Ramadan Crochet

How Can You Prepare For Ramadan With Crochet Patterns ?: Lovely Real Handmade Ramadan Crochets

Author: Tony Denegal

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 54

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If you are stuck waiting on a bus, car or even a Dr Office, having a simple, yet interesting, Ramadan crochet project will pass the time quicker. If there's one thing you'll make and always use, it's a crochet dishcloth. They're practical, durable, and easy to clean. A crochet pattern is easy to read, making it one of the best quick projects out there. Most of them use easy crochet stitches too which means even beginners can whip up a set. These crochet Ramadan patterns can be used to make a crochet doll or a set of garland for your decoration Their versatility makes them one of the best gifts because the person receiving it gets to choose what they're used for. In this book you will find familiar Ramadan crochet patterns These projects are quick and simple. Crochet novices will be able to tackle these super-nice items in no time with the help of the "Getting Started" section, illustrated with step-by-step photos. Have a happy time with Ramadan crochet patterns!

Voices of Resistance

Oral Histories of Moroccan Women

Author: Alison Baker

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 434

Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. Each woman is introduced in terms of her family background and personal style, and the interviews are given texture and context by references to Moroccan history and popular culture, including contemporary songs and poems. These women are storytellers, and they lived through stirring times. Their active struggle against French colonialism also challenged and redefined traditional Moroccan ideas about women's roles in society. The narratives reconstruct the little-known history of Moroccan feminism and nationalism, and probe the lives of a remarkable group of Islamic women whose voices have never been heard until now.

From Islam to Christ

One Woman's Path Through the Riddles of God

Author: Derya Little

Publisher: Ignatius Press


Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 888

Born and raised in Muslim Turkey, Derya Little wandered far and wide in search of her true home. After her parents' divorce, she rejected her family's Islamic faith and became an atheist. During her stormy adolescence, she tried to convince a Christian missionary that there is no God but was converted to Christ instead. Her winding path through the riddles of God was not over, however. While attending a Turkish university and serving as a Christian youth minister, Derya began to compare the teachings of Protestantism and Catholicism, and during her doctoral studies in England, she entered the Catholic Church. Ultimately, she ended up in the United States, where she has become a citizen and has settled down to raise a family. Derya's story provides a window into both Islam and modernity. It shows that the grace and the mercy of God know no bounds. Rather, the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ reaches souls in the most unlikely places.

A Darker Shade of Pale

Author: Beryl Crosher-Segers

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing


Category: History

Page: 262

View: 621

Courage to Love in the Shadow of Hate. A Darker Shade of Pale tells of Beryl Crosher-Segers' family and community life in apartheid-era South Africa. With a piercing narrative, she details the injustices, humiliation and challenges she faced under the brutal reign of the National Party. Through her multi-racial heritage, Beryl was born into a life of inequality and hardship. This is the remarkable story of resilience and courage to power forward toward a better life, to love in the shadow of hate. A Darker Shade of Pale is a story of hope in the face of despair and of courage when faced with insurmountable obstacles.

Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary

Indonesian-English English-Indonesian

Author: A. L. N. Kramer, Sr.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

View: 837

This is the most up-to-date Indonesian Dictionary on the market Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary has both Indonesian to English and English to Indonesian sections. It's compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Indonesian dictionary is perfect for Indonesian language students, or business people and tourists traveling to Indonesia. It contains over 20,000 words and expressions, carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in Indonesia. In addition, extensive information on Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation are included. Concise Indonesian Dictionary contains the following features: 25,000 Indonesian words and expressions. Up-to-date local Indonesian slang and idioms. A guide to Indonesian pronunciation and Indonesian Grammar. English and Indonesian Script. Extensive notes with detailed tips on usage and social context. Parts of speech, common phrases and idiomatic expressions. Other dictionaries in this bestselling series you might be interested in include: Concise Tagalog Dictionary, Concise Vietnamese Dictionary, and Concise Balinese Dictionary.

