9 Dec 2014

Labbayk Ya Husayn!

Key Learning Point:
Letting our light shine is a way of answering Imam’s call for help in keeping Islam alive.
We brighten the world around us and behave in the best way. 
Our light can help spread the message of Islam and bring more goodness into the world.

Quran Verse:
Mardha tillah, Do what makes Allah happy 2:207

Lesson Introduction:
Yazid wanted to destroy and extinguish the light of Islam. He didn’t want people to be guided towards Allah. He wanted to be in power, asking Imam Husayn to follow his rules. Imam could never agree and give him bay’at. Imam Husayn (as) always did what would make Allah happy. 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.

On the 10th of Muharram, Imam Husayn (as) stood alone on the sand and called out, ‘is there any helper to help us?’ Imam Husayn (as) was asking for help to keep the message and light of Islam shining.

But who was Imam calling out to? Those who wanted to help him had already given their lives and been killed. Imam was calling out to us. To every Muslim, of every age and time.

We answer the call Imam made on Ashura and say, ‘Labbayk Ya Husayn’. ‘I am here O Imam and I will be your helper. I will help the light of Islam to continue to shine by letting my light shine for others to see.

When we follow the example of Imam Husayn (as) and live in a way that we ‘mardha tillah’, always doing what will make Allah happy with us, we have the power to let our light shine!

When we all shine brightly together, by living in the way of the Qur’an, we behave with the best manners and spread goodness and peace. We help to make the world a brighter, better place to live. This is the message of Islam, which Imam Husayn (as) stood and died for.

Activity: Candle Craft
Instructions from Krokotak

To answer Imam Husayn’s call of ‘Hal min nasirin yansuruna’, we must make sure our light is always burning bright so that the message of Islam continues to spread and we can help to bring more goodness into the world.

Activity: Muharram Resolutions
What 3 things will you try to do this year to make your light shine?

Download Complete Lesson Plan: Let Your Light Shine!

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