Colouring in Islam – Vibrant Soul Colouring Inspired by Rumi

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The time when this spiritual adult colouring book was created was also parallel to the months in which I was expecting my first child. As you can imagine, it was a time of high emotions. My husband was studying to complete his degree and we were in the process of buying our first house. Needless to say, our stress levels were at peak!Though I had the idea for this project before all of this, many projects can lie to waste due to lack of action. However by the will of Allah this one came together and I think it is down to the fact that art helps to keep to me sane during difficult times.

I believe art, or any creative outlet for that matter, is necessary to calm us down and renew our focus in life. This is why colouring has been a long prescribed therapy by psychiatrists, helping their patients to manage their thoughts.

A favourite shaykh of mine, who is also a great admirer of Rumi, said;  “We are recognisers of beauty because we perceive order [in it] beyond this chaotic matter and know that everything is in Allah’s hands.” – [Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad]

Beauty has the power to bring calm to the soul, and for this reason art and creativity are very important in life. We all need time to reflect or wind down and art is a creative way to facilitate that process.

As a Muslim, my tradition has always had a place for these things, hence Islamic history being filled with the most incredible art and architecture in the world. Beauty was my inspiration and goal in the pages of Vibrant Soul. And just as much as I love creating art from my inspirations, I believe colouring is loved by many for that same reason of bringing order to the chaotic nature of our ephemeral lives in this world.

Beauty is a healer, as is evident in the impact of Rumi’s words, and I believe we can all gain some peace from it through colouring.

This blog post was writtten by the Roszeen Afsar.

You can check out her colouring book ‘Vibrant Soul – Colouring Inspired By Rumihere and follow her on Instagram to see what inky arts she’s been concocting!

Vibrant Soul – £3.99 – Paperback – ISBN: 9781847741158 – 44  pages

Allah the Lover: Is Islam a Religion of Love or Laws?

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When it comes to Islam as a Religion, many people especially Muslims focus on the rulings. What’s halal (permissible) or haram (forbidden), what are the Laws and rulings towards x, y and z? Though the rulings are significant to Muslims, the fixation on them may hinder our appreciation of the love and mercy of Allah and how encompassing His love truly is.

Here’s a brief excerpt to remind us of Allah’s mercy and passion.

Allah the Lover

A pious man is facing his reckoning in the presence of Allah. Realising that many of his family members have committed sins, the man decides to grant his reward for good deeds to the family members, up to the point that he runs of of his reward. God asks him; ‘Now, how are you going to survive My hisab (Reckoning)?’ The man replies, ‘I leave it to your mercy, O Lord.’ With that, God commands His angels to let the man enter Heaven.

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At the beginning of every surah of the Qur’an, bar one, God refers to Himself as Rahman and Rahim – words that are generally translated as something like: the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. However, the word rahmah in Arabic, from which these two words are derived, has a very comprehensive connotation consisting of love, mercy, blessings and many other similar meanings. It is in this principle of love that the whole Islamic belief and way of life are summarised.

And it is not without a profound significance that a Muslim is taught to recite the same verse – ‘In the name of God, The most Beneficent, The Most Merciful’ – every time they embark on any endeavour, whether it has to do with religion or not. In the original Arabic, the expression uses the word ‘Allah’ instead of just any word denoting God. ‘Allah’ is actually His All-Encompassing Name (al-ism al-jami) or His Greatest Name (al-ism al-a’zam) which both comprehends, and is the source of, all of His other names. In other words, notwithstanding the fact that His names comprise both attributes of beauty (jamal) and majesty (jalal), as one whole, the concept of God in Islam represents mercy and beneficence and nothing else.

