Author: Khurram Murad
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
About the Book: “The Persecutor Comes Home: Story of Umar” tells of the conversion to Islam of one of the most famous Companions of the Blessed Prophet. Umar, a man of strong will and character, was curious about the faith of Islam, yet was furious when he found out that members of his family, particularly his sister Fatimah, had joined the faith. In great anger, Umar proceeded to his sister’s house where a scuffle took place. But when Umar realised that Fatimah was not prepared to give up her new faith and reflected upon the wisdom of the new verses of the Qur’an which she had given him, his heart mellowed and he left in search of the Blessed Prophet, from whom he accepted Islam.
This work is recommended for ages 7-11-year-olds, Key Stage 2.
About the Author: Khurram Murad author of the best-selling ‘Way to the Qur’an’ and ‘Who is Muhammad’. He was a visionary scholar who contributed immensely in contemporary times towards the renaissance of Islamic learning and thought, he was involved in Islamic da’wah and inter-faith dialogue in the West for many years. In this connection, he addressed dozens of conferences and seminars. His contributions in initiating and promoting strategic thinking on da’wah issues in Muslim countries as well as in countries where Muslims are in a minority have been immense.
As a leader of the Islamic Movement of Pakistan, which struggled for the rights of the people, he was detained in prison without trial in 1964 in Dhaka for three months and was also a Prisoner of War for almost three years in India after the fall of Dhaka in December 1971. His death came in December 1996 ( Sha’ban 1417 AH) in Leicester UK.