11 Nov 2015

The Truth Can Not Be Hidden

Quran Verse: 'Koonu ma'as saadiqeen', Be with the truthful 9:119

Materials Needed:
Black Card
White Chalk

1. Imam Husayn (as) was of the 'saadiqeen', he was always truthful and did what Allah has said.
With a piece of white chalk, write the word TRUTH clearly across a black card.

2. Yazid tried to hide the truth about Allah by killing Imam Husayn (as) and his family. 
Cover the chalk with hairspray. The letters will start to fade and disappear.

3. After the event of Karbala, Yazid thought he had won. Do you think Yazid managed to hide the truth?
You can either have the group watch as the chalk letters slowly start to reappear or turn the card around as you question and discuss with the group, before revealing the words. It can take around 2-3 mins for the complete word to reappear clearly. 

4. Lady Zainab (as) and Imam Sajjad (as) made sure that they told everyone the truth about who they were, and what had happened to the family of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in Karbala. With the help of Allah, the truth became clear. 

After the demonstration, each child can be given their own small piece of card and chalk to try out. Before using the hairspray, have them share possible situations where they might have been tempted to hide the truth. Talk about how you often have to make a choice of covering up the truth or being honest. Make it clear that although people involved may be upset by what has happened that you are trying to hide, they will always be grateful and proud that you told the truth. There may still be consequences for your actions but telling the truth is more important and loved by Allah.

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