Islam For Beginners by N.I. Matar; H.N. Haddad (ill.)

By N.I. Matar; H.N. Haddad (ill.)

5 occasions an afternoon, with reference to a thousand million humans flip to the Ka’aba in submission to Allah/God. within the 17th century the faith of Islam was once published to the Prophet Mohammad during the Holy Koran. in view that then, Islam has unfold to each nook of the realm. beginning with the lifetime of Prophet Mohammad, Islam For novices information the old beginnings of Islam and its unfold during the heart East and Africa directly to the ecu and American continents. It describes the main achievements of the Muslim neighborhood around the globe and examines the impact Islam has had on different cultures. based on Islamic culture, the illustrations within the publication are rendered in two-dimensional silhouettes and shadows and contain the repetitive, extendible styles consultant of Islamic expression.

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