This innovative new series deftly introduces young readers to the world's great religions. Each beautifully photographed book tells the story of a group of children visiting a place of worship -- a mosque, a synagogue, a mandir, a Christian church -- and learning about beliefs and practices through the artifacts of worship they encounter. Also included are easy-to-read historical timelines and advice on setting up visits to local places of worships.
The Muslim day, the Islamic year, the holidays of Ramadan, Id-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Id-ul-ahda -- all these and more come to life in this informative book about an often misunderstood religion. Here the children discover that the mosque is not only a place for prayer but a center for the local Muslim community. They learn how someone becomes a Muslim, what an Iman does, and the reason Muslims face Mecca when they pray. In addition, they find out about the prayer hall, the City of Knowledge, the importance of helping others, and more.