This Sunday, our Spirit Play kids learned about Muhammad. Here’s the story they heard.
The Prophet Muhammad was a very kind and loving person. He treated everyone, young and old, with kindness and respect.
Prophet Muhammad was spreading the word of God. He was changing the lives of many Arabs. Some Arabs disagreed with his teachings and did not like Muhammad so they did mean things to him.
One old woman threw trash at Prophet Muhammad whenever he passed by her house. Muhammad had to pass that house everyday on his way to the mosque.
Even when the old woman threw the trash on him, he would pass silently without showing any anger or annoyance.
One day when Muhammad was passing by, the woman was not there to throw trash at him. He asked her neighbor where she was, the neighbor told Muhammad that the old woman was very sick. Muhammad asked if he could go see her.
When allowed to enter the house, the woman thought Muhammad was there to take his revenge when she was unable to defend herself since she was sick. But Muhammad assured her the he had come to check on her well-being and to see if he could help, as it was the command of Allah that if any one is sick, a Muslim should visit him or her and should help if he is able.
The woman was greatly moved by this kindness and love of Muhammad. By the example of greatness of Muhammad, she understood that he was truly the Prophet of God and Islam was the true religion. She accepted Islam at once.
- I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
- I wonder which part of this story is the most important?
- I wonder which part you like the best?
- I wonder where you might be in this story?
- I wonder why the old woman did not like Muhammad?
- I wonder what a Prophet is?
- I wonder why Muhammad did not get mad when the woman threw trash at him?
- I wonder who Allah might be?
- I wonder what you would do if someone threw trash at you?
- I wonder if anyone has ever been mean to you?
- I wonder if you could forgive the person for being mean to you and help them if they were sick?
- I wonder if there is a part of the story that we could leave out and still have a story?
- I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery is in this story?
- I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our Unitarian Universalist Promises?