seeing a doctor when ill

Baha’u’llah teaches us that when we are sick, we must seek the advice of competent physicians. Prayers are important for healing, but are not sufficient.

Prayers/readings for study

Resort ye, in times of sickness, to competent physicians; We have not set aside the use of material means, rather have We confirmed it through this Pen, which God hath made to be the Dawning-place of His shining and glorious Cause. (Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-Aqdas, para. 113)



  • Help the Sick. Aka learning rescue carries.


  • Ruhi Book 3A (the old book 5) often has the children performing skits, and this would be a perfect opportunity for one—one child plays the doctor, one plays a parent and another plays the child. they can act out a story told by one of the children during the lesson, or make up a scenario about a visit to the doctor.


  • The story of Dr. Susan Moody from Ruhi Book 3, Grade 2. Dr. Moody was a Bahá’í from the United States who travelled to Persia at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s request, and established a school for girls there.

Other activities

  • The children write their own story! ask the children about a time when they paid a visit to a doctor, either because they were sick, or simply for a check-up. help them to describe their visit by asking questions: what season was it? was the doctor in an office building or a house? was the doctor a man or a woman? Did he or she give you medication? A shot? Did you lie on a table, or sit on a chair? then, ask the children to draw a picture of their visit, and to write a few lines below it to tell the story.




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