Hajj is a spiritual, emotional and physical challenge that tests the patience and temperament of the pilgrim.
It occurs in Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, between the eighth and 13th days of the month.
This year, Hajj is taking place between June 26 and July 1. Here is a step-by-step guide to the rituals on each day.
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This resource is based on a published SBS article around observing Ramadan. Classrooms can learn about the many cultural observations around this event and how it is celebrated in Australia and throughout the world. We hear from some of our SBS Language editors and producers as they reflect on their own countries’ customs, many of which are continued here in Australia.
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Islamic Teachings on Contemporary Issues for Young Muslims is produced by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, and is designed to equip students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to question many of the divisive and isolationist narratives that have emerged in recent times concerning Islam and the relationship of Muslims with those of other faiths, with a special emphasis on topics relevant to young Muslims living in Australia today.
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The Islamic Council of NSW (ICNSW) delivers scripture classes to NSW Primary Schools. The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) provides delivery of Islamic scripture classes to Muslim students in NSW public high schools.
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The Victorian Multicultural Commission is aware that the upcoming NAPLAN dates coincide with EID, the Islamic Festival that celebrates the end of the month of fasting, the month of Ramadan.
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Muslims have a place of worship called a Mosque (or Masjid in non-English speaking countries). The mosque will likely have tall towers called Minarets, and have Islamic architecture designs, sometimes with the Crescent Moon, a symbol of the Muslim religion called Islam.
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Ramadan 2021 (Australia) is expected to begin on Tuesday, April 12, 2021 (according to ANIC) and will end on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Eid al Fitr 2021 is expected to be celebrated on Thursday, May 13, 2021. This is the tentative date as the actual date of commencement of Ramadan 2021 is subject to the sighting of the Moon.
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How Islam began in under ten minutes? Not a problem. The turbulent tale is told against the clock, with all the names, dates and events on a timeline. You can watch How Islam Began in Ten Minutes!
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The Centre for Study of Islam and Social Transformation (CISForm) Yogyakarta launched religious animation films to be hosted on Youtube. The launch took place on Saturday, 3/2/18. The event was attended by various representatives such as senior high school students, teachers, youth mosque, religious boarding school, students, and government institutions, mass organizations, and academics, which was opened by Dr. Ir. Muhammad Wildan as Director of CISForm.
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Educators, policy makers and thought leaders gathered on the 11th and 12th of July for the second Annual Australian Islamic Schooling Conference held at picturesque Yurebilla, known also as Mt Lofty in Adelaide Hills. The theme explored at the conference was that of curriculum in Islamic schooling.
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