Helping our children find the light in dark times - By Hina Khan-Mukhtar

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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/

Arbaeen and the N2K Walk Documentaries

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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

Jummah Mubarak!

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:

 

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