This surah speaks about the words of Allah (s) and describes this knowledge as a pen that has oceans and oceans of ink and is still not exhausted. Some of this wisdom was given to Luqman (a) who was also the first figure to use writing in the prophetic tradition. If you would like to read the story of Luqman (a) to your children there is a chapter concerning him in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.
Discussion question: how long does it take you to use up the ink in one pen? How long do you think it would take to use up the ink in an ocean? Can you think of a way that Allah (s) shares knowledge with us?
Image: this is supposed to represent the primordial pen or qalm that was mentioned early in the creation story. In this picture the pen takes its ink from the endless ocean.
Please share your ideas for teaching children about the Tafseer of Quran.