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By Saira Mir. 2019
Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world's oldest library. They… ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took "no" for an answer or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams but also become influential leaders. Through short, information-rich biographies, Muslim Girls Rise introduces young audiences to the diverse and important contributions Muslim women have made and to role models they may never have heard of before but whose stories they will never forget
By Shems Friedlander. 2018
En quelques pages d'une grande clarté souvent poétique, Shems Friedlander retrace la vie, l'oeuvre et l'enseignement de Djalâl ud-Din Rûmî… (1207-1273), le fondateur des derviches tourneurs, l'une des plus célèbres confréries soufies. Dans une deuxième partie, l'auteur décrit le déroulement d'un sema, la danse sacrée tournoyante des derviches qui symbolise le mouvement cosmique universel. Enfin, il nous fait découvrir les arcanes de la musique qui rythme le sema et accompagne l'extase des danseurs mystiques
By Jean-René Milot. 2004
La "guerre sainte" (djihad) est-elle un précepte du Coran? En quoi la Loi islamique (shari'a) est-elle différente de ce qu'on… entend habituellement par loi en contexte occidental? Qu'est-ce qu'une fatwa et qui peut en émettre une? Comment la communauté musulmane est-elle structurée et qui peut parler au nom de l'Islam et des musulmans? Y a-t-il vraiment un "choc des cultures" entre l'Islam et l'Occident? Voilà autant de questions auxquelles vous obtiendrez des réponses claires et précises. Des textes accessibles présentés de façon plus dynamique que dans les ouvrages dits savants. Pour les lecteurs d'école secondaires. 2004.
By Rachid Benzine, Christian Delorme. 1998
Les deux auteurs, l'un musulman, l'autre prêtre catholique, racontent leur cheminement dans leur foi respective et comment ils en sont… venus à connaître et à respecter la religion de l'autre; ils sont favorables au dialogue entre chrétiens et musulmans. Pour les lecteurs d'école secondaire et plus. 1997.
By Auriana Ojeda. 2003
Some of the best-known commentators on the current relationship of Islam with the industrial countries of the West present their… views in short essays. Topics include Islam and democracy, the place of women, threats to the United States, terrorism and Islam, and the nature of fundamentalism. For senior high and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2003.
By Tahar Ben Jelloun. 2002
Ce livre raconte l'histoire de l'Islam et de la civilisation arabe sous forme d'un dialogue de l'auteur avec sa fille.… L'approche est structurée et a la portée des jeunes. Années 3-6. 2002.
By Youssef Seddik. 2004
"Comme il aimait cette longue et paisible marche à travers un Damas encore endormi ! L'émir savourait un calme bonheur… sur la route entre la Grande Mosquée des Omeyyades et sa demeure de l'autre côté de la ville." Partager à travers l'évocation de dix grands personnages poètes, hommes de foi, voyageurs, califes, savants les richesses et la diversité de la civilisation arabo-musulmane. Apprendre les fondements de notre histoire. Années 3 à 6. 2004.
By Ausma Zehanat Khan. 2018
Throughout the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and break the fast together as a family each night.… Ramadan provides the opportunity to focus on positive thoughts and actions. It is a time to become more grateful for the blessings people often take for granted and be reminded of the importance of helping others. This book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Grades 3-6. 2018.
By Rukhsana Khan, Patty Gallinger. 1999
What is the true nature of Islam? What is its place within North American society? This collection of stories and… poems for children will help foster understanding and tolerance. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Geraldine Brooks. 1995
Portrait of an oppressed class slowly achieving some liberation. During a six-year Middle East assignment, a Western journalist wears the… veil and mixes with Muslims in a quest to understand women in the Islamic world. Brooks talked with fundamentalists and feminists, studied the Koran, witnessed surgical procedures to repair female genital mutilation, and gathered impressions of cultural traditions. 1995.
