Rasulallah Revolution 9

Rasulullah Revolution – session 9

 

Pre Proclamation              

Quran etched on his heart

He preached Quran through his actions not his words

Deeds were like his speeches

Pagans who called him Sadiq and Amin – he was his word

Admired his truthfulness in spite of being his enemies

 

They also admired his justice

What does it mean to be fair?

How do you know when something is unfair?

Fair does not always mean equal, it does not seem like such a big issue anymore

 

It means people getting what they need when they need it.

 

Keep the big picture in mind

 

Want special treatment –gain control of thoughts, emotion and behavior

 

Don’t reinforce child’s sense of injustice – will have a hopeless outlook on life – Teach empathy

 

If everything in my favour, would it be fair

Consider  thinking about what others may feel

Consider when it is time to speak up.

 

STORY

Actors

Brother Bear – Actor 1

Mama Bear – Actor 2

Papa Bear – Actor 3

Sister Bear – Actor 4

Doc Pinadol – Actor 5

Rasulullah- Actor 6

Wise old Bear –Actor 5 

4 Leaders of Qurash tribe – Actor 1/Actor 2/Actor 3/ Actor 4

Everyone dressed as Arabs inside and Black abaya on top as black bears with the socks on. Head gear for black bear and just some quick whiskers

Nurse – Actor 7

 

Props

Bear Ears for all

Whiskers and nose for all bears

Socks with red paws for all bears

4 toothbrushes for toothbrush rhyme

Butterflies and bees on sticks and string

Stools to stand on to do butterfly and bees

Biodegradable woven bag with one cookie inside box called Snack SOS Stash- 

Sunglasses

Butterfly painting image – Raadhiya

Pom Pom bear zipline – Raadhiya

Couple baskets for picnic

Green shades for backdrop.

Kaaba backdrop with brown easy to remove destroyed blocks look

Easel with rolling pins stuck on tray

White coat for Doc Pinadol and stethoscope

Plasters lots

Wise bear – white wig and ears and gold specs

2 poles for rain 

Arab clothes

Hajre aswad – Foil frame with black

Holy Personality outfit

Al Amin – Poster

Fair poster folded and bull down

Green Abba for Rasullulah wearing 

Bulldogs to fix Hajre aswad

Clipboard for Doc Pinadol

Refill the mama bear bag with only one cookie

Wipes for Wash and re draw the bear ears

 

OPEN CURTAINS – Backdrop Green forest

SCENE 1

Actor 1

Actor 6 Sound effects – Birds early morning chirping in forest

 

Brother Bear asleep on stage in a kind of bear seated position. Not lying down. Easy to transition into bear mime moves

 

MIME: Brother bear wakes up. I am not narrating anything. Silence plus only sound effects

 

Actor 6 sound effects and Bear do mime moves 

Stretch and yawn. 

When Actor 6 plays the sound, you do the mime action.

Birds are still chirping in the background when yawn and stretch

 

Actor 6 put on some happy sounds. Keep happy sounds on while this is going on

Bear stretches out and other bears join in.

Do some exercise moves in sync

 

SCENE 2

Actor 1/ Actor 2/ Actor 3/ Actor 4

Actor 6 puts on you brush your teeth chchchch nasheed

All other bears come on with large toothbrushes and you do sync moves and brush teeth while skipping and exercise along. 

 

Wash face and exercise. Sync moves

Get dressed. Different accessories and all bears dress and exercise at the same time. They are all in a basket ready and while exercise you put accessories on. 

Taper off the happy sounds and Actor 6 to go back to the forest sounds whistling leaves, birds chirping, wind breeze, 

All bears are still doing the basic bear moves. Tap side to side and hands up showing the red paws. When it is your turn to come in front, you come in front while the other 3 bears are placed in location and doing basic moves. 

The bear that is introducing themselves comes centre front and do whatever action you want to match what you are saying. Learn your lines by heart. When you come centre front stage, you say your lines and then go into basic step and move back and let the next bear come front and introduce themself.

This is the Bear Family.

Meet Papa Bear

Do this twice. All the while do the toe touch right to left and left to right.

Hi! My name is Papa Bear. Let’s Breathe in some fresh Air!

