Lyrical description of Muslim wedding ceremonies across the world, including Pakistan, Morocco, Somalia and UK. This colourful and exotic picture book shows the different ways Muslims in different countries celebrate the sacred ceremony, while also describing the vows and promises common to all Muslim marriages.
A merrily educative book about the variety of ways in which marriages are celebrated in Muslim communities all over the world. Books like this can seem draggy or worthy but this has a genuinely festive feel. (The Observer)
The illustrations are beautiful and really convey the differences as well as the similarities in Muslim weddings. A lovely look at how people celebrate. (Parents in Touch)
With its beautiful mendhi designs adorning the inside covers, glowing illustrations on every spread, and fascinating facts about aspects of wedding celebrations, this is a book to inform, to delight, to draw on for RE discussions and most of all, to further the celebration not only of the particular topic herein, but of the rich cultural diversity that is part of what makes our world such an exciting place. (Red Reading Hub)
Beautiful lyrical prose accompanied by charming collage-style illustration. The book closes with a Glossary and some facts about Muslim weddings, and it would most certainly make an ideal resource for the primary school classroom A book that demystifies religious practice in a welcoming manner and one that will help children to understand how cultural and religious practice be a diverse and happy blend. (Armadillo)
A young girl’s imagination takes flight and carries her on a magical journey into the world of Islamic art and architecture. From colossal mosques to opulent palaces and lush ornamental gardens, she travels through Islamic world’s rich artistic heritage. A perfect way to introduce young readers to Islamic history and culture, Diana Mayo’s sumptuous illustrations bring the richness and splendour of Islamic art to life.Learn more
Ramadan, the month of fasting,
Doesn’t begin all at once.
It begins with a whisper
And a prayer
And a wish.
Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month of fasting as the most special time of year. This lyrical and inspiring picture book captures the wonder and joy of this great annual event, from the perspective of a child.Learn more