Deema Alawa

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

  • Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution?
    Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world?
    Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of?

    If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes!

    You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Sir 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.

    Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler.

    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 a hijab.

    Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII.

    There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?

Deema Alawa is a New York born illustrator passionate about non-traditional art and design. Her work draws from her dual Syrian-Danish heritage, contemporary art, and eclectic design. Deema has worked with companies such as The Tempest and Kastor and Pollux, intersecting her background in art direction with her passion for design and illustration. Deema first dove into illustration when she was five years old, scribbling stick figures and wild animals onto dog-eared paper. While her art style has progressed since then, she still has difficulty illustrating stick figures. This is her first book.

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