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'Promoting a love of learning'
'Promoting a love of learning'

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ISLAM:  The Qu'ran

Throughout this half term we will be learning about one of the major world religions; Islam.

 

Followers of Islam are called Muslims.  Here is the symbol for Islam...

 

Islam

Can you remember the symbol for Christianity? (Cross)

 

Christians follow a special book which tells them all about God and Jesus and helps Christians to understand how to live their lives, can you remember what this book is called?  (The Bible)

 

Muslims also have a special HOLY book too it is called the Qu'ran.  The Koran is a book in the Arabic language that Muslims believe to be the actual words of Allah. In the Koran, Allah tells Muslims how they should worship him and also how they should behave towards each other. Watch the two video clips below which explain a little more about the Qu'ran, write down some facts about the Qu'ran as you watch as you will need these for the activity.

There are some rules that Muslims must follow when they read the Qu'ran...

  • Wash your hands before you touch it
  • Never put it on the floor (some Muslims have special Qu'ran stand)
  • Read the Qu'ran from right to left (opposite to how we read books

 

The Qu'ran is written in arabic and Muslims usually sing the words instead of saying them.  It tells them how they should live their lives.

 

Activity:

Have a look at some arabic letters/symbols using the link below.  Design a Qu'ran stand and decorate it with arabic letters.  Around the Koran stand you could write some facts that you have learned from the video clips.  

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