Periplus Pocket Indonesian Dictionary

Indonesian-English English-Indonesian (Revised and Expanded Edition)

Author: Katherine Davidsen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 827

Look up words quickly and easily with this travel-sized Indonesian dictionary. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Indonesia, Pocket Indonesian Dictionary is an essential tool for communication and a great way to learn Indonesian. It features all the essential Indonesian vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It's handy pocket format, and easy-to-read type will make any future trip to Indonesia much easier. In addition to being an excellent English to Indonesian dictionary and Indonesian to English dictionary, Pocket Indonesian Dictionary contains important notes on the Indonesian language, Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation. All words are written in English as well as Indonesian script so that in the case of difficulties the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Indonesian dictionary contains: Bidirectional English-Indonesian and Indonesian-English sections Over 12,000 essential words and expressions Headwords printed in bold for quick and easy reference Latest computer, mobile phone, Internet and social media terms A basic overview of grammar and pronunciation

Tuttle Pocket Indonesian Dictionary

Indonesian-English, English-Indonesian

Author: Katherine Davidsen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

View: 856

Users requiring a quick and handy reference work for Indonesian, particularly when they are out and about, need look no further than the Tuttle Pocket Indonesian Dictionary. This dictionary has been specially designed for foreigners working or traveling in Indonesia. It is equally useful for Indonesians who live abroad or in an English-speaking environment. No knowledge of Indonesian grammar or word formation is necessary to use this helpful dictionary—simply look up the word as you hear or read it, and you'll quickly find it's meaning. This is a revolutionary feature that most other Indonesian dictionaries are lacking. Special features of this Indonesian dictionary include: Covers the 15,000 most common Indonesian and English words. A useful pronunciation guide. A small, compact size makes it portable and lightweight. Both Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian sections. Special emphasis is given to words vital in daily use, important in business and cultural settings, and useful to travelers. The entries in both sections contain common idioms and expressions, as well as up-to-date IT and Internet vocabulary. There are no other authoritative pocket dictionaries of Indonesian. The Oxford Starter's Indonesian-English Dictionary and the Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary are larger dictionaries with more entries, but these are aimed at students rather than general users.

Mini Indonesian Dictionary

Indonesian-English / English-Indonesian; Over 12,000 essential words, idioms and expressions

Author: Katherine Davidsen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 402

With a pocket-sized format and easy-to-read type, anyone can look up words quickly and easily with this handy little Indonesian dictionary. Tuttle's Mini Indonesian Dictionary is ideal for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Indonesia, or as an Indonesian language study reference. In addition to being an excellent English to Indonesian dictionary and Indonesian to English dictionary, this reference guide contains essential notes on the Indonesian language, Indonesian grammar and pronunciation. All Indonesian words are written in romanized form, as well as Indonesian script—so that, in case of difficulties, the book can be shown to a native speaker. This mini dictionary contains the following essential features: Bidirectional Indonesian–English and English–Indonesian Over 12,000 essential Indonesian words, as well as useful Indonesian expressions and idioms All the latest Indonesian social media and computer terms May be used for all U.S. ESL standardized testing

A Wolof Dictionary

Author: Pamela Munro



Category: English language

Page: 248

View: 175

Materials for Energy

Author: Sam Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 514

View: 871

Materials for Energy offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in materials for efficient and sustainable energy applications, including energy conversion, storage, and smart applications. Discusses a wide range of material types, such as nanomaterials, carbonaceous electrocatalysts and electrolytes, thin films, phase change materials, 2D energy materials, triboelectric materials, and membrane materials Describes applications that include flexible energy storage devices, sensors, energy storage batteries, fuel and solar cells, photocatalytic wastewater treatment, and more Highlights current developments in energy conversion, storage, and applications from a materials angle Aimed at researchers, engineers, and technologists working to solve alternative energy issues, this work illustrates the state of the art and latest technologies in this important field.


The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

Author: Marvine Howe

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 448

View: 535

In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive and comprehensive review of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a vivid and frank portrait of late King Hassan, whom she knew personally and credits with laying the foundations of a modern, pro-Western state and analyzes the pressures his successor, King Mohammed VI has come under to transform the autocratic monarchy into a full-fledged democracy. Howe addresses emerging issues and problems--equal rights for women, elimination of corruption and correction of glaring economic and social disparities--and asks the fundamental question: can this ancient Muslim kingdom embrace western democracy in an era of deepening divisions between the Islamic world and the West?

