''You could argue comic books have little importance in the grander scheme of things. But comic books make a big statement in a small way... When Marvel created Khan, it took a shot at breaking the typical paradigm of superheroes. While it’s a small gesture when measured up to the entire comic book world, it’s another step in the movement for equality in entertainment... I’d like to think somewhere out there, it’s making a difference in a young Muslim girl’s life.''
I_Don't_Suppot_Islamic_Repression_religious_minorities Shamim provides a bit of an update pertaining to a marriage in Pakistan that is quite controversial between Asim Saleem (a Christian young man age 22) and a Muslim girl identified only as Sunair (age 20). Also paints a word picture of the plight of non-Muslim and non-Sunni Muslims that includes poverty, discrimination. Blasphemy Law frame-ups, overall oppression and exploitation.
Arusha, Tanzania - Photo of a young African girl in a headscarf. Approximately 35% of the population in Tanzania is Muslim, mostly concentrated along the coast where the Arabic influence is greater. However there is still a significant Islamic presence in the interior towns such as Arusha. Pic Source: http://tommyimages.com
This poetic book is about a young Muslim girl who is celebrating Ramadan with her family. Each line talks about the moon, which is beautifully illustrated throughout the book. Children will like the repetitive language of this book as well as the pictures. This book talks about Muslims fasting, praying, and visiting friends. It teaches about the Muslim faith while showing similarities to other people. There is also a detailed page in the back of the book that talks more about Ramadan.