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Concentric Circles: Nurturing Awe and Wonder in Early Childhood:
A Foundational Approach
Elma Ruth Harder in consultation with Muzaffar Iqbal
316 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-9738744-1-4
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Muzaffar Iqbal

The Approach – how to use this book

Content that inspires

MEF resources are designed to inspire educators. They are developed using the centuries-old Ten Foundational Principles which help ensure authenticity.

Opening windows to an enchanting world of ideas

“The new moon rose on Friday night…God granted us a light east wind by which we traveled gently on until we came to this place opposite the mainland. Here we observed many farms and habitations…,” wrote Abū-l-Ḥusayn Muḥammad b. Aḥmad Ibn Jubayr al-Kinānī (born in Shāṭiba (Játiva), Valencia, in 540/1145 and died in Alexandria in 614/1217). Famous for his poems and, above all, for his travelogue (riḥla), he is a unique Andalusian scholar whose life and works open vistas of a past seldom brought to the Muslim classrooms….

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