Mathematics in Nursery Education, Second Edition

Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 286

Written for those studying to work with the under 5s in mathematics teaching, this guide is written to comply with the latest curriculum guidelines. It will also serve as a course text for BA QTS and early childhood teaching qualifications.

Building a House in Heaven

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Author: Mona Atia

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 729

Charity is an economic act. This premise underlies a societal transformation—the merging of religious and capitalist impulses that Mona Atia calls “pious neoliberalism.” Though the phenomenon spans religious lines, Atia makes the connection between Islam and capitalism to examine the surprising relations between charity and the economy, the state, and religion in the transition from Mubarak-era Egypt. Mapping the landscape of charity and development in Egypt, Building a House in Heaven reveals the factors that changed the nature of Egyptian charitable practices—the state’s intervention in social care and religion, an Islamic revival, intensified economic pressures on the poor, and the subsequent emergence of the private sector as a critical actor in development. She shows how, when individuals from Egypt’s private sector felt it necessary to address poverty, they sought to make Islamic charities work as engines of development, a practice that changed the function of charity from distributing goods to empowering the poor. Drawing on interviews with key players, Atia explores the geography of Islamic charities through multiple neighborhoods, ideologies, sources of funding, projects, and wide social networks. Her work shifts between absorbing ethnographic stories of specific organizations and reflections on the patterns that appear across the sector. An enlightening look at the simultaneous neoliberalization of Islamic charity work and Islamization of neoliberal development, the book also offers an insightful analysis of the political and socioeconomic movements leading up to the uprisings that ended Mubarak’s rule and that amplified the importance of not only the Muslim Brotherhood but also the broader forces of Islamic piety and charity.

Mathematics in Early Years Education

Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 555

This third edition of the best-selling Mathematics in Nursery Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics learning – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it summarises the research findings and underlying key concepts and explains how adults can help children to learn through practical experiences, discussion and more direct intervention. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics new material on sorting, matching and handling data ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any Early Years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.

Vanakkam Cosmos

Author: Ananda Kumar

Publisher: Notion Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 876

“Man is a travelling social animal.” This book has three well-constructed finely crafted stories to offer, all set in Namma Madras which is represented as an enigmatic microcosm of today’s world. The design of this book is predicated on the truism that human progress is the intractable notion of moving forward.The protagonists of the three stories accordingly endure an existential soul-searching journey that is equally physical and metaphorical in nature: a travel from their pasts toward their futures. The first story is a fast-paced love poem about two children who wander the streets of Madras, hopping around like modern day nomads. The second story is high intensity drama, very much on the lines of a courtroom drama, except that here, the action takes place in a police station. The writer community would appreciate the third story,for they may have gone through the much-despised “writer’s block” themselves… A young writer is on the verge of an emotional breakdown on account of his sudden inability to unclog the intricacies of his emotions on paper – how is that not hilarious! As you turn the pages, Vanakam Cosmos is all about the profundity of the ineluctable fledgling worlds of people and undiscovered emotions.

