The first ten minutes are what is most pertinent to us, and it relates to the different ways that people around the world do Azadari.
The poppy example is a good one to explain the symbols we use to commemorate Ashura to our children…
A beautiful beautiful article on helping our children through the effects of the horrific recent events…a must read!
‘“You should probably think about what you’re gonna say to kids when you go back to school on Monday,” I told my son Shaan this weekend.
He raised his eyebrows quizzically.
“About Paris … and Muslims.”
He suddenly looked irritated. “I’ve done the drill before. Every year of my high school life, I’ve had to deal with what to say and how to react. In freshman year, it was the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. The next year, it was the Boston marathon bombing. Last year, it was Charlie Hebdo. Now I’m a senior and its 127 dead in Paris. I’m a pro at this now.”
He walked away, a signal that he didn’t want me to continue with further advice or suggestions. But before I could say anything more, he turned back to me and I saw the anger on his face replaced instead with sorrow. “Isn’t that sad, Mama? Isn’t it sad that I’ve become a pro?”’
Read the rest of the article here: http://muslimobserver.com/helping-our-children-find-the-light-in-dark-times/
Subhanallah…the colours speak for themselves!
Reminds me of the ayah: “(We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring…”
What in inspiring kid – show this to yours!!
To read/see more about him, check this link: http://inspiremykids.com/2015/yash-gupta-x-year-old-vision-help-others-see/
Sheikh Nuru is one of the most inspirational lecturers out there – here is his talk on children and parenting.
Powerful. And also simple. What if we make it a habit to say the recommended dhikr on the way to a majlis with out children? If not all of it, the repetition of Labbayk Ya Husayn?
Today’s inspiration comes in the form of these amazing videos – depicting Arbaeen and the the Najaf to Karbala walk, which many people are blessed to be going on in the next few weeks, Inshallah.
Definitely one to watch with your children, and inspire them with the unbelievable hospitality and generosity of those who wish to serve for Imam Husayn (as). Hopefully they may even come in handy in school/madressa classrooms
Here is a good overview of the walk.It covers all the important points and emphasised the beauty, generosity and selflessness of the walk.:
Here is the first of a series with more of the history:
Full length feature about the walk:
This is a more in-depth look at someone’s experience:
Young Muslims, getting together in a halal way, getting exercise, raising money for a good cause and spreading positive awareness of Islam. Perfect!
Allah’s Awesome Creation Day: SO much to learn from these fire ants. When they are in trouble, they stick together – literally. If only we did that as an Ummah, where would we have reached and what could we not achieve?!
I love his thoughts on courage. We talk a lot about the courage of the Ahlul Bayt, but how does it translate to us in this day and age? Here is a very practical perspective on how to practise true internal courage…