By Desmond Stewart. 1967
An insight into the Islamic culture and empires from the sixth through the thirteenth century. During this period the Islamic… world included Egypt, Persia, Arabia, and parts of India. 1967. (Great ages of man).
By Miriam Ali, Jana Wain. 1995
For Miriam, the turning point in her life came with the confirmation that her daughters, Zana and Nadia, aged only… fifteen and fourteen respectively, had been taken from their home in Birmingham to be sold by their father to 'husbands' in Yemen. She finally took her remaining children and left, beginning the fight to bring Zana and Nadia back home. 1995.
By Sally Armstrong. 2002
Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, the women… of Afghanistan struggled to survive under the Taliban regime. The author describes the ways these women and girls rebelled against the Taliban. 2002.
By Jean-Paul Roux. 2007
Bataille de Poitiers, croisades, prise de Constantinople, guerre d'Algérie: il y a ce conflit armé qui a commencé en l'année… 632. Il n'y a pas d'année, pas de semaine peut-être sans que du sang soit versé par des chrétiens ou par des musulmans. Ne vaut-il pas la peine de le rappeler, de montrer à nos contemporains que les événements qui occupent l'actualité, qui les bouleversent, s'inscrivent dans une longue série de 1375 ans d'événements tout aussi spectaculaires ; que de plus petits faits dont on ne parle guère qu'un jour ou deux ont eu, tous les jours, leurs équivalents pendant 1375 ans ? 2007.
By Idries Shah. 1980
By Irshad Manji. 2003
Irshad Manji considers herself a Muslim, but is at issue with many of its cornerstones: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and… an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, superior, manifesto of God. In an open letter to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, she asks pointed questions such as: "Who is the real colonizer of Muslims -- America or Arabia? Why are we squandering the talents of women, fully half of God's creation?" Manji offers a vision of how Islam can undergo a reformation that empowers women, promotes respect for religious minorities, and fosters a competition of ideas, reviving Islam's lost tradition of independent thought. 2003.
By Christopher De Bellaigue. 2017
This absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam during the nineteenth and early… twentieth centuries offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East. Beginning his account in 1798, de Bellaigue demonstrates how the Middle East has long welcomed modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from seclusion, and the development of democracy. With trenchant political and historical insight, de Bellaigue further shows how the violence of an infinitesimally small minority is in fact the tragic blowback from that modernization. This revolutionary argument, which completely refutes the misconception that Muslims live in a benighted state of backwardness, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from their Islamic neighbors. 2017.
By Barnaby Rogerson. 2006
Within a generation of Muhammad's death, his followers exploded out of Arabia to confront the two great superpowers of the… seventh-century and establish Islam and a new civilization. Coming from small oasis communities of central Arabia, their achievements were immense. Rogerson also identifies the seeds of discord that destroyed the unity of Islam, and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Some descriptions of violence. 2006. Uniform title: Heirs of the prophet Muhammad
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 2007
Raised a Muslim but increasingly outraged by her religion's hostility towards women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has now become one of… today's most talked-about, admired and controversial political figures because of her desire to free women from an oppressive Muslim culture. This collection of essays brings together some of her most passionate and compelling writing on a wide range of issues concerning Islam. Drawing on her own first-hand experience and cultural background, she assesses the role of women in Islam both in practice and in theory; the rights of the individual; fanaticism; and Western policies towards immigrant communities. The Caged Virgin is an important addition to the ongoing debate about the 'clash of civilizations' and marks the debut of a writer and activist destined to be one of the key international figures of the early twenty-first century. 2007. Uniform title: De maagdenkooi.
By Andrew Crofts, Zana Muhsen. 1994
Fifteen year old Zana Muhsen and her younger sister Nadia, born and raised in Birmingham, travelled to visit relatives in… North Yemen for a holiday, to discover their father had sold them into marriage. They were helpless prisoners, forced to adapt to a primitive way of life, rape and frequent beatings. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana escaped. This book tells of her experience and her fight to bring her sister home. 1994.