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18 Nov 2014

Ashura Around The World



Lesson Objective:
- Understand how Imam Husayn (as) is the ‘Saviour of Islam’ 

Key Learning Point:
Over a thousand years later, millions of people around the world continue to remember Imam Husayn (as). Despite being killed for what he stood for, Imam Husayn’s light is still shining!

Lesson Introduction:
Yazid wanted to change the rules of Islam. He wanted to change the true message of Islam brought by the Holy Prophet (saw). Yazid wanted to destroy and extinguish the light of Islam. He didn’t want people to be guided towards Allah. Imam could never agree and give him bay’at. He stood for the truth even though this meant losing his family and going through so many difficulties. 

By killing Imam Husayn (as), Yazid thought he had managed to extinguish the light of Islam and stop people from listening to Allah. But over a thousand years later, millions of people around the world continue to remember Imam Husayn (as). The light of Islam continues to shine. What a victory! Islam was saved by Imam Husayn (as). Imam Husayn is the saviour of Islam! This is why Imam holds such a special and important place in our lives.

Activity: 
Watch a video clip showing Ashura being commemorated around the world.



Write up a list or print a list of countries and try to identify them on a map. 
You could also pin a world map onto a cork board and then mark the countries using candle holders. As you talk about how millions of people remember Imam Husayn (as), light the candles to see how Imam’s light continues to shine all over the world! 
Despite being killed for what he stood for, Imam Husayn’s light is still shining!
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