West Bend Library has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Culture initiative, which includes twenty-five books and three films about Muslim Journeys.
As part of that grant, we will be showing and discussing one of the films on Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:30pm. This Documentary is the story of 110 kids from the Islamic world who meet in Cairo for the world’s oldest Koran reciting contest. KORAN BY HEART follows two boys from Senegal and Tajikistan, and a little girl from Maldives – who go head-to-head with kids nearly twice their age in the pronunciation, recitation and perfected memorization of the Qur’an. Even as their own future hangs in the balance, they are caught between fundamentalist and moderate visions of Islam.