The Adventures of Jamila and Bilal
The Eid Adventure
Suddenly, there was a burst of white light in the room. The light glowed so bright that it hurt their eyes. Then, suddenly there was a strange creature right by their bed! "Assalam Alaikum! My name is Assad and I'm a jinn." Bilal and Jamila were very surprised to see a jinn! They were so surprised that they almost fell off their beds! "Why are you here?" Bilal bravely asked. "I have come to tell you about the purpose of Ramadan and Eid," Assad said. And, right after that they were whisked away. You see, jinns travel very fast- before you even blink they can go around the world! So, it was very much like a roller-coaster ride to the two twins. Assad took them to a street in which poor people lived. The two twins almost cried (although Bilal didn't like to admit it) to see that many of the people were starved! "See, one reason why Muslims fast is so that they can appreciate the food that Allah has given them and to know what it feels like for less unfortunate people," Assad stated.
Then, before you could even say "Hi" , the friendly jinn took them to a mosque. The people were praying to Allah and thanking Him. "We also fast, because it purifies ourselves and helps us to become better Muslims." Assad said. "Then we can go to heaven, INSHALLAH!" Jamila said with a dreamy look. That is the best reward that Muslims should work hard for. Then, Assad asked them, " Can one of you think of another reason why we're supposed to fast?" "I know! I know! It's healthy for us!, Bilal said jumping up and down. Jamila then looked at him with a warning glance because he was jumping around like a kangaroo! "You are correct, Bilal. It's good for our bodies instead of always stuffing our faces with food!" Jamila then started giggling about them stuffing their food in their mouths at dinnertime. Did Assad know about that? "And of course, we celebrate Eid Al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan. People give presents to each other on this day, pray at the mosque, and spend time with friends and family." Jamila and Bilal then started thinking and eagerly waiting for the next day. It was so hard to wait!
"Well, this was the purpose of your trip. I will now take you back to your beds so you can get a good night's sleep before Eid!" In an instant, the two twins were taken to their room and they yawned sleepily. They promised to each other to keep this adventure a secret.
Until next time...
Aisha the Cat's Eid Dinner
"Oh dear," said the white cat. "I forgot that everyone is coming to my house tonight for Eid dinner! Aisha ran down the path to her house. She ran so quickly that she bumped into a tree and her glasses came off. "Oh no!" she said. "Now what shall I do without my glasses?" Just then, Abdullah the bear and his sister Fatimah were walking down the road. They tried to help Aisha the cat find her glasses. They looked and they looked but her glasses weren't anywhere to be found! Then, Abdullah sat down and her glasses were under him! "How awful! My glasses! NOW what am I going to do?" "I'm sorry!, said the bear. "I'll go and buy you some new ones." "That's OK. It was my fault after all, Aisha told Abdullah. So, she put on her glasses and went into her house, but her glasses were smudged and everything looked foggy.
So, with everyone's help it turned out to be one of the greatest Eid's ever.