The book was a story about a bird who had a single tail feather and was jealous of another bird who had two. Her jealously drove her to take drastic measures so she eventually attained several beautiful tail feathers, just as she wished, only to then realize the foolishness of her wish. The story indicates how we should be thankful for what Allah SWT has given us and that He has created us in a manner that is best for us.
The children were then taught a dua asking Allah SWT to help us make dzikr to Him, be thankful to Him and beautify our worship to Him.
Next the children were shown some videos about a man, Nick Vujicic who has no hands or feet but is living life as normally as he can. The children were amazed to see him swim, cook and even kick a ball. Umm Emaan then led a discussion regarding how Allah SWT shows mercy and helps all His creations even if they do not heed Him.
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Lastly, the children were asked to do some research regarding the Sahaba of the Prophet Muhammed SAW, who was handicapped but did not allow it to become an obstacle in his efforts to gain Allah's Pleasure. He was referred to in the Quraan and he would not complain about his handicap but used it to his advantage Masha'Allah. More about this Sahaba next week insha'Allah.