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An animated story shows Omar, a young boy and an older member of his family packing for a trip to Mecca (also known as Makkah). Omar is very excited but when his Grandma falls downstairs, hurting her ankle, he fears the trip will be cancelled. The cartoon shows Mum persuading Omar to go with the rest of the family while she stays behind to care for Grandma, and she asks Omar to be her eyes while he is there. Omar returns from his trip of a lifetime able to tell his Mum all about the huge crowds he saw at Mecca, all dressed in white and praying together.
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First broadcast:
29 April 1997

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to reinforce the teaching of Islam and to show how Muslims from across the world make a pilgrimage to Mecca (also known as Makkah).

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