Thursday, August 03, 2006

Something to share..

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 Quraan .

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in

every way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read

the Quraan 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 Quraan 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 Papa, 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 Quraan. 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."

5 comments:

sya said...

Nice story

acik ila said...

ehh kak sya.. welkam.. cantek ahh kak sya nie :D.. bila nak start berblog lagi? miss ur story so much..

NBK466 said...

Bestnyer cite nie...tersentuh hatiku...

Led said...

a story i would never forget and told in my 7habits session.

acik ila said...

yup nbk & led.. citer nie bebetul meninggalkan kesan kat hati kita kan..