Pool of Paradise: The Lovebird

This is the 14th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.

 

LOVEBIRD

 

The Lovebird cooed and folded his wings beside him.  He said that he was a sinner and inconstant in spirit except in love.

 

“I sometimes love so much that all else disappears.  It tis a sin, is it not, to love another more than Allah (s).  How can I love Allah (s) more than all else so that I might make the journey from love rather than obligation?”

 

The Hoopoe spoke, “The Prophet Muhammad (s) loved Aisha (r) so much that Allah (s) became jealous.  Your love does not disqualify you any more than it disqualified the Prophet (s).  Just remember that the one that made the one you love is your Lord.  You are asked to love and remember your Lord as well because without your Lord you would have nothing to love.”

 

The Dove cooed in agreement and unwound her wings to follow her heart to Mount Qaf.

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Lovebird have your child add the Lovebird medallion to the pool to the left of the Ostrich.

 

Discussion questions:  Why does the Lovebird want to love Allah (s)?  How does the Lovebird use his love to find his motivation?

 

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Please share your ideas for teaching children about the rites of Ramadan.

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