Event Report: Story Telling Session: Malcolm X and the Hajj


On Saturday 13 October, the IHRC Bookshop hosted ‘Malcolm X and the Hajj’ told by the author Zainab Zahra. The aim was to welcome and inform children of the importance and the virtues of this Blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

‘Malcolm X and the Hajj’ was read by Zainab Zahra and taught our young audience that Allah created everyone equally because in the sight of Allah we all the same.  There is no concept of race in Islam which the author worked together with the children to remind them of some of the basic Islamic principles, allowing the children to answer questions, posed by the author. The children actively engaged in the session as they were given the opportunity to answer and ask questions.

The children were also given the chance to read a book of their choice to the rest of the audience and they enjoyed it thoroughly. Some of the children opted to recite a Surah from the Holy Qur’an, which was delivered beautifully. 

It was a lovely afternoon, despite the London weather, with the adults and children also enjoying our refreshments including delicious cupcakes by Caketastic, along with some fruit and hot beverages, to warm up the adults.  

We would like to thank everyone who came and hope to see more of you in our future events. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with our events and campaigns.

Upcoming Events at IHRC:

Wednesday 21 November: Author Evening: Foundations of Islamic Mysticism by Mukhtar Ali 18:45 – 20:45

Tuesday 11 December: Author Evening and interactive session with Ramon Grosfoguel 18:45 – 20:45

Please RSVP shop@ihrc.org or call 020 8904 4222.