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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.

Story Time

Ilyaas Learns Ikhlaas

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 January 2022 08:42

There was once a boy named Ilyaas who always liked to help people. He would help his brother and sister, his friends in madrasah, and any person he saw who needed help. Ilyaas had such a kind heart that he could not see any person with a need or a problem and ignore him! Rather, he just had to go and try to help the person.

One day, when Ilyaas was in madrasah, his friend Nadeem came running to him and said, “Ilyaas! Ilyaas! Please, you have to help me, or I will be in sooo much of trouble!” Ilyaas turned to him and said, “Calm down Nadeem! What’s the matter?” Nadeem said, “I forgot my kitaab at home, and Moulana will give me detention if I don’t have a kitaab today, because that’s the second time I left it at home this week!” Ilyaas replied, “Don’t worry, I have a spare kitaab. Here, take it!” Nadeem was so happy, he said, “Jazaakallah!”, took the kitaab and went back to his place.

That day, after madrasah, as Ilyaas’s father came to fetch him, Ilyaas noticed that Ahmad was crying. He quickly went to Ahmad and asked, “Ahmad! What’s wrong? Is everything ok?” Ahmad said, “I was supposed to take a lift home with Nadeem today, but I forgot to tell him. Now he’s already gone and I don’t have a lift to go home!” Ilyaas immediately said, “That’s not a problem, you can come with me! We’ll give you a lift!” Ahmad was so happy that he smiled a big smile, from ear to ear. He sat in the car with Ilyaas, and in a few minutes, he was back home.

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Hanzalah and the Halaal Snacks

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 08:35

There was once a boy named Hanzalah, who loved to eat sweets, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, ice creams and desserts.

One day, Hanzalah saw that his uncle was going to the supermarket, so he quickly ran to his mother and asked her if he could go with his uncle to buy some snacks. His mother said, “Ok Hanzalah, you can go, but make sure that you stay with your uncle and show him what you want before you take it.” Hanzalah was thrilled and hopped into the car, and in a few minutes, they were in the supermarket.  

When Hanzalah got to the supermarket, he took a trolley and pushed it to the aisle with the sweets, chocolates and snacks. This, was Hanzalah’s favourite part of the whole supermarket!

Hanzalah looked at the different sweets and chocolates, and there were so many to choose from that he didn’t know where to start! Finally, he started at the top of the shelf, choosing a few different sweets and chocolates that he could take and share with his friends. Thereafter, he took a few packets of chips, and finally, he took a few boxes of biscuits.

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Salaah Comes First

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 December 2021 15:44

‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) was a very pious man. He was from the descendants of the great Sahaabi, Sayyiduna ‘Umar bin Khattaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

When ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) was young, he was living in Egypt. However, his father wanted to send him to the blessed city of Madeenah Munawwarah so that he could study and learn under the great ‘Ulama of Madeenah Munawwarah. When sending him to Madeenah Munawwarah, his father was worried about who would look after his son and make sure that he was learning the right things and becoming pious. So, his father asked a pious man in Madeenah Munawwarah, whose name was Saalih bin Kaysaan (rahimahullah), to check on his son and look after him.

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Fudhail Visiting the Family

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 December 2021 16:08

The holidays had just started, and Fudhail was very excited. Fudhail lived in Johannesburg, and his father was taking the family to Durban to visit their grandparents. Fudhail was so excited that he started packing his bags one week before! His grandparents always spoiled him, and bought him lots of sweets, chocolates and presents.

Finally, the day came when they all got into the car. As Fudhail’s father started the car, he read the du‘aa for traveling. Then, they got onto the road and set out for Durban!

Fudhail couldn’t wait to reach Durban, so he kept asking his father, “Daddy! How long left?” Fudhail’s father would just laugh and say, “Durban is far away Fudhail! We will reach in the evening insha-Allah!”

Fudhail wanted his father to just keep driving, without stopping, so that they could get to Durban quickly. But, before he knew it, Fudhail’s father stopped! Fudhail was anxious and asked, “Daddy! Why are we stopping?” Fudhail’s father replied, “My cousin lives here Fudhail! I want to visit him! I haven’t seen him in a while!”

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Better than Hajj

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 November 2021 15:21

‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah) was a very great ‘Aalim and a very pious man. He lived long ago, just after the time of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). 

‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah) would make lots and lots of hajj. When he would go for hajj, he would take many other people with him. Many of these people were poor and did not have money for hajj, so he used to take them and pay for them.

Once, when he was going for hajj, there was a person with him who had a bird. However, the bird died during the journey. Since this bird was not slaughtered, it was haraam to eat, so they threw it away and left it at a dump.

Thereafter, before they left that place, ‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah) saw a young girl come to the dump, pick up the dead bird and take it away to her home. When ‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah) saw this, he became very worried, because he did not want the girl to eat haraam. He told his servant to go to the girl’s home and knock on the door.

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