The Chronicles of Bani Israil: The King, the Queen, and the Hoopoe Bird
“Dr. Umarji has combined his creativity, knowledge of the Islamic sciences, and academic acumen to produce a riveting read for young Muslims. This book will develop a love for the Quran, the Prophets, and ultimately Allah in the hearts of our children.”
- Shaykh Omar Husain, Religious Director, MCECC
“This is the first book I have ever come across which presents young Muslims with an adventurous, intellectual, and entertaining story based on the Quran. The author has skillfully preserved the core of the story while using artistic license to spice up the narrative. The need for such a work is long overdue. I anticipate this work to be a bestseller in the English-speaking Muslim community, since almost nothing like it exists.”
- Shaykh Mustafa Umar, President, Cal Islamic University
Dr. Osman Umarji is a scholar of Islam and educational psychology. He studied at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, and received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Irvine. He is currently the Director of Survey Research and Evaluation at the Yaqeen Institute For Islamic Research. He loves being out in nature amongst the trees, mountains, and birds with his wife and children in Southern California.
About the Illustrator
Sama Wareh has a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies from California State University Fullerton and her undergraduate degree in Filmmaking and Art. She has been selling art internationally since 2005, doing henna for over 15 years, and has been in the Environmental Education field since 2006. During her 12 years in the environmental education field, Sama has led hundreds of hikes, designed curriculum for hands-on environmental education programs, and has taught Art, Social Science, and Physical Science to adults, scouts, students, teachers, and the general public. She has been invited as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer and workshop presenter at many universities, churches, and institutes, with her main focus on conservation, water issues, and seeing nature through art. She lives in Orange County, California where she spends much of her time getting the community to know California's beautiful landscape. Sama is the author of "How to Draw 60 Native California Plants and Animals: A Field Guide" and was awarded OC REGISTER's OCMETRO 40 under 40 award in 2013 for her humanitarian work. Sama Wareh is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Paperback: 134 pages
Author: Dr. Osman Umarji
Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches