Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Storytime: Kulu Shajaratin Bithalath (Arabic): Each Tree Three

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read Kulu Shajaratin Bithalath
(Each Tree Three)

This story is a bit longer than Ana wa Akhi and contains a lesson within the story. When a town that is blessed with trees surrounding it, wells that are full with water, and abundant profits from the wood of the trees, acts irresponsibly by not considering the consequence of cutting down their trees without replanting new ones, they soon find themselves not receiving much water. Without enough water for their people and enough trees to continue making a living, they decide to leave the town and find a new town that has many trees and wells full with water. An old man provides them with wise advice telling them that this will not solve their problem and they will find themselves in the same situation later. He advices that for every tree they cut down, they replant three trees in its place.

This is a nice story that can be used to teach children the importance of 1). Being thankful for the sustenance Allaah provides and 2). Being responsible stewards of the earth.

You can download this book and others here
(please note, not all books in this collection are Islamically appropriate)

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