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Emerging Markets Focus

Author: Sabri Boubaker

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 612

View: 645

While emerging market economies do not have a mature market structure yet, there is a need for research on corporate governance practices in these economies from different perspectives, including corporate social responsibility. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging Markets Focus fills the gap with a collection of high-quality research and policy-based papers addressing these issues, using various market cases as illustrations. Unlike previous books that often focused on one or several emerging markets, this book covers a much broader set of countries and tackles ethical, legal and societal aspects of corporate governance, beyond financial issues. It also discusses how companies work towards best corporate governance practices, particularly, in the aftermath of recent financial and economic crises. Readers will benefit from the wide range of theoretical, empirical, and case analyses, selected with care to reflect cutting-edge corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues in countries with emerging markets. Contents: Corporate Governance: Legal Framework and Codes of Best Practices: Corporate Governance Bundles for Emerging Markets (Rahul Bedi and Darshan Desai); OC GoodOCO Corporate Governance in Transformation Countries OCo A Comparison of Experts' Perceptions in East Germany, Estonia and Hungary (Thomas Steger, Ruth Alas and Klliki Tafel-Viia); Corporate Governance, Policies and Public Listing: The Case of Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Zigan Wang); Corporate Governance in Turkey: The Case of Borsa Istanbul 50 Companies (Esra Nemli Caliskan and Basak Turan Icke); Barriers to Effective Corporate Governance Reforms: Corruption and the Peculiar Case of Nigeria (Ngozi Okoye); The Brazilian Fiscal Council OCo Protecting Minority Shareholders in a Weak Legal System (Jairo Laser Procianoy and Roberto Frota Decourt); Using Market Incentives to Move Beyond Law and Regulation in Emerging Markets OCo The Case for Corporate Governance Stock Exchange Indices (Andreas Grimminger); Corporate Governance: Some Country Experiences: The Audit Committee in the EU Emerging Countries (Daniela M Salvioni, Francesca Gennari, Luisa Bosetti and Alex Almici); Great Expectations from Pension Fund Activism: Insight from Poland (Agnieszka Seomka-GoeObiowska); Ownership Structure and Directors' Compensation Disclosure in Malaysia (Elinda Binti Esa and Abdul Rahman Zahari); Corporate Governance, Performance and Liquidity Risk of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Banks (Alassane Ouattara, Luc Paugam and Olivier Ramond); Board Composition and Company Performance: A Study of Sub-Saharan African Countries (Gibson Munisi); Emerging Markets Banks Ownership and Performance: Evidence from China (Xiaoxi Zhang and Kevin Daly); Corporate Governance in Romania: Theories and Practices (Gheorghe N Popescu, Veronica Adriana Popescu and Cristina Raluca Popescu); Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions: Evidence from Islamic Banks (Hisham Farag); Is Corporate Governance Related to Corporate Social Responsibility? The Case of South Africa (Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Mar a ungeles Fernindez-Izquierdo, Mar a Jess Muoz-Torres, Juana Mar a Rivera-Lirio, Ral Len-Soriano and Elena Escrig-Olmedo); Achieving Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in an Emerging Market through Gender Diversity on Boards in India (Sharon Ayson); Executive Compensation in Emerging Markets: Theoretical Developments and Empirical Evidence (Yongli Luo); Placing Stakeholder Theory within the Debate on Corporate Social Responsibility (Tarek Miloud); Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh (Pallab Kumar Biswas). Readership: Policymakers, professionals, academics, and graduate students in law, economics, management and finance, organizations promoting best governance practices in emerging countries, investors, as well as those interested in corporate governance, corporate finance, and business and management. Key Features: Addresses current issues and cutting-edge trends in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility within economies with emerging markets; Sheds light on how companies adopt and move towards best corporate governance practices, especially in the aftermath of recent crises; Illustrates corporate governance theories with real business cases and assesses the effects of various governance practices on corporate behavior"


Wondering Through Africa on Faith

Author: Lerato Mogoatlhe

Publisher: Blackbird Books


Category: History

Page: 305

View: 279

When Lerato Mogoatlhe left South Africa for a planned three-month break to West Africa little did she know that those three months would turn into five years. Vagabond is her hilarious and honest account of her five years of living as a drifter in Africa. In between the borders, foreign architecture and interesting new ways of life, Mogoatlhe found passion, love, laughter and heartbreak. On these pages you will find capsules of time spent in 21 countries in five regions of Africa. You will be regaled by the tales of how she tries to worm herself into hotels when she has no money because of unpaid invoices back home. You will be mortified and proud of how she navigates herself out of difficult situations like being misread by a man who tries to force himself on her. Mogoatlhe's book is a travel memoir driven by the belief that whatever else Africa is, it is first and foremost a home. It is punctuated with a deep urge to know the continent differently.


Author: Yasmina Reza

Publisher: Seven Stories Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 306

Winner of the Prix Renaudot Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt Elisabeth is a woman whose curiosity and passion far exceed the borders of her quiet middle-class life. She befriends a neighbor, organizes a small dinner party. And then, quite suddenly, finds herself embarked with him on an adventure that is one part vaudeville and one part high tragedy. A quiet novel of manners turns into a police procedural thriller. Her motivations for risking everything she has are never transparent. In a world where matters of life and death are nearly always transported to a clinical setting, whether it be a hospital or a courtroom, here each character must confront them unassisted. A truly original and masterful novel from one of the world’s most inventive and daring artists.