"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, there is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab. Neither is the white superior over the black, nor is the black superior over the white -- except by piety and good action.”

Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Disability Awareness’ month, this February’s theme saw a number of activities centred on ‘RESPECT’.

The events largely focussed on respecting diversity and difference and also included:

Save our Planet

Respect for Parents

A visit by a renowned author

Respect for Siblings Play

My Journey to Islam

The month culminated with an epic ‘Living in Harmony’ exhibition, hosted by pupils and teachers from both Weekday and Saturday Primary School.

Classes from both schools were each assigned a country (or two) from 14 different countries to research. Students were tasked with exploring different aspects of the countries from, population, religions, cultures, customs, currency, monuments, natural resources to name a few!

Students (with help from parents) then produced posters, models and props for their tables to showcase their findings for their assigned country. Children also dressed in their assigned country’s national dress. Naturally, food was a big feature at all the stalls. Mash’Allah the teachers, parents and students worked exceptionally hard to produce a fantastic showcase to highlight respect for humanity for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Children also learnt that Muslims come from different countries; however, we all share the same belief and way of life as per the Quran and Sunnah - we all share the same values! We should therefore, respect one another and know ‘there is beauty in diversity and difference!’