Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Why do we read Quran, even if we can’t understand a single Arabic word?huh

by : ana_muslihah

This is a beautiful story. Once I've told my fwen about this..
Special dedicated to you my fwen:

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 aganot trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try in.
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.”

e 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.”

It will make us more calm when thinking of Allah. It might be slightly out of topic but seems there is no excuse for us to do zikrullah. For full time housewife [like me now :)] we still can perform the zikrullah in the same time doing the chores at home. For a driver, CDs mught be the right way so that we will stay calm in order to overcome traffics jam..

Make life wonderful in every single thing that we are doing so that we gain another side thing beyond the routine..
Every single thing is counted!!! Wanna a calm feeling? Settle work, task and chores? Fulfill parentts and frens request? Reward from the Almighty Allah? at the same time? 



  1. hai..love ur entry..nice words...mintak izin nak ambik secebis ayat..boleh??

  2. which words ya? silakan ..usah ditanya..insy Allah yg baik n indah2 itu semuanya dari Allah SWT...