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    100 core literary works given an ‘Islamic’ makeover

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    20.08.2006 - 14:19 | Son Güncelleme: 20.08.2006 - 14:19

    One hundred core literary works recommended to students by the National Education Ministry were given “Islamic makeovers” in new editions published by unrecognized publishers, according to Radikal.

    In Tolstoy’s classic War and Peace, the hero walks around an Islamic tomb, while Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer tries to learn the prayers in his hands, and Pollyanna reveals her gratitude to God for all he has given her. Damla Publishers printed abridgements of under the 96-page limit to avoid receiving an official stamp.

    La Fontaine’s religious fox
    The fox that grabs the fisherman’s fish in one of La Fontaine’s stories tells the fisherman, “May Allah keep your path free.”

    Sawyer’s prayer
    On the p.17 of Mark Twain’s famous work, Tom Sawyer, Tom attempts to learn the prayers he is holding in his hands. He learns all the prayers in half an hour in order to get a gift.

    Pinocchio and Heidi are among the many other famous tales to have been altered to have an Islamic twist.



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