Why should we read quran?

An old man lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with
his young son. Each morning he was up early sitting at the kitchen table
reading his Quraan .

His son wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every
way he could. One day the son 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 father 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 father 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
father 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 father 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 father 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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think everyone in this world specially Muslims should read Qur'an and its interpretation, even the first word came from God to us through Prophet Mohammed is "Iqra" meaning read.