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)?
For the birthday of Imam Zamana (AS), we made a birthday card! On the inside of our birthday card, we put our Areeza. An areeza is a letter that we write to our Imam (AS). We can ask him for help for whatever we need, and then we can send him that letter by putting … Continue reading Birthday Card Areeza
Every day of our lives, we recite the Dua of Imam-e-Zamana. Every day, we ask Allah (SWT) to protect our Imam (AS). From a young age, our children have listened to this dua repeatedly and are able to memorize this dua. However, we don’t often stop to ponder what we are reciting in this dua, … Continue reading Dua Imam-e-Zamana + Translation
Almost 1200 years ago, on Rabiul Awwal 9th, our 12th Imam (AS) came in front of the people to lead the burial prayers for his father, Imam Hassan Askari (AS). This was the moment that most of the people saw the young Imam (AS) for the very first time. This was when the Imamat of … Continue reading The Curtain of Ghaibat
It’s almost the birthday of Imam Mohammed al-Mahdi (AS)! There are so many Amaal to do for this night that it can get overwhelmingly long for young children. But of course, we still want our kids to be involved and do as much as they can. Whether we are participating in a group Amaal session … Continue reading 15th Shabaan Mini-Amaal Book & Game
15th Shabaan. 13th Rajab. 15th Ramadhan. All dates that have significance, in our minds and in the mind of a child that attends regular programs for the Birthdays of our Imams. But what’s the birth date of our 8th Imam? To be honest, I’d have to look it up. I learned it at one point, … Continue reading Happy Birthday to our Imams!