Once upon a time, there lived a young darkskin girl, named Malaika. Malaika lived with her family in a small village, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although she was surrounded by her loving family and village, Malaika often felt alone.
Despite all of the love from her family and the other members of the village, Malaika was often teased for being darkskin. She was called names and ridiculed by the other children for her skin tone. They would also go out of their way to play only with each other, leaving Malaika to be the odd one out.
But Malaika’s family was very kind and supportive. They would often remind her that her skin color was nothing to be ashamed of; rather, it was something to be proud of. But the other children in the village were too stubborn to listen.
One day, Malaika was sitting in her room when she heard a knock on the door. When she opened it, she saw a tall and handsome stranger standing at her doorway. He introduced himself as Prince Ajmal, the prince of the nearby kingdom. He had come to visit the village and heard of Malaika’s story.
Prince Ajmal was enchanted by Malaika’s beauty and quickly fell in love with her darkskin. He praised her for her courage and assured her that her skin tone was nothing to be ashamed of. He asked Malaika to come with him to the kingdom and she agreed.
When Malaika arrived in the kingdom, everyone praised her for her skin tone. They sang songs about her beauty and offered her gifts of appreciation. For the first time in her life, Malaika was being accepted for her skin color.
Seeing the happy faces of the people in the kingdom filled her heart with joy and she realized that her skin tone did not matter, as long as she was true to herself.
Moral of the Story:
No matter how much people try to bring us down, our true beauty comes through when we are true to ourselves and don’t let anything affect our spirit.