You HAVE to read this account of a secondary school teacher who introduced Imam Hussain (as) to his school…
I really feel like cutting and pasting the whole thing (!), but will settle for this excerpt ;):
“Pupils swarmed towards me to let me know how much they loved the message and story and I felt a relief. Imam Hussain’s universal message would never let me down, why did I have any doubts? During the following weeks, pupils would walk past me in the corridors and chant ‘Hussain’ whilst clenching their fists in a celebratory manner of approval; they agreed with his values. Pupils would demand I include his story in the Religious Education curriculum. Pupils saw my wristbands with Imam Hussain’s name on them and asked where they could purchase one because they wanted to wear it too. They would stand with me during break-time and ask me more questions. Remember, this is not a Muslim school. We are talking about pupils from a conservative Muslim background as well as plenty of those who aren’t Muslim at all making these comments. It goes to show that Imam Hussain’s message transcends sects and appeals to those who love justice and human values.”
Check out what one inventive mum has done to welcome the month of Shabaan (main pic above). Each star represents a birthday of our noble personalities in this month :). Another mum did something similar using these wooden ornaments:
Here is a printable banner you can print, colour and put up for display – it covers all the main events of this month!
Here are some worksheets for the month by UmAimen.