What good does reading the Quran do?

What good does reading the Quran do?

An old man 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, “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 Quran do?”

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, “Take this coal basket down to the river & 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 & 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 of 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 o the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river & 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 outside. That’s the work of Allah Almighty in our lives”

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2 comments on “What good does reading the Quran do?

  1. Ahsaan says:

    Quran is mashAllah a amazing book.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      We would truly reap the full joys and blessings of reading the Qur’an when we involve our hearts fully into the Quraan, by following what Allah has ordered us to follow and to keep away from that which is forbidden, to try our best by understanding what we are reading, to read the Quraan with an open heart and a clear mind, and most important as well is to treat the Quraan with the best respect. May Allah truly guide us. Aameen
      Walaikum as salaam

      بنت محمد
      “O’Allah do not call me to account for what they say, and forgive them for what they have no knowledge of, and make me better then they imagine. Aameen Thuma Aameen”

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