Author: Islam, Burhana
Number Of Pages: 208
Release Date: 16-07-2020
Details: Product Description
A stunningly illustrated and beautifully-written treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes
Think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? And have you heard the incredible tale of the masked knight - a rebel girl who became a military commander?
Meet just some of the amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world - from pirate queens, nurses, warriors, scientists, actors, and mathematicians, to courageous ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. You'll find people you might know, like
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 hijab.
Noor Inayat Khan- the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII
Featuring full-colour illustrations by
Nabi H. Ali,
Aaliya Jaleel and
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.
Nabi is a Tamil American freelance illustrator based in Orange County, California. He works with character designing, painting, and making theological art. In his spare time, Nabi enjoys reading, learning languages, researching syncretic theology, and writing poetry.
Reya Ahmed is a visual artist from Calcutta. Her illustrations explore themes ranging from feminism to architecture. Her inspirations are rooted in the city of and in her experiences of growing up in a Bengali-Muslim household. She can often be found alone at cafes, sketching strangers from a distance.
Saffa Khan is an Illustrator and publication maker exploring themes such as identity, community and mental health. They deconstruct and translate daily feelings, conversation and intimate thoughts into self-published printed matter using Risography. Their practice also involves skill-sharing and community engagement through DIY culture, aiming to platform and publish works by marginalised voices through their community press, Tender Hands (@tenderhandspress).
Aaliya Jaleel is a freelance illustrator, designer, and visual development artist, currently majoring in Animation at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also the illustrator of
Under My Hijab and
Muslim Girls Rise. You can visit her online at www.aaliyamj.com.
Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches