Hajj Day - Karmiel-Majd el-Krum
Interfaith Encounter - 21st December 2006:
Foundations of the Hajj
part of the different activities around better acquaintance with the other
and learning about their customs and tradition, we held a "Hajj Day" at A-Sallam
School in Majd el-Krum on December 21st 2006, together with students from
Kalanit School in Karmiel.
During the first hour students heard presentations about the foundations of
Islam, especially the last foundation of The Hajj and the pilgrimage to
Mecca, and a conversation developed on the issue between the students and
Then the students of the two schools gathered together at the school's yard,
where a model of the Kaaba – the holy Muslim site – was placed. Some of the
Muslim students wore the Al-Ahram costume and demonstrated the process of
the Hajj to the other students, the educators and the parents. They were led
by Imam Mahmud Bashuti of Al-Hajra Mosque.
At the end of the day the students shook hands and greeted each other. Then
they ate a meal prepared by the parents' committee.
Group's coordinators: Najeeba Sirhan and Osnat Aram-Daphna
Reported by Najeeba Sirhan
(* We are grateful to the Embassy of the United States of
America to the State of Israel for their support for this program)
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