In fact, love is the quintessential principle of God. He emphasises in the Qur’an that:

…surely my Lord is Ever Merciful, Most Loving. (Hud 11:90)

In another place in the Qur’an, Allah is characterised by wudd (enduring love) and ghufran (forgiveness) at the same time:

…and He is the Forgiving and the Loving (al-Buruj 85:14)

Whilse His Attribute as rahim (merciful) and wadud (loving) are mentioned together in this ayah:

Ask for pardon of your Lord and then turn unto Him (repentant). Lo! My Lord is Merciful, Loving. (Hud 11:90)

Further than that, in a hadith qudsi, God reveals unequivocally that: ‘My Mercy has overcome My Wrath.‘ What is of the utmost important is that all through the Qur’an Allah reveals Himself through these Most Beautiful Names (al-asma al-husna), those names denoting His beautiful Qualities (jamal) are found in five times as many verses as those that denote His Majestic Qualities (jalal). In the same vein, His Vengeance appears only once in the Holy Book, while the opposite quality- The Forgiving one, occurs about one hundred times. Indeed, nothing in His creation is deprived of His Mercy.

My Mercy encompasses everything. (al-A’raf 7:156)

The last verse categorically states that all occurrences, not excluding things that appear to be evils and suffering, are actually manifestations of His Mercy.

This excerpt is derived from Haidar Bagir’s book ‘Islam The Faith of Love and Happiness’ to find out more about his book, click here

Revive Your Heart – Reviews (part 1)

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As Salaam Alaykum,

Alhamdulillah we’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on ‘Revive Your Heart‘ and we wanted to share what other people have been saying about this title.

 

“Nouman Ali Khan uses his expertise in the Arabic language to help readers to understand the deepest meaning of the Quran, a process which is supported through the use of relevant examples and analogies that can be easily understood and relatable to everyday experiences and situations.

This thought-provoking book challenges the reader to revise their beliefs and actions, encouraging transformation from within and externally. It serves as a wake-up call to reflect and to rectify a modern Muslim’s relationship and interaction with Allah through du’a (prayers) and His book. It also helps to realign their perspective in that life in this world is temporary and that Jannah (Paradise) is the final destination.

This book is also an excellent resource for people who want to learn the actual message and the essence of Islam in the sense that what people see in a Muslim individual and Muslim communities may not reflect the beauty and simplicity of the religion.

Quake Magnitude: 8.5

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“While it is hugely important that we publish Islamic books, it is even more important to publish the right type of books – it simply isn’t enough to put something out there that isn’t reaching the masses, isn’t moving them in any way; urging, encouraging, inspiring. I’ve read many Islamic books that simply bind together facts and followings with nothing else – no guidance, no additions, no nothing. Revive Your Heart features commentary from Nouman Ali Khan, with his brilliant teachings and perspectives – whereby he raises questions, ponders them – and answers them, all within the realm of Islam with substantial quotes and hadiths that he doesn’t just slap on, but actually takes the time to speak to you, as the reader, and help you move forward with it… Each quote is carefully selected, includes context and also widens the net as to how this can be used in our modern society and what we should hope to take away from it.

I personally found that each chapter of the book is hugely relevant in this day and age and looks at key hurdles we’re facing in our faith, ways to overcome it and use it to strengthen us. ”

Reading in between the lines

“An Instant Connection! Can I just say that it felt almost as if Nouman Ali Khan was talking to me as I read the book. I feel like it’s written in a conversational way where it’s almost like he’s having a conversation with you. Personally, I think that captured my attention. Maybe it could just be me because I have heard a lot of his lectures so it sounded like a familiar voice.

The book basically discusses the problems modern Muslims face today. From being able to keep a spiritual connection with Allah, to how to deal with negativity about our religion in the media. It is truly a beneficial book and one that we can all gain from in sha’Allah.”

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“A great book should be a guide and leave a lasting impression on the minds and hearts of readers. If one can gain lessons after reading it and apply them in one’s everyday life, it’s all the more great—and this is precisely one such book!…In this book, Khan deals with a range of issues, from the highly personal to the global, with great finesse and in a wonderfully easy conversational style, appealing to us to rethink what we are doing with our lives. Consider these pearls of wisdom, for instance:

“The world today is abuzz with unrelenting activity. The developments in the world of politics, economics, social media, entertainment, technology… all vying for our attention. But more importantly, they are vying to distract our hearts. In line with the ideology of unfettered free markets, we are constantly being ‘exhorted’ to consume.”

