Interfaith Encounters - General Study Sessions

Hajj Day - Karmiel-Majd el-Krum Interfaith Encounter - 21st December 2006:

Foundations of the Hajj

As 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 the educators.

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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