Thank you to the mum and daughter team again for another inspiring activity!
“We had been discussing our 7th Imam Musa al Kadhim (as), who’s Wiladat and Shahadat are commemorated on the 7th and 25th of Rajab, respectively.
FZ wanted to make a pop up banner about our Imam and so that became our next activity!
Having first painted in a background scene on a large sheet of paper, FZ worked on the following pop up elements for her banner:
Imam’s family tree
A door representing his title of Babul Hawa’ij – Door to fulfilment of Wishes. FZ wrote down her dearest wish on the door – for Allah swt to hasten the Dhuhoor of Imame Zamana.
A simple model of our Holy Imam praying whilst in prison. We had discussed how he was so pious and had so much love for Allah swt that when he was imprisoned, he actually thanked Allah swt for the opportunity to worship him without any disturbances or distractions, Subhanallah! His love of prayer earned him the title of al Abd as Saleh – The Most Pious Worshipper.
A photograph of his shrine in Kadhmain, Iraq, where he is buried alongside our 9th Imam Muhammad Taqi al Jawad as.
A printout of our Qur’anic memorisation focus for this activity, which is from Suratul Hadid, Verse 4: ‘And He is with you wherever you are.’ We discussed how our 7th Holy Imam, and our Prophets and Masumeen in general, were faced with many trials in their lives, but they were at Peace because they always placed their trust in Allah swt and knew that He was with them.
A summary of the timeless lessons we can take from his blessed life. He was entitled Al Kadhim – One who swallows his anger. We discussed incidents from his life where he displayed so much kindness, generosity and patience, even with those who had treated him poorly.”