Aisha Bilal is a confirmed bookworm who grew up reading all the Arabic and English books she could find. As she read about King Arthur and his Knights, she realized that most of the people who enjoyed reading those stories would probably never read about the real-life Arabian Knights. So began her pet project: to share the stories of the many Knights of Arabia with a whole new audience.
Although there will be no flying carpets, there will be lots of great stories in the Knights of Arabia books. So come explore a wonderful ancient culture rich in adventure and romance.
Currently, Aisha Bilal lives in Mecca, Saudi Arabia where she spends her free time reading, writing and trying to sketch her cat. She plans to write and illustrate a children's book and hopes to have it ready for publishing soon.
Each quote and proverb in this book is accompanied by an illustration of it written in flowing Arabic Diwani script. This volume also features the work of comic artist Zahra Malki and includes some beautifully illuminated quotes from both the Quran and Hadith. All in all this volume is chock full of beautiful pictures and thought provoking “Islamic and Arabian quotes and proverbs”.
In this second volume of Muslim Knights you can read about Salman's advice on balancing one's life, the challenge a Roman Emperor issued to an Amawi Calipha, the disturbing dream of Abdullah bin Umar, the conversion of an entire tribe from Yathrib because of their leader Sa'ad bin Muathe, Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas' dealings with his controlling mother, and the serene wisdom of a Calipha's grandson.
In this book you can read about historical Islamic figures such as Salman Al-Farisi (the first Persian Muslim), Bilal bin Ribah (the first man to do the athan), Ibn Al-Maghazilee (a talented comedian), Eyas bin Mu'awiya (a famously clever judge), Nuaiman bin Amr Al-Ansari (an irrepressible trickster), Muhammad (peace be upon him), Abdullah bin Huthafa and Suhaib bin Sinan (the first Roman Muslim).
In this volume you can read about hidden tombs and lost wells, brave knights and cowardly murderers, an endangered crown prince and a man looking for his soul mate.
Whether you’re interested in anthropology, theology or just plain old-fashioned adventure, you're sure to find a story you like in this fun second installment of the narrative history series "Knights of Arabia".
An interesting collection of stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real Arabian Knights.
Included are the stories of Antarah bin Shaddad, a slave who became a legend; Hatim Al-Taaee, a bedouin who set the standard for generosity; Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, a king whose boredom causes him to toy with people's lives.
Come glimpse some Middle Eastern history!