Daniel on teaching our children a holistic Islam, from New Horizons British Islam Conference earlier this year:
We’re pleased to be part of the MBRN conference on Exploring Contemporary Muslim Art, Culture and Heritage in Britain. We’ll be reflecting on how art and creativity is an integral part of the Islamic heritage and future. Join us!
We’re excited to be part of the On-Paper Festival doing storytelling workshops on The 99 Names of God. Hosted by Apna Rossendale. Tuesday 15 Aug, 2pm Haslingden Library, Deardengate, BB4 5QL Haslingden Saturday 19 Aug, 2:30pm Rawtenstall Library, Haslingden Road,
Aussie-super-mum, Stephanie Boyle, reflects on the Ramadan countdown she and her son, Ayman (5 years old), undertook this year with the help of our book, The 99 Names of God. We hope you enjoy reading and feel inspired to do something similar next year!
Join us for a storytelling workshop on the 99 Names of God. Author and illustrator, Daniel Thomas Dyer, will explore some of the Names of God using song, stories and interactive reflections. Daniel will also be signing copies of his book after the workshop. Register your attendance now…
Daniel Thomas Dyer discusses Sufism as a framework for providing a more holistic education for our children today. Using his recently published illustrated family guide to the Islamic 99 Names of God, Daniel explores how critical thinking, creative imagination, meditation, and spiritual practice can be combined to deliver a more balanced, heart-based experience of ourselves and our world.
Day 29, Rabia Malik shares al-Ghafur, the Most Forgiving.
Book Review of The 99 Names of God by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom:
Although The 99 Names is intended for Muslim children, it’s really a treasure for all ages and faiths. In fact, it could be used as a basic primer on spirituality, and would be a fine addition to any religious library. I defy anyone to read this book and not come away with a deeper appreciation of God’s presence in the universe.
with Shanon Shah
In this book’s entry on these two names, Daniel highlights a verse from the Qur’an that sings to me hauntingly, “Say, ‘It is not within my power to bring good to, or divert harm from, myself, except as God wills.’” (Surah al-Araf, 7:188)
with Sofi Hersher
As a dedicated student of religion and interfaith understanding, I am endlessly curious about how religious ideas can reflect, or allude to, larger human truths that transcend individual faith traditions. Holiness is one such idea.
We’re excited to be presenting at The British Islam Conference this year, organised by New Horizons. We’ll be using our new book, The 99 Names of God, to talk about how we can teach our children a more holistic approach to Islam by highlighting Islam’s rich treasury of female voices, fostering a sense of God’s immanence as well as transcendence, promoting an appreciation of other faiths, and nurturing ecological as well as social awareness. Let us know if you are coming – and book your tickets now…
with Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal
We bear our pain and our burdens with the belief that God is with us. He helps and supports us through the bad times and shares our joy in the good. And whatever befalls us we say “Alhamdulillah” – all praise belongs to God. For he is indeed the Knower of All, al-Alim.
We’ll be exhibiting at the Inspirational Quotes Art Exhibition on Saturday Feb 18. Organised by Human Relief Foundation, it’s jam packed day with arts and crafts, food, and live performances. Join us from 12-5pm at Sheridan Suite, Manchester.
with Siema Taj
At first glance, this Name doesn’t feel so comforting because I immediately recognise that I have to sincerely try and see what I have to be regretful for, and that is an uncomfortable feeling I would like to avoid – it means I am wrong, and so my pride resists…
with Matthew Bain
I find myself drawn to Allah’s names of majesty and wrath such as al-Azim, the Tremendous. Daniel chooses strong words and images on these pages: earthquakes, sinews, mountains, cracks and dust.
Through the cracks wrought by earthquake and mountain-splitting, there is always the leavening of light which Daniel invokes using a Leonard Cohen quote. Daniel could have gone back to Rumi for the original but it is in the spirit of this wonderful book to embrace variety and diversity wherever possible…
One of the aims of The 99 Names of God is to help children, parents, and teachers build a spiritual link to the natural world, making us aware that God communicates to us through nature in the most beautiful, awesome, playful, and sublime manner. Young and old are encouraged to see how we learn spiritual and ethical lessons in the natural world, how we are nourished by it inwardly and outwardly, and that outside of the human soul, it is nature that is the ultimate playground for the manifestation of Allah’s Names…
with Julian Bond
The phrase ‘The 99 Names of God’ is a particularly Islamic phrase and probably doesn’t ring too many bells outside the places where non-Muslims are familiar with Islam. Yet, this is one of the most inclusive Islamic books that I have seen, of course it follows the Quran in that respect…
with Julian Bond
I chose al-Wadud not only because it is close to my heart but for its important message about Islam. Yes, Islam is indeed a religion of love, though it is usually Christianity which has that reputation. Listen out for Muslims talking about the love of God…
It’s really important to us that we have plenty of women’s voices in The 99 Names of Allah. Our aim is to quote from an equal number of male and female saints from the Islamic tradition…