Narrator: This scene takes place in Mecca.

Muhammed(S) was an honest man. People trusted him. They gave him their money to buy and sell things for them.

A lady named Khadijah[WAVE] lived in Makkah. She was a widow. Muhammed(S) found a job working for her. Everyone who worked with the Prophet Muhammed(S) said he was very honest, fair, and kind. He(S) was very successful in doing business for her. Khadijah was very pleased[SMILES]with Muahmmed(S). She said he was a good man and liked his honesty[THUMBS UP]. Then one day Khadijah asked Muhammed (S) to marry her. He said yes. So they got married. The Prophet(S) was 25 years old when he got married to Khadijah. Khadijah was older then the Prophet Muhammed(S), Khadijah was 40 years old. They both gave some of their money that they made to the poor.

The prophet Muhamemed(S) didn’t like the evil ways of his people. He didn’t believe in their false gods. He started going to cave Hira to think. At age 40, during Ramadan, the Prophet Muhammed(S) received the revelation through angel Gabriel in cave Hira on Mount An-Nour. Muhammed(S) was afraid. He did not know who the angel was. The Angel came close to Muhammed(S) and said “Read”. “I don’t know how to read,” Muhammed(S) said. Angel Gabriel said “Read”. “But I don’t know how to read”, said the Prophet Muhammed (S). Gabriel pressed him close and said:

“Read! In the name of your Lord who created man from a clot of blood. Read! And your Lord is very generous. He taught man how to write with the pen. He taught man what he did not know.” ——This is from the Quran Surat Al-Alaq(Clot). Muhammed(S) repeated the words.

Then Angel Gabriel left him. Muhammed(S) was still scared, he ran down Mount Noor and went home to Khadija. When he got home to Khadija, he told her cover me, cover me[KHADIJA COVERS MUHAMMAD(S)]!! He did not know what was happening and was very scared.

Khadija went to ask her cousin[WALKS TO WARQUA], Warqua ibn Nawfal, what this was. Warqua said this is the same angel that came down to Musa[WARQUA SAYS "THIS IS THE SAME ANGEL THAT CAME DOWN TO MUSA]. Warqua mentioned that many people will be against him when he comes out with his message, and that if he is alive when his message comes out he would definitely follow him[WARQUA SAYS I WILL FOLLOW YOU IF I AM ALIVE].


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.