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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 1

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Sheikh Ahmed Hossein Deedat (India)

  • El-Hajj Malik al-Shabbaz, Malcolm X (America)

  • Qari Abdul-Basit Abdul Samad (Egypt)

  • King Faisal Ibn al-Saud (Saudi Arabia)

  • President Alija Izetbegovic (Bosnia)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 2

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Sheikh Nasirudin al-Albaani (Albania)

  • Hajja Zainab al-Ghazzali (Egypt)

  • Amir Khattab (Saudi Arabia)

  • Sheikh Abdul-Hamid Kishk (Egypt)

  • Sheikh Hassan al-Banna (Egypt)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 3

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Sheikh Omar Mukhtar (Libya)

  • Sheikh Abdul-Aziz bin Baz (Saudi Arabia)

  • Queen Effat al-Thunayyan (Turkey)

  • Amir Abdel-Kader el-Djazairy (Algeria)

  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali (India)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 4

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Imam Shamil (Dagestan)

  • Allamah Muhammad Iqbal (India, Pakistan)

  • Nana Asma'u (Nigeria)

  • Dr. Muhammad Taqiuddin al-Hilali (Morocco)

  • Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam (United Kingdom)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 5

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Maryam Jameelah (America)

  • Imam Warith Deen Muhammad  (America)

  • Qari Mostafa Ismail (Egypt)

  • Marmaduke Pickthall  (United Kingdom)

  • Muhammad Asad (Austria)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 6

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Badiuzzaman Said Nursi (Turkey)

  • Nawab Sikandar Begum (Bhopal State, India)

  • Almami Samori Toure (Guinea)

  • Sheikh Abul-Hassan al-Nadwi  (India)

  • Hajji Umar Mita (Japan)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 7

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Abdelhamid Ben Badis (Algeria)

  • Shehu Usman Dan Fodia (Nigeria)

  • Sayyid Abul A'laa al-Maududi (India)

  • Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan  (Bangladesh)

  • Prime Minister Mohammed Natsir (Indonesia)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 8

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Master Wang Zi Ping (China)

  • Sheikh Hamiduddin Farahi (India)

  • Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Kandhalwi (India)

  • Sheikh Rashid Rida (Lebanon)

  • Hajji Umar Yamaoka (Japan)

  • Lord Rowland Allanson-WInn (United Kingdom)

  • Captain Ahmet Celikten (Turkey)

  • Muhammad Abdul-Krim al-Khattabi (Morocco)

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GREAT MUSLIM LIVES, VOLUME 9

This book contains biographies of the following contemporary Muslim personalities.

 

  • Sheikh Hu Songshan (China)

  • Muhammad Abduh (Egypt)

  • Sheikh Abdul Rashid Ibrahim (Russia)

  • Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar (India)

  • Al Hajj Umar Tall (Senegal)

  • Allamah Shibli Nomani (India)

  • Lalla Fatma N'soumer (Algeria)

  • Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (India)

  • Izzedine al-Qassam (Syria)

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MUSLIM MASTERMINDS, VOLUME 1

This book contains biographies of the following Muslim inventors, scientists and thinkers from the 'golden age' of Islamic sciences.

 

  • Ibn al-Haytham (Optics and Photography)

  • Ibn Nadim (Bibliographer)

  • Al-Idrissi (Cartography)

  • Ibn Khaldun (Sociology and History)

  • Al-Jazari (Robots and Mechanical Engineering)

  • Al-Khawarizmi (Algebra)

  • Al-Zahrawi (Physician and Surgery)

  • Ibn Firnas (Aviation)

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MUSLIM MASTERMINDS, VOLUME 2

This book contains biographies of the following Muslim inventors, scientists and thinkers from the 'golden age' of Islamic sciences.

 

  • Al-Farabi (Philosophy and Ethics)

  • Banu Musa (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Imam al-Ghazzali (Philosophy and Spirituality)

  • Ibn Battutah (Geography and History)

  • Ibn Nafis (Biology and Anatomy)

  • Ahmed Baba al-Timbukti (Islamic Scholarship)

  • Fatimah al-Fihri (Educational institution)

  • Mimar Sinan (Architecture)

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MUSLIM MASTERMINDS, VOLUME 3

This book contains biographies of the following Muslim inventors, scientists and thinkers from the 'golden age' of Islamic sciences.

 

  • Ibn al-Majid (Navigation and Cartography)

  • Ibn Baytar (Botany)

  • Ahmed Ibn Yunus (Astronomy)

  • Mirza Ulugh Beg (Astronomy)

  • Princess Zubaydah (Irrigation and Philanthropy)

  • Ibn al-Awwam (Farming, Horticulture and Agriculture)

  • Ibn Nasir Al-Shafi'i (Economy and Trade Regulation)

  • Al Biruni (Trigonometry)

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ANCIENT HISTORIES OF MODERN MUSLIM NATIONS

This book contains the earliest known records and accounts of ancient civilizations and landmarks in modern day Muslim nations.

  • Madain Saleh (Saudi Arabia)

  • Al Khazneh (Petra, Jordan)

  • Ishtar Gate (Iraq)

  • City of Ubar (Oman)

  • Al-Qalisa Church (Yemen)

  • MAsjid Umar Ibn Khattab (Jerusalem)

  • Masjid Sahaba (Eritrea)

  • Masjid Qiblatayn (Somalia)

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ANARCHY: THE FALL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

This book contains a chronological expose of the events leading to the cataclysmic end of the last Islamic Empire. The chapters include analysis of many varied subjects such as the following.

  • Ottoman Reformation 

  • The Eastern Question

  • Balkan Wars of Independence

  • The Young Turk Revolution

  • The Great War

  • Arab uprising against the Ottomans 

  • The Paris Peace Treaty

  • The Turkish War of Independence

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THE THIRD STATE: A HISTORY OF SAUDI ARABIA

 

This book contains a detailed outline of the events leading to the establishment of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • The life of Abdul Aziz ibn al-Saud 

  • The Legacy of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahab

  • The origins and the desert 'Ikhwan' 

  • The Ikhwan Rebellion

  • The Modernisation of Saudi Arabia

  • The impact of Salafi groups in Madinah 

  • Juhayman ibn Sayf al-Otaiby

  • The arrival of the false 'Mahdi'

  • The 1979 Siege of Makkah

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