Hmmmm Ahhha Hmmm Aaaaah

Hey! you got your lungs going!

Hmmmm Ahhha Hmmm Aaaaah

Thank Allah in your bowing!

Repeat 2 times

Hi! I’m Mama Bear. Mama is my name. Love is my game!

No two days are the same. And yah! Alhamdulillah I exclaim!!!

Repeat 2 times

 

Hi! I’m Sista Bear. Cucumbers I like to eat. Sharing with others is oh so sweet. Mawla is my heart beat. Hardwork is a treat. Then…….Rest and repeat.

Repeat 2 times

 

Hi, I’m Brother Bear. Caps is what I like to wear. I am a grizzly guzzly black bear. I’m striving for a job in health care and oh yah, Quran is my love affair. Repeat 2 times

 

SCENE 3

Actor 1/ Actor 2/ Actor 4

From backstage: Butterflies and bees Actor 3 and Actor 5

 

The bear Family are a Happy Family. They live in Fantastic Fair Forest. It’s a lovely place with lots to do and lots to learn.

At the beginning of this scene, sister and brother separate and dad gets off stage. Mum on the other side, getting ready. Take your time here. Fix your hijab and ears etc. Bro and Sis on the other side of the stage at the school area doing some math on easel. Sis gets the ready artwork out 

 

One afternoon, Mama Bear put on her biodegradable woven bag and sunglasses and set off to pick sister and brother bear from school. 

Mama bear walk on and off stage heading to school to pick up kids. Take your time, sing rhyme

It was a lovely walk through the forest to get to the bears school. Mama bear spotted butterflies fluttering in the sunshine and cute honey bees sucking nectar from the flowers. 

Background team gets the butterflies and bees out from above the partition and let them bob up and down, front and back. Mama Bear enjoys this walk and shows your love for wonder as you walk along. Expressions with audience will be amazing here as you see butterfly etc

She sang her way to school.

Sing rhyme here. If you give love in Allah’s way…..

Actor 6 put rhyme on nice and loud. Mime the words

 

At school, Brother and Sister Bear were super happy to see Mama Bear and gave her their favourite! A bear hug, a back to front bear hug and a group bear hug !

Love you Mama Bear! said the Bears. Do the above

 

As they walked, Sister Bear told mama bear how she loved painting class and how she learnt how to paint butterflies.

Show the art work to the crowd She also told mama how her lunch box slipped and fell into the river. 

 

Brother Bear shared how he built a pompom robot bear that could zipline through the forest, show the robot bear zipline  and how he helped his friend with his papier mache face mask. 

 

As they walked towards the bear cottage, Sister bear said, 

I’m hungry Mama. Do you have anything to eat, 

Mama bear had a cookie in her snack SOS stash. She gave that to Sister Bear. Sister Bear began to eat the cookie hungrily. 

Mum give the cookie from the bag to Sister bear.

That’s not Fair shouted Brother Bear!

I want a cookie! I want a cookie!  Actor 1 Say yourself

 

And right there in the middle of the forest, brother and sister bear had a melt down. The Bears argued about how each deserved to have the cookie. 

(Have an argument live there – make it up)

Mum – facial expression of fed up

Mama Bear was quite fed up with the constant, It’s not fair! It’s not fair in the family. 

Trying to sort out the squabble was such a drain for mama and papa bear. Go behind the partition as if you have reached home and come out quickly again with props to prepare for the picnic and papa bear.

 

SCENE 4

Actor 1/ Actor 2/ Actor 4/ Actor 3/ Actor 5/ Actor 7/ 

 

The next day was the weekend, the bear family planned to go for a picnic. They packed their picnic basket and set off together. 

On the way, a great big gust of wind blew. It was such a strong wind, trees got uprooted. 

Actor 6 sound effects of strong strong wind and tree falling- thump

Ouch! Say to yourself all of you Shouted the bear family. Brother bear bruised his knee. Sister bumped her left elbow. Mama bear bumped her head and papa bear fell right on his tummy. 

Ouch! The bear family shouted together. 

Fall down and hold that part of your body where you have got hurt. Do not hold your right hand. act pained where you got hurt. In a row on stage with aches in diff parts of the body.

