Year 3 Trip to the Mosque

Year 3 had a fantastic trip to the Mosque, we were so lucky to be given a tour and told all about how Muslims live and pray. We learnt that the Mosque in Morden is the largest one in Europe. The language of Muslims is Arabic and the Qur’an (the holy book) is written in Arabic. We also learnt Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the word of God and although it comes in different sizes, the words are always the same. We were lucky enough to be able to attend a prayer meeting where we watched them pray in different positions. When praying the men and the women pray in different rooms. They have to wash their hands and feet before they pray so that they are clean for God. When they pray they kneel in rows and face where Mecca is.