Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan and illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.
Review: A Muslim Book of Colors
This is a fabulous book for preschool aged children to get a basic sense of Islam and its many symbols and rituals. The book also teaches children about colors. Each page highlights a different color and element of the Islamic faith. For instance – the red prayer rug used to pray five times a day facing towards Mecca.
The illustrations are beautiful and inviting to children. As a non-Muslim wanting to teach my children about Islam, I found this book very helpful. We read it during Ramadan and learned about Islamic items like the Holy Quran, mosques, and zakat (donations during Eid).
Ramadan is a fascinating time to experience living in Saudi Arabia. The religious fasting, observations and celebrations are central to every aspect of life here during that time.
The book also features cultural symbols and traditions of Ramadan – like the lighting of lanterns and the eating of dates. The book is also very inclusive: I appreciated that the illustrations in the book included non-Muslims, and people of all ages, male and female. It also highlights the beauty of Islamic architecture and design an teaches about Islamic head coverings.
Free Printable: A Muslim Book of Colors
Enjoy this free printable to enhance your learning experience while reading Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors.
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