Truth

Imam Husayn (a) stood for the truth. Through him we have coloured our lives with the truth. We strive to be with the truthful. Imam Husayn (a) did not agree to follow Yazid’s rule. If I join with the TRUTH, Imam Husayn (a)’s value, I am sure to take the colour of Allah.

Make this wonderful rainbow with the warmth of Imam Husayn (a)’s guidance and stand for the truth. If I do this, I am sure to be a part of this awesome rainbow. Adopting colours of Allah along the way, colouring myself with the colour of Allah, Sibghatullah!

Your memory ayah from the Quran to guide you in instilling this value is, Surat Tawbah, (9:119):

“O you who believe, be careful of your duty to Allah and be with the truthful ones.”

Truth Activity Kit:

  • A packet of skittles
  • Warm/hot water
  • A round plate
  1. Make a circle with the different coloured skittles on a round plate.
  2. Warm up some water
  3. Pour the water into the centre of the circle allowing the water to reach the skittles.
  4. Watch the magic unfold.
  5. Remember to just watch and not touch the plate or the skittles.

If we say the skittles are the people all over the world and the warm water is Imam Husayn (a) and his guidance and values, especially the value of truth- what do we get when we put the two together? We get the most beautiful rainbow of colours! We can all come together and create such beauty in the world by following the truth, by living Husayn!

As an add on, if we do the above experiment twice. Ask your child to suggest another alternative to the water, possibly oil. Is the same beautiful result achieved? Allow them to predict what will happen. In the same vein if we all stood for the truth, ask your child to predict what would happen….