Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha is a thanksgiving festival, the ‘festival of sacrifice’ when Muslims remember the story of Ibraheem and his willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s request. During the same week that Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated, many Muslims will make the journey to Mecca –the Islamic holy land to praise Allah and stand as equals. Try these teaching resources, lesson plans and activities to help students understand and celebrate these Islamic traditions.


The journey of Hajj

  • With a postcard, diary and board game to complete this 3 lesson pack is a great introduction to Hajj.

Hajj Pilgrimage

  • From Ihram to Ka’bah help students understand the six stages of Hajj with this kinesthetic lesson.

Hajj diary

  • Test students’ literacy skills and Hajj knowledge in this RE assessment lesson.

Pilgrim’s route

  • A step-by-step guide to the stages of Hajj shedding light on the pilgrims’ journey.

The 5th Pillar of Islam

  • A pictorial guide to the pilgrimage to Mecca with a glossary to help students revise.

Will Rahema go to Hajj?

  • The hopes and apprehensions of a teenager girl who has lots of decisions to make before next year’s pilgrimage.


Feast of sacrifice

  • Students can show their knowledge of the Eid-ul-Adha story with this cut-out activity.

Eid celebrations

  • Explore what and how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with this colourful PowerPoint full of photos.

Ibraheem’s story

  • The story of Ibraheem’s willingness to sacrifice presented in a simple leaflet.

Eid-ul-Adha: What we do

  • A young girl shares her experience of celebrating the Muslim festival in this video from BBC Class Clips.