 

Papa Bear got up as quick as he could and rescued his family. Everyone was bruised from the fall. They decided to go to Doctor Pinadol’s clinic.

Get everyone up gently and once everyone is up, holding all, go to doc. Bears walk around the stage on the floor as if walking to the docs with aches. Backstage people remove the green sheilas from the back. Actor 3 now with a table and as a nurse at reception.

Actor 3 as a nurse throws the sign that says, Doc Pinadols Clinic from back. Bring the rolling pins on the easel and pretend to do receptionist nurse kind of work. Actor 7 to sit in the reception which is the stage. We don’t actually see the doctor here at all.

Bears 

 

The bear family waited for their turn. One by one, they went in to be checked by Doctor Pinadol. Hold clipboard and Actor 7 say yourself

you are Next. Please come with me.

Actor 7 wears nurse clothes and takes one by one- to backstage which is the pretend docs room, bring one bear back and take the next. Back stage, put plaster quickly on the right arm fast. Take the right bear at a time.

 

PapaBear came out with a plaster on his right arm.

Show off the plaster

Mama bear came out with a plaster on her right arm.

Show off the plaster

Sister bear came out with a plaster on her right arm.

Show off the plaster

Brother Bear came out with a plaster on his right arm. 

Show off the plaster

And guess what, nobody even got hurt on their right arm.

 

CLOSE CURTAINS

SCENE 5 out of curtain

As I close curtains, all bears outside the curtain and wise old bear too. – Actor 5

That’s not fair, shouted Brother Bear.

Doctor Pinadol has lost his mind, said Sister Bear. How can we all get the same treatment when we all get hurt in different parts of our bodies. Brother Bear pretending to talk here

 

Exactly, said a wise old bear sitting in the waiting room. Papa Bear recognized him from the mosque. Let me tell you a story, said the wise old Bear. Actor 5 to look up from gold specs and pretends to say, At this point, Actor 5 is talking to the audience and all bears to leave the outside curtain and come and change to tribe leaders. 

In the meantime, Actor 3 and Actor 6 to change backdrop to Kaaba with broken effect on the black and be in position to do the rain movement in sync up and down poles

 

OPEN CURTAIN

SCENE 6

Actor 6 and Actor 7. Wear blue or black all here

NOBODY ON STAGE HERE EXCEPT Actor 6 AND Actor 7 AS RAIN

A long time ago, there was once a Flood in Mecca. The Rain poured for days and days. Days and Days.

Rain sound Actor 6 and 

Rain sticks with crepe paper

and then holding the rain sticks. Put on the sound effects and do the rain drops up and down. Leave sticks at the end of stage when you leave so it does not look haphazard.

 

SCENE 7

The walls of the Kaaba collapsed and needed to be rebuilt.

Actor 1/ Actor 2/ Actor 4/ Actor 3- Enter tribe leaders. Build the kaaba

The people of Mecca came together and each family of the Quraysh was given the honour of building one of the four walls. 

Actor 6 sound effects. Hammer and drilling and building site sounds. Tribe leaders build and sing

Qurash the builders, can we fix it

Qurash the builders can we fix it

Abd Manaf, banu Asad  and Banu Makhzum 

Banu Sahm join the crew

Qurash, the builder gang 

Lay brick on brick

Working together until there’s a feud

Qurash the builders

Can we fix it

No we cant

It’s not fair, 

Everyone stay right there

Qurash can we fix it

No we cant

 

When it came time to place the hajre aswad, the black stone, a big argument broke out. 

Tribe leaders to come out now. Wash the whiskers off your face please Arabs. All diff colours and very leader like arabs.

Bring a hammer and start to build.

 

Say yourselves.

I want to be the one who places the Hajre aswad.

It’s not fair! I deserve the honour of placing the Hajre Aswad.

No No No! I want to have that honour. It’s not fair. Why should you have that honour. I should etc. 

Do this argument yourselves live. Please be sure to make this statement come through. It’s not fair!

It’s not Fair! Each tribe leader should say – it’s not fair

 

The argument became so much, they thought a war would break out. One member stood up and said, why don’t we wait and see who comes to the Kaaba first thing tomorrow morning. Let them decide. Everyone agreed, that was a good idea. 

