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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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Insha-Allah!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:11

Ask our children:

1. What should we say if we want to do something?

2. Who makes everything happen?

Now tell them the story:

Mahmood grew up in a very wealthy home. He wore the best clothes and played with the best toys. He was very spoilt and he got whatever he asked for. However, in his home, there was no salaah, no Quraan, no zikr and no du‘aa. There was also no ta’leem, where the whole family sits together and reads Fazaail-e-A‘amaal, learning the teachings of Islam. In Mahmood’s home, nobody spoke about Allah Ta‘ala and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

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Doggy Goat

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:59

Ask our children:

1. Can we keep a pet dog?

2. Do Muslims lie and steal?

Now tell them the story:

There was an old farmer who had a pet goat. He used to play with it, feed it and make it sleep in his room every night. One day, he decided to take his goat for a walk. As he left his home, three hungry crooks saw him with his goat. They made a plan to steal the goat and have a big braai.

The first crook came to the farmer and said, “Wow! What a big dog you have!” The farmer became angry and shouted, “You fool! Can’t you see that it’s a goat?” The crook said, “No! It’s a dog!” and he walked away.

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Eight for being Lazy and Late

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:11

Ask our children:

1. Should we do our work well in advance or leave it for the last minute?

2. Does it feel better to be on time or to be late?

Now tell them the story:

“And the award for the best student in the entire school goes to Ziyaad!”

Ziyaad ran to collect his prize as everyone began to congratulate him. Just then, he heard his mother shout, “Ziyaad! Are you still sleeping?” With a shock, he sat up in bed as his mother pulled his ear, only to realize that it had all been a dream.

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Miserly Mish and the Fish

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:38

Ask our children:

1. Who is more liked by people, ‘a miser’ or ‘a generous’ person’?

2. How should we treat the poor?

Now tell them the story:

There was an old man who everyone used to call Mish. He owned a fish shop and cooked the tastiest fish in the whole city. In fact, it was so tasty that everyone’s wish was to have a dish of fish from Mish. Because his fish was so tasty, crowds and crowds of people came to buy his fish and he made lots of money selling his tasty fish to them.

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