Thirst! Alas for Thirst! ******* This story recounts the heart retching events of Karbala from the viewpoint of Sakina, Imam Husayn's (as) little daughter. It shows what true faith is supposed to be and how a true leader should behave. ******* I am Sakina. Today is Ashura, and this place is Karbala! It may be one hour past noon, I am not sure. Since this morning the time has seemed to last like a whole life of suffering, especially the moments when father has been in action in the battlefield. Trying to look through the dust in the battlefield to see what is happening and hearing the enemy’s' brawls. When father has been to fight, is hard, very hard! The sound of drum and cymbal and the savage cries of the enemy make our hearts tremble with fear. The air around is full of dust and the smell of the blood. The heat of the sun over our heads is blazing and the earth beneath us scorching. Thirst, O' thirst... our bodies burning with thirst! Our lips cracked
The second book of the Let's learn about... series deals with the subjects related to our Prophet (S), and it consists of ten main lessons that start with The need of divine leaders and ends with the lesson regarding the fact that our Prophet (S) is the Seal of Prophecy. The lessons can be studied in one go or divided in several sub-lessons depending on the children's ages and abilities.
The third volume of the Let's learn... series is a collection of ten main lessons dealing with the subjects related to the Resurrection. The book starts with the study of the issue of whether death is a person's end or beginning and ends with the lesson regarding Paradise and Hell are the embodiment of our deeds. The lessons are very well structured and full of the kind of information that is bound to attract the attention of the young and youthful.
Volume four of the Let's learn about... series deals with the subject of imamate. The book comprises ten main lessons. Some of the issues discussed are: Where did Imamology begin?, The conditions and special qualities of the imams, Who selects the imam?, the Qur'an and imamate, the twelve imams and The twelfth Imam. The lessons are very imaginative with lots of opportunities to ask questions and think of answers.
The first book of the Let's learn about... series deals with the very delicate and utmost important issue of knowing God. The subject of God is studied throughout the ten lessons comprised in this book. The learning process starts with the lesson on Seeking God and the Signs of God in our day to day Life. It continues through lessons regarding the ways to know God, examples from creation and discussing the qualities and attributes of God. The book is filled with examples that will enlighten the mind and heart of our youth.
Book five of the Let's learn about... series deals with the issues regarding one of the five pillars of religion which is the Divine Justice. The ten lessons presented in this book deal with issues such as: what is justice?; the proof or reason for the Creator's Justice; the philosophy of Signs and Evil, of undesirable events in life, of signs and catastrophes; The issues of predestination and free-will; the middle way; guidance and error are in God's hand and God's Justice and the issue of eternity. This book is vital in beginning the journey of our children's learning quest about God our Creator and our Lord.
Another Prayer ********* This short story depicts the struggles that women meet after giving birth to a child in regards to their prayer and also highlights the profound love and tolerance the Prophet of Allah (S) had for children. ************* In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful For three months Salima had not visited the mosque. When she heard the call for prayer, she thought more of going to the mosque. Three months ago she had given birth to a baby. She had no one to take care of her baby so that she could go to the mosque for congregational prayer. Her husband was a dates-selling pedlar who wandered about the streets and alleys of Medina all day, in order to obtain a bare living. She had not much time to look after the baby herself, nor had she any money to employ a baby-sitter. Salima was contented with her life, but whenever she heard the call for prayer, she had a special kind of feeling. She would remember the warm and pleasant voice of
Adolescence is a very difficult period no matter where you are born. We have an advantage in helping our youth in these trying times by making use of the teachings of the Prophet sawaws and his Ahlul bayt as. We live in a world where corruption is available everywhere, all the time. What we can do to help our youth is teach them to view and examine the happenings in life
Mu'awiyah was the first king to rule at the beginning of the Islamic era. He was the founder of the reign of darkness and corruption. He is known for being an enemy to Imam Ali (as) and to Imam Hassan (as). He was a cunning and malicious man who used heinous stratagems in order to win.
That which is little yet sufficient is better than that which is much and diverts man from his goal as a result.
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The Battle at Karbala is a well-known tragedy in human history. It is not fiction or legend but a historical fact. Imam Husayn ibn ‘Ali (a.s.), the grandson of the Most Noble Messenger Muhammad (S), was martyred along with his family members and his companions.
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