No matter how hard the enemies of Islam tried, they could not block the light of guidance from spreading and reaching us, even hundreds of years later. After Karbala, Yazid tried to prevent the spread of the message of Islam by imprisoning the Ahlul Bayt. However, even from inside the prison, their guidance still spread, … Continue reading Can’t Block the Light of Guidance
As we approach the Day of Arbaeen, I feel like this is a good time to review everything that the family and friends of Imam Hussain (AS) have endured on their long and difficult journey. As they return to Karbala and then to Madinah, we can review everything that has happened and discuss all the … Continue reading Map and Timeline of the Journey of Karbala and its Aftermath
A conversation with my three year old... Who is our third Imam? Second is Hassan. Yep, and who’s our third imam? Umm, our third imam is Imam Hussain. Yeah! You got it! High five! Do you remember how we talked about the bad people that hurt Imam Hussain (AS)? Yeah. Did you know that Imam Hussain (AS) … Continue reading Bibi Sakina – A Bird in a Cage
Along with Imam Zainul Abideen (AS), Bibi Zainab (SA) was one of the main heroes of Karbala after Ashura. Without Bibi Zainab (SA), the message of Islam would not have survived. Today's activity is aimed at older kids who already know many of the stories of Karbala and its aftermath. It leads them to reflect on … Continue reading Who is Bibi Zainab (SA)?
Condolences to all of you today on the Shahadat of our 4th Imam, Imam Ali Zainul Abideen (AS). In honor of our Imam, today we will be talking about Sajdah, our prostration to Allah (SWT). Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) did so many Sajdah during his life that he is also known by another name - … Continue reading The Book of Sajdah
In Shaam, the 4th Imam (AS) gave a powerful speech in which he introduced himself to the people. He discussed his family, the Holy Prophet (SAW) and the Imams (AS) that came before him. He explained the virtues that they possess. He also spoke of the evils that occurred in Karbala. He spoke so eloquently that … Continue reading “Is Prophet Mohammed (SAW) Your Grandfather or Mine?”
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!