This is the 12th part of our series on the Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.
The Eagle spoke and asked the Hoopoe what was the value of obedience. Why should they follow the Hoopoe that was crowned as their leader?
The Hoopoe replied that when you have a true leader you are bettered by them and you must be grateful.
“If you follow your desires instead of your teacher then you are like Nimrod and Pharaoh and will be the creator of your destruction. Pharaoh drowned by his own conceit in the Red Sea and Nimrod was consumed by his own ego in the form of a mosquito. But if you find your true king he will guide you to your Lord. Do not let your will be your king. Let your will follow your true leader.”
The eagle nodded in agreement. “It is true that a king does not a leader make,” and turned to follow their company.
After reading the passage about the Eagle have your child add the Eagle medallion to the pool to the left of the Sparrow.
Discussion questions: Do you sometimes ask why you should obey your teacher or parent? Why is it important to follow those who know more than you do?
Please share your ideas for teaching children the rites of Ramadan.