Kids’ Corner: The Sun Behind the Clouds

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Understanding the Hadith “As for deriving benefit from me in my Ghayba; it is like deriving benefit from the sun when it hides behind the clouds.”
Imam (af) is in Ghayba which means that he is still alive but we can not see him. Imam (af) is like the Sun hidden behind the clouds. Even though the Earth is the third planet away from the Sun, around 90 million miles away, we still receive the sun’s warmth and light! SubhanAllah! The Sun is so important, that without it there would be no light, no heat, no plants, no animals and no life!
Imam Mahdi (af) is like the Sun. Even though we can’t see him, we need him to live! The world can’t exist without a guide of Allah on it. Imam (af) prays for us and comes to our help whenever we call him.


Shine a torch behind a paper (you can even draw a sun on the paper beforehand!).
Show the child how the light is coming through. Even though we can’t see the torch, we can benefit from the light.



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