- 175 pages
Transport your classroom back through the ages to the magnificent heights of ancient Arabia explore the long and storied history, revered holy lands and sacred traditions of the Islamic faith and culture through the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance.
- Visit the Islamic holy land of Mecca, the bustling Muslim metropolis of Cordoba, Baghdad’s enlightened House of Wisdom and the world famous center of Islamic religious studies: Cairo.
- Discover the hallowed teachings of Mohammad, the rituals and practices of the faith, the origins and religious tenets of the Quran and the Five Pillars of Islam.
- Meet powerful Sultans and caliphs, spiritual prophets and mystic Sufis, poets, merchants and warriors of the ancient Islamic world.
- Follow the spread of the world’s fastest growing religion from Muhammad’s teachings in Mecca and Cordoba through the vast proliferation via the Ottoman Empire to the split between Sunni and Shi’ite denominations of Islam.
Come and see how Islam began the world’s second largest religion and its faithful came to break landmark scientific discoveries and shape art and architecture on a scale still evident to this day. Take your students on an epic journey through time to discover the grand history and culture of Islam this year!
Immerse your students in the wonders of ancient Islam with our brand new edition of The Story of Islam featuring an engaging new design, lavishly detailed maps and illustrations and beautiful color photographs on every page!