Childhood

Roles:

NARRATOR
ABDUL-MUTTALIB
ABDULLAH
AMINA
HALEEMAH
ABU TALIB

Story:

Narrator:  This scene takes place in Mecca.

The Prophet Muhammed(S) was born on 12th Rabi Al Awwal the same year as the event of the elephant . His grandfathter  was Abdul-Muttalib[WAVE], his father was Abdullah[WAVE], and his mother was Amina[WAVE].

The prophet (S) father died [ABDULLAH DROPS TO THE FLOOR] while he was on a trade trip and was buried in Madinah[CRAWLS WHILE DEAD TO MADINAH]  before he(S) was born. His mother took care of him[PRETEND TO CRADDLE BABY] for a little and then he was given to Haleemah , who was at first hesitant to take him since he was an orphan[WAVES HANDS IN HESITATION], but in the end she took him . As soon as she took him, her food started to increase. He stayed with her for 4 to 5 years and then came back to live with his mother, Amina.[HALEEMAH WALKS BACK TO AMINA WHILE PRETENDING TO HOLD HAND OF PROPHET MUHHAMD(S)]

When he came back, Amina took him to visit some family in Madina and the grave of her husband, Abdullah. On their way back Amina died.[AMINA FALLS TO THE FLOOR]

His grandfather Abdul-Muttalib[ABDUL-MUTTALIB GOES AND GETS MUHAMMAD(S)] brought the Prophet Muhammed(S) back to Mekkah and took care of him. When the Prophet Muhammed (S) was eight years old his grandfather died [ABDUL-MUTTALIB FALLS TO FLOOR] and he was then given to his uncle Abu Talib[WAVES] to take care of him .

 

Acting Notes:

Each child gets to pick a character that they would like to act. Then the narrator/teacher reads the play once, like a short story, to the students without them acting. Then the second time it is read to them while they act out what they hear, like a skit, being read to them . The students are to remain quiet while they are acting out the skits.

Teachers and students can get creative when role playing what they hear being read.  Some suggestions on role play are included in the brackets. Feel free to get creative.