On Monday the 21st of October, our 5/6 students visited the Islamic Museum of Australia as part of our Religious Education studies. The excursion was a chance to learn about the Islamic faith and explore the similarities and differences between this faith and the Catholic traditions.
Students also had the chance to learn about the history of the Islamic faith and it’s connection to Australian History.
It was a very powerful experience that will allow our students to develop greater respect and appreciation for other faiths, cultures and traditions.
Below are some reflections on the day from our students on what they learned and the connections they made between the Islamic faith and Catholic teachings.
“The Islamic family tree is heavily linked to the Christian Bible.” Thomas K
“Jesus is not seen as God but a prophet in the Islamic faith. His name is Isa in Arabic.” Jacob T
“I learned that muslims first came to Australia in the 1700s from Indonesia and traded with the Aboriginals.” Angus
“I learnt that Muslims pray 5 times a day and specific times.” Ebony
“I learnt that some Muslim women wear a head scarf known as a hijab, but they don’t all wear them” Sienna G
“Muslims pray in mosques and there are loads of Islamic mosques all around the world” Amari
“I learnt that not all muslims have to fast during Ramadan. Some people such as the sick, elderly, young children or pregnant women don’t have to.” Anna