We made several folded origami camel figures as part of our Ramadan craft, while spending some time talking about the significance of animals in Islam.
According to the Quran, animals are conscious of and are able to praise Allah, even if not expressed in human language.
One of the animals that is significant in Islam is the camel. Al-Qaswa’ (Arabic: ٱلْقَصْوَاء) was a female Arabian camel that was dear to Muhammad (pbuh).
Muhammad(pbuh) rode on her during the Hegira (‘Migration’) from Mecca to Medina, his Hajj in 629 CE, and the Conquest of Mecca in 630. She was also present during the Battle of Badr in 624. After the passing away of the Prophet(pbuh), the camel is reported to have starved herself to death, refusing to take food from anyone.
The Quran talks about a miraculous She-Camel of God (Arabic: نَـاقَـة, ‘she-camel’) that came from stone, in the context of the Prophet Salih(pbuh), Thamudi people and Al-Hijr.
My daughter & I hope you are able to follow along on this pictorial post to make your own folded camel origami.
- Origami paper
- Bone folder
- Fine tip Sharpie
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