Khan hearkens us to rethink the hedonistic lifestyle that reduces human beings into atomised consumers and that can even make one’s religious life commodified into a form of entertainment. He points out the crisis of religious identity that Muslims are faced with today, with their global image being sought to be hijacked by violent groups misusing the name of Islam. These groups draw young Muslims, ignorant of their religion, into their ranks, through their domination of the headlines with shocking acts of violence.

Khan urges us that the only way for Muslims to come out of the morass that they find themselves in today is to connect with God. This is related to the need to put life in perspective, reminding ourselves not to forget the true nature of reality—including the fact that our lives here are temporary.

Revive Your Heart-Putting Life in Perspective will tug at your heart-strings. It is an inspiring call to live life the way God wants you to, not the way you might want! It is hoped that this book will contribute to inspiring modern Muslims to become sources of light in our world through re-orienting their outlook towards greater God-consciousness, greater compassion and greater social responsibility.”

Islamic Voice

To see what the book’s about have a look here.

Book Launch: The Pursuit of Happiness in Islam- Free Event

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Join us for a talk with Dr Haidar Bagir, Indonesian author and spiritual guide,

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Love, Islam and The Pursuit of Happiness

6–7.30pm, Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Al-Manar Muslim Cultural Centre

244 Akham Road, W10 5YG

FREE EVENT (No booking required)

Doors open at 5:45pm

If you’re coming by tube, the nearest stop is: Westbourne Park

Parking is available but there are limited spaces!

Al Manar, The Muslim Cultural Centre – London W10 5YG

ABOUT THE EVENT

How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next?

What does Islam say about love and the pursuit of happiness?

How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next?

Find the answers in this eye-opening talk, that will show you how to create meaning in your daily life and become an intimate of God, by one of Indonesia’s most prominent living spiritual teachers.

Through touching stories, humorous anecdotes, and profound insights into the spiritual realm that draw on sacred Islamic teachings, Dr. Bagir shines a brilliant light on to the importance of happiness and love in Islam.

Following the talk Dr Bagir will be signing copies of his book: Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness, published by Kube.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book will be available for the first time during the event for £7.99. It is an eye-opening guide that shows us how to create meaning in our daily lives and become intimates of God.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

“This message is vitally important in our dangerously polarised world.” – Karen Armstrong

“Islam: The Faith of Love and Happiness offers an antidote […] by presenting the heart of Islam.” – John L. Esposito

“This practical book presents the inner depths of Sufi teachings.” – Prof Komaruddin Hidayat

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

HAIDAR BAGIR is an influential Islamic scholar and spiritual master based in Indonesia. He earned his MA from Harvard University, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Indonesia. He has been listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for several years in a row. He has written a number of popular books, his most recent being “Learning to Live from Rumi”.

 

To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact: rohail.sheikh@kubepublishing.com

 

 

Revive Your Heart with Nouman Ali Khan – New book by Bayyinah founder published by Kube

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Being a Muslim today isn’t easy. Pushed, pulled and prodded from every direction, life can be disheartening and difficult to understand.

Revive Your Heart – written by Nouman Ali Khan – is an indispensable book, offering guidance that is both bold and heartfelt to modern Muslims navigating their way through a life that is ever more destabilising.

Nouman Ali Khan is one of the world’s most recognisable Muslims. At home in America, educated in the West and spiritually trained in the East, he is uniquely able to connect with modern Muslims; understanding the challenges they face, internally and externally, on a daily basis in the 21st century, from the rise of the alternative right to the complexities of family life.

This book is the result of his experiences – at home, in his community, and as a teacher – that combine to show us how to fulfil our faith, build healthy communities, purify our finances and respond to the rise of terrorism in the name of Islam.The vital point that runs through the book however, is more holistic: how to orientate ourselves so that we may find peace, and preserve through the difficult times that lie ahead.A path that, properly navigated, will revive a heart, transform a life and lead to success in both this life and the hereafter

The Kube Editor hopes that in a world that is abuzz with “unrelenting activity constantly vying for our attention” this book can “inspire modern Muslims to become sources of light in our world through the revival of their hearts.”


