Sara Khan born in Germany but now lives in the UK. She has spent time studying Arabic and travelling across the middle east to experience numerous Muslim cultures. Sara aims to build upon her extensive MA and PhD research and her own personal experience to help fill the gap which exists when presenting Islam to young children in a way that is suitable for their age group
Sara Khan was born in Bad Cannstatt, Germany, but moved to the UK at the age of 12. Fluent in German, Arabic and Urdu, Sara is currently working on a PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the emerging field of Qur’an translation and adaptation for children from a sociological perspective.
She holds a first class BA (hons) in Linguistics and Arabic and a MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester.
As part of her undergraduate degree, Sara lived in Amman, Jordan with her husband, where they spent their time studying Arabic at the University of Jordan. Living in Jordan gave them the chance to travel across the Middle East and experience numerous Muslim cultures, traditions and historic sites in places such as Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem and Mecca.
Now the proud mother of a wonderful little girl, Sara aims to build upon her extensive MA and PhD research and her own personal experience to help fill the gap which exists when presenting Islam to young children in a way that is suitable for their age group. While encouraging a child’s journey of Qur’anic education, understanding and love for their religion from the very beginning is key, her book ‘My First Book About The Qur’an‘ features simple text accompanied by large colourful illustrations aims to communicate the core messages of Islam to children from all cultural and religious backgrounds.