Tuesday, May 11, 2010

...CoAL BaSkeT...??

Why do we read Quraan, even if we can't understand a single Arabic word????

This is a beautiful story

An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky
with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa wakeup early sitting at the
kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and
tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked,
"Grandpa! I try to read the Qur'an just like you but I don't understand it,
and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good
does reading the Qur'an do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied,
"Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the
water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed
and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back
to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but
again the basket was empty before he returned home.
Out of breath, he told
his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went
to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water;
I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went
out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was
impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as
fast as he could, the water would Leak out before he got back to the house.
The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached
his grandfather the basket was again empty.

Out of breathe, he said,
"See Grandpa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said,

"Look at the basket." The boy looked at the basket and for the first time
realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty
old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an.

You might not understand or remember everything,
but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out.

That is the work of Allah in our lives.


salam mujahadah..!!