Books Launched in 2017! Read our blog post to find out about all the books we’ve released this year. Thank you and Jazak’Allah Khair for all your support.
Vibrant Soul -Roszeen Afsar
Our first book for 2017 was our colouring book ‘Vibrant Soul’ this inspirational adult colouring book will take you on a spiritual journey to a world of swirling darvesh, majestic minarets, intricate floral patterns and wondrous birds.
Thought-provoking and uplifting quotes included inside are inspired by the eastern master poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi.
Revive Your Heart – Nouman Ali Khan
Islam the faith of love and happiness – Haidar Bagir
How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next?
An eye-opening guide that shows us how to create meaning in our daily lives and become intimates of God.
Through touching stories, humorous anecdotes, and profound insights into the spiritual realm that draw on sacred Islamic teachings, Dr Bagir shines a brilliant light into the darkness that all too often overwhelms us.
“This message is vitally important in our dangerously polarised world.” – Karen Armstrong OBE FRSL.
“…offers an antidote […] by presenting the heart of Islam.” – John L. Esposito, Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Read a sample of the book here
Hassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eid – Yasmeen Rahim
Our first children’s book came just in time for Eid! ‘Hassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eid’ shares the excitement Hassan and Aneesa feel now that Eid al-Fitr has arrived, from decorating to getting ready to go the masjid.
Read a sample!
For more ideas for Children’s Books for Eid click here.
A Treasury of Ibn Taymiyyah – His Timeless Thought and Wisdom – Mustapha Sheikh
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728/1328) is one of the most fascinating scholars from medieval Islamic civilization, acknowledged for his intellectual brilliance by both his admirers and his detractors. His readiness to present his own scholarly interpretations of scripture, and his instinctive rejection of much of the received wisdom of his day, mark him out as one of the most original thinkers of Islam, and indeed, one of the most incisive minds in human history.
This collection, a commentary on a brief sampling of Ibn Taymiyyah’s writings, represents a drop in the ocean of his multifaceted scholarly legacy. The reader is given a taste of this scholar’s views on theology, worship, spirituality, law, reason, revelation, and much else that is sure to enrich the reader’s understanding of Islam.
“refreshingly accurate… highly engaging, with elegant commentary, and adorned with footnotes referencing materials for further study.” – Yasir Qadhi, Al Maghrib Institute
A Treasury of Ghazali – Mustafa Abu Sway
This beautiful edition comprises forty gems from Ghazali’s inexhaustible treasury of writings with accompanying commentaries.
Al-Ghazālī has been described by some scholars as the greatest Muslim in Islamic history. His prolific works, written over the duration of his relatively short lifetime, have deeply influenced Islamic thought for nearly a thousand years. Al-Ghazālī was a polymath who had mastered every discipline known to the scholars of his time. In many ways, his corpus of writings on law, theology, philosophy, and Islamic spirituality, represent the most influential understanding of the Islamic religion ever articulated.
This short volume, written by one of the world’s leading experts on al-Ghazālī, comprises forty gems from al-Ghazālī’s inexhaustible treasury of writings, that give the modern reader insights into both the richness of al-Ghazālī’s thought, and how they can better help us understand Islam today.
Read a sample here
Read a review by Gilded Dunya over here.
My First Book About the Qur’an – Sara Khan
My First Book About the Qur’an – Teachings for toddlers and young children is considered as “The perfect book to introduce children to the teachings in the Qur’an..”
Inside this board book toddlers and young children will find out about the Qur’an’s beautiful teachings: to care for all creation; to respect the books of the Prophet and God; to be good to one another; and to believe in Allah, the Creator.
Author Sara Khan shares her thoughts on her book, “Starting with My First Book About the Qur’an, I hope to capture young children’s attention through simple language and colourful illustrations in a board book format that is suitable for their age group and presents them with the fundamental teachings of the most important book in Islam. I hope it becomes a treasured introduction to the Qur’an and Islam and that it will be accessible to every young child and parent who values their child’s Islamic education or would like to raise their awareness and understanding with regards to a religion or way of life that may be different from their own.”
Read the sample here.
More info here.
Read a review here.
£4.99 Board book
I wonder About the Qur’an – Ozkan Oze
Fourth in the I wonder series, focuses the Holy Qur’an.
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.
“Perfect fodder for inquisitive young minds…” — Jamal Orme, author of The Victory Boys
Great Muslims of the West – Makers of Western Islam
Muslims have lived in the “West” for hundreds of years, yet the lives of all but a few are little known. In this illuminating work, Muhammad Mojlum Khan sets out to change this by revealing the lives and impact of over fifty significant Muslims, from the founder of Muslim Spain in the eighth century to Muhammad Ali of yesteryear.
Including the contributions of great philosophers, scientists and theologians, alongside the achievements of musicians, sportspeople and writers, this work shows just how diverse, original and positive the Muslim influence on the West has been, and continues to be.
This extraordinary book features biographies on the enslaved African Prince Ayuba Sulaiman Diallo, who was put to work in the tobacco fields of Maryland; Abdullah Quilliam, the Victorian Shaykh of the British Isles; Alexander Russell Webb, the voice of Muslims in Victorian America; and W.D. Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad’s son, who mentored Malcolm X and transformed the Nation of Islam. Scroll below to see the full list!
Our final title for the year is..
Al-Adab al-Mufrad A Perfect Code of Manners and Morality By Imam Bukhari
This anthology of 1329 hadiths is a treasured work in Muslim history by one of its most respected scholars, Imam Bukhari. All of the hadith are directly related to the standards of manners and morality Islam wants to prevail and Muslims throughout the world have been guided by it since its preparation over a millennium ago.
This edition includes a contemporary commentary on each topical collection of hadiths, clearly emphasising the relevance of the Prophet’s teachings in our modern and complex societies. This pioneering addition marks it out as perhaps the first English work commenting on and explaining a full anthology of hadiths.
“I have only been sent to perfect good moral character.” – Prophet Muhammad (sws)
ISBN – 9780860376095
Translated and commentaries by Adil Salahi
Thank you and Jazak’Allah Khair for all the support this year! We hope and aim to continue publishing relevant and engaging books in 2018 and beyond – In Sha Allah.