The Bowing of the Stars - Mehded Maryam Sinclair

Allah says, “BE!” And it IS.

Amidst the chaotic symphony of bustling life — donkeys braying, merchants calling out their wares, great carts groaning along laden with clucking hens and crowing roosters, this book invites you to taste the unwavering patience and triumphant victory of Prophet Yusuf and his grieving yet persevering father, Prophet Yaqub, peace be upon him.

A shepherd boy dreams that his brothers and parents bow down before him in a far-off land. But he finds pain and hardship instead, stretching out before him for years, until at last, at the Hand of the Great Fashioner, he emerges to save a great nation from starvation.

His remarkable journey culminates in a breath taking act of forgiveness that echoes through the ages, resonating with us even today.

Encounter the story on the richly illustrated pages of this book and then return to the chapter of the Qur’an, where you will find that this is indeed “the Most Beautiful of Stories”, a living story resounding in your being, still revealing Allah’s wisdom and beauty to those who seek it. It will captivate your heart, young and old!

The Bowing of the Stars

9780860379249 - HB - 9-14 years

By Mehded Maryam Sinclair

Mehded Maryam Sinclair is an American writer, teacher, performing artist, and student living in Istanbul where she studies, researches, and teaches the lives of the prophets known in the Qur’an to families all over the globe.

She is the author of three award-winning books, When Wings Expand and Miraculous Happenings in the Year of the Elephant, and A Trust of Treasures, as well as five audiobooks, A Mercy to the Worlds, The Bowing of the Stars, The Fall of the Tyrant, Take Heed, and Scents of Paradise. She has narrated classical Qur’anic stories to thousands of live listeners in the US, the UK, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand.

She narrates sacred stories for parents and children to nourish hearts and encourage transformational encounters with the Qur'an's and the Deen's (religion) living reality.

Illustrated by MforMoon

Calligraphy by Na'eel Cajee