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On day three of the Hajj, pilgrims return to Mina to stone the devils. Seven stones are thrown at each of the three pillars to commemorate Ibrahim’s rejection of Satan. They also celebrate the festival of Id-ul-Adha at Mina. A central part of the festival is the sacrifice of an animal, and after many men have their heads shaved and women cut off a lock of their hair. The festival reminds Muslims that they should be ready to give up their worldly possessions and share with those less fortunate. The pilgrims then return to Mecca where they make a final seven circuits of the Kaaba, completing the rights of pilgrimage.
Belief File
This clip is from:
Belief File, Islam: The Hajj
First broadcast:
29 March 1996

Classroom Ideas

This clip is useful for students to investigate the rituals of Hajj on day three and their significance. They can also link the festival of Eid-ul-Adha to the sacrifice that takes place on day three. Stations can be set up around the classroom with information and artefacts linked to Mina, the story of Ibrahim and Ismail, becoming a Haji or Hajja and the festival of Eid-ul-Adha. Students can be split into groups to move between the stations to summarise the information under headings of 'What happens?' and 'What does this represent?'. Return to seats in groups and send an envoy from each group to find information from other groups that they may have missed. Finally, add the information individually to a colour coded concept map and link concepts from days one and two of Hajj and to five pillars.

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