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Turning the Tide
Reawakening The Woman's Heart and Soul
By Suma Din
Beautifully designed case with a  Book which slides out
Paperback 180 Pages, Quality Print with Colour Photos and illustrations
Published by The Islamic Foundation 2005
Ideal as a Present or Gift for a Woman (either Muslim or non Muslim) for any occation

Suma Din takes the reader on a journey through the stages of life, from inception of the soul to the end of life on earth.
words of wisdom, guidance and compassion from the Qur'an and sayings of the prophet Muhammad pave the way, and inspire the reader to reawaken their heart and soul.
With contemporary thoughts and voices flowing through the book, this voyage is one of contemplation, discovery and self-knowledge.

' A beautifully written spiritual journey of a woman' life from birth to death; Pure Qur'an and ahadith; highly recommended for all truth-seekers in general, and women in particular' 
Maryam Jameelah, Author, Essayist and Journalist.

This is a book to reawaken the heart and soul and be a woman  guided by  Islam which undoubtedly makes one  pure, constructive, productive, alert, aware, educated and refined.

A Muslim Girls Guide to Lifes Big Changes

A Muslim Girl's Guide to Life's Big Changes
36 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1 842000 65 9
Rayhana Khan

Written from a 'big Sister' perspective, this book explains all, from choosing the right friendship group, advice about school life and social life, to the physical changes a girl will experience as she grows up.


Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil Challenging Historical & Modern Sterotypes 
Paperback 274 Pages 

Author: Katherine Bullock
ISBN: 1-56564-287-2
Publisher: The International Institute of Islamic Thought
Publication Year: 2002

This book offers a powerful critique of the Western notion that the hijab, the veil, is a symbol of Muslim women's oppression. The author examines the views of feminist scholars who offer a variety of interpretations of the Islamic guidelines regarding hijab and discusses the view that women only wear hijab 

Bullock analyses 19th and early 20th century Western images of Muslim women (in paintings, drawings, postcards, and words), interviews Muslim women in present-day Toronto on the practice of veiling, explores the reasons that Muslim women veil, as recorded in the work of contemporary academics, anthropologists, feminists, and mass-market journalists, and analyzes and refutes Fatima Mernissi’s claims vis a vis the veil (finally!). Her work in this last area is valuable not just for being a refutation of Mernissi’s claims against the veil, but as an expose of Mernissi’s faulty methodology, lapses in logic, and her agenda against Abu Hurayrah, Sayiduna Umar, and Imam al Ghazali. Bullock also explores the troubling issue of Muslims (and others) resorting to Orientalist authored texts (whether historical or present-day) in order to “grasp” issues surrounding Muslim women, Islam, state, and law.

In the final section, An Alternative Theory of the Veil, Bullock explores and refutes stereotypes of Muslim men and women that are held and promoted by both Orientalists and feminists (for example, that the veil means men do not have to take responsibility for their sexuality, but that women shoulder the burden for both). She also addresses, several times in the book, the apparently revolutionary idea that Muslim women who veil do so out of love for their Creator, and a desires to obey His Word (e.g. the Qur’an).

Katherine Bullock IS AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF Toronto, where she earned her doctorate in Political Science in 1999. It was during this period that she embraced Islam. Her Ph D. Dissetation was on 'Politics of the Veil'.
Dr Bullock Originally from Australia now lives in California.


FAMILY - The foundation of Islamic Society

The family is the foundation of Islamic society. A stable family unit is essential for the spiritual growth and progress of its members. This in turn is essential for their material wellbeing. Good families produce stable citizens, who contribute to human upliftment and welfare. Unfortunately, the family unit is under threat in today's immoral world. The disintegration of the family is the eventual disintegration of society and humanity. Family life is under intense pressure and many families are fragmenting, leading to a disjointed society. Let us do everything possible to preserve and strengthen family life, from the nucleus family to the extended family.
- Mufti Z Bayat, South Africa


The Muslim Marriage Guide
By Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood
Paperback 143 Pages
Quilliam Press UK

This highly prized book fills the need as a guide for Muslim couples, married or planning marriage. The book draws on authentic Islamic sources to discuss the main emotional, social and sexual problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be resolved.

At a Time when in the Western World 4 out of 5 marriages break-up this book is not only  highly recommended but similar kind of advice is a must for Newly or to be Weds in this Modern World.
Unlike other books it handles real issues and real scenarios.

Contents: 1. Getting married. 2. The key to a happy marriage. 3. What is a good Muslim marriage like? 4. A sign and foretaste of paradise. 5. The blessed prophet and his wives. 6. The good husband. 7. Celebrating the difference. 8. A bank balance in heaven. 9. How to turn sex into Sadaqa. 10. A short A to Z of marriage. 11. A few rules for a happy marriage. Further reading.

"Islam teaches that marriage is ‘half of religion’ because it fulfils so many basic needs of individuals and of society, it is the cornerstone upon which the whole Muslim life is built.

"Modern life brings strains and pressures which can upset even the most compatible relationship. This means that nowadays, to protect the spirit of cooperation and happiness which is the sign of the true Islamic marriage, careful thought needs to be given to the mechanisms which help husband and wife to live together and respect each other’s rights.

"This highly-readable book takes the reader through the relevant passages in the Quran and Hadith, and goes on to discuss the main social and emotional problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be resolved."

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood:: Author of many  books on Islam and other subjects. She gained her honours degree in Theology in 1963, and Post Graduate Teaching Certificate in 1964, with distinctions in theory and practice. Her professional life was spent as Head of Religious Studies at various UK inner city secondary schools, until she retired in 1996, to concentrate on writing and lecturing. 
Brought up as a  a devout Christian, but converted to Islam in 1986. Already established by then as an author of books on Christian and educational topics, she has since devoted her time to writing on Islam and doing dawah work to both Christian and Muslim audiences. She regularly addresses school and church groups, and has a keen interest in presenting Islam as a world faith, especially raising the awareness of Muslims in the traditional Islamic societies of the western and northern hermisphere converts to Islam (with cultural backgrounds totally different from Muslims of the Middle East and equatorial countries)
Ruqaiyyah's  main interests lie in the Madinah period, the genealogy of the Prophet and his companions, the importance of re-establishing good relationships between the Peoples of the Book (as opposed to rather ignorant hostility), and the battle to preserve Islam as the one true faith, tolerant, noble, and compassionate - in face of the growth of the 'other Islam' which is extremist and intolerant, and which she regards as both false and dangerous.


The Muslim Woman's Handbook [Best Seller)
By Huda Khattab
70 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1897940 00 9
Published by Taha Publishers, London 

A practical manual dealing with all aspects of a Muslim woman's daily life. The author tackles with ease such delicate subjects as personal hygiene, menstruation, nifas, hijab, marriage, divorce, as well as the Muslim woman's role in her family, her community and society as a whole. This book is of immense value to Muslim women and teenage girls, especially those who are discovering or rediscovering the relevance of Islam to their lives - a book to read and re-read, and to be kept near at hand at all times

 Huda Khattab  is the author of  several books on Islam including Stories from the Muslim World, she is also the translator of  the Best Selling   The Signs Before The Day of Judgment [Based on Ibn Katheer work)



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