Mark his birthday with a play!
Here are some scripts that may help:
There are a growing number of books out there on the Imam. Here is a compilation:
- ‘Where is My Imam?’ by Marhuma Shellina Kermalli
- The Last Saviour – The Sun Behind The Clouds – by Fatemazahra Merali
- Where Could You Be? By Abis Kids
- The Valuable Gift – Heavenly Children series by Kisa Kids
- Why Was He Named Al-Mahdi (AJ) – Blessed Names series by Kisa Kids
- This is a great overview of the amaal for kids for the 15th Shabaan.
- Below is a Activity Booklet on the 12th Imam – great for children up to 12! Something for them to also do while trying to stay up on the 15th of Shabaan perhaps?!
To download, simply click on the link: shabanactivitybooklet (Author unknown)
- Here are a series of 5 mini-books on the Imam (created by Tasneem Mumen)
- Here is a wordsearch on Imam Mahdi (aj) by Islam From The Start
- The video below has a wonderful activity idea on creating a board about the Imam.
Images needed for this activity are available here.
- One mum put together a word search and questions on Sura Yasin for kids, as we will be reciting it three times on the 15th night. Check it out here.
- Kisa Kids have a whole bunch of resources on the Imam, within their Spiritual Season booklets.
- For older kids, why not get them to make a book just for learnings about the Imam? Then whatever they learn about the Imam can be jotted down or stuck down on there and it can be added to over the years.
- Also for older kids, this journal has a lot of information about the Imam.
Here is the trailer for this movie on the Imam’s mother:
Full movie here
Very inspiring for the older ones – who are our role models? And who SHOULD be our role models?
I loved the example of the Prophet caring so much for us back – we are also honoured that we have Imam Mahdi (aj) too, whom we are told cries and prays and worries for us too…
It made my heart smile to see this!
A little one’s letter to the Imam, using the Letters to my Imam Journal by Buzz Ideazz 🙂
To wrap this series up, we will take a look at what happens when the night ends!
This short but sweet dua for waking up can be stuck next to their beds so that they recite it when they wake up 🙂
A mum also said: “My sister taught me we should also say salam to Imam Zamana (atf) holding our heads and when we wake up. So I have taught my daughter the same and now sometimes I forget but she always says salam to her Imam which is a reminder to me too! This has so many benefits: it reminds us of the presence of our imam in his occulation, our responsibilities to him when it time for his arrival and it sets a standard for our behaviour for the rest of the day.”
Yesterday, the Madressa here in Stanmore had a lovely party for 15th Shabaan, with lots of party food (of course!), a short video on the birth of the Imam, a little talk and the highlight of the day – a puppet show!
Check out the full script here – it was a bit hit with the kids!
Buzz Ideazz was at a fundraiser for Sudan over the weekend, which combined celebrations for 15th Shabaan with a very worthy cause! Why not organise something in your areas? Check out the photos below 🙂