Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beautiful Story..

Why do we read Quran, 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 was up 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 Quran 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 breath, 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."

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