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

Islamic Year, The

Surahs, Stories and Celebrations

Paperback Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9781903458143
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old

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Celebrate the Islamic year with your children! This work invites the reader to explore Muslim festivals with an inspiring treasury of stories, suras, songs, games, recipes, crafts and art activities. The major festivals are described vividly, together with attractive projects that engage children creatively. A selection of folk tales illustrate the core values underlying Islamic culture with gentle humour and wisdom. This is a unique resource for educators and parents who want to share the spiritual wealth of Islam with children.

"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