Journey through the medieval Muslim world and beyond with Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveller of his time.
Ibn Battuta (1304–1368/9 CE) was no ordinary traveller. His insatiable desire to explore took him further than any other man in medieval times. But did you know that along the way he served sultans, sailed angry seas and even soared above mountains on the back of a bird?
In this short biography you will discover how Ibn Battuta’s travels took him to nearly every part of the Muslim world at the time. Between 1325 CE when he set off from Morocco and 1354 CE when he finally returned home, he had visited about forty modern countries and travelled roughly 75,000 miles, going on foot, camel, horse, wagon, boat and even sled.£4.99Age : 9-12 years - young adultBinding : PaperbackPages : 96Published : 2018
This inspirational adult colouring book will take you on a spiritual journey to a world of swirling darvesh, majestic minarets, intricate floral patterns and wondrous birds. Thought-provoking and uplifting quotes included inside are inspired by the eastern master poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi.
The colouring book features a distinctive style of Islamic art, which offers a wealth of imaginative colouring possibilities.£3.99Pages : 44Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2017Age : 9-12 years - young adult
Abdur Raheem Kidwai
Remembering the Names of Allah is a sacred tradition in Islam. Both the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (ahadith) state the importance of learning them and promise reward for reciting them in supplications and prayers.
“Allah’s are the names most beautiful. Whatever is in the heavens and earth extols His glory.” – Qur’an (Al-Hashr 59:24).
“Allah has 99 names. He who remembers these will certainly enter Paradise.” – Prophet Muhammad (Bukharhi Hadith Kitab Ad-Dawat, 2, 949).
The 99 Blessed Names of Allah help to conceptualize Allah Whose limitless greatness and glory is impossible to grasp.
Each name is presented in the original Arabic and its translation into English. Accompanying each name is a commentary that is concise and easy to understand but rich in meaning. Based on authentic sources and richly produced.
Also in the same series: “Blessed Names and Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad”£5.99Pages : 136Binding : HardbackPublished : 2016Age : 9-12 years - young adult
Abdur Raheem Kidwai
This beautiful presentation of 99 Blessed Names and Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad draws the reader nearer to the Prophet through contemplation and reflection of his names, their meaning and how each shapes our daily lives.
By studying the Prophet’s names readers may grasp the pivotal role of the Prophet in Islam and the interrelationship between God, the Prophet and man. The Prophet’s names are also reflective of his unblemished character and conduct, shedding light upon the attributes that make him a remarkable role model for all mankind.
Each name is selected from the Qur’an or a hadith. Accompanying each name is a commentary that is concise in nature but rich in meaning and style.
Also in the same series: “Blessed Names and Attributes of Allah”£5.99Pages : 128Binding : HardbackPublished : 2016Age : 9-12 years - young adult
Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali is a towering figure in Islam today. But did you know that during his lifetime he was a scholar and a penniless wanderer? In this short biography you will discover how Al-Ghazali rose from his humble background as a fatherless young boy from a small town, to become a successful student, a great teacher and the most famous thinker on Islam of his time. It also reveals why, after years of success, he left behind his prestigious position and his family, and became a penniless traveller trying to experience the peace of a content inner life.
Award-winning author, Edoardo Albert, brings this most extraordinary of Muslims to life for a new generation, demonstrating his enduring influence and importance for Islamic civilization and the wider world. With numerous extracts from Al-Ghazalis own autobiography carefully rendered into contemporary English this book makes the man many consider to be one the most important Muslims in history accessible to all. Illustrated throughout with photographs, pictures and maps, the rich and diverse world that produced Al-Ghazali is also brought vividly alive.£4.99Pages : 104Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2012Age : 9-12 years - young adult
Dr Hany El Banna, the founder of Islamic Relief Worldwide, is a tireless humanitarian activist working for the world’s poorest people. Follow his footsteps as he moves to the UK as a young doctor, only to become the president of a global humanitarian relief organisation. From underground tunnels in war-torn Bosnia to the cyclone ravished villages of Bangladesh, find out what drove Dr El Banna to people in need. The story of his efforts to establish Islamic Relief around the world is at once a warm, inspiring and occasionally eccentric tale of humanity.
This is the first part in the ‘Muslims in the Modern World’. This series brings together the lives and personalities of a range of influential and fascinating Muslim figures. They are filled with rare images, illustrated maps and personal anecdotes giving the reader a unique viewpoint into their lives. The short biographies will inspire young readers and introduce them to a set of unique and captivating role models in the modern world.£5.99Pages : 120Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2011Age : 9-12 years - young adult
Dawud Wharnsby’s unconventional approaches to writing and religion challenge paradigms of how we look at our own lives in relation to others and the world through which we all journey. This book collects together all the lyrics that have inspired communities of all faiths around the world for over two decades. Dawud’s work as a writer, inspired in part by his deep respect for spiritual scriptures and the Qur’an in particular.£6.99Pages : 184Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2009Age : 9-12 years - young adult