Imagine the sounds of children in ihraam, excitedly proclaiming “Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk!”, the footsteps of hundreds of children hurriedly walking between Safa and Marwa, the congregation at Muzdalifa composed entirely of children, lined cups of Zam Zam water and lined tents full of beaming smiles.
You can be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to a Makkah exclusive to school aged children.
It’s the week before Eid and the Hajj Simulation, an annual pioneering initiative by Al Siraat College, is causing a buzz in Melbourne’s outer north.
It’s designed to educate our Primary children on campus to be familiar with each aspect of performing Hajj.
Allah in all His compassion and mercy has blessed us with many avenues in which to raise our children with Islamic values in the path of Quran and Sunnah in this beautiful country Alhamdulillah.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and it’s inspiring to watch children understanding the key components required to perform this obligatory requirement of our faith through actual practice. Our students reveled in the beautiful atmosphere created over the two days of the simulation and look forward to one day completing their own real pilgrimage.