On Shab-e-Ashur, Imam Hussain (AS) blew out the candles and gave his companions and supporters permission to leave, if they wanted to, under the cover of darkness. All of his companions stayed. They knew that they wanted to do what’s right – to support the Imam (AS), even if they could have left in the … Continue reading Allah is Always Watching
My daughter loves puzzles. And though she is too young to understand the details of Muharram, she can still participate in a few Muharram activities – such as puzzles! I made a few DIY puzzles for her to play during her quiet time – and we even took some when we attended majalis. For a … Continue reading DIY Muharram Puzzles
As the first Ashra of Muharram comes to a close, we return to our daily routines. We no longer attend daily majalis, and we don’t cry for the Ahlul Bayt every single day. We return to our normal lives after Ashura – but the family of Imam Hussain (AS) does not. We must remember. Every … Continue reading Ziarat Ashura Calendar
A conversation with my three year old: “When you see someone crying, do you like it?” “No.” “How do you feel when someone is crying?” “I feel sad” “What do you do when someone is crying?” “I give them a hug and talk to them.” “What do they tell you?” “They tell me why they are crying.” … Continue reading The Power of Tears
According to our 6th Imam, Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS), we should recite this dua whenever we drink water to remember his thirst and suffering of Imam Hussain (AS) and his family and friends. Download the dua and its translation below. Cut out along the dotted lines. Glue it on your reminder card. We used a … Continue reading Remembering the Thirst of Imam Hussain (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!