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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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What Will You Do in the Holiday?

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:56

Ask your children:

1. Can a Muslim watch movies and cartoons?

2. Is it good to play video games, computer games and cell phone games?

3. Must we listen to our Moulana?

Now tell them the story:

‘Abdullah, Ebrahim and Mahmood were three boys who were the best of friends. One day, when they were in madrasah, and there was only one day left for the holidays, their ustaaz, Moulana Ahmad, asked them, “What are you boys going to do in the holidays?”

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Honest Aaminah and Taahirah the Thief​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:57

Ask your children:

1. If something does not belong to us, can we take it?

2. Are Muslims honest people or are they thieves?

3. Should we hide in cupboards and other places where we can get locked?

4. If we have a friend who is naughty, what should we do?

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Truthful Taahir​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:57

Ask our children:

1. Are we allowed to lie when we speak?

2. Will people trust us if we are untruthful?

Now tell them the story:

Taahir was a little boy who had a very bad habit – he would always speak lies! If you asked him his name, he would lie and tell you the wrong name. If you asked him how old he was, he would lie and tell you the wrong age. In fact, he lied about almost everything!

Taahir’s parents would always remind him that lying is haraam and a Muslim does not speak lies. They would remind him that Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was called ‘Al-Ameen’ because he never ever spoke a lie. They reminded him that when a person lies, the angels run away because the mouth of the liar starts to stink and smell bad. But, no matter what they told him, he continued to lie when he spoke, until nobody trusted him and believed him anymore.

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Shu‘aib and the Sheep​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:58

Ask our children:

1. How should we treat animals and other creatures?

2. If we have a pet, how should we look after it?

Now tell them the story:

Shu‘aib was a little boy who loved animals and wanted a pet. He wanted a cat, but his daddy said no. He wanted fish, but his daddy said no. He wanted a parrot, but his daddy said no. Then, he wanted a rabbit, but guess what? His daddy said no!

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Humble Haleemah​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:59

Ask our children:

1. Who made us beautiful, strong and intelligent?

2. Should we be proud and boastful, or should we be humble?

3. Should we think that we are better than other people, or they are better than us?

Now tell them the story:

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