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Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs
A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents
Sarah Conover, Freda Crane
ISBN: 9781558965690
Book (Paperback)
Skinner House Books
9 x 7.5
189 pages
Full color illustrations
November 1, 2010


This Young Adult/Adult crossover anthology draws from not only the core of Islamic spirituality and ethics, the Qur'an, and the traditions (hadiths), but also from the mystical verse, folk tales, and exemplary figures of the Islamic narrative. Unlike any other collection of Islamic stories, Ayat Jamilah: 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, or world religions. It will also be treasured by Muslim families and by all parents committed to broadening the lives and values of their children and themselves.

Sarah Conover is the author of Kindness: a Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents and the co-author of Ayat Jamilah, Beautiful Signs: a Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents and Harmony: Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents, all published by Skinner House Books.
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Freda Crane is an educator who has worked on developing Islamic curricula on three continents. She received her MA in Curriculum from the University of California, Berkeley, and her EdD from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has traveled widely collecting Muslim literature from as far away as China, and as close as the nearest used bookstore. Dr. Crane has been a Muslim for over thirty years, teaching and developing instruction for Islamic schools in the United States, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Malaysia.
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Illustrated by Valerie Wahl

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