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Judge Arshad – Maintaining Hijab before Profession

Judge Arshad – Maintaining Hijab before Profession

‘Judge Arshad also revealed that her family feared discrimination at the beginning of her law studies. The Midlands-based judge was advised by her family to not wear her hijab to an interview for a scholarship at the Inns of Court School of Law in 2001. However, she stood firm in her identity. She did not take the advice of her family and eventually ended up succeeding at the interview wearing her hijab where she was granted “a considerable scholarship” to begin her studies.
Judge Arshad was quoted as saying: “I decided that I was going to wear my headscarf because for me it’s so important to accept the person for who they are and if I had to become a different person to pursue my profession, it’s not something I wanted. So I did, and I succeeded in the interview. I was given a considerable scholarship. I think that was probably one of the most profound first steps in my career. It was a solid ‘yes, you can do this’.”’
Rajab Idea 9: Resources for Mab’ath

Rajab Idea 9: Resources for Mab’ath

Here are some ideas for marking the Day of Mab’ath with your children:

  • I love this felt storyboard one mum made (pictured as main photo)
  • The event would make an ideal role play, so dress them up in costumes and have them re-enact the event of Mab’ath
  • This is a great booklet on the event by Kisa Kids

  • This is one of the only clips out there for children on this event:

https://youtu.be/W4NIogDV0ss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjciYGkNzIw

Fast Feet – Race to Learn about the Imams and Find the Object!

Fast Feet – Race to Learn about the Imams and Find the Object!

Inspired by a game I played recently, I put together a game to play with extended family to try and get some learning going, as well as some activity (lots of running around!) and fun too!

You can play it for the wiladats of all of the Ahlul Bayt – why not try it for Imam Ali’s birthday which is round the corner! I have included the documents I’ve put together so far, and will keep adding different personalities over time as I do them Inshallah.

So how to play? You can do this just with your own families or do it on Zoom and challenge other families too! The host asks a question and gives the children some time to look up the answer if need be. Then the children need to rush and get something to show the answer. E.g. To show the answer 5, they may bring 5 pens, or a 5 fingered-glove!

I’ve also included information related to the question to add to their learning – this can be relayed to them once they’ve brought the object. The information will need to be paraphrased to be made simpler for younger children, or can be given in full to older children.

(Note: I’m a fan of collaborative games as opposed to competitive ones. So there was no scoring or noting who came first. The emphasis was on siblings working together to answer the questions, thinking of an object and taking turns to bring it!)

I’ve played this with two different sets of families and it’s been SO MUCH fun!

Here is a pic of them on Zoom with the objects they found to answer a question:

And here is one of all the items together (based on questions on the 9th Imam!). One of the answers is zero, which they are showing with their hands!

Here are the questions for the Imams done so far:

Imam Ali (as)

Imam Muhammad Baqir (as)

Imam Muhammad Taqi (as)

Here are questions for younger children:

Imam Ali (as)