Burhana Islam

Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World
  • Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World

  • Think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Ever wondered who created the oldest library in the world? And have you heard the incredible tale of the masked knight - a rebel girl who became a military commander?

    In this stunningly illustrated and beautifully-written treasure trove of iconic amazing and hidden Muslim heroes, you'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as:

    Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton
    Razia Sultan: a real life Mulan and fearsome warrior woman
    G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character
    Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing hijab.
    Noor Inayaat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII

    There are just some of the amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world - from pirate queens, nurses, warriors, scientists, actors, and mathematicians, to courageous ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things.

RELEASED 18/06/2020

Born in Bangladesh, raised in Newcastle and currently residing in the outskirts of Manchester, Burhana Islam is a storyteller who is passionate about exploring themes of heritage, belonging, identity and faith in both her children's and YA works. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University before deciding to become a secondary school teacher, sharing her love for stories with a new generation of curious, young minds.