Who would be interested in this book?
* Young students wanting to learn about Islam as part of their religious studies curriculum
* Teachers looking for a book which gives a good overview of Islam
* Muslims who would like a wider understanding of their deen.
* Non Muslims - young and old - who would like to find out about Islam.
Take a look at a short description about the book, or the Contents Page for details of its scope.
What teachers might wish to know about this book -
"A Learner's Book on Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (SAAS), Ramadan and Hajj" gives an unbiased overview of Islam and clarifies aspects of the religion which are commonly misunderstood. It is short (160 pages), yet comprehensive, and covers all the main points that a learner needs to know about the essentials of Islam, especially when undertaking comparative religious studies. Aimed at early secondary school students, it would be equally useful for upper juniors as a textbook, or as a resource book for teachers. The presentation is clear with good graphic signposts, and it is written in an uncluttered, flowing style. Throughout the process of writing this book, Istafiah referred to her husband - a teacher with many years' experience - for advice and guidance to ensure that both stylistically and in content it would be easy for learners and teachers to use.
Placing Islam into a historical context, "A Learner's Book on Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (SAAS), Ramadan and Hajj" covers the following main topics in an easily accessible format:
* the story of the Prophet and the history of Islam up to the time of his death, focusing in part on the character of the Prophet;
* the legacy of the Prophet and what his influence and the growth of Islam brought to the world;
* what it means to be a Muslim;
* the Fast of Ramadan which is followed by the feast of Eid'ul Fitr; and the history and practice of the Hajj, and the festival known as Eid'ul Adha, including a description of what the Hajj experience can mean to a Muslim.
There is also a bibliography and glossary of commonly used Islamic terms and names at the back of the book - ideal when undertaking project work. In Cape Town this book received considerable acclaim by the Muslim community, and the author was invited to speak at one of the top schools for girls in Cape Town. Additionally, Mr Asmal, the Minister for Education in South Africa, has described it as 'a must-read book for young and old'.
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