Idea No 13: Wear Black with Pride
Just as October, pink is worn with pride for breast cancer awareness, in Muharram, let us wear black with pride for the awareness of Hussain and what he stood for…
As soon as the first of Muharram sets in, most people I know wear black/dark shades – school girls in particular, stand out as they don black scarves instead of the regular white/blue/green.
What a perfect opportunity! Inevitably, questions are asked – arm them with the right information/wording (not too much and stressing on the fact that he stood for the oppressed) to answer these oh-so-important queries so that their friends become familiar with the name Hussain… you never know, maybe those seeds will grow in the future?
We even have Ya Hussain lapel pins available these days – perfect for lapels or for shelas 🙂
P.S. Let’s lead by example – wear black/these pins to work and welcome the questions!