Angry faces. Hrmmppp sounds. Then talk and agree

 

SCENE 8

Actor 1/ Actor 2/ Actor 4/ Actor 3/ Rasulullah

The next morning, everyone waited anxiously for the first person to enter the Kaaba area. They could hear footsteps.

Actor 6 footsteps sound effect- gentle footstep sound pls

Actor 3 come as Rasullulah

It’s Al Amin! It’s Al Amin!  Say yourselves together when you see Rasulullah. 

Actor 3 to come from the audience not the backstage.

It’s Al Amin they shouted. 

Everyone admired and respected Muhammed. They were glad it was Al Amin– The Trustworthy. they knew he was so fair and just. act this out

Prophet Muhammed first listened to what they had to say. 

Tribe leaders talking here. Say yourselves. 

We all worked together to build the Kaaba. 

He got them. He completely got their feelings. That’s the first step in being fair.

Step one poster with bulldog and opens to two and three

Whoever is free will come on stage and just open as needed.

Then he felt what they were all saying. How each tribe leader felt. Walking in their shoes for miles, that’s the second step to being fair.

 

He then took off his abaa and laid it flat on the ground. He asked each member of the tribe to take hold of one corner. He then placed the hajre aswad in the middle. On the count of 3. 1.2.3 They lifted up the abaa with the Hajre Aswad on it. Together they took the Stone to the wall. Then Prophet Muhammed did the just thing. He picked up and placed the Hajre aswad in its place himself. Just.Thats the third and final step to being fair.

I get you. I feel you. I am just!

 

CLOSE CURTAIN

SCENE 9

Backstage can start getting the forest background ready again here. Actor 6 and Actor 3

Actor 5

Actor 5 to come out of the curtain with a doc coat and clipboard and say yourself.

I, Doctor Pinadol, have heard about a sickness in Fantastic Fair Forest called,  ‘It’s not fair influenza.’ Wise Bear and I have been teaching forest folks all about being fair. Fair does not mean equal. Fair means giving everyone what they need when they need it. 

Is it fair to give you all a bandage on your right arm when you have got hurt in different places. 

No!Crowd and mualims respond from behind curtain.

Bears come one by one and get correctly treated by Doc Pinadol.

 

SCENE 10 – this scene takes place outside curtain

You need a plaster on your tummy, not your right hand. Here you go, Papa Bear. Papa Bear to come get bandage and go backstage

Mama Bear you need a plaster on your head not your right hand. Here you go, Mama Bear

Mama Bear to come get bandage and go backstage

Sister Bear you need a plaster on your left elbow not your right hand. Here you go, Sister Bear 

Sista Bear to come get bandage and go backstage

Brother Bear you need a plaster on your knee not your right hand. Here you go Brother Bear.

Brother Bear to come get bandage and go backstage

Lets all remember the Just and Fair way. 

I’ve got you. I feel you. I am just.

Repeat after Doc Pinadol everybody. 

I’ve got you! I feel you! I am just!

Once you go backstage, get the stage and backdrop ready for the next scene. 

 

SCENE 11

CURTAINS OPEN – green background forest scene.

When Curtains open. Bro and Sis Bear on stage at school. Mama Bear on her way

Actor 6 constant soft bird chirping and wind sound effect

The next day, when mama picked up the bears from school, sister bear had shared all her lunch with her friend who didn’t have any. 

I’m hungry, said sister bear. Mum whipped out her Snack SOS stash and had a cookie in there. She gave it to hungry sister bear. 

That’s not …..! Shouted Brother Bear and then realizing it was fair. 

Brother Bear remembered fair does not mean equal. Fair means each bear gets what they need when they need it. 

Sister bear had not eaten. He understood and felt what it is might be like to be so sooo hungry. He wasn’t hungry and he didn’t need to eat the cookie just because sister bear was eating one. 

I’ve got you! I feel you! I am just! Thank you Rasullulah for guiding me! There was no tantrum in the bear family. There was no tantrum in the Fantastic Fair Forest.

There was Peace, Love and Justice. 

