In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
Islam is a religion that many people follow, in many different places in the world. People who follow Islam are called Muslims. Many Muslims live in here in the
. As part of their religion, many Muslims hope to visit a city they consider holy. That city is called Mecca and it is in the country of
. Some people say its name "Makkah."
The Muslim religion was begun by a prophet named Mohammed. When he was a young man, he had to leave
. His beliefs about many things were so different from most of the people in
that he could not stay there. He had to leave many members of his family behind. Mohammed did this because it was very important to him to be free to follow his own beliefs. Later, he was able to come back to
, bringing his own beliefs with him.
Before telling the story, ask if any of the children have heard of Mohammed or
. Ask what they have heard. Affirm correct information.
Tell the story. Once you have finished it, ask the group:
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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