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Chickpea Press invites you to celebrate the publication of The 99 Names of God, a unique and engaging illustrated guide for young and old on the Divine Attributes found within Islam.
Author and illustrator, Daniel Thomas Dyer, will share his experience of working with the Names, answer questions, and sign books.
Artist and designer, Azim Rehmatdin, who provided the beautiful, original calligraphy for the book, will also be showcasing his work and doing free, personalised calligraphy of your name in Arabic!
We will also have the divine voice of Julia Katarina, the English-German mezzo-soprano, oud player and cellist, who will be singing Qawwali, Turkish and Arabic songs!
Food will be served by the delightful Chickpea Sisters, a south London-based catering social enterprise company run by refugee and migrant women, and dessert by Heron’s Nest, a north London-based bakery making cakes with love!
Monday February 6th from 6:30pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.
Free entry with limited space so please RSVP by Wednesday 1 February to confirm your place: 99names.eventbrite.com
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The 99 Names of God teaches children a holistic approach to Islam by highlighting the faith’s rich treasury of female voices, fostering a sense of God’s immanence as well as transcendence, promoting an appreciation of other religions, and nurturing ecological as well as social awareness. This ground-breaking family resource encourages children, parents and teachers to balance reason with intuition, critical thinking with creative imagination, social activism with self examination, and ritual prayer with meditative techniques.