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    Default Easy and interesting story to motivate kids to learl Quran

    Do you know any Easy and interesting story to motivate kids to learl Quran?

    I know one:
    The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) has said: “These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Quran.” (Irshadul Qulub; Page 78)
    Every year old Muslim visited his daughter’s family in small village of eastern Ohio. MashaAllah, his daughter had given him beautiful twins-grandsons. Each early morning Grandpa was sitting in the drawing room and reading Quran. Twins were very curious and loved their Grandpa so much that they were with him everywhere and tried to do everything like him. One morning when Grandpa was reading Quran as usual he noticed an expression of concern upon their faces. When he’d finished the reading and performed Fajar Twins asked him thoughtfully, “Grandpa! We try to read the Quran like you but we don't understand anything. What good does reading the Quran do?”
    Grandpa thought for a minute then he silently went to a storeroom and came back holding in his hands holed muddy old bucket. Twins were really amazed. Grandpa said, “Take this bucket to the river and bring me back a bucket of water”. Twins tried to ask him wherefore he needed a bucket of water from river. But Grandpa said, “First you bring me a bucket of water then I asked all your questions”. Twins did as he was told but all the water leaked out before they returned home. Grandpa smiled and said, “You should move faster next time," and sent them back to the river with the bucket to try again.
    This time Twins ran faster, but again the bucket was empty before they got back to the house. Breathless Twins said that it was impossible to carry water in this bucket because of holes, and they asked if they could take other bucket instead. Grandpa told them that he didn’t want any bucket of water he wanted this bucket of water. He supposed them to run faster and he went out the door to watch the boys’ attempt.
    This time Twins knew it was impossible, but they wanted to show their grandfather that even if they ran as fast as they could, the water would leak out before they returned home. The boys again filled the bucket with water, tried to close the holes with fingers and ran hard, but when they reached home the bucket was again empty. Out of breath, they said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"
    Grandpa smiled and said, “So you think it is useless? Then look at the bucket."
    Twins stare with astonishment at the bucket and for the first time realized that the bucket had changed. It had been turned from a dirty old bucket into clean shining bucket, inside and out. Grandpa said, “That's what happens when you read the Quran. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives”.


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    Default Re: Easy and interesting story to motivate kids to learl Quran

    Its a nice story with a good moral to it, but for younger children I am not sure they would understand it or what its meant to represent? Depends what age group I suppose, personally I would prefer to tell stories that are true and real, as, especially with younger children, they cannot differentiate between a false made up story (albeit with a good moral) or a real one.
    ‘Good and evil can never be equal. Repel (evil) with that which is better, and see how, then, someone between whom and you was enmity shall become a true friend. Yet none is given such goodness except those who are patient; none is given this but the most fortunate.’

    (al-Fussilat 41: 34-5)


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    Default Re: Easy and interesting story to motivate kids to learl Quran

    Ok. I am agree that this story is good for elder children who understand what metaphor is. But can you offer any example of real and interesting story for very young kids which motivates them to learn and read Quran?


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