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Video overview

Safet HadžiMuhamedović considers the importance of nature in religious festivals and myths, focusing on Al-Khiḍr (‘the green one’) in the Islamic tradition.

Curriculum links

Relevant to locally agreed syllabuses for religious education and some GCSE/ A level exam boards. This video would be relevant to lessons about Islam, interreligious dialogue and/or religion and nature. Suitable as an enrichment activity at Key Stage 4 and 5.

Suggested questions and activities

  • Why do many religions and cultures celebrate the arrival of Spring?
  • What examples can you give of stories, practices and beliefs shared by different religions or groups of people?
  • What does it mean to live in a multi-faith society?
  • Can understanding different religious beliefs and practices help us protect the environment?

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