GEMS: Love is in the Air *Literally*

When you think of love, who are the top three people that come to mind? When you think of love, how do you describe it?

Is it a feeling? In Arabic the feeling of love is ‘hubb’. Love that is apparent and shown through the act of giving is ‘wud’.

Which brings us back to the phrase “love is in the air.” Allah SWT is Al-Wadud, His love is apparent though the act of Him giving us in many many – uncountable – ways. An example is when we breathe, He provides air for us to breathe which keeps us alive. (Hence, the love being in the air.)

Give your students 1 minute to brainstorm all the ways their mom or dad shows ‘wud’ or love to them. Then point out that Allah SWT gave their parents the ability to show all that love.

Then have them brainstorm, for 1 minute, the different ways Allah SWT shows them ‘wud’. Remind them that we need to be conscious of all the love that Allah SWT has given us.

Encourage them to associate a heart with Allah, meaning every time they see a heart or hear the word love, to think of the true love from Allah SWT.

For a more advanced class or to teach a little more about the heart this is a beautiful du’aa for the kids to understand, learn, and say:

يا مُقلِّبَ القُلُوْبِ ثَبِّت قَلْبِي عَلَى دِيْنِكَ

“O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon Your religion”

Here is a Al-Wadud project you can do with your children or students. We printed the hearts on sticker paper and had the kids cut and place them in order. (There are two empty hearts for you to have your students write whatever they like or you ask them to write).

Bismiallah… here is the printable: Al-Wadud Stickers Printable

The method of making the bookmark can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Vti0zR4yw

May Allah SWT allow us, our children, and students to always be conscious and grateful of the unconditional love that He, Al-Wadud, provides for us!