ISBN: 1893361608 Satisfy kids' curiosity about what goes on in mosques attended by their friends, broadening awareness of other faiths at an important age when opinions and prejudices can first form.
Provide Muslim children with a deeper understanding of the practices of their own religious tradition.
Give children the opportunity to ask questions, making them more active participants.
Author: Karen Aisha Khan, Aaron Pepis (photographer), Dr. Sayyid M. Sayeed (forword)
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing (2003)
Pages: 31 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
A colorful, fun-to-read introduction that explains the ways and whys of Muslim worship, faith, and religious life.
Colorful full-page photographs set the scene for concise but informative descriptions of what is happening, the objects used, the people who have specific roles, the spiritual intent of the believers, and more.
Ideal for children as well as teachers, parents, librarians, clergy, and lay leaders who what to demystify the celebrations and ceremonies of Islam throughout the year, as well as encourage understanding and tolerance among different faith traditions.
In many ways, attending a mosque is similar to attending a church or synagogue, or any other place of worship. In many ways, mosques are distinctive. What do children—and their parents and friends—do in a mosque?
What is a qibla? How do people prepare to pray? What are the "Five Pillars of Islam," and what do they mean in people’s lives?
Through concise but enlightening descriptions and photos from North American mosques, Aisha Karen Kahn answers all these questions and more.
What You Will See Inside a Mosque will:
Aisha Karen Khan is a writer and teacher who is widely recognized for her ability to explain the traditions of Islam to children and parents. The principal of the first full-time Islamic school in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley, she is the mother of two young sons and a member of the Masjid Al-Noor in Wappingers Falls, New York.
Aaron Pepis is an international award-winning commercial and portrait photographer as well as an accredited photographic judge. A partner in the Pepis Studio in West Haverstraw, New York, Pepis gives seminars in all aspects of photography nationwide.
What You Will See Inside… A new series of illustrated books designed to show children ages 6–10 the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of traditional houses of worship, liturgical celebrations, and rituals of different world faiths, empowering them to respect and understand their own religious traditions—and those of their friends and neighbors.