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Growing up Muslim : understanding Islamic beliefs and practices

A comprehensive introduction to one of the world's major religions and its everyday context in Muslim life in America
Print Book, English, ©2012
Delacorte Press, New York, N.Y., ©2012
213 pages ; 22 cm
9780385740951, 9780375989773, 9780375983405, 0385740956, 0375989773, 0375983406
Part I: Muslim beliefs and practices (or, what it's like to grow up Muslim in California): 1. Starting with the basics: what do Muslims eat?
2. Definitions and the declaration of faith
3. How many times a day do you pray?
4. Fasting: the ultimate internal conflict
5. Holidays: from turkey dinner to baklava
6. Donating to charity
7. A Muslim pilgrim's progress
8. Everyday rules of behavior for Muslims
9. Fashion sense (or, what Muslims wear)
10. Relationships between men and women (or, can I go to the school dance?)
Part II. When did Islam start and how did it develop?: 11. Muhammad and his mission
12. How Muslims view the world: God, angels, and Adam and Eve
13. The basis of Islam: the Qur'an, the Sunnah, and the Shariah
14. From sand dunes to Spain: the spread of Islam
Part III. Modern Muslim demographics: 15. Who's who: Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi, and more
16. Muslims: Who we are and where we live
Text in English