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The teaching of Islamic education including Aqidah involves taalim (teaching), taadib (instilling values) and tarbiah (educating). Story telling approach is believed to suit well with such threefold nature of islamic education. This research aims at investigating the effects of story telling approach toward students’ academic achievement and motivation in learning Aqidah. Quasi experimental design was used as the research design for this study involving 60 respondents from two different schools in Pulau Pinang. The respondents were divided into two groups, namely the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group was treated with the story telling approach in learning Aqidah while the control group experienced the traditional lecture-style teaching approach. The intervention continued for eight weeks. Questionnaire and achievement test (pre-test and post-test) were used as research instruments for data collection. Independent sample t-test and paired t-test technique were used to analyze the data. Findings revealed a significant difference in students’ academic achievement and motivaton in learning Aqidah through the story telling approach.