Growing up Muslim : Understanding Muslim Beliefs and Practices
Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development and current demographics.
Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, to dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.
Age: 12 and up
Number of Pages: 224
Author: Sumbul Ali-Karamali
Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 5.5 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: A clear and eloquent book that draws on the author’s personal experiences growing up in America to dispel a number of misconceptions about Islam. The writing is engaging, backed by research and is peppered with relatable situations that allows readers to engage in her telling of the origins, evolution, religious contexts, and cultural aspects that influence Islam. Must read for middle-schoolers and beyond. This book is also part of our CELEBRATING ISLAM book list.