Adeeba Jafri

Adeeba Jafri

Adeeba is the author of several books including The Baby Garden, A Zoom with a View and Show Yourself.

What do cyber bullying and the story of Prophet Salih have in common?

Over the last few weeks, we have covered the stories of four different prophets: Adam, Nuh, Hud and now Salih. In three of these stories, the disbelievers were punished, either through a flood, a tornado, or a sound wave. That’s a lot of perishing to consider.

It took 9 leaders of Thamud to plan out the attack on the sacred camel, and only one person, the most evil of them all, to make the first move. So then why, I asked the kids, was the entirety of Thamud destroyed?

I showed the kids this picture. The kids looked at it, chuckled, and then described what was happening in the picture. So then I asked them to consider the people who are in the same group chat, who are aware of what’s happening, and do nothing about it. Are they not accomplices or bystanders to the crime? Pin drop silence.

Here are the links for the lesson and presentation. There is an accompanying worksheet and independent activity that is meant for the kids to understand how they can set limits on their own behaviors.