The fifth "pillar" of Islam is the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, required of any Muslim with the physical and financial capability to make the journey. The rituals performed date back to the Prophet Abraham. Most books about Hajj are aimed at the adult reader, but these selections can be shared with younger readers as well, offering general information and stunning photographs.
A collection of stories about the three main celebrations in Islam: Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha (following Hajj). Told through the eyes of children and illustrated with lovely watercolors, this book captures the warmth of the holidays.
This beautiful coffee-table style book features the stunning photography of Ali K. Nomachi. Covering the holiest sites in Islam, this book is worth buying for the pictures alone. Since these cities are open only to Muslim visitors, it is rare to find such extensive photography, covering the majestic architecture and the diverse crowds of worshippers in these holy places.
Author Omer Faruk Aksoy, a BBC cameraman, offers nearly 200 stunning photographs of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Mr. Aksoy has also worked for in Saudi Arabia for several universities, the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of the Hajj, and the Administration of the Two Sanctuaries. Go on a virual journey as you browse through his picturesque work.
This is the one-stop resource for teachers, published by the Council on Islamic Education. Filled with basic information about Islam, lesson plans, activity ideas, and an extensive bibliography. Specifically designed for public school teachers.