[PDF/EBOOK] The Garden of My Imaan


  • Hardcover
  • 230
  • The Garden of My Imaan
  • Farhana Zia
  • English
  • 02 March 2020
  • 9781561456987

Farhana Zia ï 5 Read

The Garden of My Imaan review ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Aliya already struggles with trying to fit in feeling confident enough to talk to the cute boy or stand up to mean kids the fact that shes Muslim is just anot. Cover Gushing Worthiness The cover of The Garden of my Imaan is one of the most adorable covers I ve seen this year The little girl s smile is so cute and the cover works for a cute book Review I came across this book via netgalley There have been a lot of works looking at Teenage Muslim girls or Muslim women in their adulthood and of course on the controversial topic of women wearing the Hijab So when I saw this book on netgalley I was really interested in reading a book about a Muslim girl attending Elementary School The final verdict I m really glad I discovered this gemTaking place post 911 TGomI follows the story of Aliya an American Indian Muslim girl as she tries to navigate the treacherous waters of Elementary School while trying to not stand out because of her religion However Aliya is confronted with her faith as Marwa a Moroccan Muslim girl who wears the Hijab joins her school Suddenly Aliya s world is turned upside down with nagging uestions about her faith fasting for Ramadan election campaigns and a surprise visit from Choti DhadiI think kids are so interesting when they re around 6 10 they start to ask uestions with so much innocence and it s wonderful But there s a darker side to childhood when tragic events like 911 happen Ethnic groups become labeled and kids tend to say things they overhear from adult conversations without knowing the conseuences of their actions At the same time kids from different Ethnic backgrounds may not even understand why there are so many antagonistic feelings towards them One of the things that really impressed me with this book is how it did not tip toe around discrimination against the Muslim community in the United States An example of such is seen very early on in the book when Aliya s mom is driving her and Zayd Aliya s little brother to Sunday school and a collision almost happens Do you want to kill someone the driver screamed out her window Go back to the desert moron Drive a Camel Afterwards Zayd Aliya s brother asks a uestion from their mom who answers And what did she mean drive a Camel No one drives Camels They ride them don t theyIgnorant woman She thinks we re Arabs I truly do admire Ms Zia for not shying away from including discrimination in this book despite it being written for a younger audience I think understanding discrimination has become uite important now than everI really enjoyed the plot of TGomI a great deal It s uite refreshing to read about an Elementary School Muslim girl who is curious about wearing the Hijab Islam boys self confidence ultimately finding one s self The way so many factors were incorporated into this story impressed me and I enjoyed the multiculturalism Another great strength of this book was how it portrayed the diverse practice of Islam I know personally when I started to study Islamic History in my second year of University what surprised me the most of how the practice of Islam stretched not only across the Middle East but in Africa Asia and even up to Uzbekistan I don t think many people realize how diverse the Middle East is as a region The struggles Aliya faces between adhering to tradition and embracing Western culture is also an interesting point in the book Identity is something that I struggle with a lot as well and I think it s intriguing to look at it from the perspective of an eightnine year old I only have one complaint about the book and that is I felt things between Josh and Aliya were unresolved I wasn t really sure if they became friends or not in the endThis story had a band of great characters from Aliya s family to Winnie her best friend school mates and friends from Sunday school Sometimes Aliya could be an incredibly frustrating character because she could be judgmental and self absorbed At the same time her flaws are what made her a great character We follow Aliya s journey on fasting for Ramadan preparing for school council elections and standing up for herself By the end of the book Aliya definitely developed as a character Winnie Aliya s best friend was a really great character I liked how comfortable she was with her mixed heritage and I thought she was a great best friend when she stood up for Aliya a few times Marwa who is kind of like the second protagonist since most of the story revolves around her and Aliya s interactions was an awesome character I truly admired how strong she was for a kid how she stood up for herself when Austin made a comment about her wearing the Hijab I really enjoyed this conversation between Marwa and Aliya about the Hijab Well are you ever embarrassed to wear this thing at schoolWhy should I be I wear hijab on my head and sneakers on my feet for PE It s pretty simpleIt s not the same thing Nobody notices sneakers But a hijabit s way out thereIt s in everyone s face rightBut without it I d probably feel the way you d feel without sneakers for PEButThis is who I am Aliya and I m okay with it Really It s uite something to see kids who are so sure about themselves and comfortable in their own skin There needs to be people like this in the world Apart from Marwa I also admired Aliya s friends from Sunday School who were so comfortable and proud to wear the Hijab Kids aside I adored Aliya s grandma great grandma and her Choti Dhadi It reminded me of growing up