by Morris, Neil.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 297 Morr
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 297 Morr
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 297 Mor
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 297 MO
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Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
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The Islamic religion began almost 1,400 years ago in what is now Saudi Arabia. Muslim's believe that this is when the Prophet Muhammad received revelations from God. Muhammad's followers and successors soon spread the word of Islam beyond Arabia. To Muslims - the followers of Islam - their religion is a way of life, forming and guiding their entire culture and society. Islam's teachings have spread around the world and the Muslim population today numbers more than a billion people.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-6. These large-format books about religious history and culture from the World of Beliefs offer short paragraphs illustrated by a copious assortment of photographs and paintings. They approximate the DK format, but they're more crowded and less attractive. In each volume, history, traditions, and contemporary practices are discussed. In Judaism, the ably written narrative moves through sacred texts and holidays to the millennia of persecution and the creation of the Israeli state. Islam introduces Muhammad and the Koranic revelation and examines contemporary political situations and the role of women in the Islamic world. Perhaps inevitably, much is left out. While Jewish death rituals are discussed, the kaddish (prayer for the dead) is never mentioned. In Islam, the Battle of Karbala, one of the most significant events of Islamic history, is ignored, and the section "Tolerance and Intolerance" doesn't mention tolerance at all; Salman Rushdie is all that's discussed. These aren't intended to be comprehensive introductions to religious traditions, but both books offer straightforward if limited information about religious traditions. --John Green"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series World of beliefs.
Subjects Islam -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Islamic countries -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Columbus, Ohio :Peter Bedrick Books,2002
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 46 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.
ISBN 0872266931
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