Week beginning 11.5.20
This week we are thinking about the question:
What is the key belief of Muslims? How does this affect their life?
For Muslims, one of the most beliefs is the Shahadah.
The Shahadah says ‘I witness that there is no other god but Allah, and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah’.
It is usually played out loud as a call to prayer in the mosque or it is whispered gently into a new born baby's ear.
You can hear the call to prayer here:www.islamcan.com/audio/adhan/index.shtml (Azan 1)
Did you know that these are the first words that a Muslim baby hears when he/she is born?
Tasks for you
1.What belief or value is so important to YOU that they would shout it from the top
of a tall building?
2.Write down what you would have liked their parents to whisper
into your ear when you were born. Why did you chose those words?
3. Read the story of Bilal the first Muezzin and then sort these statements into Bilal's bullseye to help you sort what mattered most and least to Bilal.
Statements to sort about what mattered most to Bilal.
1. His work
2. His own comfort,
3. Using the gifts God gave him (his reason,voice),
4. Being loyal
5. Serving Allah
6. Escaping from slavery
7. Preserving his own life
9. Following the prophet
10. Obeying his master
11. Fashionable clothes
12. Helping other people
Our key question in RE this term is:
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Firstly, we’d like you to think about and respond to the following statement:
Life is like a journey because…..
Now think about what would be the Five most important things you need to help you in your journey through life.
Through my journey of life, I will need……… because………..
People who follow the religion of Islam are known as Muslims.
There are five important pillars that they follow to help them in their journey through life.
Watch the attached PowerPoint
3. How do you think these five pillars affect Muslims in their life?