Pool of Paradise: The Cuckoo

This is the 27th part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.

 

CUCKOO

 

The Cuckoo bobbled slowly on the the perch and enumerated all of his many accomplishments and asked why after having already worked so hard he should join a harsh and dangerous journey.

 

The Hoopoe spoke and reprimanded that Cuckoo for his laziness.  He told the tale where Musa (a) was sent by Allah (s) to take the advice of Iblis.  Iblis cautioned Musa (a) to avoid saying “I” and to beware your dragons of pride or one day you will be like me, destroyed by my ego and a thief of my own soul.

 

The Cuckoo tilted his head in agreement and turned to follow the Hoopoe.

 

 

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Cuckoo have your child add the Cuckoo medallion to the pool to the left of the Swan.

 

Discussion questions:  What was the ego problem of the Cuckoo?  How did the Hoopoe help the Cuckoo to overcome this problem?  Have you ever refused to do something important because you thought you already did enough?  How did you overcome this problem?

 

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

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