Pool of Paradise: The Owl

This is the 10th part of our series on the Pool of Paradise for children in Ramadan.

 

OWL

 

The owl that should be wise was a fool.  He claimed that the Simourgh was a worthy goal but wished to remain in the ruins of this world with its hidden treasures buried beneath their crumbled walls.

 

The Hoopoe cried, “Forget not Musa (a) who heard the word of our Lord upon the mountain while his brother Harun (a) pleaded with them all.  Look not to gold or the golden calf for your place of safety.  Who is it that delivered you from Egypt?  Who drowned Pharaoh and threw him up upon the shore?  Who is it that brought you through the Red Sea?  Who brought you whole to the shade of this mountain?  An Idol cannot do that.  The treasure of this world can bring you no safety, no security, no life.  Be wise dear owl and search with us to find the real treasure at the end of our road.  Do not light here in search of false idols.”

 

The Owl closed his eyes slowly and bowed his head to the greater wisdom of the Hoopoe and turned to join their company.

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Owl have your child add the Owl medallion to the pool to the left of the Heron.

 

Discussion questions:  why does the Owl want treasures more than anything?  How does the Hoopoe convince the Owl to leave the false treasures?

 

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Please share your ideas for teahing children the rites of Ramadan.

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