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Children love stories, and good stories have valuable lessons in them. Thus a very easy way to instil morals and values in our children is through story-telling. In this section, we will be guided as to how to present stories to our children and how to follow them up with lessons.

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Humble Haleemah​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:12

Ask our children:

1. Who made us beautiful, strong and intelligent?

2. Should we be proud and boastful, or should we be humble?

3. Should we think that we are better than other people, or they are better than us?

Now tell them the story:

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Grateful Goolaam

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:41

Ask our children:

1. Is it good to be greedy or should we be happy with what we have?

2. When we see other people who don’t have the things that we have then what should we do?

3. If we don’t get what we want, should we be sad?

Now tell them the story:

There was once a little boy named Goolaam who was very, very greedy. He was so greedy that no matter what he had, it was never enough for him and he always wanted more!

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Kamaal and the Cockroach​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:06

Ask our children:

1. Should we sit in one place and eat or should we walk around and eat?

2. Should we eat using a plate or bowl or should we let our crumbs fall onto the table or floor?

3. What should we do with the crumbs in our plate or bowl after we have eaten?

Now tell them the story:

Kamaal was a little boy who could NEVER sit in one place. He was always running here and there, jumping from place to place and playing all over the house.

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Scared Salmaan​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:48

Ask our children:

1. Who protects us and saves us?

2. What should we do when we are scared?

Now tell them the story:

Salmaan was a little boy who was always scared and afraid. He was scared of the dark... He was scared to sleep alone in his room... He was scared of animals... He was scared of loud noises... In fact, he was so scared, that even the phone ringing would give him a fright!

One day, Salmaan went to his Moulana, after madrasah, and complained to him, “Moulana! I’m so scared all the time! I don’t know what to do! I become so scared that my legs turn to jelly! Please tell me, what can I do?”

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​Mahmood and the Miswaak

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:51

Ask our children:

1. Does Islam teach us to be clean or dirty?

2. How much of junk food should we eat?

3. When should we use the miswaak?

Now tell them the story:

Mahmood was a little boy who loved to eat sweets, chocolates, biscuits and ice cream, and loved to drink milkshake, juice and cold drink. Doritos and Astros, Pepsis and popsicles, Romany Creams and Cadbury Dreams – these were some of Mahmood’s favourites, and he would eat as much as he could, every single day.

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