About the Author:
The late Hajjah Amina Adil, may God grant her peace, was called by all who knew her, Hajjah Anne, mother. She was the wife of the Grandshaykh of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil, for over fifty years. In addition to her own four children, sixteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, she raised and nurtured with love and wisdom the thousands of students and visitors who descend yearly upon the humble house of the Shaykh in Cyprus.
Not one to spend time in idle talk, Hajjah Anne taught the art of servanthood by serving the Shaykh and his guests tirelessly with good humor, cooking everyday for everyone. She taught respect for God's gifts by never wasting anything and reusing everything. She taught worship by following faithfully Shariah and Sunnah and maintaining her Sufi practices. She taught patience, kindness, respect and hard work by her daily example. As a scholar, she passed on to new generations from her vast knowledge, stories of the Prophets and Saints - stories used to teach wisdom from the beginning of time.
About the Editor
Karima Sperling has a Ph.D (A.B.D.) in Anthropology from Stanford University. She embraced Islam over thirty years ago during three years of fieldwork on the Libyan-Tchad border. She has raised homechooled five children. However, her principle preparation for assembling this book was the time she spent among the grateful students and loving children of Hajjah Anne.
The Light of Muhammad (SAW)
Sufi Kids Series
Hajjah Amina Adil (Q)
Retold by Karima Sperling
and Illustrated by Alia Sperling
The Light of Muhammad (SAW) is a children's version of Hajjah Amina Adil's six hundred page volume, Life of Muhammad (SAW) which she compiled from traditional Ottoman and Arabic sources. This was the last project of her long and productive life. It is the culmination of a life spent in the service and contemplation of God and His Prophet (SAW). Although there are many books on the life of the Prophet (SAW), this one is unique, because it focuses on the spiritual and cosmic nature of our great Prophet (SAW) Here simplified, it provides a perfect choice for children for whom the magical and wondrous are still a part of everday life. It aims to nourish love for the blessed Prophet (SAW) in the hearts of children everywhere.
159 pp. Paperback
Weight: 500 grams
Dimensions: 297cm x 210cm (A4 Size)
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LOM - Price: £16.50