Creation stories are far more important than we realize.
Creation stories are the beginning, but they determine the middle and the end in ways that we would never anticipate.
And this is why:
Creation stories are the prime directive of any given culture.
Creation stories tell us who we are because creation stories tell us where we come from.
They tell us why we are here.
They tell us where we are going.
There are many similarities between the creation stories of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim tradition.
This is by no means the only version of this story but it is the general content and order suitable for a children’s project. The episodes are arranged in an accordion book that can also be hung as a banner.
Materials: My Little Lore of Light (book), Watercolour paper, watercolour pencils, watercolour paint, double facing tape
In the Muslim tradition the first thing to be created was light of the Prophet Muhammad (s). This light was placed in a green lamp and hung in the heavens.
The fourth thing created were the waters of the earth.
The fifth thing created was the land and the animals.
It is worth noting that this story does bear no small resemblance to the scientific understanding of the unfolding universe and that understanding that resemblance will help your children to integrate their faith with their introduction to the modern sciences.
Please share any ideas that you may have for the days of creation and please ask the Prophet Adam (a) and the Prophet Muhammad (s) to bless our project and increase our understanding of Allah’s (s) creation.