Objective: Students will learn about Hadhrat Abbas and take away a practical lesson of how they, too, can use their hands to perform good deeds and please Allah.
Suggested Ages: 7+
Time: 30 minutes
- Black Cardstock
- Chalk/Colored pastels
- Silver/gold gel pens
- Caption Templates (Download below)
- Tell students the story of Hadhrat Abbas. Talk about how he sacrificed his life and lost his hands in order to protect his Imam (A), and how we should also try to serve our Imam (A), as this will help us to please Allah (SWT).
- Talk about how we can use our hands in the way of Allah (SWT). Ask students what good deeds we can do using our hands.
- On the whiteboard, brainstorm a list of actions you can do with your hands that will help Islam. Some ideas: washing the dishes, helping parents, cleaning the masjid, picking up trash, giving sadaqah, feeding the needy, writing poetry for Imam Husain (A), etc.
- Hand each student a piece of black cardstock. Have them glue the caption on top so that they know how much room they have for their hand. Older kids can write the caption on their own with a gel pen.
- Using a pencil, have them trace their hand and write their name in the center. Then, on each finger, they can write how they can use their hands to serve Islam.
- Have them trace their hands in pastel/chalk.
- Have them trace their name and their 5 deeds with gold or silver gel pens.