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What do Muslims Celebrate?

We will explore some different Muslim celebrations.  We will learn about Islamic New Year, the Day of Ashura, Mawlid al-Nabi, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and Hajj.

19 October 2020

 

We learnt that Islam is one of the main religions followed by many people.  We learnt that people who follow Islam are Muslims.  Today we found out how and why Muslims celebrate the Islamic New Year. 

 

 

20 October 2020

 

Today we found out about the Day of Ashura which starts on the tenth day of the new Islamic Year.  The Day of Ashura is a voluntary day of fasting when Muslims think about people who are important in their religion. Shi’a Muslims think about Husayn ibn Ali. He was the grandson of Muhammad. He was killed because of the things he believed in. Sunni Muslims think about the day Moses and the Israelites were freed from the Egyptian Pharaoh.

 

Our task was to order and retell the story of Moses.

Bella and Holly retold the first part of the story of Moses.

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Nataniel and Sonny retold the second part of the story.

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Sophia and Jake retold the end of the story.

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22 October 2020

 

Today we found out about Mawlid al-Nabi which is the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and also the anniversary of his death.  On this day parents often tell stories about the Prophet Muhammad’s life to their children. In some countries Muslims hold street parades to celebrate his birthday and decorate buildings with lights.  Lots of people with different beliefs think about the things they have to be thankful for. The religious word for these things is blessings. 

 

We thought about the things that we were thankful for and why we were thankful for them.

2 November 2020

 

Today we found out about Ramadan which is a very special month for Muslims.  We learnt that healthy Muslims fast for the whole month of Ramadan which means they do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset.  They believe that this helps them to focus their mind on God. 

 

We thought about the things that we would find difficult to up.

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