with my grandma and my great aunts Growing up with your grandparents truly is a wonderful and inspiring experience and Aliya s relationship with grandmothers was beautiful Her grandma was definitely a good influence on her Choti Dhadi too reminded me of my great aunts who I miss from Sri Lanka Life is never dull when they re around Aliya s parents too were great characters Her parents seemed like polar opposites but in a good way because they both made Aliya see things from a different perspectiveThe ending was a bit of a sad one for me I would have liked it to have been a bit different However those are my personal thoughtsOh and another which is awesome about this book It has a GLOSSARY with Arabic Terms Seriously you guys have no idea how excited I was when I saw this So many books written about the Middle East sometimes fail to include glossaries for Arabic terms and I was so grateful that this book had one For those who are unfamiliar with certain terms the glossary is like a godsendOverall The Garden of my Imaan is a cute story The perspective of Aliya is an interesting one and the characters are great as well Other than that one unresolved issue this was a great readMy Rating 455Would I recommend it YesI had the opportunity to ask MsZia a few uestions about the book and you can read her answers here The Garden of my Imaan is published by Peachtree Publishers and will be released on April 1 2013 This ARC was provided by Netgalley Thank You Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review Spoken From The Front year The little girl s smile is so cute and the cover works for a cute book Review I came across this book via netgalley There have been a lot of works looking at Teenage Muslim girls or Muslim women in their adulthood and of course on the controversial topic of women wearing the Hijab So when I saw this book on netgalley I was really interested in reading a book about a Muslim girl attending Elementary School The final verdict I m really glad I discovered this gemTaking place post 911 TGomI follows the story of Aliya an American Indian Muslim girl as she tries to navigate the treacherous waters of Elementary School while trying to not stand out because of her religion However Aliya is confronted with her faith as Marwa a Moroccan Muslim girl who wears the Hijab joins her school Suddenly Aliya s world is turned upside down with nagging uestions about her faith fasting for Ramadan election campaigns and a surprise visit from Choti DhadiI think kids are so interesting when they re around 6 10 they start to ask uestions with so much innocence and it s wonderful But there s a darker side to childhood when tragic events like 911 happen Ethnic groups become labeled and kids tend to say things they overhear from adult conversations without knowing the conseuences of their actions At the same time kids from different Ethnic backgrounds may not even understand why there are so many antagonistic feelings towards them One of the things that really impressed me with this book is how it did not tip toe around discrimination against the Muslim community in the United States An example of such is seen very early on in the book when Aliya s mom is driving her and Zayd Aliya s little brother to Sunday school and a collision almost happens Do Royal Escape you want to kill someone the driver screamed out her window Go back to the desert moron Drive a Camel Afterwards Zayd Aliya s brother asks a uestion from their mom who answers And what did she mean drive a Camel No one drives Camels They ride them don t theyIgnorant woman She thinks we re Arabs I truly do admire Ms Zia for not shying away from including discrimination in this book despite it being written for a Doctor's Orders Black Lace younger audience I think understanding discrimination has become uite important now than everI really enjoyed the plot of TGomI a great deal It s uite refreshing to read about an Elementary School Muslim girl who is curious about wearing the Hijab Islam boys self confidence ultimately finding one s self The way so many factors were incorporated into this story impressed me and I enjoyed the multiculturalism Another great strength of this book was how it portrayed the diverse practice of Islam I know personally when I started to study Islamic History in my second Chicken Soup for the Soul Tough Times Tough People 101 Stories about Overcoming the Economic Crisis and Other Challenges year of University what surprised me the most of how the practice of Islam stretched not only across the Middle East but in Africa Asia and even up to Uzbekistan I don t think many people realize how diverse the Middle East is as a region The struggles Aliya faces between adhering to tradition and embracing Western culture is also an interesting point in the book Identity is something that I struggle with a lot as well and I think it s intriguing to look at it from the perspective of an eightnine The Pawnbroker year old I only have one complaint about the book and that is I felt things between Josh and Aliya were unresolved I wasn t really sure if they became friends or not in the endThis story had a band of great characters from Aliya s family to Winnie her best friend school mates and friends from Sunday school Sometimes Aliya could be an incredibly frustrating character because she could be judgmental and self absorbed At the same time her flaws are what made her a great character We follow Aliya s journey on fasting for Ramadan preparing for school council elections and standing up for herself By the end of the book Aliya definitely developed as a character Winnie Aliya s best friend was a really great character I liked how comfortable she was