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Series:
Arabian Knights: Muslim Knights: Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs:
Arabian Knights - Volume 1 Muslim Knights - Volume 1 Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1
Arabian Knights - Volume 2 Muslim Knights - Volume 2


Latest Books:


Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1

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Here you'll find such classics as:
  • "Tie your camel and trust in God"
  • "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak"
  • "Sit crooked and talk straight"
  • "A monkey, in the eyes of its mother, is a gazelle"
  • "Love is neither sold nor bought"

Each quote and proverb is accompanied by an illustration of it written in flowing Arabic Diwani script. This book 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”.

Who will enjoy this book: Anyone who likes inspirational quotes, philosophical proverbs, beautiful calligraphy, fun comics, and gorgeous illustrations.

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Muslim Knights - Volume 2

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The fourth of the Knights of Arabia series of books and the second in the Muslim Knights line, this book contains some interesting and illuminating stories.

If you're looking for some good books about Islam and Muslims, or just stories with a moral, then this is the book for you! Come and read some great anecdotes about famous Caliphas and Sahabis and their equally famous descendants.

Here you can read about:

  1. Story #1: Sa'ad bin Muathe and Musab bin Umair - The first, a leader of the Owes tribe of Yathrib, the second, a devout man from Mecca, when the two meet their views clash, and some truly surprising things happen.
  2. Story #2: Muhammad (peace be upon him) - Goes on Hijat Al-Wada'a (the Farewell Pilgrimage) and gives his people many things to think about, not the least of which is the sanctity of human life and how respectfully people should treat one another.
  3. Story #3: Qais bin Sa'ad bin Ubada and Muhammad bin Al-Hanifiya - Two well-known Muslim heroes are summoned before the Amawai Calipha Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan to face two challengers sent to him by a Roman Emperor.
  4. Story #4: Abdullah bin Umar - Young and wishing to feel as important as his elders, Abdullah prays for a dream vision and gets more than he bargained for.
  5. Story #5: Muhammad (peace be upon him) - The Sahaba [companions and apostles of Muhammad (peace be upon him)] share what they learned about how in Islam slaves are to be treated as brothers.
  6. Story #6: Muhammad (peace be upon him) - After a disappointing and hurtful impromptu meeting with an important leader of the Thaqeef tribe, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is given a startling offer by an angel.
  7. Story #7: Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Salman Al-Farisi - Muhammad (peace be upon him) explains about the the dual rewards of fasting, and he corrects a confused Udai bin Hatim about when to start fasting for the day. Meanwhile, Salman Al-Farisi chastises a friend for not balancing his family and spiritual lives better.
  8. Story #8: Abu Bakur Al-Siddiq - Tired of the Qurashi persecution of all Muslims, Abu Bakur packs up and leaves Mecca for Al-Habasha, a Christian kingdom in Africa, but is forestalled when he meets an old friend.
  9. Story #9: Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas - When his controlling mother learns he became a Muslim without her permission, she starts a hunger strike to try and force him back into line. Sa'ad stands up for his right to believe in whatever he wants and confronts his manipulative mother for the first time in his life.
  10. Story #10: Salim bin Abdullah bin Umar - While praying at Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the central mosque of Islam) Salim is greeted by Amawi Calipha Sulaiman bin Abd Al-Malik who tries to grant Salim a boon. Salim takes the opportunity to teach the well-meaning Calipha a lesson in humility.

Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.

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Muslim Knights - Volume 1

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If you're looking for some good books about Islam and Muslims, or just stories with a moral, then this is the book for you! Come and get a fascinating glimpse into the lives of some truly famous Muslims, as well as one or two oft-overlooked ones.

Here you can read about:

