Fourteen hundred years ago, Muhammad was visited by an angel bearing messages from God. Those messages became the Muslim faith, now practiced by more than a billion people. This overview touches on history and beliefs, the Five Pillars of Islam, Muslim holy days, and challenges faced by the Muslim community today.
"Looking for a basic introduction to the religion of Islam in a clear and easy-to-read format? What Makes me a Muslim? takes readers through the history of Islam, the core beliefs and practices of Islam, various Muslim holidays, and explores the challenges Muslims face in contemporary Islam. Beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations add even more to the comprehensible format. The book is separated into five chapters each focusing on a separate aspect of Islam. Also included are a glossary, an index, and a list of books and media that can be explored for more information. Petrini provides a captivating and intriguing look into the fascinating world of Islam that is especially suitable for readers in second or third grade."
--Oneota Reading Journal, Fall 2005
Price: US $29.15