By TCN News,
Chennai: With the Haj about to start in Saudi Arabia, the children at Al Qamar Academy in Chennai enacted out a mock-Haj.
The children were all dressed in the traditional pilgrimage attire called the “Ihram”. The boys wore two unstitched pieces of white cloth, while the girls all donned the “jilbab.”
At each stage, the different rituals of Haj were explained to the children who enthusiastically enacted them out – “living” in tents in Mina, shouting out the talbiyah, the importance of Arafat, collecting stones at Muzdalifa and stoning the Devil at the Jamarath.
The children finished up with drinking the holy water of ZamZam at the end of it all.
The entire process really brought home to the children what is done during the pilgrimage, much more than any boring lecture or written work.
Al Qamar Academy is an alternative style Islamic school in Chennai offering genuine Montessori schooling for the early years and activity based learning for older children.