This poster was also part of our Focus on Hajj theme with our local home-school group. It is designed to tell the story of the Miracle of the Well of Zam-Zam. The story is split into four parts with an image for each part to help tell the story.
The first part of the story shows a camel and footprints in the desert sand. The footprints represent the journey of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), peace be upon him, when he journeyed into the desert with his wife Hajar and son Isma’il, peace be upon them. It was Allah’s command that he leave them in the desert valley of Makkah.
The camel is made to look 3D. We did this by placing a tab of stiff card behind it and attaching it to the poster. The sun is made with different coloured layers of tissue paper.
Under each of the parts of the story are narrations written by the older children to explain the story.
The second part of the poster depicts a hot dry desert. We made the sun larger to signify the intense heat and thirst that Hajar and Isma’il would have experienced. We also made a 3D cactus plant in the same way that we attached the camel.
This image depicts the running of Hajar back and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwa in her desperate search for water. The children were then able to link this story to the ritual of Sa’y performed today during the Hajj Pilgrimage.
The final image represents the springing forth of the Well of Zam-Zam from beneath the feet of the baby Isma’il by the grace of Allah. We then went onto discuss the Well of Zam-Zam as it stands today and about the benefits of drinking it’s blessed water. We also talked a little about the history of Makkah and how the city came to be thanks to the plentiful water supplied from the miraculous Well of Zam-Zam.