One of my friend in ODOJ group reminded me to read back this story. In the middle of our coversiation about ‘who will drink remind juz (juice), so that we can read du’a for khatam’, I asked her.
“Bu, kenapa ya udah sering baca quran ikut ODOJ tapi hatinya belum berubah? Belum berasa something yang lebih baik gitu. Apa yang salah ya?”
“Coba kamu baca kisah kakek dan cucunya yang bawa bejana mba Genis. Nanti ketemu jawabannya.”
“Saya belum dapat gregetnya padahal sudh hampir sebulan, selain baca Quran sekarang jadi lancar jaya sama kejar setoran. Oh itu saya sudah baca bu. Berarti terus aja ya bacanya, nanti bersih sendiri hatinya”
“Kalau baru 24 hari belum ada efeknya. Coba nanti lihat 24 tahun lagi.”
“Semoga ya bu dapat keajaiban nanti. Sekarang life without pretending aja ya Bu. Semoga saya tetap istiqomah deh sampai dapat something itu. Aamiin”
And after that one of my friend asked me to send the story. Well, here it is. Read this beautiful story about Quran. I remember one of Mexico worker in US who work under a Muslim, everyday his boss read quran. After a year he work with him, his heart become change and try to learn about Islam. One thing he got a dream of Rasulullah. Oh that’s something I want too. And then I remember about one of my favorite Sahabah the most man I adore in this world, Omar Ibn Al Khattab. He converted to Islam after heard his sister reciting Quran. Whereas at that time he wanted to go to Prophet’s house to kill him. Subhanallah. C’mon read and keep hamasah (fighting). You will get beautiful things later with this Quran.
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 aganot trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try in.
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 when you read time by time . That is the work of Allah in our lives….”
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