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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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