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Passion Islam I July 2008 CORRESPONDENCE I 31
Why do we read
Quran, even if we
can’t understand a
single Arabic word?
sent in by
Did you know that for each turned from putting coal in the
letter of the quran you read stove and replied,
you are rewarded for that in ‘Take this coal basket down Makkah in
the akhirah(hereafter) to the river and bring me back
This is a beautiful story... a basket of water.’ The boy
An old American Muslim lived did as he was told, but all the
on a farm in the mountains water leaked out before he water. You’re just not trying useless!’ ‘So you think it is
of eastern Kentucky with his got back to the house. The hard enough,’ and he went useless?’ The old man said,
young grandson. Each morning grandfather laughed and said, out the door to watch the boy ‘Look at the basket.’ The boy
Grandpa was up earlysitting at ‘You’ll have to move a little try again. looked at the basket and for
the kitchen table reading his faster next time,’ At this point, the boy knew it the first time realized that the
Quran. His grandson wanted and sent him back to the was impossible, but he wanted basket was different. It had
to be just like him and tried to river with the basket to try to show his grandfather that been transformed from a dirty
imitate him in every way he again. This time the boy ran even if he ran as fast as he old coal basket and was now
could. faster, but again the basket could, the water would leak clean, inside and out. ‘Son,
One day the grandson was empty before he returned out before he got back to the that’s what happens when you
asked, ‘Grandpa! I try to read home. Out of breath, he told house. read the Qur’an. You might
the Quran just like you but I his grandfather that it was The boy again dipped the not understand or remember
don’t understand it, and what impossible to carry water in a basket into the river and ran everything, but when you read
I do understand I forget as basket, and he went to get a hard, but when he reached his it, you will be changed, inside
soon as I close the book. What bucket instead. The old man grandfather the basket was and out. That is the work of
good does reading the Qur’an said, ‘I don’t want a bucket again empty.Out of breath, Allah in our lives.’
do?’ The Grandfather quietly of water; I want a basket of he said, ‘SeeGrandpa, it’s Sent in by Amara - Liverpool
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