Thursday, 9 December 2010

How do you do that?

* warning : quite a sensitive issue here..

And when?

How do you :-

1. introduce Allah and Islam to a soon-to-be five year old who goes to school sponsored by the Church of England?
It's Christmas and we are in this society where 99% are not muslims. She is involved in a Christmas play involving Christianity. It's fun for her as she's singing all these songs, she gets to go for an excursion to the nearby church to watch plays by the other students, meet the Santa and all...

2. introduce the concept of halal and haram?
She gets hot lunches in school but every morning she will have to choose between the 'red' (meat) or 'green' (vegetarian). Sometimes they have fish in 'red' so she can choose red on those days then. But there are also days when chicken is 'red'. And we eat chicken at home. But she can't choose chicken in school. How do i explain that to her? Obviously i told the teachers that she is allowed to eat fish and vegetarian meals but no meat so that helps when the little one chooses 'red'.

At the moment these are the 2 things that keeps popping up in my head.

I welcome any suggestions from anyone.

5 comments:

pizlimw said...

Beratnya.. Packed lunch and explain laterla kut.. Sebab kecik sangat lagi.. :-)

Baiti Mustafa said...

i remember when i was in kindy and we had hot lunches too. the school always gave the month's menu in advance and my mom would sit down with me and tell me..which ones i could eat and which ones i couldn't..seingat i..i tak penah lak tanya why..just follow..heheh

I think it helps for now to say that only the chicken and meat that you cook at home can be eaten because you yourself cleaned it, so it's betul2 clean. next time bile prepare the chicken, make sure she sees the blood semua and make a fuss about cleaning it. tell her that at school, we don't know how the cook cleans it therefore, better to not eat..

i would do it that way cos nak explain concept halal/haram is too much for a 5 year old...

Naqiya said...

i agree with baiti... thanks for sharing dear...

mama_QnR said...

pizli...
tu lah, next sem bawak bekal kot...

baiti
great advice!
tak pernah terfikir...
memang too heavy that's what i think..
will do that now, and next sem mmg packed lunch
dia dah demand lunch box
hahahahah...

adik
peppa lunch box, and water bottle sudah dimintak...
:D

Che Ta said...

nice to know
and good advice from baiti
even for us here, we cant take things for granted..