Muslim Child

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Dundurn, Nov 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 72 pages
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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 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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User Review  - sabdelaz - LibraryThing

Another Creative children's book by Khan, talks about Islam, and gives some stories as sample scenarios of what happiness to Muslim children realistically around the world. I would recommend it for ... Read full review

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User Review  - SADAMS30 - LibraryThing

This book is geared toward children with stories and poems about the Islamic faith, including daily ritual and complete with a pronunciation guide for Arabic. Good for presenting this information to younger groups of kids. Read full review

Contents

1 Muslim Child
i
2 Surah AlFatiha The Opening
iii
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 Azeezas First Fast
23
12 Samosas
37
How to make samosas
42
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 AlFil The Elephant
52
18 The Year of the Elephant
53
19 Surah AlHajj The Pilgrimage
62

9 Thank You Allah
30
10 I Love Eid
31
11 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him
36
20 Lost at Hajj
63
21 One Big Family
72
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About the author (2001)

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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