Hajj Unit Study

Dhu-al-Hijjah is the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, millions of Muslims worldwide make pilgrimage to Makkah. The rites of pilgrimage, the significance and the historical events of Prophet Ibrahim are the focus of this unit study on Hajj. Books and projects make up this unit, but a curriculum that is Waldorf inspired and similar to a unit study is also available.

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DIY Peg Dolls and Ka’aba

Handmade toys are my favorite, and handmade toys for little Muslims to learn about Islam is even better. Today, I’m showing you how easy it is to make peg dolls to celebrate Hajj. You can use these toys to teach several aspects about Hajj or use them to teach about ‘Umrah, Makkah or prayer in general. You can find the peg dolls, felt and paint at A Child’s Dream.

Hajj Curriculum, Lesson Plans and Video Series

Get all your Hajj curriculum needs in one place: 4-week full curriculum (story based content, lesson activities, illustrations, watercolors, narration suggestions, and resources), 20 live video lessons (20-60 minutes each),  and detailed lesson plans.

This video series consists of 20 live lessons I did with my 10-year-old daughter. They include lesson illustrations, lesson content (recap of lesson) and some lesson work in the form of narration. 

This video series may be used independently or in conjunction with the Hajj Main Lesson Block curriculum which is available at pepperandpine.com.

Lessons range in time from about 20 minutes to one hour.

Lessons are live so if there are mistakes with the story content, I apologize in advance.

You can find links to all the videos with this product, but the lesson content is part of the curriculum.

Check out lesson 1

Lesson 1: The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 35 min. 

Lesson 2: The First Revelation 29 min.

Lesson 3: Khadija (raa) & Waraqah 25 min.

Lesson 4: Salman al-Farsi (ra) 25 min.

Lesson 5: Salman’s Search for Truth 32 min.

Lesson 6: The Five Pillars of Islam 53 min.

Lesson 7: The Five Daily Prayers 49 min.

Lesson 8: Zakat (obligatory charity) 50 min.

Lesson 9: Fasting During Ramadan 25 min.

Lesson 10: Hajj (Pilgrimage) 45 min.

Lesson 11: Ibrahim (as) & Night Sky 18 min.

Lesson 12: Ibrahim (as) & the Idols 36 min.

Lesson 13: Ibrahim (as) & the Great Fire 25 min.

Lesson 14: Ibrahim (as), Ismail (as) and Hajar 23 min.

Lesson 15: Prophet Ibrahim (as), Ismail (as) & The Great Sacrifice 36 min.

Lesson 16: Ibrahim (as), Ismail (as) & the Kaaba 25 min.

Lesson 17: The First Day of Hajj, 8th of Dhul Hijjah 33 min.

Lesson 18: Day of Arafat, 9th of Dhul Hijjah 42 min 

Lesson 19: The Jamarat, 10th of Dhul Hijjah & Eid-ul-Adha 40 min.

Lesson 20: Ayyam-ut-Tashreeq | The 11th and 12th (& 13th) of Dhul Hijjah 32 min.

This secular unit is designed and written for all students. While we expect many Muslim families to enjoy this curriculum, it is written for people of all faiths as well as those who do not associate with a faith or religion. Given that this unit is written with the non-Arabic speaker and non-Muslim in mind, Arabic words are written in transliteration and translation. While Quranic ayat (verses) and hadith (prophetic traditions) are mentioned, this unit is not religious studies; rather, verses are mentioned as part of the lesson and to give context to the lesson. Some information may seem basic or redundant to the Muslim family, but it is included for completeness of the unit. 

Lesson plans are set up with one week on each page with room to add days/dates and book recommendations/notes. Picture book selections are offered and may be considered lesson content if the curriculum is not purchased or used.

Welcome to the Lesson Plans for the Hajj Main Lesson Block. This unit is scheduled for 4 weeks. These lesson plans may be used independently or in conjunction with the Hajj Main Lesson Block curriculum. These lessons are appropriate for students of any faith or those who do not identify with a faith. The lessons are designed for ‘family’ use in that the lessons are well suited for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade (even through 8th grade), so may be done with multiple grades or ages. Each lesson content is appropriate for multiple grade levels, but lesson work reflects the ability of the student. 

Lesson plans are set for a 5-day week, with spaces available to fill in day and date.

2 thoughts on “Hajj Unit Study

  1. Hello Ms.Hana, At one point I saw some of the videos concerning the beautifully illustrated, Islamic lesson block of the alphabet on Youtube. I noticed as of yet they are private. Is there a special access one could gain to view those again?

  2. Hi Hana, I’m so so so impressed with these amazing work you have done and shared. I’m a Chinese mom living in Malaysia and I am hoping to introduce Islamic culture and religious aspect to my children , their age are 2 , 4 and 6. May I have some advise from you about how to use this Haji Curriculum for young kids. Cause I’m considering to purchase it.

    By the way, I’m curious about how you make children sit and listen cause I see you have a lot of read aloud section in your homeschool. I have a lot of interruption doing so, cause my kids were often chit chatting, walking and playing around while story time, which I always doubt should I just continue or not. Thank you

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