History, for many young people, is a boring list of
names, dates and events. Our history, the history of Din al-Haqq al-Islam
(Islam, the religion of the Truth) and the peoples of Dar al-Islam (The homeland
of Islam), is anything but boring! This is a book full of the astonishing
triumphs of Muslims from the Islamic Empire stretching from the Atlantic shores
of Morocco, to the distant beaches of the South China Sea. What united these
far-flung regions was Islam: the belief in one deity, Allah, and in the
Prophet-hood of Muhammad (S).
In the Arab world, a father or a mother can be
informally identified as Abu 'Ali ("the father of `Ali") or `Umm Marvam ("the
mother of Maryam"), after the birth of their first son or daughter. Each child,
in turn, can be given a nickname of sorts identifying him or her as "son of"
(ibn) or "daughter of" (bint) so-and-so. Therefore, Abdul Haqq bin Luqman and
Marvain bint Luqman would mean "Abdul Haqq, son of Luqman" and "Maryam, daughter
of Luqman" respectively.
This book is an introduction to the amazing lives of a
number of Muslims. Each of the twelve Muslims honored here is an ibn (son), and
is, therefore, remembered by the name of his father; each was an achiever whose
patience, intelligence, motivation and Islamic faith resulted in contributions
that have benefited not only Muslims, but all of mankind.
Insha'Allah, the stories of these Abna 'Al-Islam, or
'sons of Islam, will inspire all young Muslims who read them. May each reader of
this book, like the twelve Islamic superstars it introduces, always be, a son of
siratal-mustaqeem, a son of the True Path.
It covers: - Ibn Mas'us, Ibn Ishaq, Ibn Hawqal,
Ibn Yunus, Ibn Sina, Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Jubayr, Ibn Al-Baytar, Ibn An-Nafis, Ibn
Battitah, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Majid
Luqman Nagy King Fand University Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
, the author of Tell
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