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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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Small Big Help

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2016 15:07

Ask our children:

1. If someone asks us for forgiveness, what should we do?

2. Should we think high of ourselves?

3. Should we think low of others?

Now tell them the story:

There was once a mighty lion who ruled over a dangerous jungle. All the animals feared him and would not dare disobey him. A single roar from him was enough to completely silence the entire jungle. As time passed, the lion became so proud and arrogant that he refused to listen to anyone and would do as he pleased.

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Well Deceived

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:01

Ask our children:

1. Who must we turn to when faced with any problem?

2. What must we do when our problem is solved?

3. Is it permissible to deceive someone?

Now tell them the story:

‘Abdullah was a very pious man who owned a farm that was full of beautiful fruit trees. Every now and then it would rain and this is how his trees would get their water. It once so happened that the rains stopped. Abdullah naturally became very worried. He immediately turned to Allah Ta‘ala and begged Allah Ta‘ala for help. There was a deep well on the farm but ‘Abdullah was too old and weak to draw out water for his trees.

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Apple Boy

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:51

Ask our children:

1. Who comes first, our parents or our friends?

2. How should we treat our parents?       

3. What should we do when our parents get old?

Now tell them the story:

There was once a little boy named Hanzalah. His favourite friend was a big apple tree. Every day he would play around the tree, climb its high branches, eat its red apples and rest under its cool shade. He loved the tree and the tree loved him. However, when the little boy grew up, he stopped visiting the tree. The tree missed him and became very, very lonely.

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Cherry Surprise

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:26

Ask your children:

1. Is it safe for children to be climbing up tall trees all alone?

2. Can we break fruit from a tree without the owner’s permission?

Now tell them the story:

Zaheer was a little boy who loved cherries. His parents, however, were quite poor and could not afford to buy those delicious-looking cherries when they were in season as cherries are pretty expensive. Despite it being almost impossible for Zaheer’s parents to buy even a small bunch of cherries, he still longed for them and wished to have them. Adding to his longing was the fact that his next door neighbour, Aqeel, had a huge cherry tree with plump, juicy bunches hanging from the branches.

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