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.
Burning Boats0 out of 5(0)
Tobay is a small fishing hamlet on a tropical coast which provides a modest though reliable provision for the local villagers. The villager has always been a peaceful and safe place, however life has become disrupted by a power hungry individual, Abbas. Abbas resorts to threats, bribery and violence to fulfill his selfish desires to take control of the harbour and the surrounding farmland. The people of the village both old and young rise to this challenge courageously but will their faith, wisdom and perseverance against all odds be enough to win the battle…£4.99Pages : 148Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2009Age : young adult
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
Ibn Sina: A Concise Life0 out of 5(0)
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
I Wonder About The Prophet (Book Three)0 out of 5(0)
Have you ever wondered what the Prophet Muhammad believed before he became a prophet, why he is so important or why he is praised so often? You might wonder how he treated animals and children or if he performed miracles. All of these questions, and many more, are explored inside.
The third book in the series that answers some of the cunning questions children ask about the Islam.
- Why do we need Prophets?
- Why was the Prophet born in Makkah?
- What was Muhammad like before he was a Prophet?
- Who named the Prophet?
- What is Salawat?
- Did the Prophet know how to read and write?
- Why was a person chosen to deliver Allah’s message?
- Did the Prophet Muhammad perform miracles?
- How did the Prophet treat animals?
- Did the Prophet like children?
- Did the Prophet have fun and joke with his friends?
- What is the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad
- “If the Prophet lived today would he clean his teeth with miswak (stick toothbrudh) or with a toothbrush?”
Other Books in the series£4.99Pages : 160Binding : PaperbackPublished : 2016Age : 7-9 years - 9-12 years
Blessed Names and Attributes of Allah0 out of 5(0)
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
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