Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Adha (24 September) is a thanksgiving festival – the “festival of sacrifice” – where Muslims remember the story of Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s request. During the same week, Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated and many Muslims will make the journey to Mecca – the Islamic holy land – to praise Allah and stand as equals. Use these free teaching resources, lesson plans and activities to help students understand and celebrate these Islamic traditions.
This three-lesson resource contains a postcard, diary and board game and provides a useful introduction to Hajj.
From Ihram to Ka’bah help students understand the six stages of Hajj with this kinesthetic lesson.
Test students’ literacy skills and Hajj knowledge in this RE assessment lesson.
Use this step-by-step guide to the stages of Hajj to shed light on the pilgrims’ journey.
A pictorial guide of the pilgrimage to Mecca with a glossary to help students revise knowledge.
These lessons focus on the hopes and apprehensions of a teenage girl who has lots of decisions to make before her pilgrimage.
Students can show their knowledge of the Eid-ul-Adha story with this cut-out sequencing activity worksheet.
Explore how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with this colourful PowerPoint presentation, which is full of photos and information.
This ready-to-use assembly script and video from TrueTube gives students an insight into this important Islamic festival.
The story of Ibrahim’s willingness to obey God’s will is presented in this simple printable leaflet.
A young Muslim shares her experience of celebrating the festival with this video from BBC Class Clips.