BOOK CONTENTS

PART I Connecting to Allah Through Du’a

PART II Creating a Cohesive Muslim Community

PART III Our Financial Dealings

PART IV Some Contemporary Issues

PART V Focusing on the Akhirah

 

ABOUT NOUMAN ALI KHAN

Nouman Ali Khan is a Muslim speaker and the CEO and founder of Bayyinah Institute, an institute that is dedicated to the teaching of Arabic and Qur’anic studies with over 10,000 students worldwide.

One of the best known Islamic speakers in the English Language. With a combined social media following of 2.5 million and 21 million YouTube video views for his Bayyinah Institute, Nouman is one of the most influential young western speakers. Nouman Ali Khan has been named one of the most 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordon.

Available in Paperback and Hardback.

 

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Al-Ghazali on perfecting the life in prayer

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Internal States Conducive to Perfecting the Life in Prayer

These qualities can be expressed in many ways, but they are well summed up in six words, namely: awareness; understanding; reverence; awe; hope; shame.

Awareness

By conscious awareness we mean that state in which one’s mind and feelings are in no way distracted from what one is doing and saying. Perception is united with action and speech. Thoughts do not wander. When the mind remains attentive to what one is doing, when one is wholeheartedly involved, and when nothing makes one heedless, that is when on has achieved conscious awareness.

Understanding

Understanding the meaning of one’s words is something that goes beyond awareness, for one may be conscious of making an utterance, yet not be aware of the meaning of that utterance. What we mean by understanding, therefore, is an awareness that also includes comprehension of the meaning of one’s utterance.

Reverence

As for reverence, this is something beyond both awareness and understanding. A man may address his servant in full awareness of his speech, and understanding the meaning of his words, yet without reverence, for reverence is an additional element.

Awe

As for awe, it is over and above reverence. In fact, it represents a kind of fear that grows out of the latter. Without experiencing fear, one will not stand in awe. There is an ordinary fear of things we find repugnant, like scorpions or bad temper, but this not called awe. What we call awe is the kind of fear we have of a mighty king. Awe is the kind of fear induced by a sense of majesty.

Hope

As for hope, this unquestionably something else again. There are many who revere some king or other, and who are in awe of him or afraid of his power, yet do not hope to be rewarded by him. In our Prayers, however, we must hope for the reward of God, Great and Glorious is He, just as we fear His punishment for our faults.

Shame

As for shame, it is something additional to all the rest, for it is based on the realisation of one’s deficiencies and the apprehension of sin. It is quite possible to conceive of reverence, fear and hope, without this element of shame.

Excerpt taken from: Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, available here, for the eBook version click here.

Muslim Bloggers

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Here at Kube we have rounded up some blogs that we have collaborated with and we love keeping up with, please do check them out!
Book Reviews
If you’re looking for book reviews, opinions on children’s titles or general Islamic books, look no further!

Parenting
Here are some examples of blogs for Muslim parents looking for advice, counsel and tips, check their musings below.

Education and Islamic Studies
If you are interested in homeschooling or want to know more about Islamic educational resources, check out these blogs below:
 
Other interesting blogs
Not sure what type of blogs to follow or you like a variety of opinions then don’t forget to bookmark these bloggers.

 

 

 
Most of these bloggers also use social media to keep everyone updated with their posts, readings and reflections so make sure to follow them on social media too.
If you have any recommendations for any blogs or bloggers, leave a comment below!

December Giveaway!

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As it’s December we are offering a special end of year giveaway!

We are offering:

  • 1 x A Treasury of Hadith

  • 1 x A Treasury of Sacred Maxims (New title!)

  • 1 x Blessed Names and Attributes of Allah

  • 1 x Treasures of the Qur’an (Recent release)

Our giveaway is now closed! Join our mailing list and follow us on social media to enter future giveaways and read more about our new titles.

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Angels in Islam – by Razana Noor

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Angels in Islam

Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has created many different types of creatures and one type of these creatures are called Angels (or‘al-Malaikah’ in the Quran).

We cannot usually see them and they are made of pure LIGHT. They only do whatever Allah (SWT) tells them to do and they cannot ever disobey God because unlike us humans, they have no choice of their own – they have no ‘Free Will.’