with her mixed heritage and I thought she was a great best friend when she stood up for Aliya a few times Marwa who is kind of like the second protagonist since most of the story revolves around her and Aliya s interactions was an awesome character I truly admired how strong she was for a kid how she stood up for herself when Austin made a comment about her wearing the Hijab I really enjoyed this conversation between Marwa and Aliya about the Hijab Well are Typo ملف الحب you ever embarrassed to wear this thing at schoolWhy should I be I wear hijab on my head and sneakers on my feet for PE It s pretty simpleIt s not the same thing Nobody notices sneakers But a hijabit s way out thereIt s in everyone s face rightBut without it I d probably feel the way Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War you d feel without sneakers for PEButThis is who I am Aliya and I m okay with it Really It s uite something to see kids who are so sure about themselves and comfortable in their own skin There needs to be people like this in the world Apart from Marwa I also admired Aliya s friends from Sunday School who were so comfortable and proud to wear the Hijab Kids aside I adored Aliya s grandma great grandma and her Choti Dhadi It reminded me of growing up with my grandma and my great aunts Growing up with The Fox Woman your grandparents truly is a wonderful and inspiring experience and Aliya s relationship with grandmothers was beautiful Her grandma was definitely a good influence on her Choti Dhadi too reminded me of my great aunts who I miss from Sri Lanka Life is never dull when they re around Aliya s parents too were great characters Her parents seemed like polar opposites but in a good way because they both made Aliya see things from a different perspectiveThe ending was a bit of a sad one for me I would have liked it to have been a bit different However those are my personal thoughtsOh and another which is awesome about this book It has a GLOSSARY with Arabic Terms Seriously Changelings you guys have no idea how excited I was when I saw this So many books written about the Middle East sometimes fail to include glossaries for Arabic terms and I was so grateful that this book had one For those who are unfamiliar with certain terms the glossary is like a godsendOverall The Garden of my Imaan is a cute story The perspective of Aliya is an interesting one and the characters are great as well Other than that one unresolved issue this was a great readMy Rating 455Would I recommend it YesI had the opportunity to ask MsZia a few uestions about the book and Player One you can read her answers here The Garden of my Imaan is published by Peachtree Publishers and will be released on April 1 2013 This ARC was provided by Netgalley Thank You Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The Garden of My Imaan review ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Her thing to deal with When Marwa a Moroccan girl who shares her faith if not her culture comes to Aliya's school Aliya wonders even about who she is what she b. Aliya has always been shy and she doesn t want to call attention to herself Maybe that s why she doesn t wear a hijab in school or fast much during Ramadan You see Aliya is Muslim but her family isn t strict with following the Muslim rules her mother believes that Muslim woman can still be modest without wearing a hijab Then Marwa came to Aliya s school Marwa is the exact opposite of Aliya Marwa has tons of courage always wears a hijab and fasts for the whole of Ramadan Marwa has a lot of confidence in herself Aliya has been asked to help Marwa out at school because she is new Aliya isn t sure how she can help Marwa who is so confidentThis was a great multi cultural book I liked learning new Arabic Muslim words that were scattered through out the book I like how this book talks about two things it doesn t matter if you fit in and how bullying effects people Aliya and Marwa are bullied for being Muslim and Aliya doesn t want to stick out at school as being Muslim Ms Zia covers both topics wonderfully I like how Marwa has a simple but great way of saying things She could be a scholar I think a lot of kids can learn from this bookNOTE This book was a gift

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The Garden of My Imaan review ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Elieves and where she fits in Should she fast for Ramadan Should she wear the hijab Shes old enough for both but does she really want to call attention to herse. Fifth grader Aliyah loves her family and her religion but she feels uncomfortable enough about her own place in the school s pecking order to be able to openly embrace her Muslim faith and cultural identity In fact when the school principal suggests that she befriend Marwa a new girl from Morocco who is also Muslim she avoids the girl as much as possible Over time though as she works on a project for her religion class and watches how comfortable Marwa is with her own self identity she begins to speak up for herself and what she believes too taking risks and embracing the possibilities that come her way Bullying comes in all sorts of forms from an adult shouting ethnic slurs at her mother for almost causing an accident to classmates who seem only to see the hijab worn by Marwa and not the girl beneath the scarf or those who lump all Muslims together Certain to prompt healthy discussion about the dilemmas faced by Aliyah and Marwa this is an honest appealing approach to issues that many boys and girls Aliyah s age must face and while the issues are serious the book also contains many humorous passages


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