Alif the Unseen:Grove Press G. Willow Wilson
Alif the Unseen:LONGLISTED WOMEN´S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 Corvus. Main G. Willow Wilson
In this hour, this book really got us excited. Everyone wanted to touch it. Borrow it. Talk about it. It felt like magic.And the title was just as mysterious – Codex Seraphinianus. And who is this Luigi Serafini? Is he the author? Next, The Book of Pythia is part of the sacred scrolls of the Twelve Tribes of Kobol and in the four seasons of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, The Book of Pythia plays a crucial role. This may be a fictional universe, but the book itself is real.Then, The Aleppo Codex, the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible went missing? Where did it go? This story was done in collaboration with Israel Story, the This American Life of Israel.After that, we know a lot about how slaves looked at books because of the hundreds of slave narratives they wrote. A fundamental trope in those narratives is what’s called ´´the Talking Book.” And finally, Alif the Unseen is steeped in an old tradition. It’s a book of magic about a book of magic. [Broadcast Date: December 11, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131211/rt_tbon_131211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. G. Willow Wilson´s debut novel Alif the Unseen established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. The Bird King tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret - he can draw maps of places he´s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan´s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realising that she will see Hassan´s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.
The meaning and the translation of ´´Surah Al-Fatihah´´ (Opener) and ´´Juz Amma´´ from the Noble Quran in an English-language edition. The Holy Quran (also written as Koran) is the eternal and literal word of God. Prophet Muhammad (an Arab and a descendant of Abraham) received these divine revelations (the Holy Quran) over a period of 23 years in the seventh century of the Common Era (CE). Each revelation was written down by the prophet´s scribes according to the prophet´s instructions. The current order and organization into the 114 chapters (surahs) of the entire revelations were therefore given to us by the prophet himself. Additionally, the prophet and many fellow Muslims (sahabah) had committed the entire Quran to memory. The practice of memorizing the whole Quran continued throughout the centuries. There are thousands of such Muslims, known as Huffaz, usually one for each mosque in Muslim countries. To learn more on this, please read ´´Preservation of the Quran´´. In order to gain a proper understanding of many verses in the Holy Quran, it is important to understand and know the historic context of the revelations. So many revelations in the Holy Quran came down to provide guidance to Prophet Muhammad and the fellow Muslims based on what they were confronting at that time. ´´Alif, Lam, Meem. This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter. These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful. As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jannah Firdaus Mediapro Studio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125415/bk_acx0_125415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.