Amaan learns to keep trying
Amaan loved football. His dream was to be on the school football team. He went to the audition and showed the coach his football skills. The coach said Amaan was not good enough to be on the football team. This made Amaan really sad because he really loved football.
When Amaan’s mum came to pick him up from school that day, she noticed that he was very quiet. She asked him what was wrong. “The coach said I can’t be on the football team because I’m not good enough,” Amaan told his mum and began to cry. “It’s okay, Amaan, don’t worry. If you keep practising, one day you will be able to join the team In Shaa Allah (God willing). Never give up, Amaan,” his mum told him.
Amaan listened to his mum and he kept practising. He was sure he was getting better at football and soon he would be able to join the team.
The auditions came again and Amaan went and showed the coach his football skills. Again, the coach said he was not good enough to join the team. This made Amaan feel so sad and he wanted to give up.
“I’ll never be on the school football team,” he cried to his mum. “Keep practising Amaan. Never give up,” his mum told him again.
He kept practising and practising. The auditions came again and this time, Amaan was really nervous. He showed the coach his football skills and the coach was amazed at how good he was!
The coach said he would love to have him on the team! Amaan was so happy and couldn’t wait to tell his mum. “I knew you could do it Amaan,” his mum said with a smile on her face. “It’s just like I told you, always keep trying and never give up.”
Moral of the story:
Always keep trying and never give up. Even if you’re not successful straight away, keep trying and remember that with the help of Allah, you can do anything you put your mind to!