Lately, my daughter has a learned that the 12th Imam (AS) is still alive and that he is in hiding. She understands that when he comes out of hiding, we will be able to see him and that we want to try to be friends with him. I want to develop that understanding further, to … Continue reading Are we Ready for our 12th Imam (AS)?
Reflections on Nahjul Balagha
As we discuss Imam Ali (AS), we can learn so much from his life and his words. His quotes in Nahjul Balagha are so powerful and important for us to reflect on. This booklet has some of my personal favorite quotes from Nahjul Balagha, with space below them to reflect. I love activities like this, … Continue reading Reflections on Nahjul Balagha
Titles of Imam Ali (AS)
With the foundation of Asadullah being the title of Imam Ali (AS), we decided to stick with the theme of a lion, but I wanted to introduce a few more titles of Imam Ali (AS), especially since he is often referred to by various titles. I started with a template of a lion, and because … Continue reading Titles of Imam Ali (AS)
Lion of Allah part 2
We continued our discussion of Imam Ali (AS) with some fun lion-themed activities, since Asadullah is one of the titles of Imam Ali (AS). You can download these activities below: Find the name of Imam Ali (AS) in Arabic To start, we spelled out the name of Imam Ali (AS) using the Arabic magnets, and … Continue reading Lion of Allah part 2
Lion of Allah
As we approach the month of Rajab, we will be starting our focus on Imam Ali (AS). One of the most visual titles of Imam Ali (AS) is Asadullah, which means the Lion of God. To introduce this, I first started with a lion. Kids typically have some familiarity with lions, so I asked my … Continue reading Lion of Allah
At the beginning of programs that we attend, we often hear Hadith-e-Kisa (The Story of the Cloak). But for our kids, if they’ve only ever heard this story in Arabic, then they have no idea what they are listening to. As we remember Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA) during the days of her shahadat and her … Continue reading Hadith-e-Kisa
Who Should We Follow?
There are so many people in this world right now, billions and billions of people. If we look throughout history, there are billions and billions more. How do we choose the people that we should consider to be our role models? Who should we strive to be like? To illustrate this dilemma, we used stickers. … Continue reading Who Should We Follow?
Leaders of the Young People of Paradise
For the shahadat of Imam Hassan (AS), we focused on the quote of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) where he calls Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) the Leaders of the Young People of Paradise. We began our discussion by talking about Heaven. Here's the gist of our conversation. “Do you remember what Heaven is?” “It’s … Continue reading Leaders of the Young People of Paradise
Questions for Imam Ali (AS)
Before the shahadat of Imam Ali (AS), he told the people to ask him whatever they wanted to ask him, before they would lose their access to him. “Ask me before you lose me. By Allah, if you ask me about anything that could happen up to the Day of Judgment, I will tell you … Continue reading Questions for Imam Ali (AS)
Generosity with Food!
Imam Hassan (AS) is another extraordinary example of generosity for us. In fact, it is said that our 2nd Imam (AS) gave his entire wealth as charity and started over TWICE. Imam Hassan (AS) ran a guest house in which he would serve food to the hungry. Go HERE (page 8.37) to read the story. … Continue reading Generosity with Food!