Beyond the Forest: Adventures with the Awliya - Book 1
'Suddenly they heard the sound of hooves and horns. Men appeared between the trees, armed with bows and arrows. Jem turned to Mika. “I don’t think we’re in your forest anymore.”'
When Jem goes to spend his summer holidays with his cousins in the countryside, he‘s expecting adventures. But not like these... Join Jem, Mika and Mu through a doorway deep in the forest, as they travel to mysterious lands, across deserts, swamps and rivers, encountering bandits, castles and snakes, in search of some of the greatest figures in Islamic history: the legendary Awliya.
Beyond the Forest is the first instalment of an upcoming series called Adventures with the Awliya. The series follows three children in the countryside who discover a secret house in the heart of the forest. Within this house is a mysterious Mihrab and, when the children stand inside it, they find themselves whisked into legend and history, entered into the stories of the Awliya Allah of days gone by.
The book is fully illustrated, both by the author and Zainab Ahmed. It has been read and reviewed by parents and children of a range of ages, and is aimed for readers aged 7+.