This is the 22nd part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.
The penguin waddled forward slowly.
“I can walk the path but I cannot fly it. I ask to be blessed with sincerity on this way as my own earthbound condition is comical even to me among this winged company.”
The Hoopoe addressed the Penguin, “Oh Penguin, you who stand for long cold months, holding your precious egg aloft take heart. Just as the spring will come and the egg will hatch you will see the journey’s end on your long march to the Sea of Mercy. This path will not appear to all who seek but will open to the ones who strong and do not waver in the winter wind. You will be like the Magicians who followed Musa (a) and his second mother Asiya (r). They stood firm upon the foundation of their faith despite horrible trials and suffering and you shall see when you arrive with us the reward they enjoy now that they are at peace.”
The Penguin bowed as elegantly as he could and turned to follow their company.
After reading the passage about the Penguin have your child add the Penguin medallion to the pool to the left of the Raven.
Discussion questions: How does the Penguin use his Will to overcome his physical limitations? Have you ever had trouble doing something physical? A long walk? Lifting something heavy? Swimming? How did you solve this problem?
Please share your ideas for teaching children the rites of Ramadan.