 

As they walked home, they all said in one voice together

 

Ya ayuhalazina amanu kunu qawamina bil qisti shuhada’ah lillahi wa law alah anfusikum 4: 135

 

O you who believe, Stand out strong for justice and witnesses for the sake of Allah, even if it should be against you.

 

Actor 6 put on this rhyme 

Bears to walk and talk this rhyme doing exercise moves like intro

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

Thank you Rasullulah for guiding me!

Thank you Rasullulah for guiding me!

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

I listen and get all points of view. 

I feel what it’s like to be in your shoe

My actions are just, I choose justice! I am just!

 

You want a cookie. 

I get that you are hungry

I feel what’s it like to be super hungry

Justice means the hungry one eats. 

Your hunger’s now gone and we walk on! 

Carry on! This is an amazing phenomenon!

Kunu qawamina bil qisti

Stand out strong for justice

Lillahi- for Allah’s sake

Wa lawh alaah anfusikum

Even if its against yourselves

Kunu qawamina bil qist.

Stand out strong for justice!

 

Stations

 

Station 1 Actor 1 and Actor 6

 

Have 3 sticks, skipping, dodge ball and musical cushions and chairs ready. 

Children get to shout out some of their favourite games too. 

 

Children get to play and mualims too. 

Share the rules of the game. 

Talk about how much they value playing fair and ways to handle unfair situations in the game. 

Also talk about how important it is to include everybody in playing especially at school and madrasah. 

Discuss how playing fair does not always lead to winning. The true goal in completion is to do your best and enjoy participation. 

Play and then allow them to exercise what we have learnt in the play. 

I get you. I feel you. I am just. 

 

Taking turns. Sharing and being considerate of others. 

You will find in the line up of 3 sticks, people will want to go before others. 

In Skipping. Getting to hold the skipping rope

In dodgeball, if the ball touched or not. Etc

In musical chairs and cushions – who got to the chair/cushion first.

When the opportunity avails itself, use it to empower them with the lesson learnt. 

 

Station 2 Actor 5 /Actor 2/ Actor 4 / Actor 3

Painting/ colouring/ 

 

Give the children the worksheet and remind them about the game we played some weeks back when we wanted to feel what it’s like to be in another person’s shoe. 

 

Play out some scenarios and children get to be in touch with this concept 

 

If fair means equal then nobody should be allowed to wear specs. Everyone who wears specs must not in class. Is that fair? 

Discuss

What if the teacher at school said, she was going to give an award. The award goes to all the light brown haired people only. Is that fair?

 

Now go to scenarios that are happening on a daily basis.

 

My older sister gets to stay up later than I.

My brother finishes the water bottle in the car. 

Your friend brings his ball to school but will not let you play.

Salim always gets to be the line leader

I’m not allowed to go to the school I want to.

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I get you, I feel you rhyme

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

Thank you Rasullulah for guiding me!

Thank you Rasullulah for guiding me!

I get you! I feel you! I am just! 

I listen and get all points of view. 

I feel what its like to be in your shoe

My actions are just, I choose justice! I am just!

 

You want a cookie. 

I get that you are hungry

I feel whats it like to be super hungry

Justice means the hungry one eats. 

Your hunger’s now gone and we walk on! 

Carry on! This is an amazing phenomenon!

Kunu qawamina bil qisti

Stand out strong for justice

Lillahi- for Allahs sake

Wa lawh alaah anfusikum

Even if its against yourselves

Kunu qawamina bil qist.

Stand out strong for justice!

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Bear hug! Rhyme

Bear hug!

Give your mama a bear hug,

Give her a super squeeze or two,

It’s another way of saying;

I love you, I LOVE YOU! 

 

Bear hug!

Give your children a bear hug,

Give them a super squeeze or two,

It’s another way of saying;

I love you, I LOVE YOU! 

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Quraysh the builders Rhyme

Qurash the builders, can we fix it

Qurash the builders can we fix it

Abd Manaf, banu Asad  and Banu Makhzum 

Banu Sahm join the crew

Qurash, the builder gang 

Lay brick on brick

Working together until there’s a feud

Qurash the builders

Can we fix it

No we cant

Its not fair, 

Everyone stay right there

Qurash can we fix it

No we cant