Islamic Nursery Rhymes

Author: Elizabeth Lymer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 30

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Islamic Nursery Rhymes is an endearing collection of nursery rhymes for young children to learn about the beautiful ways of Islam in a lovely experience of singing with their parents and elders. The rhymes in the book are traditional nursery rhymes reworded with timeless Islamic meaning. For example, 'Oranges and Lemons' is an historical rhyme about ringing the bells of East London churches as a man made his journey to his execution - and the version here, entitled 'Assalam Alaykum', is about mosques in East London spreading salaam (peace) and news of prayer time. The illustrations by Fatimah De Vaux Davies are attractive and highly detailed (yet faceless) to delight children and engage their interest in the actions of practicing Muslims. For example, one illustration depicts Muslims gathering around a large Qur'an that is spilling out light. In another, Muslims are performing ritual prayers upon the earth, while boats sail, and airplanes and rockets fly. These beautiful Islamic nursery rhymes can be used as songful remembrance of Allah as a resource for developing pre-recitation skills before reading the Qur'an.

Muslim Nursery Rhymes

Author: Mustafa Yusuf McDermont

Publisher: Islamic Foundation


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

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Based on traditional English nursery rhymes, this collection encourages an awareness of Islamic values and develops a sense of Muslim self-confidence in young children. It should be of particular importance to Muslim children growing up in a multicultural environment.

Muslim Rhymes and Lullabies

Author: Elizabeth Lymer



Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 747

This hardback treasury of twenty-five rhymes and lullabies is for early years practitioners who want a sturdy book of engaging songs to introduce Islam and Muslim practices to young children. It includes a glossary of Arabic words and a brief description of the five pillars of Islam. All the poems follow the tune of traditional rhymes and songs.

Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya

Leadership, Representation, and Social Change

Author: Ousseina D. Alidou

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In education, journalism, legislative politics, social justice, health, law, and other arenas, Muslim women across Kenya are emerging as leaders in local, national, and international contexts, advancing reforms through their activism. Muslim Women in Postcolonial Kenya draws on extensive interviews with six such women, revealing how their religious and moral beliefs shape reform movements that bridge ethnic divides and foster alliances in service of creating a just, multicultural, multiethnic, and multireligious democratic citizenship. Mwalim Azara Mudira opened a school of theology for Muslim women. Nazlin Omar Rajput of The Nur magazine was a pioneer in reporting on HIV/AIDS in the Muslim community. Amina Abubakar, host of a women's radio show, has publicly addressed the sensitive subject of sexual crimes against Muslim women. Two women who are members of parliament are creating new socioeconomic and political opportunities for girls and women, within a framework that still embraces traditional values of marriage and motherhood. Examining the interplay of gender, agency, and autonomy, Ousseina D. Alidou shows how these Muslim women have effected change in the home, the school, the mosque, the media, and more—and she illuminates their determination as actors to challenge the oppressive influences of male-dominated power structures. In looking at differences as opportunities rather than obstacles, these women reflect a new sensibility among Muslim women and an effort to redefine the meaning of women's citizenship within their own community of faith and within the nation.


Muslim Children Rhymes (Hijab Princess Fairytale)

Author: Jinan Dali




Page: 28

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Muslim Children Rhymes presents Hijaberella: A fun rhyming Islamic fairy tale book for kids about a princess who makes hijabs. A rhyming Islamic book for kids. This award winning book captures every little muslim girls dream; being a princess in hijab. Every girl is a princess when she wears Hijab. An encouraging and suspenseful tale that captures the hearts of muslim adults and children alike. Buy this book for the little muslim Princess in your life, she will love this muslim fairytale!

I Pray Five Times a Day!

Muslim Children Rhymes by Jinan Dali

Author: Jinan Dali




Page: 27

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Muslim Children Rhymes presents this award Islamic kids book about salat, the daily 5 prayers! This book will teach children what time of day each prayer is, how many rakat are in each prayer, and what number prayer it is. This is a great first book on the obligatory five daily prayers Allah prescribed for muslims. It contains fun rhymes that are easy to remember and fun to listen to. Read to your kids as they look at the pictures about where the sun is located in each prayer and how it is performed. These muslim Children nursery rhymes are classics that every house with kids should have. Written and Illustrated by Jinan Dali, seen as the Dr. Suess of the muslim world!

