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The game of Haqallah

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The game of Haqallah

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The innocence and pure-heartedness of children is a universal fact. Their lives revolve around amusement and play, and they are always on the lookout for anything that brings them joy and happiness. Playing games is a means to


achieve this end by providing children with lots of fun and laughs, and sometimes being a cause for quarrels. Haqallah is one of the games that children have always found quite entertaining. It is a game that is commonly played among friends. It involves one of the children hitting their friend’s hand or head, while saying: “Haqallah”.


 After doing so, the striking player runs and is chased by the player who has been struck, whose aim is to take his right (haqallah), i.e. return the blow. Haqallah is a simple and fun group game that is popular with children overall. It does not require a specific number of players and is usually played among friends.1

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