- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 12, 2012
- 15 Comments
- children, Islam, religious education
Your poor unsuspecting children can find out for the bargain price of $1.82.
This book is designed to help parents and teachers in their efforts to encourage young children to ask questions and to assist them in exploring answers together. It makes the sharing of a basic knowledge of Islam simple, clear and enjoyable. This lays the foundation on which greater understanding can be built and learning enriched as young students grow older. And, whatever our age, reviewing the basic in this way can be very beneficial, in that it re-kindles our awareness and glad acceptance of the beautiful message and wondrous knowledge of Islam: we are then the better able share our renewed enthusiasm with others. May you benefit greatly from reading this book.
Whilst the book pays lip service to children asking questions and exploring, which is very useful for the pro-religious education lobby, it has the requisite veiling of girls (which is child abuse in my opinion, the sexualisation of girls at a young age and a physical and constant reminder of sex apartheid), and the very ‘objective’ views on Islam, the world and creation. It also manages to oh so subtly remind the reader that its aims are to ‘rekindle our awareness’ and ‘glad acceptance of the beautiful message’. So much for objectivity.
The only thing missing is the ‘or else’ but don’t worry, the child will learn that soon enough.
Once your child’s done with this book, there are plenty more to choose from – like ‘I Love Islam – Level 1’ and the ‘A to Z of Akhlaq’ or moral behaviour. Here’s one your child will need to know and very soon: