The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK, a National Hajj/Umrah specific organisation welcomes the activities which are taking place on Friday 9 March at the British Museum alongside the unique Hajj Exhibition to introduce the culture of Islamic and Arabic countries.
This will include performance and activities celebrating pilgrimage and spiritual journeys. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness Al Farabi ensemble performing and can listen to traditional music in the Islamic World Gallery. The visitors will be entertained by traditional Arab storytelling and learn to play Sufi rhythms in frame-drum workshops. They will watch the premiere of a contemporary dance performance inspired by Hajj.
Visitors will be able to try on costumes and headdresses from the tribes of Saudi Arabia, have a henna tattoo painted on their hands, make and decorate their own prayer beads and practice Arabic calligraphy using traditional tools and materials. Visitors will also be able to learn about the British Muslim experience of Hajj in a talk by Sean McLoughlin.
The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK strongly urges the British Muslims to take advantage of this extremely important event by participating in it with their families, children, and friends. These important cultural activities are highly appreciated and welcomed by the British Muslim Community. It will help to promote peace and harmony amongst different factions of the society in UK and Europe.