SIDMA College Conducted Hajj Simulation Programme for Kids

SIDMA College Kota Kinabalu through its Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi and around 13 staff of SIDMA College from various department have collaborated and conducted a Hajj Simulation programme for school children, particularly children of SIDMA College’s staff. The programme which was held on 26 November 2017 at SIDMA Atrium, was part of SIDMA’s Corporate Social Responsivities (CSR) to educate schooling children about the rite, performing Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

The programme, which was also serve as an assignment for the kids during the 2017 Year-End school holidays, was to expose the children on the pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam Holiest City. The target group for the event are the children of Muslim staff of SIDMA College between the ages of 7-12 years old whereby around 30 of them have registered and successfully completed the simulation.

At SIDMA Atrium, simple replicas of building such as the Ka’ba, replica of Safa and Marwah hills, Hateem and Maqam Ibrahim that the kids will see in Mecca were constructed to enhance the ambience and fortify the simulation.

Uniquely, the children were also being taught on how to put Ihram Clothing for both boy and girl. For the boy’s garments, it is often consisted of two white un-hemmed sheets (usually towelling material) and are universal in appearance. The top (the riḍā) is draped over the torso and the bottom (the izār) is secured by a belt; plus a pair of sandals. Girl’s clothing is based on the women’s prayer outfit (telekung). The kids used the garment, as the white ihram clothing is intended to make everyone appear the same. In front of God there is no difference between a prince and a commoner when everyone is dressed equally. Ihram also contributes to a feeling of unity that pilgrims have when they are in the city of Mecca. They are all brothers and sisters joined to worship God.

The programme started as early as 8 am where the participants registered themselves before proceeding with the simple briefing and lecture on how to perform the Hajj that was delivered by Ustaz Hj Muchlis Ali Kassim, the Head of Persatuan Ulama’ Malaysia, Sabah Branch. At around 11.30 am, the practical session started. Most of the activities were conducted at the Atrium while the sa’ie, the running between Safa and Marwah as well as the stoning of the jamarāt [place of pebbles]“) were conducted at the basement of SIDMA College.

Around 1.30pm, after all the simulation of the ritual conducted during Hajj was completed, Ustaz Hj Muchlis give his review on the overall simulation and later on presented the certificate of completion to all the participants.

Dr. Morni, the Chairman of SIDMA College in giving his feedback on the programme praised the organiser that was headed by Mdm. Azizah Khalid Merican, CEO of SIDMA College and the Programme Director, Ustazah Noradilah binti Mohamaddia from the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi. He said that the event which is a first for SIDMA College have shown positive and fruitful outcome to both the parents and children whereby Dr. Morni himself have registered his two young children to the programme and he conveyed his sincere thank you and appreciation notes especially to the organising committee. He said that he wish more similar religious activity will be conducted at SIDMA College.

For further details on the Madrasah Jamiatul Fathi classes or any future religious programme, you may contact Ustazah Noradilah at 088 – 732000 or email  As for information about various courses offered at SIDMA College UNITAR Sabah, you may browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account. Potential students can also visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

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