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Children's LiteratureThis book gives a clear summary of the religion of Islam for people of other faiths. History, family life, worship, learning, and art, along with the conflict today and fundamentalism are explained. Definitions of Shiite and Sunni, Sufis, the "Five Pillars" of Islam, arranged marriages, and other topics are explained in light green insets. "Other rules in the Koran teach Muslims always to be honest and generous, never to eat pork or drink alcohol, and never to gamble or lend money for profit. Muslims must also be ready to fight to defend their faith." Clear colored photos show the different faces of Islam around the world. A map shows that the United States, Australia, China and others have growing populations of Muslims. This is part of the "Religions of the World" series and is a good reference book for any children's library. 2006, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.