November Theme Day: Books

Child studying Quran

Child studying Quran

This seven year old girl clad in a Minnie Mouse T-shirt studies for a test in her religion class for school.  All students in Saudi Arabia study Islam and learn the Quran.  Memorization of verses of the Quran is a big part of the religious studies. 
City Daily Photo’s November Theme Day is Books. 

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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23 Responses to November Theme Day: Books

  1. learnquranonline1 says:
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    • Who are the Muslims?

    One billion people from a vast range of races, nationalities and cultures across the globe – from the southern Philippines to Nigeria – are united by their common Islamic faith. About 18% live in the Arab world; the world’s largest Muslim community is in Indonesia; substantial parts of Asia and most of Africa are Muslim, while significant minorities are to be found in the Soviet Union, China, North and South America, and Europe.

    • What do Muslims believe?

    Muslims believe in One, Unique, Incomparable God; in the Angels created by Him; in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind; in the Day of Judgement and individual accountability for actions; in God’s complete authority over human destiny and in life after death. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets starting with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist, and Jesus, peace be upon them. But God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing-up of all that has gone before was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through Gabriel.

    • How does someone become a Muslim?

    Simply by saying ‘there is no god apart from God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.’ By this declaration the believer announces his or her faith in all God’s messengers, and the scriptures they brought.

    • What does ‘Islam’ mean?

    The Arabic word ‘Islam’ simply means ‘submission’, and derives from a word meaning ‘peace’. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God. ‘Mohammedanism’ is thus a misnomer because it suggests that Muslims worship Muhammad rather than God. ‘Allah’ is the Arabic name for God, which is used by Arab Muslims and Christians alike.

    • Why does Islam often seem strange?

    Islam may seem exotic or even extreme in the modern world. Perhaps this is because religion does not dominate everyday life in the West today, whereas Muslims have religion always uppermost in their minds, and make no division between secular and sacred. They believe that the Divine Law, the Shari’a, should be taken very seriously, which is why issues related to religion are still so important.
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  2. Sally says:

    Really nice photo, as everyone else has said.

  3. Hi D.C. – Thanks so much – same to you!

  4. Beautiful photo, Suzie!

    Happy Theme Day!

  5. Thanks again to everyone for your encouraging comments.

    To PJ – I thought the same thing about the contrast of the shirt and the book. A few people here seem to believe that Islam forbids people from having fun, but from what I’ve experienced here, there is lots of fun going on. This shot was not taken in a school. The girl modeling is a relative and I happened to catch her studying, and I thought it would be a picture to feature for the Books Theme Day.

  6. PJ says:

    The contrast between the shirt and the book speaks yards. You’re a volunteer at the school?

  7. babooshka says:

    Interesting and very different choice for the theme. Nicely taken side on view allowing us to see the text.

  8. Jackie says:

    That is a gorgeous picture! The little girl looks so intense. And the script is beautiful.

  9. Eki says:

    I did that when I was an elementary pupil. I had to memorize the 30th chapter (juz) of the Koran in order to qualify for the final exam. It’s a good practice.

    Nice choice for the theme day, Sussie.

  10. Thanks to Everyone for your lovely positive comments!!! I am so pleased with the nice reactions from you all.

  11. Quite nice post for theme day.

    I forgot about theme day today so I just found some of the books I wrote and took a photo and published that. Too late to be included in the group but it worked for me. LOL

  12. Mary Jo says:

    Wonderful choice to show us the beautiful quran 🙂

  13. bergson says:

    the children reading are always beautiful

  14. Jilly says:

    A beautiful image of a gorgeous child concentrating on her studies of the Koran. Well done and a superb choice for today.

  15. Elaine says:

    This is lovely, and a great idea for the theme.

  16. alaya says:

    i learned to read koran too when i was a kid. the photo reminds me of my childhood 🙂

  17. Kate says:

    I was hoping that someone would find a way to photo a religious text. Good to include a student in your photo.

  18. Thanks to Denton, Ilse, and JM – I appreciate your kind words.

  19. JM says:

    That’s a beautiful capture for today theme!

  20. Ilse says:

    Great photo. Arabic script is so beautiful.

  21. denton says:

    Beautiful photo.

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