A busy mother of three, Alexis York Lumbard is the author of The Conference of the Birds, her first published children’s book. She already has two other children’s books scheduled for publication. Having noticed a lamentable absence of high quality books for the earliest of readers, she began writing her own stories since becoming a mother in 2005. With a B.A. in Religious Studies from George Washington University, it is her sincere hope to bring the wisdom and beauty of the world’s religions to the eager and gifted minds of young children. Alexis, her husband, and three children live in Massachusetts.
Her recent project and book is called”Meow, Meow, Maulana”: The Story of Muhammad and is a children’s book based completely on Quran and Hadith.
Houda al-Habash, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago called Al-Zahra Quran School. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—women are claiming space within the mosque.
GDM is a non profit organization registered in United States of America. The organization was established in 2005 by Deaf Muslim graduates to address the rights and needs of Deaf Muslims across the global ummah.
For Deaf Muslims, accessing Islamic information has always been a challenge. Information about Islam is seldom available in sign language making it difficult to educate Deaf Muslims about Islam and for individuals to conduct their own research. The lack of accessible materials and the systematic exclusion of Deaf Muslims from Masjids and Islamic organizations was identified by GDM as a growing problem that they needed to address.
Islamic Leadership Institute of America serves both Muslims and non-Muslims. Our goal is to develop our students and provide them with the best possible training and developmental tools to enhance their leadership traits and styles based on Islamic values and principles.
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the final Prophet of God according to the Quran (the holy book of the Muslims) and is one of history’s most dynamic, powerful and inspiring personalities. Within 23 years of his life, the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was able to transform Arabia from a lawless and warring region into a united and prosperous nation. Muslims revere the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and seek to follow his example as he is considered to be the perfect example of how a human being should live their life in the service of God.
Described in the Quran as a “Mercy to mankind,” the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) spread his message not by the sword, but through his actions, mercy and character. Muslims do not worship Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), they follow his life example and teachings. Today 1.5 Billion people follow the religion of Islam and Muslims are one of the most diverse religious groups in the world with followers of many ethnic, regional, and linguistic backgrounds.
Below is a short biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him):