what is the story of three brothers and a garden in English?
The Qur’an relates to us the story as follows:
We have tested them [in their wealth] as We had tested the owners of the garden: when they vowed that they shall pick all the fruits of their garden in the early hours of the morning and [that] they shall make no exception from it [for the poor and the needy]. But, while they were still sleeping [O Prophet], an encircling visitor from your Lord made its rounds over it, after which, it seemed as if it had already been harvested. [While, in their home,] they called each other, in the morning that if you plan to pick your fruits, then you should reach your garden in the early hours. So they set out, whispering to each other: ‘Today, no beggar should be allowed to enter the garden to reach you’. And they were walking in high spirits, as if everything was under their control. But when they saw it, they called out: ‘We must have lost our way’. ‘No. [We have not lost our way], we have, in fact, been completely deprived [of our possessions]’. The one, who was the best among them said: ‘Did I not keep telling you to glorify God [for what He has blessed you with]?’ They said: ‘Our Lord is clear of all fault, we were being unjust, ourselves.’ Then they started reproaching each other, saying: ‘Woe to us for our transgressions. We hope that our Lord will grant us an even better garden in its place, for now we shall wholeheartedly turn towards our Lord. – Al Qalam 68:17-32
The Ahadith gives us more detail in regards to the story but the gist of the message is apparent in the verses of the Qur’an.
I hope this helps.
God knows best.