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Idea No 2: Make the Event of Kerbala come to Life through Books

Alhamd there are a growing number of books available for children to understand the events of Kerbala – I have included the names and authors but will not include links to buy, as these often change over the years. Please do google them to find them!

  •  ‘The Alif, Baa, Taa of Kerbala’ which will teach children the Arabic alphabet through the tragic saga of Kerbala.

Book Review: Alif, Baa, Taa of Kerbala | Buzz Ideazz

  • Muharram Theatre Show by Safoo Publications

  • I am Karbala by Safoo Publications

  • I am Ashura by Safoo Publications

  • Hakima and Hadi Remember Imam Husain (as)

  • Pip, The Monster Who Lost His Heart by Amal Al-Aride

  • Pearls of Karbala

  • 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.

IHRC Shop. Understanding Karbala / Siddiqa Juma

  • The Journey of Tears is available online as an e-book. It shares the events of Kerbala in simple English and is great to read out to children.

  • Check out ‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Kerbala’ (and later, ‘Yaseer and Zahra Meet the Heroes of Shaam’) which shares the story in more of a child-friendly format as it is interwoven with the story of a pair of siblings.

Heroes of Karbala – hobbyhub

Also check out Yaseer and Zahra Meet The Saviour of Islam

Yasser and Zahra Meet The Saviour of Islam: Ali, Ibn, Abbas, Binte: 9781908110664: Books

  • For those children who prefer comic strips, why not check out Sheikh Bahmanpour’s book: ‘The Story of Ashura’

The Story of Ashura: Bahmanpour, Mohammad Saeed, Eghbali, Parviz, Bahmanpour, Narges: 9786008566571: Books

  • The companions of Imam Husayn are often less well known but a great series entitled ‘The Heroes of Kerbala’ covers their stories in detail.

  • Here’s an online book on Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari:


  • The Way to Karbala and A Special Zyarat Trip by UmAimen: