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Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents (Aesop Prize (Awards))

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Beautiful Signs / Ayat Jamilah 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, Beautiful Signs gathers traditional stories from the farthest reaches of the Muslim world, stret ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published June 30th 2004 by Eastern Washington University Press (first published May 1st 2004)
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Aisha Monet
Excellent children's storybook!
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Aug 15, 2012 M rated it 5 of 5 stars
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A great collection of stories from all around the world, all of which with a moral or a point. Each story begins with a quote (which were very well picked) and the whole book has beautiful illustrations. Recommend to anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim!
Mark
A charming collection of Islamic (not Arabic) folk tales, legends, and wisdom literature, the equal of Aesop's Fables and a wonderful insight into these much-neglected cultures.
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Wide-ranging. Some familiar, many not.
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Beautifully edited and illustrated!
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