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Discussion and Reflection Guide: Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer

A three-part guide by Pat Kahn of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Faith Development Office invites multigenerational response to the 2013 Skinner House book, Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer by Sarah Conover.

Part One (PDF, 11 pages) of the guide is designed for multigenerational groups ages 10 and up. Parts Two (PDF, 9 pages) and Three (PDF, 12 pages) are designed for multigenerational groups of youth and adults. All three parts may be downloaded, adapted, and used at no charge:

Readers of the book, Muhammad, encounter a man very different from the figure often presented in Western popular culture. Conover, co-author of Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents, draws from biographies, the Quran, and hadith (Muslim tradition). She relates the story of a radical prophet who challenged the rich and powerful, guided his community of followers through a dangerous time of persecution and exile, formed alliances with people of different beliefs, and preached that one should "love for humanity what you love for yourself."

Read a blog post on the UUA Faith Development Office's blog site, Call and Response, for inspiration to use Muhammad with older children, youth, adults, or multigenerational groups.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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Last updated on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

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