This lesson looks at the practices of Sufi Muslims. It analyses how this branch of Islam developed and gives students the chance to compare and contrast Sufism with the other branches of Islam studied in this unit - Sunni and Shiah.
Students will analyse a video clip to understand the meaning of mysticism and religious experience before looking in detail at the whirling dervishes. They will go on to compare and contrast Sufi practices with practices from other faiths.
G&T tasks, AFL and homework task included.
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Table for Sufism Walkaround.docx
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Head of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics
Experienced teacher of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics across KS3-5. Lead teacher of GCSE Humanities and Personal Life Skills.
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