They pray, worship and glorify Allah all the time.

Belief in the Angels is a big part of our faith as Muslims, like the belief in ONE God and the belief in many Prophets of God. There are some very special angels who are given extra special tasks by Allah. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Jibrael(Gabriel): He is a very important angel. He is the angel of revelation and he revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He also communicated with all the Prophets and he is responsible for bringing down Allah’s blessings on Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) on one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. He is responsible for bringing punishment to nations who do wrong. Jibrael (alayhis salaam) is mentioned in the Quran several times.

 

  • Mikael(Michael): Responsible for directing the rain and winds according to the will of Allah (SWT).

 

  • Israfeel: Responsible for blowing the trumpet that will signal the ‘End of Time’ on this earth.

 

  • Azrael: Also known as malak al-maut(Judeo-Christian, Azrael), is the angel of death. He is responsible for parting the soul from the body. He is only referred to as malak al-maut in the Quran, which means the angel of death.

 

  • Malik: The main guardian of hell.

 

  • Munkar and Nakeer:Stern angels who question humans upon death regarding their beliefs. They ask three questions: who is your God? Who is your Prophet? What is your Religion? They punish those in the grave who did not believe, or were bad and disobedient in their lives.

 

  • Haroot and Maroot:Two angels who came to earth and taught men some  ‘black magic’ such as breaking up family and marriage as a test.

 

  • Kirama Katibeen:These two angels sit on every person’s right and left shoulder to record his/her good and bad.sun-1383638_1920

 

What do Angels look like?

According to Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), we know these facts about angels:

  • They are made of pure LIGHT, whereas the Jinn are made from fire, and mankind is from a type of ‘clay.’
  • The angels are very large.
  • They have wings, sometimes in pairs of two, three or four.
  • They are extremely beautiful, with the exception of the Angel of Death.
  • They are neither male nor female.
  • They can take on the form of humans.
  • The angels do not eat.

Q & A

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What are Angels made of?

Light

Can they ever be bad?

No. They have no ‘free will’ They ALWAYS carry out their duties and are obedient to Allah.

Do they eat and drink?

No. They do not need to. They were made to constantly glorify and praise Allah as well as carry out tasks given to them by Allah.

How many are there?

Too many to count.

Do they have wings?

Yes. Some have 2, 4 or even 100’s of wings.

How big or small are they?

They are gigantic – bigger than mountains, but they can come in human form.

Are Angels male or female?

Neither.

When do Angels come to a home?

Whenever they hear Allah being mentioned or they hear the Quran being recited, they fly over and protect that home. They LOVE listening to the Quran.

Bad Jinns (or Shayteen), are very afraid of angels because they can ZAP them with a ball of light.

When does an Angel leave the home?

Angels are very sensitive to bad words so if there is swearing going on they immediately leave. They also do not like pictures of humans or animals displayed on the walls or dogs living inside the home.


Check out ‘My Special Angels’ a children’s title that introduces the Kiraman and Katabin, the two noble scribes! written by Razana Noor and illustrated Omar Burgess.

Razana Noor

About the author: Razana was born and raised in Surrey, UK. She has a degree in Law and a diploma in Quran & Islamic Studies. Writing fun, entertaining Islamic children’s books is her passion!

The Rich Legacy of Libraries in Muslim Lands

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The beginning of July saw the reopening of one of the world’s oldest libraries – the al-Qarawiyyin university library, located in Fez, Morocco.

This famous university – founded in the 9th century – recently underwent refurbishment and has now once again opened its doors to the public. The renovation has brought to light the unique and distinctive achievements of the library, which has recently caught the attention of the public.

But the concept of grand libraries, filled with precious manuscripts, scrolls and the works of many famous theologians and scholars is one that has long been synonymous with Islam. Libraries in Muslim lands – particularly during the ‘Golden Age’ – were once the envy of the world, and to this day, are associated with the place of Islam in history.

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However, despite this rich legacy, very little is really known about Muslim libraries in the present day.

Bearing this in mind, below we have compiled a list (not exhaustive!) of some sterling Islamic libraries, which deserve to be remembered for their luminous legacy around the world.

