Islam

Islam

by Sharukh Husain, Caroline Arthur, Celia Hart, Hussein, Shahrukh
     
 

What do Muslims believe? Where and when did Islam begin? Where do Muslims pray? What are the Islamic holidays? This book takes an exciting look at the religion of Islam and answers the above questions through thoroughly researched information, beautiful color photographs, and wonderfully detailed illustrations. It helps young people ask questions and leads them to a… See more details below

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What do Muslims believe? Where and when did Islam begin? Where do Muslims pray? What are the Islamic holidays? This book takes an exciting look at the religion of Islam and answers the above questions through thoroughly researched information, beautiful color photographs, and wonderfully detailed illustrations. It helps young people ask questions and leads them to a better understanding of the people and beliefs of Islam.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7An introductory survey of one of the world's major belief systems. Like other titles in the series, this book provides concise information in digestible bites. Husain summarizes the history of Islam and describes the lifestyle of its adherents. The holiday of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar, the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, and dietary obligations are among the topics presented. The discussion of Islamic art is particularly interesting. Unfortunately, topic headings are often condescending, e.g., "Is Islamic Design Special?" or "Do Muslims Like Stories?" The many full-color photos and illustrations are attractive, but they contribute to a busy format. This series does not delve into contemporary issues or controversies, such as the status of women or the fundamentalist challenge to secular-leaning cultures in states with Muslim populations. Modern Islamic leaders are mentioned only in the "Timeline." This title should be a useful addition to other materials on the subject, especially for school reports. Although published in 1985, Richard Tames's Islam (Batsford; o.p.) is a more complete introduction for middle graders.Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872263888
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
02/23/2001
Series:
What Do We Know About... Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.04(d)
Age Range:
9 - 18 Years

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