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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

The Splitting of the Blessed Chest of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

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One day, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was out grazing goats in the jungle with his milk-brothers when one of his milk-brothers came running home. He said, “Two men dressed in white clothing made our Quraishi brother lie on the ground and cut open his chest. They are now stitching his chest closed.”

When Sayyidah Haleemah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) heard this, she and her husband were greatly shocked and immediately ran out of the house. They came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and saw that he was fine, but he was standing on one side and his face was pale. Sayyidah Haleemah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and her husband both hugged him and asked him what had happened.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) told them that two men, wearing white clothing, came to him carrying a gold tray full of ice. They made him lie down, cut open his chest and removed his heart. Then, they cut open his heart and removed a few lumps of blood from it. They then washed his heart with ice-water, placed it back into his chest and stitched his chest closed.

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Sayyidah Haleemah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

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After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was fed by Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), he was next fed by Sayyidah Haleemah Sa’diyyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

Among the noble Arab families, when a child would be born, they would send the child to grow up in the countryside, away from the city. They would do this because the air in the countryside was clean and pure, so growing up in the countryside would make the child strong and healthy. Also, the people in the countryside spoke very good Arabic, so the children would learn to speak good Arabic from them, and they would also learn the excellent qualities of the Arabs.

The Banu Sa’d was one tribe of the Arabs who lived in the countryside. Every year, the women of this tribe would come to Makkah Mukarramah and look for children to take back to the countryside with them. Sayyidah Haleemah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was from the Banu Sa’d tribe and also came to Makkah Mukarramah, looking for a child to take and raise in the countryside.

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Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2021 08:49

For the first three or four days after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, it was his mother, Aaminah, who fed him and gave him milk to drink. Thereafter, he was fed by Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).  

Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was first a slave. She belonged to Abu Lahab, the uncle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, it was Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) who came to her master, Abu Lahab, to give him the good news that he had a nephew. On hearing the news, Abu Lahab was so happy that he immediately set Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) free. 

Before feeding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) also fed his uncle, Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). When different baby boys and girls drink milk from the same woman, then they become milk-brothers and sisters. This means that the woman who fed them becomes like their mother, and they become like brothers and sisters. That is why Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was not only the uncle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), but was also his milk brother – because they both drank milk from Sayyidah Thuwaibah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

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Faatimah and the Friends

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 January 2021 08:30

Ask our children:

1. Can a Muslim have a friend who is not a Muslim?

2. Why is it important to have the right friends?

Now tell them the story:

There was once a girl named Faatimah who lived in a block of flats. Faatimah had no brothers and sisters, but because she had so many neighbours in all the different flats, she was never bored. She loved going from flat-to-flat, playing with all her friends. There was Hassaanah, and Saalihah, and Humairah and Aakifah and so many others!

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