 

(In no particular order…)

 

  • Al-Qarawiyyin library – Fez, Morocco

Al-Qarawiyyin was founded in 859 AD, suggesting it has existed for over a millennium! This makes it one of the world’s oldest libraries.

The library was established by a woman by the name of Fatima al-Fihri, the daughter of a wealthy Tunisian merchant – and she actually attended the university herself.

Al-Qarawiyyin is part of one of the world’s oldest operating universities, and was the first degree-granting educational institute. It has approximately 4000 rare books and Arabic manuscripts, including Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah and a 9th century Qur’an written in Kufic calligraphy.

The revamp includes a new area in the library for members of the general public to visit, making it an unmissable stop on your next trip to Morocco!

 

  • Alexandria library – Alexandria, Egypt

Possibly the most famous of them all, the library of Alexandria was popularly recognised as a centre for learning in the ancient world. It is believed to have contained a staggering 500,000 documents in its prime. Soaring at its highest when Egypt was under Muslim rule, the Alexandria university was a major centre for knowledge and was also part of a research institute.

Sadly, this ancient library no longer exists, with the exact cause for its destruction remaining a mystery.

 

  • Library of al-Hakam – Cordoba, Spain

The grand library of al-Hakam was located in Cordoba, Spain. Cordoba was the capital of al-Andalus – a famous centre of Islam during the ‘Golden Age’ (7th-13th century). Understood to have housed over 400,000 books, the pursuit of knowledge was taken very seriously in al-Hakam library. The fields of medicine, mathematics, astronomy and botany were in particular focus, and knowledge was regularly exchanged and expanded through contact with other Muslim cities like Baghdad.

Cordoba was central to the success of Islam during the ‘Golden Era’. The spread of knowledge though al-Hakam library meant Cordoba led the way to enlightenment for the rest of Europe.

 

  • Bait al-Hikmah, House of Wisdom – Baghdad, Iraq

Founded in 830 CE, Bait al-Hikmah consisted of a library, research institute and translation bureau. It was an institute famous for research and education, attracting various well-known scholars who came to share their culture and ideas. During this period, Baghdad was at its most successful financially and intellectually, and the House of Wisdom played a chief role in this.

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Bait al-Hikmah contained thousands of Greek and Roman manuscripts, and scholars were specifically employed to translate foreign works into Arabic. The primary focus was on translating works from the Greek literary canon, including Aristotle, Ptolemy and Plato, into Arabic. Al-Kindi – the famous Muslim Arab philosopher – wrote a large number of books for the library.

Rumour has it that when the books of Bait al-Hikmah were destroyed in the Tigris River during the Mongol invasion, the water ran pitch black due to the excessive ink that had run from the scrolls.

 

  • Sufiya mosque library – Aleppo, Syria

The Sufiya library, located in the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo, was one of the oldest mosque libraries. Prince Sayf al-Daula – a local prince – bequeathed a magnificent 10,000 books to the library himself! Great pride was taken in maintaining the library, so much so that only the best scholars were employed as librarians.

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  • And many, many more

From the Zaytuna in Tunis to the famous al-Azhar in Cairo, the number of libraries in the Muslim world has been – and is – widespread. Many a library that was once shining with the light of knowledge has been forgotten under the shadow of time, and for many libraries, there are not many reliable historical facts readily available.

 

One of the unique factors that allowed Muslim lands to soar to such an intellectual height was the use of paper. Paper was invented in China in the first century, but the western world did not access it until long after the Muslims. Muslim merchants were one of the first to gain access to paper, allowing them to record, copy and spread knowledge. This put them far in front of everybody else.

It is clear to see the central role that Islamic libraries played in the development and spread of knowledge around the world. At a time when the rest of the world was still taking baby steps, the knowledge spread in Muslim lands was increasing in leaps and bounds, light years ahead of everyone else.

 

Kube: Behind the Scenes – Illustrations

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when a book is being made?

It’s far too lengthy a process to be disclosed in one post… but today I’m going to share with you some exclusive behind-the-scenes material which explores (to some extent) how illustrations are developed for a book.

Meet Hassan and Aneesa.

 

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