Idea 2 - Books
Idea No 2: Make the Event of Kerbala come to Life through Books
Again, one of my memories growing up was reading Understanding Kerbala as a family during the 10 days of Muharram. This is one of the first children’s books that was published on Kerbala and is also sometimes sold with a tape to listen to. The illustrations are as amazing as the way in which the event is narrated. Check out www.almurtaza.co.uk for more info.
For older readers, to read alone or with you, check out ‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Kerbala’ (and later, ‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Shaam’) – see:www.yaseerandzahra.org for more info.
For those children who prefer comic strips, why not check out Sheikh Bahmanpour’s book: ‘The Story of Ashura’ – see:http://www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk/the-story-of-ashura-with-illustrations.html.
The companions of Imam Husayn are often less well known but a great series entitled ‘The Heroes of Kerbala’ covers their stories in detail – see: http://www.al-asr.org/products.html
Last but not least, I just heard of a new release that looks very promising by Saleem Bhimji and Arifa Hudda entitled, ‘The Alif, Baa, Taa of Kerbala’ which will teach children the Arabic alphabet through the tragic saga of Kerbala. This work is due to be printed in 2013 and they are looking for donors so do visit www.al-mubin.org for more info.