Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, a Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents

Posted on May 8, 2013 |

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Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, a Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents 

This multigenerational anthology draws from the core of Islamic spirituality and ethics–the Qur’an and the traditions (hadith)–as well from the mystical verse, folk tales and exemplary figures of Islam. Unlike any other collection of Islamic stories, Beautiful Signs gathers traditional stories from the farthest reaches of the Muslim world, which stretches from Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the east, and from China in the north to Tanzania in the south. This unique anthology, with its rich and thorough explanatory notes, will be invaluable to anyone wishing to understand, or to teach, geography, world history and world religions. Winner of the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society and hailed by Newsweek in 2004 as “One of the best multicultural books for children.”

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Amazon.com | School Library Journal | Saudi Aramco World
Aesop Prize | Spokesman Review | EWU Press

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“A thoroughly accessible collection, it can be shared with younger children as well as the target audience. Both families who hope to understand Islamic culture and families who are immersed in it should welcome this work.”

— Publishers Weekly, June 2004 

Paperback, 189 pages. English.
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press (June 30, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0910055947
ISBN-13: 978-0910055949

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