The Story of Quran

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> Why do we read Quran, even if we can't understand a
> single Arabic word????
> This
> is a beautiful story.
> 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 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 Grandpa, 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 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.'
> >