The Role of the Quranic Stories and Parablesin in Islamic Education and Training
Dr. Akbar Salehi

Stories and parables have a long history in peoples' lives from the ancient times. The ancients and even modern people use these means and messages in different shapes and patterns including written forms or orally or in illustrations, etc. to convey the facts and imaginations about the older generation time to the younger one, to maintain the nations' traditions, customs and to transform and to cause to understand these rituals for the training of the young generation. The purpose of the current article is to consider the role and importance of the Quranic stories characteristics and its didactic impacts on human being's education. Quranic stories, oppose to people's tales, enjoy some traits as being divine, having appropriate contents, being articulate and clearly expressed, also, being aware of what is going to be said about the stories in which there are the overt and hidden points. In Islamic instructions, particularly in Quran, the stories and anecdotes carry various aims such as to serve as an example, to explain the facts, to cause thinking, knowledge and learning, to create peace, and so on. Similarly, the remembrance of these messages in the form of stories and anecdotes in Quran and divine messages have some didactic effects such as using firm reasoning for thinking, utilizing the humans feelings for reinforcing the thinking and reasoning, and practicing the" beautifying" as an educational method for strengthening the emotional dimension of individuals' personalities aspect which has been studied in the article. The research method is descriptive – analytical that after seeking in Islamic resources particularly in the Holy Quran has been done in the form of library research. The article is seeking for more understanding and is in the form of a fundamental research.

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