Time to Pray


Maha Addasi


Ned Gannon

Book Summary

Yasmin is visiting her grandmother, who lives in a country somewhere in the Middle East. On her first night, she’s wakened by the muezzin at the nearby mosque calling the faithful to prayer, and Yasmin watches from her bed as her grandmother prepares to pray. A visit with Grandmother is always special, but this time it is even more so. Her grandmother makes Yasmin prayer clothes, buys her a prayer rug, and teaches her the five prayers that Muslims perform over the course of a day. When it’s time for Yasmin to board a plane and return home, her grandmother gives her a present that her granddaughter opens when she arrives: a prayer clock in the shape of a mosque, with an alarm that sounds like a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Features a text in English and Arabic, and includes an author’s note and glossary.

Prayer, Grandmother, Faith, Islam, Muslim

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Boyds Mills Press
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