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A Shining Star

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 09:12

Ask your children:

1. What should we do when we are in difficulty?

2. Who should we turn to for help?

3. How should we treat the poor?

Now tell them the story:

Ismaa‘eel was a little boy who always had a smile on his face. He was very hardworking and Allah Ta‘ala had made him intelligent. He always came out first in madrasah and it was his dream to become a pious Moulana one day.

Once, Ismaa‘eel’s father suddenly fell very ill! His sickness became worse and worse, until three days later, he passed away. Because his mother was alone, Ismaa‘eel had to leave madrasah and help her at home. They had very little money, and sometimes there was no food in the home for days. Ismaa‘eel and his mother would be starving, but they never ever complained or begged. They remained patient and happy with whatever Allah Ta‘ala had decided for them.

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Big Bad Backbite

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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!

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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

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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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