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April 2002

Delve deeper into hot topics featured in April’s Geographica and Maya Mural articles with help from our all-new Resources. Click on a link, pick up a periodical, browse through a book, and explore!
GeographicaMaya Mural
Mapping WindWhich Way is Mecca?Understanding BatsAlmanac

Directing Their Prayers

Charting the shortest distance to the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, a geographer at the United Arab Emirates University has devised a map for praying Muslims around the world.

Web Links

Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project
Learn more about Islamic religion, both history and practices, and find links to current news and events in the Islamic world.

Hajj: The Journey of a Lifetime
For more information on the hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, check out this site, which includes photographs and detailed information.

Free World Map

Glasse, Cyril. The Concise History of Islam. Harper and Row, 1989.

Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah. Islam. Teach Yourself Books, 1994.

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