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The Story of Alexander the Great
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
Perhaps there is no one in this world who hasn’t heard of Alexander the Great. Considered to be one of the greatest kings in ancient history, Alexander united the Greek city states and led the Corinthian League. This book is an attempt to look at his many conquests.
A Living Memory: Immortality for Sarra Copia Sulam
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
Venice contains many remarkable historical figures. One deserving recognition is Sarra Copia Sulam, a Jewish writer who was publicly attacked by the men who benefitted from her learning and generosity. The only Jewish woman to host a literary salon in the seventeenth century, Sarra overcame such censure to remain true to her faith and to produce writings that have ensured her "living memory."
Syed Jamaluddin Afghani
Price: Free! Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Jamaluddin Afghani was a political activist & ideologist in the 19th century. An advocate of Pan-Islamic unity & Islamic modernism, his influential anti-imperialist views led to his exile from multiple countries. His towering personality, sparkling ideology, & eloquence made him a highly influential Muslim of his time. His spirit lives even today through his influence on those who came after him.
Khadija (RA)
Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Khadija was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad. The first one to embrace Islam, she stood behind her great husband & lent him strength during his long struggle. It was she who proposed to him and they had a long & happy marriage. Her devotion as a believer, her loyalty as a wife, her success as a businesswoman & her skills as a mother make her an inspiration for Muslim women for all times to come.
Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab
Price: Free! Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab was one of the greatest reformers in Islamic history. He appeared in Arabia in the 18th century, and called people back to the right path in the light of Quran and Sunnah at a time when superstitions, grave worship, & other forms of polytheism were widespread. There is much misinformation about his movement, but he was without doubt a highly influential person in history.
Sultan Mohammad Fateh
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Sultan Muhammad Fateh was a remarkable ruler of the Ottoman Empire. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople which was thought to be almost impossible. His great conquests, his love of literature & education, his services to his people, his dynamic personality, and his respect & tolerance for people of all religions make him an extraordinary figure & one of the great heroes of Muslim history.
Imam Ibne Taymiyyah
Price: Free! Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Imam Ibne Taymiyyah was a scholar & a warrior. A master of the sciences, Arabic grammar & Islamic jurisprudence, he taught for many years and was greatly admired by both common people and academics. He lived in the challenging times of the Mongol invasions and played a major role in resistance. Strongly opinionated, he was jailed for his works where he died, leaving an inspirational legacy behind.
Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi
Price: Free! Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Sultan Salahuddin was an acclaimed Muslim general who spent almost his whole life on the battlefield. He fought the Crusaders for over 20 years. Apart from his numerous victories, he also conquered Palestine back from the Crusaders, for which he is much beloved by Muslims. His achievements, his chivalry, magnanimity and sense of justice have won him respect and admiration from all over the world.
Imam Ghazali
Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Imam Ghazali is one of the most celebrated scholars of Islam. One of the greatest jurists & mystics of the time, he changed the course of early Islamic philosophy, shifting it away from Greek influence. He is known as Al-Gazel to the West, the man who launched a devastating attack on medieval philosophical thought. His life is an inspiration to read. His most famous book is "Ahya ul Uloom".
Imam Bukhari
Price: Free! Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Imam Bukhari is the most famous scholar of Hadith. He travelled all over the Islamic world, learning from many notable scholars. His biggest contribution is his Hadith collection Sahih al-Bukhari, which is regarded by Muslims as the most authentic Hadith collection in existence. He had a brilliant mind, and knew over 300,000 Ahadith by heart. He was also a humble, generous and pious man.
Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Ahmed bin Hanbal was a noted scholar of Hadith (Prophet’s sayings) & Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He authored the Musnad, a widely used collection of over 30,000 Hadith. He is the founder of the widespread Hanbali school of thought. He refused to change his rulings despite serious persecution by the ruler of the time, & is remembered as a courageous and dedicated intellectual of Islamic history.
Imam Shaafai
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Imam Shaafai was a famous scholar of Arabic linguistics, Quran, Hadith & Fiqh. His original work, determining the guidelines for jurisprudence by integrating the perspectives of traditionalists and rationalists, was a highly valuable contribution to the field. He was also the founder of the Shaafai school of thought dominant Egypt, Saudi Arabia and southeast Asia.
Imam Malik
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Malik bin Anas is the founder of Maliki school of thought. He is also the author of Al-Mautah, a collection of the Prophet’s sayings and religious rulings. The Maliki school of thought gained immense influence and spread into Arabia, Africa, and Spain. He is remembered as a true Muslim hero from the world of learning.
Imam Abu Haneefa
Price: Free! Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Abu Haneefa, a renowned scholar of Islamic law, is a remarkable Muslim hero from the world of learning. His juristic decisions have influenced the Muslim world for 12 centuries. His greatest feat is an unparalleled collective Islamic legislation, a futuristic effort to find Shariah solutions to everyday problems. The Hanafi school of thought has the largest following in the Islamic world today.
Umar Bin Abdul Aziz
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Umar bin Abdul Aziz was an Islamic reformer in the 8th century & the 5th rightly guided caliph of Islam. Though the Umayyad rulers were largely self-absorbed & materialistic, he proved himself a God-fearing ruler wholly vested in his people’s welfare. His rule was short but brilliant, & he proved a true Muslim hero, reviving the spirit of Islam & exceeding people's expectations on good governance.
Khalid Bin Waleed
Price: Free! Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Khalid bin Waleed is one of the greatest generals in world history. A companion of the Prophet, he fought in many early battles in Islamic history, remaining undefeated. His talents were accompanied by his superior morals, love for God, and an astonishing willingness to give up power. He stands out on the pages of history as a brilliant military mind and an example of obedience to leadership.
Ayesha (RA)
Price: Free! Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Ayesha (RA) was a beloved wife of the Prophet Muhammad and a major figure in Islamic history. She was an exemplary wife, and played an important role in the education of Muslims. She is one of the most prominent religious women in history - a Muslim hero - and her life is a role model for women on how to lead a meaningful life both inside the house and within society.
Michael V. Hayden’s Playing to the Edge American Intelligence in the Age of Terror | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is a Summary of Michael V. Hayden’s Playing to the Edge American Intelligence in the Age of Terror An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change
Aylmer of Balrath Barnewall of Crickstown Barnewall of Trimlestown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Aylmers and Barnewalls came to Ireland in the late 12th or early 13th centuries and being able progressive men they were rewarded with grants of lands. They were also fortunate in their choice of wives who brought more lands. The descendants of both families served in official capacities and were granted titles and honours but being Catholics they forfeited much of their estates in the 1650s
The Blind History Lady Presents; George Tannehill
Series: The Blind History Lady Presents. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
George Tannehill became a teacher at the Iowa College for the Blind in the late 1860's while a student, after losing his vision as a young adult. From then on, he was the math teacher that even his sighted peers in education wished they could be. His blind students were far better at college level math than most in the state of Iowa. George also was a politician, community builder and leader.

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