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Islamic Year, The : Surahs, Stories and Celebrations - Noorah Al-Gailani

Islamic Year, The

Surahs, Stories and Celebrations


Published: 1st February 2003
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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RRP $44.99

Celebrate the Islamic Year in your family or at school! You are invited to explore Muslim festivals with this inspiring treasury of stories, surahs, songs, games, recipes, craft and art activities. Folk tales illustrate the core values of Islamic culture with gentle humour and wisdom.

The Islamic Year is beautifully illustrated, with a calendar, Arabic calligraphy of the Names of God, traditional patterns, maps and pictures drawn from many parts of the Muslim world.

In the Appendices there is also a glossary of terms, tips for further reading, sources for craft materials and a handy teacher's guide.

"Educators seeking to interpret Islam to non-Muslim audiences will find this an excellent resource. The story of the Prophet Muhammad is told in an engaging manner whilst keeping to the sacred spirit of the original texts. The festivals are explained in a simple and clear way, relating them to each aspect of the Prophet's life and teaching that they celebrate." BARONESS UDDIN, HOUSE OF LORDS "A sound and very helpful resource for teachers - it recognises the internal pluralism of both religious ideas and cultural expressions which characterises the Muslim communities in this country and globally." PROF. JORGEN NIELSEN, DEPT OF THEOLOGY, BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY "The stories are ripe for re-telling: I enjoyed their warmth and humour. They make the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad caring and accessible" CHRIS EAST, STORYTELLER AND ADIVSORY TEACHER, WALTHAM FOREST

Acknowledgements Foreword by Baroness Uddin Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Before Muhammad Chapter 2: Birth Chapter 3: Prophethood Begins Chapter 4: A miracluous journey Chapter 5: A new beginning Chapter 6: Establishing community Chapter 7: Homecoming Afterword Appendix 1: Festival of Ashura and the Sunni/Shi'ah schism Appendix 2: Glossary Appendix 3: References and further reading appendix 4: Sources of craft materials Appendix 5: Further resources Appendix 6: Suggestions for teachers Sample patterns

ISBN: 9781903458143
ISBN-10: 1903458145
Series: Festivals and The Seasons
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.52