22 Apr 2015

Who am I?

Lesson Objective:
- To understand that we are a soul and have a body
- To understand the purpose of the body

Qur'an Verse:
Man amila saalihan, falinafsi
Whoever does good, it is for his own soul 45:15

Activity: Who am I?
Ask the child to point to himself. 
Label the body part being pointed at, stating, 'No that's your arm, that's not You. If you didn't have an arm or lost a leg, you would still be you, because the real you, is your soul inside your body.'

When Allah created Insaan, human beings, He created a soul. Our soul is who we are. It is the part of us that laughs, loves, feels happy or sad. We can’t see or touch our soul, it is inside and covered by our physical body.  

The body is just the temporary clothing of the soul.  Like an astronaut, who needs to wear a spacesuit in order to be in space, our soul needs a body to live on the Earth. Allah created our soul and put it inside a body so that we could come to this world and do as many good deeds as we can.

When our time on Earth comes to an end, we will no longer need our body. The body will die and be buried in the ground and the real you, the soul, will return to Allah, to show Him what you have done with your life.
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