Islam Awareness Week

Zia and Farhan speak to an Ecclesfield class
Zia and Farhan speak to an Ecclesfield class

Story: Zia Khan

Burngreave-based 1Ummah1 Islamic Youth Group visited a 99% non Muslim School as part of Islamic Awareness Week in November.

Ecclesfield School invited the group to do workshops and question and answer sessions about the Muslim faith. Myself and Farhan Ahmed met one year 7 class who were doing a project on different religions. The class was full of questions about Islam – they asked, “What is Hajj?” “What is Ramadan?” They even asked questions to see if we were ordinary people, “Do you watch X Factor?” one child asked.

We also spoke to older children. Their questions included: “What do you believe about abortion and the life after death?” and “Why do women need to cover up?” We explained from both religious and personal views.

It was important to visit this school to teach children about other religions and for them to meet Muslims in person. They also increased their knowledge and understanding about Islam.

For more information on 1Ummah1, contact: 07717 771630, email

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