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.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Islam: The Hajj
First broadcast:
29 March 1996

Students could list reasons why Muslims might find it tempting not to submit to Allah. They can then imagine the struggle required to stone the pillars, as described in this clip, and then give five ways in which participating in this ritual would help a Muslim resist temptation in their everyday life.