Pool of Paradise: The Falcon

This is the 24th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in  Ramadan.

 

FALCON

 

The Noble Falcon folded his wings high above the company and dove sharply.  He lifted his wings before them and swooped down to the perch before the other birds.

 

“My Will chooses the path of justice and so I follow the Hoopoe.  I ask you dear Hoopoe to tell us how the just are informed by spiritual wisdom so that we may discern true justice from false when a judgment is used to oppress and not to protect the weak and innocent.”

 

The Hoopoe addressed the company, “True justice is with our Lord.  Some will see justice in this dunya (earth) and some only in akhira (heaven).  When Yusef (a) was separated from his father Yaqub (a) they grieved but they trusted in Allah’s (s) justice and they were reunited and the brothers of Yusef (a) were exposed for their jealousy and forgiven.  The cup of Yusef (a) spoke and reveled the crime of his brothers, but they had sinned against themselves.  Yusef (a) was in this life twice imprisoned, once in the well and once in Egypt and he was delivered twice and raised high for his trust in Allah’s (s) judgment.”

“Remember dear hawk that justice is better than vengeance and that to Allah (s) one that begs for his justice is better than a scholar that theorizes about justice.”

 

The Noble Falcon tilted his head in agreement with the Hoopoe and lifted his wing to point the way.

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Falcon have your child add the Falcon medallion to the pool to the left of the Wagtail.

 

Discussion questions:  The Falcon asked what is real justice, what do you think real justice is?  Why does the Falcon ask about real justice?  Why is justice important?

 

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

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