba knew his identity, but Ali Baba’s maid was able to identify him. “Be my guest!” The maid said, “Relax and enjoy the show!” She brought two swords and began to dance. She moved closer to the thief as she moved.
She then quickly stabbed the thief. Ali Baba later learned the truth. Her wisdom and help surprised him. He said, “Thanks for saving my life.” Ali Baba was married to his maid, and they were happy ever after.
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Story Video
what is the moral of ali baba and the forty thieves?
The moral lesson from “Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves” is that you should not be greedy. One should not allow greed to rule our lives. All the characters in the story feel guilty for being selfish at some point.