Ibn Battuta: A Concise Life
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.
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.
Shades of Islam: Poems For a New Century0 out of 5(0)
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
I Wonder About Allah (Book Two)0 out of 5(0)
The I Wonder About Islam series give young readers answers to the BIG questions they have about Islam in brilliant little books. Written in a friendly and accessible style for today’s youth, these are essential companions for questioning young minds.
Have you ever wondered about Allah? Have you ever wanted to ask how Allah will bring dead people back to life? Why Allah created the universe or why He made the Earth and humans? These questions, and many more, are explored inside.
The second book in the series that answers some of the cunning questions children ask about God (Allah).
The “I Wonder About Islam” series includes the following titles, scheduled for release over the next two years:£4.99Pages : 136Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2013Age : 7-9 years - 9-12 years
A Day with the Prophet (Revised Edition)0 out of 5(0)
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
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
For Whom the Troubadour Sings0 out of 5(0)
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
Towards Understanding The Quran (Pocket size)0 out of 5(0)
Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi
Towards Understanding the Quran – Abridged version is a fresh English rendering of Tafhul Quran by Sayyid Mawdudi. Here is a work with a difference, by a scholar of an entirely different sort. An immense wealth of profound understanding of the Quran is here, a vast treasure of knowledge and deep insight, and a valuable exposition of some social, political, economic and legal teachings of the Quran.
(Arabic with English translation)£9.95Binding : Leather-bindingPublished : 2009Age : young adult