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
Ahmad von Denffer
A Day with the Prophet is a short but comprehensive guide for anyone who would like to know about the Prophet’s instructions regarding daily life. It invites Muslims and non-Muslims to acquaint themselves with the prophet’s sunnah (acts and sayings) and inspires them to follow it with sincerity and devotion.
The ahadith have been selected from well-known collections of hadith-literature to present a composite picture of the life of the Prophet described in the Qur’an as the best model for humanity.
About the Author
Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamic and social anthropology at the University of Mainz. He was at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester as Research Fellow in 1978-1984. He is currently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich, Germany. His other publications include: Literarture on Hadith in European Languages: A Bibliography; a German translation of Nawawi’s Forty Hadith; A Day With the Prophet in both English and German; and other works£4.95Pages : 144Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2015Age : young adult
Na’ima B. Robert
When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her – her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers – in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can’t stop thinking about each other.
Can Ali and Amirah ever have a halal ‘happily ever after’?£6.99Pages : 250Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2014
Muslims all over the world see Muhammad as God’s last messenger to mankind, and, for every community that wants to live under God’s guidance, the Prophet Muhammad’s character and conduct is the light showing the way to God’s pleasure. The Prophet’s miracle was to give to humanity a system of life that provides for all the needs of body, mind and soul, and elevates man’s aspirations towards a sublime ideal. Through his actions, he showed the way to achieve all this in a very simple, direct and truthful manner. He built a state that was dedicated to truth and justice and to the liberation of man throughout the world. He wrote to emperors, kings and rulers, calling on them to believe in God and to follow His message, yet, at the same time, he lived a life of poverty, leaving aside the riches that were offered to him.
At a time when the Prophet is much maligned by writers, cartoonists, and various other detractors this book aims to show Muhammad’s true character in detail, both in its most everyday and most extraordinary moments.
Adil Salahi’s writings include the acclaimed Muhammad: Man and Prophet and Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship, and the English translation of the 18-volume In the Shade of the Qur’an. His main career has been in radio and print journalism, and for over 30 years he was editor of ‘Islam in Perspective’, a twice-weekly full-page column in the Arab News, a Saudi daily newspaper.£12.99Pages : 300Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2013Age : young adult
Ibn Sina, who is referred to as Avicenna in Latin, was a true polymath. Born in the tenth Century his passion for knowledge was unbound, and he made lasting contributions to medicine, maths and philosophy.
He served under princes and kings (and fled from them too), wrote books of philosophy that are still argued over today and set down medical treatments that continue in use. As such, Ibn Sina is often referred to as the most brilliant Muslim thinker in Islam’s Golden Age.
With illustrations, photographs, and maps, the rich and diverse world that produced Ibn Sina is vividly brought alive.£4.99Pages : 96Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2013Age : young adult
S.M Atif Imtiaz
Wandering Lonely in a Crowd: Reflections on the Muslim Condition in the West is a timely collection of essays, articles, lectures and short stories that have been written during the Bush years, a time of political uncertainty for British Muslims after 2001. They cover the themes of integration, community cohesion, terrorism, radicalisation, cultural difference, multiculturalism, identity politics and liberalism.
Imtiaz responds to the predicament of being a Muslim in modern Britain. Beginning with a raw and unedited response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and ending with Obamas election, these pieces cover the numerous facets of the debate that surrounds British Muslims today. The book sets out a narrative for these years and a response that argues that British Muslims should move away from identity politics towards Islamic humanism. ‘S.M. Atif Imtiaz has worked in Equalities for the National Health Service, holds a doctorate in social psychology from the London School of Economics, and is a longstanding community activist.
“Imtiaz is telling us to wake up to some tough global realities. Islam matters, more than anything else. Not just because it offers the most compelling and widely-followed alternative to turbo-capitalism, but because it does so on the basis of monotheism, history’s most powerful idea. In these essays, spanning British and global Islamic issues of burning moment, Imtiaz reminds us that God has not gone away.”- Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean, Cambridge Muslim College.
“From student radicalism in the nineties to Muslims at the centre of a national security policy in the 2000s, Atif Imtiaz’s generation has had to confront issues of identity, belonging, loyalty, commitment and their faith in much harsher, more polarised terms than most. A careful thinker, drawing inspiration from many different sources including, of course, his Islamic faith, Imtiaz is one of those who is exploring and articulating what a twenty first Western expression of his religion might mean.” Madeleine Bunting, associate editor and columnist, The Guardian£7.99Pages : 184 - 424Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2011Age : young adult
Shaykh Abd Al-Ghaffar Hasan
The Way of the Prophet is a translation of a selection of 393 traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and includes a commentary to elucidate their meanings. This comprehensive selection covers faith, worship, morality and character, ethics, society, law and politics in Islam. It was originally complied in the 1950s by Sheikh Abd al-Ghaffar Hasan of Delhi at the request of Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi and is mainly based on the Mishkat al-Masabih of al-Khatib al-Tabrizi and the Adab al-Mufrad of Imam Bukhari.
The original Arabic text of the traditions accompanies the translation along with a first-line index of Prophetic traditions for easy reference. This work provides a comprehensive and concise introduction to the teachings of the Prophet.£8.99Pages : 256Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2009Age : young adult
Splitting the Moon, Joel Hayward’s second major collection, includes poems about his conversion to Islam from Christianity, his journey of faith, his experiences and observations as a British Muslim, and thoughts on the state of Muslims today. The poems are deeply personal, reflecting upon the ever-changing world around us.£5.95Pages : 108Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2012Age : young adult
Shades of Islam is a dazzling and moving collection of poetry that addresses faith, love, politics and Islam in the twenty-first century.
“I find [the poems] deeply moving and beautifully felt and written with simplicity and a profundity that is wholly disarming.” – Harold Schweizer, Professor of English, Bucknell University.
“The poems of Rafey Habib offer a window onto the sensibility of a modern American Muslim, with unclinching honesty and richly informed compassion. The great humanistic tradition of poetry known in Arabic and other Eastern languages here finds a contemporary English voice, which will be recognized like a lost friend who has unaccountably been rediscovered.” – Carl W. Ernst, William R. Kenan, Junior, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill.£6.99Pages : 108Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2010Age : 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