The Cultural and Social Activity Section, Clubs Department, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, organized an open day on Hajj and Umrah rituals for more than 250 students of Abu Dhabi Police officers’ children.

Colonel Saif Al Shamesi, Chief of Cultural and Social Activity Section, Club Department, said, “This open day helps to instill religious culture in the soul of children and promote the principles of our righteous religion in a religious atmosphere filled with a spirit of reverence and tolerance. It also included practical training to acquaint children with the proper way to perform Hajj and Umrah. It also inculcates good morals and raises awareness among officers’ children on this important religious duty, which represents an important aspect of the Islamic religion.”

The open day included a number of religious activities and practical trainings on Hajj and Umrah rituals. It also featured a religious lecture delivered by religious preacher Al Hassan Al Ahmed from the Community Police Department, who explained the conditions and etiquette of the Hajj and Umrah rituals in a simple method commensurate with their age. Children were also acquainted with the four basic pillars of Hajj: the “Ihram”, staying in Arafat, the Tawaf Al Ifada and the Sa’I (walk) between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah; as well as the various steps to be followed by pilgrims during the performance of the rites of Hajj.

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