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Muslim Booklist - Folktales

The Islamic Year:  Surahs, Stories and Celebrations
The Islamic Year: Surahs, Stories and Celebrations
Noorah Al-Gailani and Chris Smith

An excellent overview of the faith with crafts and classroom activities.


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Ayat Jamilah:  Beautiful Signs
Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs
Sarah Conover, Freda Crane, Valerie Wahl

A collection of folktales and wisdom culled from the Muslim World.

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The Seven Wise Princesses—A Medieval Persian Epic
The Seven Wise Princesses—A Medieval Persian Epic
Wafa Tarnowska

A collection based on a classic Persian folktale.

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The Storytellers
The Storytellers
Ted Lewin

This story deals with the tradition of storytelling in Morocco.

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Watermelons, Walnuts and the Wisdom of Allah
Watermelons, Walnuts and the Wisdom of Allah…
Barbara K. Walker

One of many collections of stories about the folk figure Mullah Nasruddin or Nasruddin Hoja, or Hoca.


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Animals of Paradise
Animals of Paradise
Noura Durkee

The animals in paradise tell stories of how they helped various messengers of God.


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Sindbad
Sindbad
Ludmila Zeman

A lush retelling of a famous story from the Arabian nights.


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Animal Tales from the Arab World
Animal Tales from the Arab World
Denys-Johnson-Davies

A collection of fables about animals set in the Arab culture.


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Mansa Musa
Mansa Musa
 Khefra Burns

A story of the childhood of the famed king of Mali.


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