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 Prophet Idris
(peace and blessings be upon him)

 

 Week 1

 

 Weekly Goal: Introduce Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) and learn about his message/relationship with Allah, his manners towards the people

 

Suggested reading on Prophet Idris (peace be upon him)

Get to know Prophet Idris...click here to go to his story or visit one of the online stories below:

Stories of the Prophets

Witness Pioneer

 

Discussion questions

  1. Did Prophet Idris believe in Allah? Yes, he was a prophet of Allah.
  2. Was Prophet Idris patient? Yes What did he do that was so patient? He never gave up teaching his people about Allah
  3. Can you name 2 things Prophet Idris taught his people?  don't be jealous of what others have and what they do not, be happy with what they have and don't always want more and more, don't break promises, be patient, worship Allah sincerely
  4. Did Allah give Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) a book? Allah gave him 30 parts of divine scripture.
  5. What kinds of things did Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) learn about that you learn in school? writing, astronomy, math
  6. Who took Prophet Idris (peace be upo him) to Heaven? his angel friend
  7. In which heaven did Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) die? fourth How many heavens are there? seven
  8. Where did Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) migrate to? The Nile River

 

Suggested reading on Prophet Idris (peace be upon him)

Read hadith about Prophet Idris

 

Discussion questions

  1. Did Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) ever meet Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)? Yes. Where? In Heaven. When? Isra wal Mi'raj

 

 

Activities...choose a couple.


Activity 1

Add Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) to your Prophet Tree. Each month continue according to lineage chart.

 

Activity 2

Learn more about astronomy and constellations here. Search the night sky for your favorite constellation. Play Space Hopper online constellation game. Make your own constellation here, draw a couple constellations here or see the whole lesson on astronomy here.

 

Activity 3

Play Charades. Write down the lessons of Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) onto pieces of paper. Put the pieces into a box/hat/etc. Let one person pick a piece and act out the lesson. The audience must guess.

 

Activity 4

Write a poem about Idris and share it with the group. Check out this poetry lesson to pick a type of poetry form you will use.

 

Activity 4

Make up your own written language using characters, symbols, pictures or glyphs. Provide a code. Write a message in your language. Post it to the group to let them decode the message. Discuss how Allah teaches us everything...teaches us what we know not (Quran, Surat Al Alaq, Chapter 96). Discuss how Prophet Idris (peace be upon him) learned to write but only by Allah's grace and mercy. Discuss/remember what Allah taught Prophet Adam (peace be upon him)...names of all creation, Allah's nature, mankind's duties.

 

Activity 4

Keep a journal this week of how you were patient.

 

Activity 5

Make up a story or play about a jealous person and how unbecoming jealousy is. Who will be jealous? What and whom will they be jealous of? How will they realize how jealous they are? How do they change to be a thankful person?

 

Activity 6

Learn the names of all the Heavens. Write a poem, make a collage or a chart. According to Mishkat Al Masabih page 160 there are 8 heavens or stages/doors to paradise called Adn ('adn), Khuld, Nayeem (al n'aim), Mawa (maawa), Darus Salam, Darul Qarar, Muqamah and Firdous. Discuss what heaven is like? Visit the Essence of Islam to find out more about heaven, find verses in the Quran desribing heaven or read a book at your house/mosque about heaven.

 

 

Allah knows best. Any errors are my own and

any truth is only from Allah.

 

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