The Sacrifice

“There are seven days left until Eid - ul Adha,” said Yusuf’s father, early Friday morning as he folded the newspaper and set it aside. “We need to decide when to buy a goat.” “Why don’t we all go to the barn where goats are being sold?” his wife said thoughtfully, and Yusuf jumped up... Continue Reading →

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The Orphan’s Hero

Two tears dropped onto the pavement, where a little boy was sitting. His gaze blurred and wandered as he looked up to see a group of kids playing a game that would have seemed exciting to him. But he felt so broken-hearted that he could only stare at them. The Adhan sounded in the distance,... Continue Reading →

Wait For Your Turn

“Phew! There are such a lot of people here, mum. And they’re all pushing!” cried 8 year old Yusuf, holding his mother’s hand tightly. “It’s okay, honey. Just stay close and you won’t get lost.” replied his mother, her eyes glued to the Ka’aba. In the burning heat of Makkah, they had come to perform... Continue Reading →

So What?

Click here to get the printable document.“Yasir!” The mother called out. “Yes, mother?” Yasir responded, with a questioning look towards his mother. “Did you want something from me?” He asked. “No, but be a bit quieter; you are making much too much noise, and you need to calm down. Your little brother is napping, and... Continue Reading →

They Know Better!

“Assalamu alaykum, Farah! Did you sleep well?” Farah’s mother greeted her after her daughter had woken up. Farah looked disgruntled. “Yes, I slept well, but how come I have to wake up at ten even on the weekends?” Her mother shook her head. “Farah, even ten o’clock is very late. You should try to wake... Continue Reading →

The Poor unfortunate house

I am a poor unfortunate house. Why am I unfortunate? I’d let you decide that but you have to listen to my story first to see for yourself.   I was constructed only three years ago. A lot of hard work went into building me. Once I was all ready I looked really smart, with... Continue Reading →

A Favor Returned

Seeing the beetles crawl on the ground and the dirty dishes, made Sarah feel like throwing up once again. Sarah grew up in an orphanage, and at least got a protection after her parents died. But the problem was, it was a very dirty, small, and smelly orphanage which didn’t have a good education, and Sarah... Continue Reading →

Who made it?

Mom! Look what I’ve made!” said Ahmed excitedly. Mom smiled, “That’s a lovely drawing! You have made a ship sailing on the sea.” “Look at this, Mom! I can also make a paper boat.” “That is a lovely boat and you have made it all by yourself,” said Mom. “But Mom, you always tell me... Continue Reading →

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