Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns- A Muslim Book of Colors

Hena Khan & Mehrdokht Amini
Cultural Diversity

Gold is the dome of the mosque big and grand.  Beside it two towering minarets stand.

Silver is a fanoos, a twinkling light, a shiny lantern that glows at night.

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide.

This stunning picture book with its exquisite illustrations is sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.

Glossary of words found in the back of this picture book

Allah, Deen, Eid, Fanoos, Henna, Hijab, Kufi, Mecca, Minaret, Mosque, Quran, Ramadan, Zakat


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Comments (2)

Sounds great. Miss 6 and Master 3 would enjoy me reading this book to them.

This is definitely one I would like to win for my grandsons library. How wonderful to explore the colours and language of this book. I can see the tents and lanterns going up already.ELC staff could really have fun in a multicultural setting.


Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.