Eid Mubarak!: Islamic Celebration Around the World

A Supplementary Social Studies Unit for First Grade

Author: Susan Douglass

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) & Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company



Page: 108

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This supplementary unit describes the two Islamic celebrations, their background and major features of their observance. It shows what, when, why and how Muslims celebrate on these two occasions, and gives a sense of their inherent values. The unit is also a case study of the unity and diversity of Muslims across the globe, an enjoyable introduction to some customs in selected countries where Muslims live and their geography. Countries were selected to include both majority and minority Muslim populations, to present a range of countries across the globe, and to represent a variety of the many ethnic groups and geographic features that make up the Muslim world community. No attempt has been made to comprehensively cover all countries, cultures or customs, as this is far beyond the scope of a unit for the primary grades. By selecting certain countries, others were necessarily excluded, although they might have served equally well. To rectify this unfortunate shortcoming, activities have been suggested that can enhance coverage to include all the nationalities represented in an individual teacher's classroom. At the same time, such a project increases student participation. All of the customs related here have either been witnessed by the author in various countries, or they were related personally by Muslims from those countries, who also assisted with the illustrations and diagrams for each custom. Finally, no attempt has been made to cover all of the customs of the country selected; rather, they were selected for variety, attractiveness to the target age group and for their relevance to and illustration of certain social studies concepts which are brought out in the teaching suggestions. In terms of the overall objectives of a social studies curriculum for first grade, the teacher will find that many skills and concepts from the first grade year are introduced or reviewed in this unit. It is recommended that the unit be placed near or between the two holidays if these fall during the school year calendar. Alternatively, the unit can serve as an addition to or substitute for standard textbook units on holidays around the world, and offers an interesting contrast and complement to such units. In reading and skill level, it corresponds roughly to the second half of the first grade year, where such holiday units are often placed.

Islamic Education in Africa

Writing Boards and Blackboards

Author: Robert Launay

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Writing boards and blackboards are emblematic of two radically different styles of education in Islam. The essays in this lively volume address various aspects of the expanding and evolving range of educational choices available to Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors from the United States, Europe, and Africa evaluate classical Islamic education in Africa from colonial times to the present, including changes in pedagogical methods--from sitting to standing, from individual to collective learning, from recitation to analysis. Also discussed are the differences between British, French, Belgian, and Portuguese education in Africa and between mission schools and Qur'anic schools; changes to the classical Islamic curriculum; the changing intent of Islamic education; the modernization of pedagogical styles and tools; hybrid forms of religious and secular education; the inclusion of women in Qur'anic schools; and the changing notion of what it means to be an educated person in Africa. A new view of the role of Islamic education, especially its politics and controversies in today's age of terrorism, emerges from this broadly comparative volume.

Critical Muslim 1

The Arabs are Alive

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science


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In the inaugural issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar tries to understand the significance of what just happened in the Middle East, Robin Yassin-Kassab spends some quality time in Tahrir Square, Ashur Shamis dodges the bullets of Gaddafi's henchmen, Abdelwahab El-Affendi traces the roots of the uprisings, Anne Alexander tunes into the digital revolution, Fadia Faqir joins women protestors, Shadia Safwan asks how long could Assad last, Jamal Mahjoub contemplates futures of the Sudan, Jasmin Ramsey joins the activists in Tehran, and Jerry Ravetz ponders the significance of Ibn Khaldun to the Arab Spring. Also in this issue: Rachel Holmes visits the Palestinian Festival of Literature, S. Parvez Manzoor asks if Turkey is a good model for the Muslim world, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is overwhelmed by leaks, Taus Makhacheva takes 'Affirmative Action', Aasia Nasir accuses Pakistan and Merryl Wyn Davies's 'last word' on Saudi women drivers. Plus a new short story from Bilal Tanweer and revolutionary poetry from Nizar Qabbani, Tawfiq Zayyad, Abul-Qasim al-Shabi, Ayat al-Qormezi and Naomi Foyle. About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.

Faiths and Festivals

A guide to the religions and celebrations in our multicultural society

Author: Christine Howard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited


Category: Education

Page: 87

View: 392

A must-have guide for early years practitioners designed to help explain world religions and festivals to young children in a way that is meaningful to them. This guide is designed to be a practical guide to explaining the main five world faiths to young children, as well some lesser-known faiths to young children in a way that makes sense to young children. The book is also full of activity ideas to tie in to a range of religious festivals throughout the year. Each festival contains background information on the festival and why it first started, as well as activities to encourage children's learning. Introducing young children is vital in our multi-cultural and multi-faith society, and this title will provide all early years practitioners with ideas on how to teach children to value diversity and respect other children's views and backgrounds.

Your Cradle is Green

The Islamic Foundation and the Call to Islam in Children's Literature

Author: Torsten Janson

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International


Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 191

Torsten Janson has been a lecturer in Islamology at Lund University, Sweden, since 1995.

The World of Islam in Literature for Youth

A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

Author: Rajinder Garcha



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

View: 466

An annotated bibliography listing juvenile resources about Islam, including information on the format, grade level, and specific subjects of the works.