Pool of Paradise: The Woodpecker

This is the 17th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.

 

WOODPECKER

 

The Woodpecker lighted on the perch and tap taped for all attention.  “I am accused of hoarding my wealth in this world and not sharing but I say that I cannot risk losing all I’ve worked so hard to acquire and this journey seems too dangerous to me.”

 

The Hoopoe said, “You must remember the loyal companion of the Prophet…Abu Bakr (r) who gave all his worldly wealth and lost noting from it.  He kept not one coin for himself and his generosity has been handsomely rewarded by his Lord.”

 

“Forget not the spider that covered the cave of Hira with its web.  The web is the world, the fly is your sustenance.  Be not content to rest on a web forever but fly with us to the ends of creation.”

 

The Woodpecker tap tapped in agreement and turned to follow the company.

 

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Woodpecker have your child add the Woodpecker medallion to the pool to the left of the Flamingo.

 

Discussion questions: Why does the Woodpecker want to stay in the world?  How does the Hoopoe convince the Woodpecker that true security is with Allah (s)?

 

 

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

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