What You Will See Inside a Mosque

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SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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Describes what happens inside a mosque and introduces the Muslim faith. This important new series of books is designed to show children ages 6-10 the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of traditional houses of worship, liturgical celebrations, and rituals of different world faiths, empowering them to respect and understand their own religious traditions--and those of their friends and neighbors. Colorful full-page photographs set the scene for concise but informative descriptions of what is happening, the objects used, the clergy and laypeople who have specific roles, the spiritual intent of the believers, and more. Details from the full-page photos appear with short captions to identify the objects and people in the photographs. What You Will See Inside a Mosque will: Satisfy kids' curiosity about what goes on in mosques attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form. Provide Muslim children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition. Give children the opportunity to ask questions, making them more active participants

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User Review  - Eglawren - LibraryThing

A glimpse inside the religious practices and sacred meeting place of Muslims. Beautiful photographs of the mosque and detailed, informative descriptions of the religion. Read full review

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User Review  - SADAMS30 - LibraryThing

This book is great for kids in upper elementary through middle and high school. It illustrates and explains what is in a mosque and why. Good overview for understanding of Islamic traditions for kids. Read full review

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Aisha Karen Khan is a writer and former teacher who is widely recognized for her ability to explain the traditions of Islam to children and parents. The former principal of a full-time Islamic school in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley, she is the mother of two young sons and a member of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.

Aaron Pepis is an international award-winning commercial and portrait photographer as well as an accredited photographic judge. A partner in the Pepis Studio in West Haverstraw, New York, Pepis gives seminars in all aspects of photography nationwide.

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