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Friday, 23 January 2009

The National Army Museum

Assalamu alaykum,
While I am writing this we are still on the train going back home after a long day out.
Lately we talked a lot about the war. It all started when I bought the PC CD-Rom game 'Quraish' back on December.
We talked about the Quraish tribe, the year of the Elephant, Surah Al-Fil, the Lion of 'Ain Jalut and the battles against the Mongols that were led by Genghis Khan, shortages and sheltering during WW2. It all continue with Palestinian 3rd Intifada. May Allah restore peace. Amin.
Today we went mainly for the play area inside the Museum. It was described as a really nice themed area. So me and other two sisters set off in the morning and went to see for our self this play area.
The entrance is free but sadly the sessions last only 45 minutes. Well, at least it should have had lasted that long.
The kids liked it. Inside featured a castle, a big tree and other various activities with slides, soft play area, a rock climbing, and 2 big rocking horses.
When the session ended, too soon to be honest as the kids wanted to stay longer, we headed for the Museum. It was not in programme to visit the Museum but to my big surprise that was the best thing we did for the day!
Inside the Museum, an area dedicated to the 'making of Britain'. A walk through the most significant part of the British History mainly past wars. A vast collection of soldiers' uniform, armours and cannons.
On the ground floor you can find an area called 'A soldier story' and it is dedicated to the last war Britain fought in Afghanistan. I was not really looking forward to see this last part of the Museum and felt uncomfortable thinking about how many Muslims innocent have suffered as a result of 9/11. Subhan'Allah. Inside you can see the weapons and all the latest equipments deployed in Afghanistan , read letters from soldiers to their families in Britain, pictures of the actual battles against the Taliban and much more. My eldest even had the chance to hold a riffle.
As we are coming back home, we are reflecting about the day and our heart again goes out to the Palestinians and to all our brothers and sisters that are suffering everywhere in the world. May Allah bring peace and alleviate the sufferings. Amin.
For now
X wa alaykum assalam
...back at home it's time for the pics!!

sand bags and a weapen used in the Afghanistan war

riffle deployed in the Afghanistan war
indian soldier and his wife 17th century
nice soldier uniform
Study area for the kids, worksheets ready to be filled!
' knock down that soldier' game
British soldiers in North America, freezing conditions
play area, big castle
veru heavy mail armourm 31Kg!!!
going to battle
Burgundian handgunner
climbing high

2 comments:

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Assalamu 'alaykum sis, hope you and your family are all good.

Looks like you had an interesting day masha'Allaah, it also makes me sad to think about the innocents getting killed in these wars, and the recent tragedy in Palestine, it's heartbreaking subhanAllaah. I just pray that they will have permanent peace from now on insha Allaah.

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Assalamu alaykum sister Naimah
amin to your dua. May Allah restore peace.Amin.
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