Pool of Paradise: The Crow

This is the 25th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.

 

CROW

 

The crow lighted with a clamorous flapping of wings nearly toppling the perch and asked if boldness was a crucial component of courage for the journey at hand.  “For I am full of boldness,” he said, “but less so of wisdom by some measure.”

 

The Hoopoe said, “A true sage is bold from certainty of purpose and the support of Allah (s).  Dhul-Qarnian (a) conquered the known world upon the shoulders of his certainty.  If he can reach to the ends of this earth than so can we.  He traveled and conquered even the great monsters Gog and Magog in lead and iron where they are imprisoned to this day.”

 

“Your courage may yet save you from the curse laid upon you by Nuh (a) for your faithless service after the flood.  You were sent abroad by the prophet to search for dry land became distracted by a carcass left by the flood.  Do not become distracted on our journey or no quantity of boldness or courage will right your intention again.”

 

The crow bowed his head in shame.

 

“It is so!” he said. “Keep me on the straight path and not the path of those who go astray.”

 

LESSON PLAN

 

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

 

Discussion questions:  What is the fault of the Crow?  Do you think the Crow will stay on the path and not become distracted like he did after the flood?  Have you ever forgotten to do something important?  Have you ever had an experience where you had to be bold and brave?

 

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