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23 Aug 2020

Lessons From Karbala: Obey Allah

Quran Verse: 
Atiullah, Obey Allah 4:59

Key Learning Point:
In every choice we make, we must put Allah first.
To make the right choice, we must listen to and follow Allah.

Lesson Introduction:
Obey means to listen and follow. We must always obey Allah by doing what He has told us. When we are not sure what to do, we must think, will this make Allah happy?

When Imam Husayn (as) did not agree to give bay’ah, Yazid became angry and planned to have Imam killed. Imam left his home in Madinah. On the way to Kufa, a solider from Yazid’s army, called Hurr, stopped Imam and said he was not allowed to go to Kufa. Imam tried to explain to Hurr that Yazid was a bad man and that Imam cannot agree to listen to and follow his rules. Hurr said Yazid is my leader and I have made a choice to follow what he has told me!

Imam Husayn (as) saw that Hurr and his army were thirsty from the heat of the desert. Imam gave them and their horses water, even through they were being bad to Imam! Imam was so kind, even to people who were not nice to him!

Later on during the battle, Hurr heard the children from Imam Husayn’s camp crying ‘Al Atash’ because they were thirsty. It made Hurr think about the choice he had made to follow and listen to Yazid. Was Allah happy with what Hurr had done? No! He realised that he had been mean to Imam and by following Yazid’s rules instead of Allah, he had made the wrong choice.

Hurr realised that Imam Husayn (as) was good and doing the right thing by listening to Allah’s rules. He came to Imam and said he was very sorry and became a helper on Imam Husayn’s side.




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21 Aug 2020

Salamoji Muharram Workbook by Zahra Trust

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Yasser and Zahra Meet the Saviour of Islam



Yasser and Zahra Meet the Saviour of Islam is full of practical lessons that children can apply to their daily lives, such as tackling greed, sharing what we have, praying on time, and connecting to the twelfth Imam.

Join Yasser and Zahra as they travel back in time and witness the most important events in the history of Islam unfold. From his blessed birth, and the event of Ghadir, to the journey from Medina to Karbala and his final moments, this book ignites a love for Imam Husayn in the heart of every reader. 

Daily online children’s Muharram series based on the book
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20 Aug 2020

Pearls of Karbala by Awaiting Angels


The book Pearls of Karbala by Awaiting Angels can be purchased at Amazon. They have also produced downloadable cards via their Facebook page which can be used as part of a Muharram Calendar to help children become familiar with the great personalities in Karbala and lessons that we can learn. 

Download and print 'Lessons From Karbala' cards by Awaiting Angels

Activities:
Muharram Calendar
Muharram Gems
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7 Aug 2020

Eid Ghadeer

Quran Verse:
This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as your religion 5:3

On 18th Dhulhijja after completing the Hajj, The Holy Prophet stopped at a place called Johfa which was known as Ghadeer e Khum. The angel Jibrael came and told the Prophet that he had a special announcement for the Prophet to make to the people.

Prophet Muhammad stood on a pulpit made out of saddles. He told the people that he was soon to die. He was leaving behind two very important things which the Muslims should always follow: The Quran and The Ahlulbayt. 


He then held the hand of Imam Ali (a) high up and told the people that Allah had chosen Imam Ali to be the leader of the Muslims after him. He said, “For whosoever I am Mawla (master), Ali is his mawla.


As soon as he announced this, Jibrael brought another message from Allah which said that Islam was now complete and perfect. This was the last aya of the Quran to be revealed. It is aya 3 of Surah Ma’ida.


Watch: Ghadeer Khum - The Last Sermon
Children can reenact the event and highlight the relevant verses in their Holy Quran.


Activity: The Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt
Connect two key rings to each other and label them accordingly. No matter how hard you pull, you cannot separate the two rings. In the same way, the Prophet and his family the Ahlulbayt are connected to the Qur'an. They cannot be separated - we need to follow both. The Qur'an gives us instructions on how to behave and the Ahlulbayt are our teachers who show us how to follow Allah's rules in everything we do. Together they help us live Islam in the most perfect way. 


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