  1. Story #1: Salman Al-Farisi - The very first Persian Muslim who traveled near and far looking for the religion that made the most sense to him.
  2. Story #2: Bilal bin Ribah - A slave who became a Muslim in defiance of his master and bravely clung to his faith despite being tortured and tormented.
  3. Story #3: Ibn Al-Maghazilee - A talented young comedian who inadvertently offends a calipha and is then challenged to make the calipha laugh...or suffer the consequences.
  4. Story #4: Eyas bin Mu'awiya - A devout judge who uses his wits, and his powers of reasoning and observation, to avoid doing what he fears most: making an unfair judgement.
  5. Story #5: Nuaiman bin Amr Al-Ansari - A trickster who can never resist making mischief, no matter how much trouble it gets him into.
  6. Story #6: Muhammad (peace be upon him) speaks to his Sahaba about the importance of kindness to animals and the dire consequences of cruelty to animals.
  7. Story #7: An Ansari Family that makes a small but significant sacrifice in order to provide their unexpected visitor with the kind of hospitality they feel is due to a guest in their home.
  8. Story #8: Muhammad bin Hisham must rely on Muhammad bin Zaid, a man whose ancestors were slaughtered by his own ancestors, or face capture and execution for the crime of being the last surviving member of the Amawi dynasty.
  9. Story #9: Abdullah bin Huthafa - A Muslim prisoner whose faith is tried by a curious and capricious Roman Emperor. Abdullah is offered wealth, he is starved, he is threatened with torment and death, and then he is given an irresistible offer.
  10. Story #10: Suhaib bin Sinan - The first Roman Muslim is pursued across the desert by greedy and vengeful Qurashi men who wish to either murder him or rob him, preferably both.

Included in the ebook are two maps - one shows the locations of cities and areas mentioned in the stories, and the other illustrates the remarkable journey of Salman Al-Farisi.

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Arabian Knights - Volume 2

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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".

This book contains the following:

  1. Story #1: Zaid bin Amr resurrects an extinct Monotheistic religion and practices it despite the ridicule and harassment of his peers.
  2. Story #2: Abd Al-Muttalib re-discovers the fabled lost Well of Zamzam when he follows cryptic instructions he received in a dream.
  3. Story #3: Abdullah bin Jada'an is exiled by his people only to stumble across the tombs of the tribe of Jurhum and their hidden treasures.
  4. Story #4: Without starting a blood feud, Abu Talib must deal with a cowardly man who murdered one of his kinsman.
  5. Story #5: The Viceroy of Yemen marches north to destroy the Ka'aba and is angered by Abd Al-Muttalib's philosophical reaction.
  6. Story #6: Duraid reluctantly comes to admire a youthful warrior who defends the person of an unknown woman against Duraid's raiders.
  7. Story #7: King Al-Numan is entrusted with the heir of the Persian throne so he hires a famous architect to build him an impenetrable castle.
  8. Story #8: Shunn goes looking for his perfect woman, one who is his equal in both intellect and understanding.
  9. Story #9: Abi Heya is a timid poet who must face down a late night intruder with a dull sword he never imagined he would have to use.
  10. Story #10: Saeed bin Al-Aas tries to convince his sons to set aside their jealousy and accept their younger brother's leadership.

Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.

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Arabian Knights - Volume 1

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If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)

In this volume you can read about the following:

  1. Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.
  2. Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the generosity of an orphaned bedouin youth.
  3. Story #3: Owes bin Haritha is given a costly gift which causes his jealous peers to hire a poet to publicly ridicule him. When the overzealous poet insults Owes' mother, Owes swears vengeance on the man and angrily pursues him.
  4. Story #4: Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, the king of Al-Heira, loses his way one dark night and is taken in by a friendly bedouin couple. Later, the king finds himself in the uncomfortable position of sentencing his kind host to death.
  5. Story #5: Abd Al-Muttalib bin Hisham, a Qurashi elder, swears to sacrifice one of his sons to god in return for being blessed with ten healthy, strong adult sons. Years later, surrounded by his ten adult sons, Abd Al-Muttalib is haunted by his oath. If he does not sacrifice one of his sons, might god take away all ten of them?
  6. Story #6: Ghaelan bin Salamah bravely volunteers to go speak with Kisra, the king of the Persians, on whose lands he and his fellow merchants have inadvertently trespassed. Will his smooth words pave the way to great profits or an early grave?
  7. Story #7: Abu Sufyan is interrogated by the Roman Emperor Heraclius who is trying to determine the veracity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
  8. Story #8: Hajib bin Zurarah grows weary of the terrible drought afflicting his tribe's lands so he proposes the idea of traveling to the borders of the Persian kingdom and temporarily settling there. The journey is long and arduous and, once they arrive there, they may be turned away by the formidable king of the Persians, Kisra.
  9. Story #9: Abu Al-Qassim Al-Tanbouri keeps his old madas (leather sandals) and replaces the worn out parts rather than buying a new pair of madas. Then, through a series of unfortunate events, Al-Tanbouri's madas cause him to go to jail, repeatedly.
  10. Story #10: A knight, a housewife and a bedouin man use their agile wits to make sure things go their way.

Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.

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