This morning 9H made the trip to the Farooq E Azam Mosque in Stockton.
We started off with the prep work before hand, making sure we all knew what we would be doing.
Next, we headed for the minibus and made our way to Stockton. Upon arrival, we listened to our hosts as they explained everyone is to remove their shoes before entering the Mosque. We were then shown through to the adjoining room with seats and taps, where we heard how Muslims believe they should be purified before entering the Mosque, by washing their hands, feet, arms, mouth and head.
Next we went into one of their two prayer rooms. We watched a video explaining the 5 pillars of Islam, before moving to the next room to learn about how Muslims pray.
We were all fascinated by their carpet with individual prayer mats printed in.
We all enjoyed listening about the different physical movements involved in prayer – and some of us had a go at these movements ourselves.
A huge thank-you to the Farooq E Azam Mosque for hosting us!