Tonight we reviewed the lesson plan for 31. Illuminated Quran: Luqman.
This surah mentions the knowledge of the pen in the creation and that a portion of that knowledge was given to Luqman (a). We began this lesson by reading the story of Luqman (a) in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.
I asked my son if he would like to raise eagles like Luqman (a) and he was enthusiastic. I asked him what he would do if he had an eagle and he said that he would like to take the eagle for a walk while holding its lead.
We talked about the advice that Luqman (a) gave to his son about respecting his parents. He said that the only time we should not listen to our parents is when they say to worship other than Allah (s). I asked him when we should listen to our parents. He said we should listen when they tell us to pray, read Quran, eat halal food, and not to eat haram food or pigs. My son then asked why people sometimes eat hot dogs with pork. I said that maybe those people are not muslim so it is not a concern for them.
Next we talked about the pen from the creation. I asked my son how long it would take him to use up all the ink in one ordinary pen. We guessed that would probably take a month if you used it frequently. I asked how long it would take to use and ocean of ink that was mentioned in the Quran. He said a really really long time and when you pass away there would still be ink.
I asked my son how Allah (s) shares his knowledge with us. He said he wasn’t sure. I asked him what does Allah (s) send to help us learn, does he send books and teachers. He said that Allah (s) sent us the Quran. I asked him what teachers Allah (s) sends and he said that I teach him english. I said who teaches him about Allah (s) and he said Baba. I asked him who teaches Mama and Baba. He said wise people teach us.
Please share your experiences with exploring the meaning of the Quran with children.