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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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Big Bad Backbite


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 09:50

Ask Our Children:

1. What is backbiting?

2. What should we do when someone backbites?

Now Tell Them The Story:

Saarah was a little girl. She had an elder sister, Aneesah. One day, Saarah said to her mother, “Mummy! Aneesah’s friend has a big mouth!”

Immediately, her mother stopped Saarah from saying another word and said to her, “Saarah! You have eaten the flesh of your Muslim sister!”

Saarah was surprised. She had come to tell her mother about Aneesah’s friends wrong, and now her mother was telling her that what she did was wrong! Saarah could just not understand.

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‘Ali Says Insha-Allah!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:06

Ask our children:

When we want to do something, what should we say?

Now tell them the story:

Once, there was a little boy named ‘Ali whose parents loved him very much. His parents loved him so much that they always gave him whatever he wanted.

One day, ‘Ali went to his father and said, “Daddy! Please give me R15!” His father asked him, “Why do you want R15, ‘Ali? What do you want to buy?” ‘Ali replied, “I want to go to the sweet shop and buy a whole slab of chocolate! I think I’m going to buy a Top Deck!” “Ok, here you go, and make sure that you look after it, because I won’t give you more money this week!” said his father, giving him the money.

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Doggy Goat


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


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


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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