Muslim Child

Muslim Child

A Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Book - 1999
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Thus begins Muslim Child, 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, revealing aspects of a religion and a way of life practised by over a billion people worldwide and millions in North America. This book is a must for every child's library shelf.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Napoleon Pub., c1999.
ISBN: 9780929141619
Characteristics: 69 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gallinger, Patty


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Aug 01, 2018

This book has many Muslim stories it also informs a person, how to pray. I would consider this book as a religious book, meaning it would only be suitable for Muslims. It has many good stories about the religion called Islam and it has some poems along with Muslim activities. This is a very interesting book as it teaches me something new about my religion which is Islam it is very special and unique. The only thing I disliked about the book is that they didn't have that many illustrations, I absolutely love pictures because it helps me connect to what I'm trying to read! I love this book and that's why I think you should definitely read this book as soon as possible. Rating 5/5.
@Bookworm5755 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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