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
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!
Continuing our theme of kindness this week… Today we will be discussing the KINDNESS of Imam Hassan (AS). [Story from here, bottom of pg 46] In the story, we learn that Imam Hassan (AS) fed the dog that was looking at him hungrily, even though the other companions thought that they should shoo him away. Imam … Continue reading Learning Kindness from Imam Hassan (AS)
I remember when I was little, I was fascinated by all the beautiful calligraphy decorating the walls of our homes and our mosques. Ever since I could recognize the Arabic letters, I would try to pick them out in the artwork and try to figure out what was written. With all the loops, it took … Continue reading Calligraphy– Connect the Dots
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!