This is the 35th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.
VALLEY OF DETACHMENT
The Prophet (s) bids us seek knowledge even if we must go to China but the pursuit of knowledge did not begin in China. It began bellow in the Valley of Eden. Allah (s) taught Adam (a) the names of all things including the Tree of Knowledge which he was told not to touch. Iblis whispered to Adam and Eve and told them that they would perish if they did not eat of the wheat tree and so they ate and were cast out of the garden. We must seek knowledge and the understanding to use it well or it will destroy us on our road to the Pool of Paradise. The Tree of Knowledge bids us salaam and asks us to send regards to Adam (a).
Every moment on this earth our souls are in exile and those who know are in mourning. Adam (a) knew this when he fell to earth and left the garden. Lo we have arrived at a blessed place but we are not yet done.
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