How did Islam begin? Where do Muslims pray? Why is Makka important? What do Muslims believe? These are just some of the many questions asked in this book on the Islamic world. This book is part of a series which explores different religions from all around the world. Included in each book is a timeline.
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Grade 4-7. An introductory survey of one of the world's major belief systems. Like other titles in the series, this book provides concise information in digestible bites. Husain summarizes the history of Islam and describes the lifestyle of its adherents. The holiday of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar, the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, and dietary obligations are among the topics presented. The discussion of Islamic art is particularly interesting. Unfortunately, topic headings are often condescending, e.g., "Is Islamic Design Special?" or "Do Muslims Like Stories?" The many full-color photos and illustrations are attractive, but they contribute to a busy format. This series does not delve into contemporary issues or controversies, such as the status of women or the fundamentalist challenge to secular-leaning cultures in states with Muslim populations. Modern Islamic leaders are mentioned only in the "Timeline." This title should be a useful addition to other materials on the subject, especially for school reports. Although published in 1985, Richard Tames's Islam (Batsford; o.p.) is a more complete introduction for middle graders.?Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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