Muslim Child: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems

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Muslim Child is a collection of short stories, poems and prose that examines the world through the eyes of Muslim children. Each story represents a tenet of Islam in a way which is both entertaining and enlightening. Non-fiction sidebars help to explain and amplify the Islamic references. Some stories are centred around the major Muslim celebrations such as Eid and Ramadan, clarifying the customs and traditions. Another story is about a child getting separated from his parents while on the Hajj, the annual ...
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Overview

Muslim Child is a collection of short stories, poems and prose that examines the world through the eyes of Muslim children. Each story represents a tenet of Islam in a way which is both entertaining and enlightening. Non-fiction sidebars help to explain and amplify the Islamic references. Some stories are centred around the major Muslim celebrations such as Eid and Ramadan, clarifying the customs and traditions. Another story is about a child getting separated from his parents while on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Others show Muslim children in non-Muslim societies struggling with the beliefs or practices of their religion such as the dietary restrictions or the early morning prayer. Some of the stories are funny, some are touching, but all are compelling tales of children learning and growing within their culture. With this collection, author Rukhsana Khan provides insight for children into everyday Muslim life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929141961
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 434,955
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Rukhsana Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan and grew up in Dundas, Ontario. She is the author of a number of children's books, including Muslim Child, Many Windows, The Roses in My Carpets, and The Big Red Lollipop. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Table of Contents

1. Muslim Child 4
2. Surah Al-Fatiha (The Opening) 6
3. Fajr 7
4. Sayings of Prophet Muhhammad (peace be upon him) 14
5. The Black Ghost 15
6. Prophets 21
7. Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 22
8. Azeeza's First Fast 23
9. Thank You Allah 30
10. I Love Eid 31
11. Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 36
12. Samosas 37
13. Activities: How to make samosas 42
How to make an Eid card 43
14. Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 44
15. Jumbo Jelly Shoes 45
16. Glimpses from the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 51
17. Surah Al-Fil (The Elephant) 52
18. The Year of the Elephant 53
19. Surah Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 62
20. Lost at Hajj 63
21. One Big Family 72
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