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.
She Wore Red Trainers0 out of 5(0)
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
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
Imam Al-Ghazali: A Concise Life0 out of 5(0)
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
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
Dr Hany El Banna: A Servant to the World’s Poorest People0 out of 5(0)
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
The Glorious Quran0 out of 5(0)
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
The Glorious Qur’an is an abridged edition of Abdul Majid Daryabadi’s Tafsir al-Qur’an, recognized for its meticulous English translation of the Arabic original and the use of comparative religion, anthropology, and history in its authoritative commentary of the Koran. Another valuable element of the work is the education it provides—its life-giving articles of faith, its life-sustaining teachings and its life-enriching worldview in a manner best suited for the English speaking world.
Abdul Majid Daryabadi (1892–1977) was an eminent scholar, Qur’an commentator, notable Urdu writer and journalist, and editor of the magazines Sachch and Sidq.£15.95Pages : 1149Binding : HardbackPublished : 2001Age : young adult