Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World

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9780241441800
Puffin
N/A
2020
224
Paperback
21116

375.00

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Description

Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution?
Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world?
Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you’ve heard of?

If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes!

You’ll find people you might know, like Malala YousafzaiSir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as:

Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton.

Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler.

G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character.

Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab.

Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII.

There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?

Praise and Reviews

Noor Inayat Khan Sir Mo Farah Sayyida Al-Hurra Noor Inayat Khan Noor Inayat Khan (1914 – 1944) was an Indian princess born in Moscow. After being displaced by two world wars, she became a spy for the British Secret Service and trained in the art of espionage. Her quick wit and charm got her out of more than one sticky situation, but she was eventually captured by the Gestapo in Germany. Every year on Bastille Day in France, a band plays in her honour to celebrate her intelligence, bravery and heroism during the Resistance. Sir Mo Farah Born in 1983 in Somalia, Mo Farah and his family were forced to leave their home in the 1990s in search of safety. They moved to London, where Mo’s incredible running skills made him stand out from the crowd. In 2012, the day he had been training for arrived; Mo ran for Great Britain in the London Olympics and took home two gold medals! He now has ten world titles to his name, and is known around the world as a champion. Sayyida Al-Hurra Sayyida Al-Hurra (1485 – 1561) was born in the Spanish kingdom of Andalus, but she and her family fled to Morocco when a Catholic army arrived on the Islamic nation’s shores. She married the sultan of Tétouan, and after her husband died ruled over her people alone, bowing to nobody. She joined forces with the famous pirate Barbarossa, and together their exploits became legendary. A fearsome leader and fierce protector of her people, Sayyida will be forever remembered as the Pirate Queen of the Western Seas.

About the Author

Born in Bangladesh, raised in Newcastle and currently residing in the outskirts of Manchester, Burhana Islam is a storyteller who is passionate about exploring themes of heritage, belonging, identity and faith in both her children's and YA works. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University before deciding to become a secondary school teacher, sharing her love for stories with a new generation of curious, young minds.

Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World

Book

Description

Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of? If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes! You'll find people you might know, like Malala YousafzaiSir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton. Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler. G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character. Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII. There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?

Praise and Reviews

Noor Inayat Khan Sir Mo Farah Sayyida Al-Hurra Noor Inayat Khan Noor Inayat Khan (1914 – 1944) was an Indian princess born in Moscow. After being displaced by two world wars, she became a spy for the British Secret Service and trained in the art of espionage. Her quick wit and charm got her out of more than one sticky situation, but she was eventually captured by the Gestapo in Germany. Every year on Bastille Day in France, a band plays in her honour to celebrate her intelligence, bravery and heroism during the Resistance. Sir Mo Farah Born in 1983 in Somalia, Mo Farah and his family were forced to leave their home in the 1990s in search of safety. They moved to London, where Mo’s incredible running skills made him stand out from the crowd. In 2012, the day he had been training for arrived; Mo ran for Great Britain in the London Olympics and took home two gold medals! He now has ten world titles to his name, and is known around the world as a champion. Sayyida Al-Hurra Sayyida Al-Hurra (1485 – 1561) was born in the Spanish kingdom of Andalus, but she and her family fled to Morocco when a Catholic army arrived on the Islamic nation’s shores. She married the sultan of Tétouan, and after her husband died ruled over her people alone, bowing to nobody. She joined forces with the famous pirate Barbarossa, and together their exploits became legendary. A fearsome leader and fierce protector of her people, Sayyida will be forever remembered as the Pirate Queen of the Western Seas.

About the Author

Born in Bangladesh, raised in Newcastle and currently residing in the outskirts of Manchester, Burhana Islam is a storyteller who is passionate about exploring themes of heritage, belonging, identity and faith in both her children's and YA works. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University before deciding to become a secondary school teacher, sharing her love for stories with a new generation of curious, young minds.
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