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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - PERSEVERANCE

Monday

This week we are going to be thinking about our RE topic and focussing on lessons to live by in Islam and Christianity.

 

To begin with, can you remember what the rules that Muslims live by are called?

 

The five pillars of Islam

 

Watch this clip to listen to information about them.

 

 

 

There are five duties that every Muslim is obliged to perform. The five pillars of Islam help Muslims put their faith into action. 

 

  • Shahadah: declaration of faith 
    "I bear witness that there is no god, but God; I bear witness that Muhammad is the prophet of God." By reciting this, one enters Islamic faith. 

 

  • Salah: prayer
    Muslims are required to pray five times a day, washing themselves before prayer and facing in the direction of Mecca while praying. 

 

  • Zakah: giving a fixed proportion to charity 
    Muslims are required to give away a percentage of their earnings to those less fortunate, regardless of their religion. 

 

  • Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
    Muslims fast for one lunar month each year, a period called Ramadan. During this time, Muslims reflect on their behaviour and strive to purify their thoughts. 

 

  • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca
    If it is financially possible, Muslims are required to travel to Mecca once in their lifetime

 

Your task

 

Today, I'd like you to think about the rules that you could live by. Can you think of 5? In your book, write down the five rules that you think you could live by. Thank carefully. Why would you choose those five? What kind of person would that make you?

 

You could choose to write the rules as a list or draw around your hand and on each finger write the rule.

 

Extra - Underneath the rules, write a sentence to describe what you would hope to achieve in your life by following these rules. 

 

 

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