Imam Mahdi (AJ) Sun Catchers

Imam Mahdi (AJ) Sun Catchers

Imam Mahdi (AJ) Sun Catchers

Objective: Students will learn about the importance of praying for Imam Mahdi (AJ) And create sun catchers that say “Imam Mahdi (AJ)” that they can hang in their rooms or cars as a reminder to always pray for him.

Suggested Ages: 5+

Time: 30 Minutes


  • Imam Mahdi (AJ) template printed on transparencies (attached)
  • Sharpies/permanent markers
  • Single hole puncher
  • String


  1. SAY: Does anyone know the full name of our final living Imam? (Wait for answers).
  2. SAY: Good, his name is Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (AJ). Does anyone know where our Imam (AJ) is? (Wait for answers)
  3. SAY: Yes, our Imam (AJ) is in ghaybah! This means that even though he is alive, we can’t see him. Raise your hand if you wish you could see the Imam (AJ)! InshAllah we all get to see the Imam (AJ) and help him! Does anyone have any idea when the Imam (AJ) will come back to us? (Wait for answers)
  4. SAY: InshaAllah one day, when Allah decides we are ready, the Imam (AJ) will return to us! Do you know what we can do to make him come back quicker? (Wait for answers)
  5. SAY: Yes, we can do good deeds! This will make our Imam (AJ) happy! It is also important for us to remember our Imam (AJ) often and pray to Allah to make him come back to us quickly. The Imam (AJ) himself has told us, “Pray a lot for my reappearance, because this will solve all your problems and difficulties!”
  6. SAY: Today, we are going to make sun catchers that you can hang in your room or car to help you remember the Imam (A) and pray for him!
  7. Pass out the suncatcher templates. Students can use sharpies to color them how they like. Make sure they color the side that has not been printed on.
  8. When they are done, they can punch a hole at the top (where indicated) and tie string through it

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