During this session entitled Happily Ever Hereafter, the girls were invited to take part in an afternoon of activities exploring the concept of relationships. As always the day was full of fun activities including drama, story telling, quizzes and games. Volunteers worked with the girls with  a series of tasks which ranged from assisting a blindfolded team member with a card match game to henna application. They quickly learnt that success came with effective team work and prizes were awarded to the winners.

The discussions which followed the activities highlighted the importance of reinforcing these teachings to Muslim girls growing up in the West who may not be aware of the reasons why modesty is a fundamental aspect of Islam. By redirecting their thinking we were able to help them come to understand and appreciate why the teachings of Islam prohibit relationships before marriage.

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